Animals are not permitted on the showgrounds during the festival, except for disability assist dogs.
There are no cooking facilities or refrigeration at the festival, however we do have a number of delicious Food Stalls and you are able to use contained camping cooking equipment as long as our Terms and Conditions are adhered to.
The gates are open at 9am Friday. On Monday please leave by 1pm.
Take Highway 16 ( Northwestern motorway) from Auckland towards Helensville. Six kilometres after the end of the motorway you reach Kumeu. First left past the Gull service station onto Access Road, over the railway and we’re at the Kumeu Showgrounds 200 metres further on – couldn’t be easier! See the maps here
The first events are on Friday evening and most people arrive during the day on Friday.
The gates are open from 9am on Friday.
On Monday please leave the site by 1pm.
Yes there are several large camping areas with toilets and showers and most people camp at the site. We cater for tents, caravans and campervans. There is NO electric power available. Gates open 9am Friday.
No unfortunately power supply is limited at the site although there are charging points for mobiles etc.
Currently no but there are a number on bottle stores within walking distance and you are free to bring liquor on-site.
Yes we have a number of high quality food providers and a coffee outlet on site. There is also a New World supermarket within walking distance and an organic food shop in Kumeu village, also a short walk.
No they are all marquees on a grassy paddock so bring something to sit on.
Yes we sell CDs and tee-shirts through the festival information point and there are clothes and musical instrument retailers on-site also.
The artists are set many months before but there are Come-all-ye and blackboard sessions throughout the weekend that are walk-up sessions so anyone can approach the venue organiser and book a spot.
Out of respect for the musicians, the festival would prefer that you didn’t.
Our principal policy is that we are a zero rubbish festival and that you take your general rubbish home with you. We provide rubbish sacks and recycle bins in two sites at the festival and also at the food providers.
There is a volunteer organising committee representing the Charitable Incorporated Society that runs the Festival. Committee members are on-site during the weekend, if you need to contact us ask at the gate caravan.
We have security guards patrolling at all times.