Great news: our shiny new ticketing system is set up and ready to go. You can purchase weekend or day passes to the Kiwigrass festival (31 Jan – 2 Feb) and tickets to the Kiwigrass Academy (29-30 Jan) here:
Kiwigrass festival and Kiwigrass Academy ticket prices are now inclusive of GST, service fees, and credit card fees. The price shown is the final price you’ll pay, no surprises at check-out.
If you plan to camp you need to purchase camping tickets separately. To book a site at the lovely Lake Karāpiro Campground, visit their website:
We’re looking forward to seeing you at Kiwigrass! Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Aside from your usual camping gear and comfort items (if you’re staying at Karapiro), there are some other things we thought we’d encourage you to bring with you to Kiwigrass.
The basics: Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen. It’s summer!
A raincoat and warm clothes for the evenings. It’s New Zealand!
A chair. All our venues have chairs, but it’s always good to have one for the campground jam sessions.
Swim togs and a towel.
Plates and cutlery. Even if you aren’t cooking/preparing your own food at Karapiro, you can help us meet our sustainability and waste reduction ambitions by bringing your own plates, cups, drink bottles, and cutlery. Just let the food truck operators know you’ve brought your own container when you order your food or beverages. There are kitchens available for washing up after your meals.
Camp stoves/cooking gear. If you are camping, don’t rely on being able to cook all your meals in the camp kitchens. They are small and bound to get crowded. Be prepared to cook at your camp.
Money! There will be great food and beverages and a great cafe on site. Also, a delightful selection of Kiwigrass schwag to take home as evidence you were there.
Things you won’t need: Printed tickets! Bring your booking number(s) and some form of ID with your name on it and we will have a packet for you at the door.
Karapiro camping will be open and available to Kiwigrass attendees from Monday night for people wishing to come straight down after Auckland Folk Festival. Spend a few days relaxing and recovering beside the tranquil Lake Karapiro. You can relax through the whole week or attend Academy until the festival kicks off on Friday.
Kiwigrass wraps up around 5pm Sunday night. You can stay at Karapiro Sunday night after the festival if you don’t feel like driving that night.
After a long pause to consider the logistics of launching this festival, we finally have an Artist Application available. If you would like to perform at Kiwigrass, please submit before the 30th of June, 2018.