What’s to Eat?

In addition to the onsite Podium Cafe we will have food and beverage trucks on site.

Roam Catering (Hamilton): 

  • Crab, Corn & Shrimp Cakes
  • Peanut Slaw
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Biscuits & Gravey
  • Tennessee Bourbon Hamburger
  • Crispy Fried Pickles
  • Pecan Pie
  • EFTPOS available

The Beach Hutt (Hamilton):

  • Quality burgers, American hotdogs, Grilled meat and salad wraps, Seafood baskets
  • Nachos, loaded wedges, fries,
  • Smoothies, cold drinks, desserts
  • Quality cut meats such as scotch fillet for the steak burger, free range eggs, wagyu patties, chicken breast not processed patties, fresh fish fillets, etc. We love to offer quality, hearty and flavoursome food at reasonable prices.

Greek Souvlaki (New Plymouth):

  • Greek Souvlaki – a chicken kebab wrapped in warm pita bread with freshly sliced
    tomato, onion and tzatziki sauce. $10
  • Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available. $10
  • Aged Scotch fillet $15
  • Stuffed Vine Leaves GF, DF, V,VG $5
  • Gourmet BBQ Sausages in French bread $8
  • Bacon and egg wrap $7 (until 11.30 am)

Red Cart Coffee (Hamilton)

Hardieboys beverages (Wellington):

  • Non-alcoholic Beverages
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime and lemonade.
  • Fresh squeezed orange juiceNarrows Park also has camp kitchens for preparation of your own meals, and it’s less than a 10 minute drive to the nearest grocery. Plenty of options for feeding yourself at Kiwigrass!

What is Bluegrass?



noun: bluegrass; noun: Kentucky bluegrass

  1. a bluish-green grass which was introduced into North America from northern Europe, widely grown (especially in Kentucky and Virginia) for fodder.
  2. a kind of country music characterized by virtuoso playing of banjos and guitars and high-pitched, close-harmony vocals.


Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. It is named after the Blue Grass Boys, the 1939–1996 band of Kentucky mandolin player and songwriter Bill Monroe, who is considered “the father of bluegrass”. It was further developed by musicians who played with him, including 5-string banjo player Earl Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt. It was then evolved by other musicians who admired the high-energy instrumental and vocal music Monroe’s group created, and who carried it on into new bands, some of which created subgenres of bluegrass.
Bluegrass is influenced by the music of Appalachia and other styles, including gospel and jazz read more…

Can I camp at the festival?

There are 60 powered and 80 non-powered campsites at the venue, Lake Karapiro  Mighty River Domain.

What’s provided?

  • Two amenity blocks with toilets and showers
  • A kitchen with two ovens, a single chest freezer, a double door fridge, a hot water unit and four sinks
  • A laundry facility is located on site, laundry costs are $3 per load
  • A dump station and plenty of water taps for refilling tanks

What do I need to bring?

Only basic camping facilities are provided. You will need to bring all your cooking equipment and linen, and everything else that is required for an enjoyable camping experience.

Site information:

  • 7×8 Metre
  • All parking MUST be on your site and not beside. Sites accommodate one large or two small tents plus a car. Extra Large tents such as marquees will not accommodate a car on the same site so another site would need to be booked.
  • Electricity can only be connected through an approved isolating transformer or RCD Safety switch. Caravans must have current electrical warrant of fitness and comply with LPG gas regulations.


Powered site:

Adults $20.00 per person per night

Child (12 and under) $15.00 per person per night

Non powered site:

Adults $18.00 per person per night

Child (12 and under) $15.00 per person per night

We strive to be a sustainable festival, and your assistance in this matter is very much appreciated! Please bring refillable drink bottles and use instead of single use bottles. Minimise waste wherever you can, doing a few dishes is a lot easier than finding a new planet!