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Waiotapu Folk Festival 2016

Waiotapu Folk Festival 2016

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  • Fri 22 Apr ’16 – Sat 23 Apr ’16, 6:00pm – 12:00am
  • Fri 22 Apr ’16, 6:00pm – 12:00am
  • Sat 23 Apr ’16, 10:00am – 12:00am
  • Sun 24 Apr ’16, 10:00am – 12:00am


Waiotapu Old Forest School Camp, Waikaremoana Road, Rotorua


All Ages


The Rogue Stage


The Rogue Stage proudly presents the 3rd annual Wai-O-tapu Folk Festival (WFF) on Anzac Weekend. Two and a half days filled with live music, community art, children's activities, workshops, yoga and dance in the beautiful and serene Kaingaroa Forest. The camp is situated near the bubbling hot healing waters of Kerosene Creek and behind the ancient mystical Rainbow Mountain with accessible walking & cycling tracks from the camp.

The line-up:

Adam McGrath // Jonny Avery // Tourettes // Will Wood // Jerseybob and Our Monika // The Township Kwelas // Tom Cunliffe // Heart of Katherine - Monty Bryant // Nikita Tu-Bryant // The Bollands // Scarlett Eden // Penni Feather // Zen // Looking for Alaska NZ // James Kenyon // Greg Malcolm // Glass Vaults // Emily Macklow // Such and Such // The Retro Poets // Straighten Your Crown // Monty Bevins

The festival also includes - live art by Francis Hamon, bamboo installation and adventure activities by Warwick Lilly and community art by Ally Rogers (Children's Art). The David Merritt Poetry Experience will be at his prime spot in the dining room.

Exciting singing opportunities!

Emily Macklow (a choir leader and musician from Tauranga) is offering a singing workshop on Saturday, Natural Voice World Music. (see more on my website and The Rogue Stage facebook page)

Such and Such - Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward are offering a 45 min singing and interactive singing workshop for children.

Tui Mamaki (The Mamaku Project, NZ vocalist) is offering an introductory Bulgarian folk singing workshop and a solo performance on Sunday (tbc - pending).

Yoga in the morning:

Hollie Beau Yoga and Jenny Lux Yoga offering adult and children's yoga sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Food vans:

Raw Balance NZ for raw, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and gluten free food
Indulgence Catering NZ for fresh, organic, wholesome and nourishing meat dishes

What to expect during the weekend:

Friday, gates open 2pm Friday, official festival opening 4 to 5pm - welcome and greeting - live music until midnight.
Live music Sat & Sun: Busker's Stage in cafe from 10 to 2pm, main stage 5pm to midnight
Yoga in the hall (morning) by Hollie Beaumont and Jenny Lux
Workshops in the hall (afternoons from 2pm)

See my website for gate opening times.

3 day Full Festival ticket start at $38* for Youth up to $89*
Day Tickets are available and valid from 10 am to midnight*

*Excludes overnight stay, please purchase an additional accommodation ticket if you intend to camp or stay in a vehicle.

All under 12 are free for festival and accommodation.

Accommodation Tickets - camper/cabins/tents/vehicle:

Your stay at Wai-O-tapu Forest School Camp is charged at $15 per ADULT/OAP/STUDENT per night and $8 per YOUTH (school age child youth 12 to 18 yrs) per night. Book all 3 nights and get the third night free of charge - courtesy from The Rogue Stage.

Facilities at camp: Hot showers, flushing loos, kitchen, bbq

Please present your Student Card (18+) and your OAP Gold Card when registering at the camp office. All attendees must register at camp office - very important camp rule.

Food & drinks:
BYO allowed - no glass where possible, "leave no trace" attitude appreciated.

Please follow my page The Rogue Stage on Facebook for immediate updates or join my facebook group, Friends of The Rogue Stage for discussions about volunteering, helping, attending and the buskers' stage.

I look forward to sharing this amazing festival with you,

Kind and warmest regards,
Karin Vincent, director of The Rogue Stage Presents

PS: Please bring enough warm clothes and supplies, the nearest shop is 30 kms from the camp
PSS: Please take care when driving on the road (Old Waiotapu Road), some parts have been reported to be badly damaged. We are negotiating terms for it to get fixed.

If you keen to donate some of your time, please email me at theroguestage@gmail.com

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