General Info

What is Festival One?

Festival One is multi-day, Christian Festival on Auckland & Waikato Anniversary Weekend, 28 - 31 Jan 2022. Located at Hartford, 209 Whitehall Road, Karapiro.

Festival One is in its eighth year and has a broad range of fantastic artists, lots of opportunities for the creative arts and a few other surprises.

Our goal is to create community in the church through music, art and culture. This will be achieved through organic growth, an annually progressing teaching curriculum and outstanding music and arts.

Dates & times

The gates for Festival One 2022 will open at 10:00am, Friday 28th of Jan and will end at 12pm, Monday 31st of Jan. You are welcome to come in and out of the festival gates throughout the weekend. Just make sure you keep your wristband on and you'll have no issues with security.

My Wristband

Each Festival attendee will have an AWOP wristband. This will be your wallet for the weekend, which vendors can simply scan and debit money from. They can be activated and topped up at The Bank. There is a small, one-off, top-up fee; we accept cash, EFTPOS and credit cards.

Any money leftover on your wristbands can be refunded at the end of Festival - or frantically spent on buckets of mini-donuts. Or drop it in the container provided and Festival One will receive the leftover funds as a donation. Thank you so much in advance!

My Order

If you haven't received your eTICKET (electronic ticket order) in your inbox by 7th Jan, first check your Junk folder, and any further issues please email the iTICKET team on with your order reference number.

Update Ticket Details

Need to update the name on your ticket order? No problem - you can do this by following these steps:
- Head to iTICKET
- Log into your account
- Click on 'My Account' (top right corner)
- Select 'Order History'
- Your ticket order should be there with the option to update the name, email and phone number for each ticket.

This is helpful if you decide to sell your ticket or give your ticket to someone else.


We have a small range of 2021 merchandise available. Sizes are limited - get in while you can. Click here.

Contact Details

For specific inquiries, please email the relevant contact in each section. For all other questions and comments, email us at, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


Join the Crew

Volunteer for Festival

Love festival? Love the people? Love the work that goes into it making it all happen? Then join the team! Apply here. We will respond as soon as we can.

Crew Registrations

Registrations will be available later in the year. If you haven't received this process yet, get in contact with your Team Leader or Areahead.

Join the fam

Artist Applications

New Zealand is blessed with a depth of talented artists in all genres. We wanna know what makes your music unique? And what will make us want to stay and listen to your sweet tunes, that no other band has.

If you think you want to be part, send through an application today. There are limited spots available, but it's always worth a shot. Show us how you stand out! Applications are now closed.


Our mouths are watering and our pockets are jingling! Every year we have more vendors apply than we are able to accommodate, so please make sure to tell us everything about what you can bring to Festival One to help us make the very best choices. Submissions closed midday Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Media Submissions

If you would like to get coverage on Festival One for your blog, magazine or newspaper, please write to us. Email,

Mission Agencies

We invite mission and charity agencies, all over Aotearoa, to apply for Festival One 2022. We love all the incredible things they do for those here and abroad. We want to continue supporting agencies by creating space at festival for you to share your platform. Applications for 2022 are open. Click here to apply.

Ministry of Art

The Ministry of Art is a sweet space for visual artists to share their work at Festival One – painting, photography, sculpture, drawing – the options are pretty much endless. Applications are open! Apply here.

Soul Lounge

Winners of the 2021 Access Alliance People's Choice Accessible Business Awards, the Soul Lounge has been breaking down barriers to make Festival One more accessible, year on year. For 2022, the team would love to hear from you if festival environments aren't within reach for you. We'd love to get to know you, have a chat, and see where we can help to make your attendance at Festival a reality. Contact us here: Or fill out this form. Submit here.

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On the weekend


We will have a printable version of the Festival Programme available when we start announcing artists and speakers. This will be later in the year - keep an eye out!


Our goal is to make your experience getting onto and around site as easy as possible. Maps will be available soon.


We will have a full list of retail and food vendors available later this year.

Social Sports

Community Events are running social touch and volleyball tournaments at festival! Sign your team up on the Friday of Festival before 8pm at the Community Events space (under the big airplane hanger). Teams need a minimum of 6 people for touch or volley. Games will happen on Saturday from 10am-1pm with Semis and finals happening on Sunday from 10am-1pm. If this sounds like a bit of you, start getting your teams sorted and ready and come sign up at the community events area on Friday before 8pm.

Kids Festival Activities

Kids Programme

They all grow up so fast! Are your young’uns ready to fly the nest (temporarily, under supervision, in a super-fun and safe space)? We’ve got you covered. Location of this space will be specified on our Festival App + map. It will be sign posted KIDS PROGRAMME. For your small ones (5 – 10yo) available Saturday and Sunday.

All of Festival One’s little humans will have a space to have the time of their lives AND learn about God’s awesome love—which is pretty much the same thing.


