Kereru Brewing and Kiwigrass

We are very pleased that Kereru Brewing of Upper Hutt have chosen to support and sponsor Kiwigrass!  Each beer purchase will go to helping support the festival so we can bring you even more music!  

Kereru have an astonishingly diverse and delicious range of beers, with varieties for all tastes and occasions.  Gluten free, alcohol free, light session ales, hop heavy IPAs all the way to heavy dark sipping ales, and everything in between!  Kereru beers will be available for purchase at the Don Rowlands Centre.  And we’d love for you to go over to their website, and sign up for their mailing list.  They are the coolest, nicest people you could ever hope to meet, and trust me, their beers are AMAZING.  (I know, because I tasted them all.  For you.  You’re welcome. You see the lengths I go to?)  And they make lovely gift boxes for all occasions!  All shippable overseas as well.  

Let’s all give Kereru Brewing Co. a warm Kiwigrass welcome and a hearty thank you for sponsoring our little festival and Bluegrass music in New Zealand!

Kiwigrass Covid Prevention Songwriting Contest

Kiwigrass is dedicated to everyone having a healthy and safe festival!  A big part of that is making sure we all do our part to avoid another Covid19 outbreak in New Zealand.  Our policies and recommendations are below.  But we have a more fun way to keep health safety at the forefront of everyone’s minds:

The Kiwigrass Covid Prevention Songwriting Contest! 

All songwriters are invited to compete.  All you need do is send in your name, then show up to the Don Rowland’s Center for the evening concert on Saturday to perform your song for the audience.  Fabulous prizes to be won!  Get those creative juices flowing and help your fellow festival folk stay safe and healthy!

The Kiwigrass Commitment to Preventing Covid19

Kiwigrass is committed to running a safe festival by following all guidelines in respect of Covid19. We will be working hard to keep you all well by regular cleaning of high touch surfaces, making hand sanitiser available and encouraging great hygiene during the event.
You can help by:

  • washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds and dry them thoroughly or use hand sanitiser
  • sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow
  • avoid touching your face if possible
  • encourage your bluegrass buddies to practice great hygiene
  • Check in for contact tracing either by scanning the QR code or signing in at the registration desk.

These guidelines are a good idea in general.  As many of us who have brought home bugs from festivals know, good hand hygiene and social distancing protect us from more than Covid19!  So if your mate goes for the fist or elbow bump instead of the handshake or hug, don’t take it personal, be grateful that they’re looking out for their health and yours!

2022 Ticket options

Kiwigrass festival

Friday – Sunday, 11-13 Feb 2022

Tickets prices include GST. Small service charge for the ticketing agency is added at checkout. Camping is included in the price of your ticket. Facilities at Paeroa Racecourse are fairly basic, but there are showers, toilets, and a shared kitchen.

There will be no Camp Kiwigrass this year.

You do not need to to print your Kiwigrass tickets out. Of course, it might be good to have a copy on your phone just in case.

Adult online

Earlybird adultWeekend pass$50
Earlybird adult Friday$15
Earlybird adult Saturday$30
Earlybird adult Sunday$20
Prices are GST Inclusive. Service fee added upon checkout

Youth 6 – 18 online

Earlybird youthWeekend pass$20
Earlybird youth Friday$4
Earlybird youth Saturday$10
Earlybird youth Sunday$6
Prices are GST Inclusive. Service fee added upon checkout

Adult at gate

AdultWeekend pass$55
Adult Friday$20
Adult Saturday$35
Adult Sunday$25
Prices are GST Inclusive. Service fee added upon checkout

Youth at gate

Youth 6 -18 years Weekend pass$20
Youth 6 -18 yearsFriday$4
Youth 6 -18 yearsSaturday$10
Youth 6 -18 years Sunday$6
Prices are GST Inclusive. Service fee added upon checkout

Accommodation options

Camping at Paeroa Racecourse is included with your ticket, and is very basic. There are toilets, showers, and kitchen facilities available. Paeroa town is nearby for take-aways and groceries.