On Saturday, 12 November 2022 we will deliver our latest creation: the Auckland Blues Festival.
After nearly two decades of planning and waiting for the right moment, we just couldn’t wait any more. We’re super excited to announce the launch of our passion project, a beautiful family focussed boutique and bespoke blues festival designed for discerning tastes.
Auckland Blues Festival will be a one day/night affair held at the gorgeous Aum New Year’s Festival site just an hour north of central Auckland near Helensville.
We will have two stages covering all things blues music. This is a pure live music, dancing, and art affair and this inaugural show will feature some of the finest blues sounds from throughout New Zealand, accompanied by some stunning international guests.
Ladies, Gentlemen, Non Binary and everyone in between, welcome.
ASH GRUNWALD FIONA BOYES & THE FORTUNE TELLERS
MIDGE MARSDEN BAND JEFF LANG NATHAN CAVALERI
FIONA BOYES & THE FORTUNE TELLERS
MIDGE MARSDEN BAND
Albi & The Wolves ~ Cat Tunks Ft. Blackstratblues ~ Jimi Kara & The Psychedelic Blusos ~ Kokomo ~ Laura Collins & The Back Porch Blues Band ~ Original Sun ~ Paul Urbana Jones ~ The Caramelos ~ Southern Blue Collar band~ The Flaming Mudcats ~
The Solomon Cole Band ~ and Introducing Lil Lach
More to be confirmed. Click here for Profiles, music links and more
We will also be showing off some of the incredible festival art we have accumulated for Aum Festival and there will be live performance artists on site.
The festival will be presented over two stages, the mighty White Stag stage complete with shade canopies and rain cover should we need it, surrounded in lush rolling hills and Kanuka trees, and the Blues Jam Bar.
There will be delicious food trucks, boutique licensed cocktail bars, buses to and from site as well as glamping, camping and other luxury on-site accommodation options.
People have been calling for a quality blues event for many years. Well here it is. Designed with love and care.
Don’t expect this to be a ‘booze’ fest. This is not how we do festivals. Expect warm, welcoming vibes, friendly smiling faces, world class production including one of the best sound systems in the world, and attention to detail on one of the most beautiful sites you can imagine. Expect a day in paradise and to be treated like family.
The Auckland Blues Festival is a 100% New Zealand owned and operated project.
Where is the festival being held?
At our pristine Aum Festival site in South Head, Auckland (just past Parakai). It is approximately 50 minutes from central Auckland and regarded as one of the most beautiful festival sites in the country.
Drive Safe. If you are driving, make sure you have a designated sober driver. Free refreshments available for designated drivers. Don’t drink and drive!
Camping, Glamping and Transport options
Stay the night after the show and unwind under the stars in our little place in paradise. Bar and entertainment for campers will continue for 1.5 hours after the main stage close. Breakfast and coffee will be availabe in the morning.
Free camping available over night on our beautiful site. Other options available if you would rather not self-drive, include luxury Glamping packages and Coach (Bus) transport
Please take a look here https://www.aum.co.nz/camping-and-glamping/
Available ticket add ons – add to your festival ticket, at the electronic counter on this platform
1.) Coach Transport – Auckland City return
2.) Coach Transport – North Shore return
3.) Coach Transport – Waikakere return
4.) Child 0-5
5.) Child 0-15
6.) Glamping – Additional adult (*Max 4 per tent)
Thank you so much for supporting this event. We are very excited to deliver you a blues show like none before it here at home.
Tickets will be strictly limited for the first festival to ensure your comfort and give us the chance to shape the ‘feeling’ of the event.
Have a wonderful day. We will be in touch
With love and respect from the team at
Auckland Blues Festival