The gates for Festival One 2021 will open at 9:00am, Friday 29th of Jan and will end at 12pm, Monday 1st of Feb. 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.
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!
Festival One is multi-day, Christian Festival held at Mystery Creek Events Centre, on Auckland & Waikato Anniversary Weekend, 29 Jan - 1 Feb 2021.
Festival One is in its seventh 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.
For specific inquiries, please email the relevant contact in each section. For all other questions and comments, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Love festival? Love the people? Love the work that goes into it making it all happen? Then join the team! Apply here.
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.
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.
2021 APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED. If you applied, should have received an email froom the team. If not, please check your junk mail folder.
Our mouths are watering and our pockets are jingling! Applications are closed and we're at capacity for vendors. If you'd like to express interest, please try for the following festival in 2022.
If you would like to get coverage on Festival One for your blog, magazine or newspaper, please write to us soon! Submit your interest by filling in this form.
We invite mission and charity agencies, all over Aotearoa, to apply for Festival One 2021. 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 are now closed. Please try again for 2022.
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. Apply here.
We love how many families have decided to make Festival One their family summer holiday. The toddlers programme will have limited spaces, so when the application form is made available make sure you're quick to apply!
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We will have a printable version of the Festival Programme available soon.
Please note: We recommend you use the Festival APP for the most current version as minor changes are made throughout the year.
Our goal is to make your experience getting onto and around site as easy as possible. Maps are available on our App.
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. Head to the New Release building, 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.
The Toddlers’ Creche, for ages 2 – 4 years, will be your good ol’ drop-and-go space, held in its own building, the Historic Garage! 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.
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:
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Camp sites are included in your festival ticket. Just be sure to bring all your camping essentials: tent, sleeping gear, cooking items, deck chair, etc.
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.
Our friendly team of volunteers in the Soul Lounge of course! Fill in this form so they know exactly what you need. From disability parking, hospital grade beds, fridges for keeping medicines cold, and buggies to drive around site! This team will make sure you have the best experience possible.
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! Reserve your site here.
Can we reserve a space for our group?
Absolutely! Email our groups team at email@example.com before the 29th of November 2020 and they will sort that out for you.
There are toilets, showers and disability-friendly facilities located all over the grounds. You’ll be able to see these on our Festival App (available soon).
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve liaised with the NZ Deaf Community to provide a discount code that is available for a limited time. We believe strongly in making the Festival accessible for as many as possible and so most of our venues offer sign language translators. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the code
Become a Festival One Ambassador by getting your unique code from email@example.com and sharing it with your friends. Get 25+ of them to enter your code when they purchase their passes and voila, you have a complimentary Festival One ticket.
We don’t sell day passes, only full weekend tickets. All performances and seminars are included in the ticket. We are concentrating on being a multi-day festival rather than a shopping list for specific acts.
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.
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 have had their wristbands sent to them prior to arriving at the festival. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before the 4th of December 2020 to arrange this.
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 email@example.com 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.