General Info

Dates & times

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.

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!

What is Festival One?

Festival One is multi-day, Christian Festival held at *exact location not announced yet*, on Auckland & Waikato Anniversary Weekend.

Festival One is in its sixth 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.

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.

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.

2021 APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED. If you applied, you'll hear from our artist programming team soon.


Our mouths are watering and our pockets are jingling! To apply to be a food or retail vendor, click here.

Media Submissions

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.

Mission Agencies

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. Apply here.

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 will be open soon!

Kids & Toddler Programmes

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!

Be the first to know

Sign up to the mailing list to get the goss on Festival news.

Join the Mailing List

On the weekend


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.

  • Site maps will be available later in the year.

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. 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.

Toddlers Creche

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! Crew available in the space on Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Parents will need to provide a water bottle. We’ll have a light morning tea of fruit for your precious, butter-fingered 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’ll flick you a text.

Pre-register form coming soon...

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

Theme: Available later in the year....

Photography Competition

Theme: Available later in the year...


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?

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.

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

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.

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 later in the year.

Can we reserve a space for our group?
Absolutely! Email our groups team at before the 6th of December 2019 and they will sort that out for you.

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 (available soon).

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.

NZ Deaf Community Special Offer

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 for the code

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 25+ of them to enter your code when they purchase their passes and voila, you have a complimentary Festival One ticket.

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

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.

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 have had their wristbands sent to them prior to arriving at the festival. Email before the 4th of December 2020 to arrange this.

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.

Terms & Conditions
Back to Top