Toddlers Creche

The Toddlers’ Creche, for ages 2 – 4 years, will be your good ol’ drop-and-go space. We have plenty of friendly and fun crew to entertain and enjoy time with our little ones.  We’ll have a light morning tea of fruit, Kruskits and water for the toddlers. Parents, you’ll need to stay on call in case your child needs you – especially for those nappy changes! If nappies need changing we will give you a call.  

pre-register HERE

On-site Competitions

Curated Campsite Competitions

Love decorating your campsite, stringing fairy-lights, creating a vibe, and bringing together community? Then be wary! Our curated campsite judges will be wondering around site, seeing who has what it takes to receive the official Festival One trophies. Categories are:

  • Best Lighting
  • Best Community Space
  • Most Creative
  • Best Crew Site

One Min Film Competition


Watch the video that took out the 2021 comp here.

Photography Competition


Check out the 2021 winner photos here.

Festival Tag Is Back

Festival Tag is a festival wide activity brought to you by Community Events. The aim of the game is to try and tag as many people as you can that are wearing a “Festival Tag” bracelet.

Sign up at the Community Events area before 8pm Friday to collect your band.

The person who has tug the most people will win a ticket to Festival next year. So have fun, meet some new people and who knows you might find the one.


Are there rules? Where do I find them?

Easy. We call it a Code of Conduct and if we all live by it, everyone will have a sweet time at Festival One.

Do I need to pay for a campsite?

Camping is included in your festival ticket. Just bring all your camping essentials: tent, sleeping gear, cooking items, deck chair, so on and so forth... and you're good to go!

JSYK, you can stay off-site if that's your preference. The festival gates are open 24/7, giving you ease of access. Be sure to keep your wristband on at all times.

Can we reserve a space for a group?
Absolutely! Email our groups team at before the 14th of November 2021 and they will sort that out for you. Groups must be a minimum of 20 people. If your group is smaller you'll have no issues finding space for you all to be together.


Sustainable, pre-pitched tent options by BookAtent at Festival One! Save the hassle of setting up camp in the heat, get BookAtent to do it for you. They'll even pack it away after festival is finished. All tents are set up in a specific area on site - make sure your friends book with you so you tent together.

I have accessibility requirements, who can I talk to about this?

Our friendly team of volunteers in the Soul Lounge of course! From disability parking, hospital grade beds, fridges for keeping medicines cold, and buggies to drive around site! Please email them here,, to introduce yourself and have a chat about how we can make your experience the best one possible.

What about Caravans?

Can I bring my caravan, motorhome or rooftop tent?
You sure can! Sites are allocated for health & safety reasons. So please pre purchase one of the Festival caravan sites - available now! Book here.

Please come as self contained as possible. That’s with solar panels, batteries, torches, water (no generators please), etc. If you can be self contained with solar panels there’s no need to purchase in the powered section.

IMPORTANT: It is essential that your caravan is WOF'd and rego'd before coming to festival. Especially if you are plugging into power. A current eWOF is essential otherwise you won't be able to park in a powered site.

Toilets and showers

There are toilets, showers and disability-friendly facilities located all over the grounds. You’ll be able to see these on our Festival App (maps will be available later in the year).

Is there drinkable water on site?

Water is available everywhere on-site. It is clean and drinkable. We recommend you bring your reusable drink bottle (we love our reusables and recyclable items) or large water containers to keep at your camp site.

Can I get a discount?

We’ve got a few different discounts available – see below! More pricing information is available at iTicket too. We know families come in a few different shapes and sizes, so here are our family discount pricing structures.

Family – One Adult +

Select one adult and at least 3 children/student tickets and we will give you (12% OFF the total ticket price (excl booking and transaction fees). Family tickets are only applicable to immediate family members.

Family – Two Adult +

Select two adults and at least 2 children/student tickets and we will give you (12% OFF the total ticket price (excl booking and transaction fees). Family tickets are only applicable to immediate family members.

Group discounts/how do I get a group to Festival One?

Become a Festival One Ambassador by getting your unique code from and sharing it with your friends. Get 20+ of them to enter your code when they purchase their passes and voila, you have a complimentary Festival One ticket. Email before Sunday 14th of November 2021 to arrange this.

Can I buy a day pass? Or ticket to see a specific artist?

Only full weekend tickets are available. All performances, seminars, camping and workshops are included in the ticket.

However, if we have remaining full weekend tickets in late January we will consider day passes. But only if safe Covid tracking and tracing can be easily implemented.

I'm a student but don't have a student ID. Can I still buy a student ticket?

If you can prove your studies another way, go right ahead and purchase a student ticket. When you arrive at festival we’ll ask for proof – a letter from your college or university will do.

How can I get early access on Thursday night to setup?

If you have a large group (50+) you will be issued temporary vehicle access for 4 representatives of your group to bring in gear at 6pm on Thursday night. The representatives must promptly get their festival wristbands Friday morning. Email before the 14th of November 2021 to arrange early access.

My church has given me a different code, what’s that about?

Your church already has a Festival One ambassador! Some churches we’ve been in touch with are coming to Festival One as a church camp, so they have a different code system and benefits. Check with your church’s ambassador what the details are, or if you’re not sure, feel free to email our team at and we’ll let you know what’s going on!



It is the goal of Festival One to operate a festival that protects the health and well being of its guests and crew. Soon we will release a Health and Safety Manual that covers this in detail. This policy and practise document will specifically be focussed on COVID-19 and is an overlay to the main Health & Safety Manual.

covid-19 policy & practise
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