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Wairakei Folk Festival - WFF 2017

Wairakei Folk Festival - WFF 2017

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  • Sat 25 Mar ’17, 10:00am – 8:00pm


Lava Glass Sculpture Garden, 165 State Highway 5, Taupo


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Day Ticket: $30.00
  • Student Day Ticket: $22.00
  • Teen 14 to 18 yrs Day Ticket: $12.00
  • Child 3 to 13 yrs Day Ticket: $5.00
  • Family Pass (2 adults + 3 children up to 13 yrs): $55.00


The Rogue Stage

The Rogue Stage presents, in conjunction with Lava Glass Taupo, Jerseybob and Raw Balance NZ, an evening of exquisite live folk music hosted in the magnificent glass sculpture garden of Lava Glass Taupo.

Throughout the day you can enjoy live music from local and international artists performing in the purpose built amphitheatre situated at the venue. The sound shell stage, with pond and water feature, is a visual compliment to all events.

Lighting up at night, creating an ambient vibe, this will add the final touches to what will be an amazing evening! There is ample seating on the grassy tiered steps for 350 people to comfortably enjoy the music. Bring your own cushions and blanket, please.

WFF 2017 line-up:
The Bollands
Always on the road, New Zealand folk duo, The Bollands, have been singing their infectious foot stomping folk songs since 2011. With their love of travel, music, good friends & fine wine, they have gained a reputation for their passion-filled live shows and heartfelt folk tunes. Their energetic music stems from their upbringing in the folk and roots music scenes in small towns and folk clubs throughout New Zealand.

Christian, a hairy folk singer, met Joyce, the not so hairy pianist, at a campfire jam on a remote beach in their home country, New Zealand. They clicked instantly. Since that fate-filled night, they have been playing their passion-filled songs on the road throughout the world. For the past few years, Joyce and Christian have been based in Hong Kong touring constantly.

“It's honest songwriting... with a very unpretentious feel. Traditional motifs are delivered in a modern fashion with relaxed confidence, a cohesive vibe and some great harmonies.” - NZ Musician

Local artists:
- False Heights from Taupo
- Jerseybob from Taupo
- LloydAkroydmusic from Rotorua

More acts to be announced in due course.

Food, drinks and bar:
Enjoy food from Lava Glass Cafe or from the food trucks parked in the grounds. Lava Glass Cafe is fully licenced, stocking a variety of local wines and beer, including non-alcoholic beverages such as specialty coffees and teas. Eftpos available at Lava Glass Cafe and both food trucks - Raw Balance and Tea n Happiness.

A little bit of history behind WFF:
In 2014 The Rogue Stage, a nomad live music theatre created by Karin and Barry Vincent from Rotorua, hosted the first of three annual folk festivals at a scout camp near Kerosene Creek. From its inauguration 3 years ago, the Waiotapu Folk Festival has gained a reputation among musicians and music lovers as a festival designed for the attentive listener.

Audiences are left spellbound and amazed by the live music presented by artists such as Great North, Bernie Griffen, Adam McGrath, Lonesome Pines (Flora Knight, Ben Woolley, Hannah Harding), Archer, Glass Vaults, Matiu Te Huki, The Bitter Years, Bond street Bridge, Lloyd Akroyd, Juan los Bastardos, James Kenyon, Callum Gentleman, Albi (from Albi and the Wolves), Hugh McGinlay, Tourettes, Will Wood, Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward, Katy Cable, Sonic Delusion, Jerseybob and much much more.

In 2017 we decided to move the festival closer to Taupo, giving the opportunity for Taupo music lovers to experience this unique boutique festival. As it is held in Wairakei, we also decided to keep WFF alive as Wairakei Folk Festival.

Tickets can be bought at Raw Balance NZ in Taupo or at Musicworks Rotorua.
Please pre-order tickets at theroguestage@gmail.com for collection.

Contact details:
Karin Vincent - 02102381057 or theroguestage@gmail.com
Barry Vincent - 0226441778 or Bob Vincent - 0224112889

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