About Festival One

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 7 strong years. Each year a wave of sun-soaked people from around the tiny islands of New Zealand come together and pitch their tents with intense expectation.

Over the last 7 years bands such as Lauren Daigle, for King & Country, Switchfoot, 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 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.

Interested in what we believe in? Take a look at our Statement of Faith.

Still want to know more? Read Graham’s Open Letter below.

Read the open letter