This is one of the most 'laid back' music festivals in New Zealand.
Tim Walker - This year, Walker won the MusicOz International Artist of the Year award with his singles 'Lullabies' and 'Maybe Baby' from his new album You/Me. Walker's real talent lies in the art of the sensitive love song.
Amiria Grennell – Her imaginative songwriting and guitar playing has impressed audiences around Aotearoa and her album Three Feathers won the Tui for Best Folk Album 2012, in the New Zealand Music awards.
Eoin Duignan and Jon Sanders - "If music offers a window to the soul, then that of the piper and low whistle player Eoin Duignan is a kaleidoscopic fanlight into a world where the spirit reigns supreme". "Jon is a bold explorer and an original thinker... quantum leaping. A canny musical curiosity that refuses to be boxed in." - Siobhán Long The Irish Times
"The East Their original songs are catchy, with a honeyed fusion of harmonies that are sweet music for the ears. Their single, 'On The Run', has been bouncing around in my head since the first time I played it on YouTube and I am not disappointed by the live rendition." - Maegan Johnsen ON Magazine
Thurs 31 Jan - 8:30pm: Arrive in the afternoon, welcome concert and bonfire late evening.
Fri 1 Feb - 9:30am: Workshops in the morning, concerts in the afternoon, barn dance in the evening and bonfire late evening.
Sat 2 Feb - 9:30am: Workshops in the morning, concerts in the afternoon. Final concert followed by Tango Milonga and bonfire late evening.
Sun 3 Feb - 9:30am-1pm: Workshops and pack up.
There is ample opportunity for everyone to perform, be it at the BlackBoard concerts or late at night around the camp fire.
- Song writing
- Acapella choir
More to be confirmed
We have a gorgeous camping area on Waihi Bush Organic Farm with 15 ha of virgin native bush, and a river with swimming holes. We have running tap water from our spring & composting toilets (smell free), and there are BBQs available.
There will be a food stall. There is lots of parking for cars and buses, with gravelled access. Pets must be controlled at all times.