FESTIVAL ONE IS BACK IN 2025 FOR OUR 11th YEAR OF MUSIC, ART, COMMUNITY AND FAITH. WE’RE BACK ON THE BEAUTIFUL KARAPIRO WHENUA, AT HARTFORD FARM.
With community the central icon on it’s metaphorical flag, Festival One comes across a little different. Born in the dusty summer of 2015 the festival has now run continuously for 10 strong years - with a covid hiccup 2022 where we got stopped 4 days before gates opened and a weather cancellation 2023 where we had to close gates 24 hours after opening! Each year a wave of sun-soaked people from around the tiny islands of Aotearoa, New Zealand come together and pitch their tents with intense expectation.
Over the last 11 years bands such as Charity Gayle, Amanda Cook, We Are Messengers, Tekoa, Lauren Daigle, For King & Country, Switchfoot, Citizens, Kings Kaleidoscope, John Mark McMillan, NF, Rapture Ruckus, Social Club Misfits, Gungor, All Sons & Daughters, Bethel Music, Tenth Avenue North, The Brilliance, Halfnoise, and hundreds more, along side speakers Reuben Munn, Rikk E. Watts, Sam Bloore, Chad M. Johnson, Mary Bielski, two tonnes of free meat and a vibe that struggles to be explained have greeted these pilgrims.
We’re thrilled as ever to bring you our beautiful, musical extravaganza again this summer. Grab your tickets, gather your whanau and get excited! Festival One ’25, Let’s do it again!
There are so many opporunities to take part in Festival One,
from sharing your sound, your art or your cause, to being a food vendor, making our site look beautiful, or keeping our guests safe.
Use the links below to find out more about each way to join us, and to register your interest.