About Festival One

It's official - Festival One is moving to a new location. We'll be
greeting you at the beautiful Karapiro landscape called, Hartford.

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 8 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 8 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.
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Still want to know more?
Click here to read Graham Burts (Festival director) open letter
about what it's going to be like.

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

Read the open letter