ABOUT FESTIVAL ONE

With community the central icon on it’s metaphorical  flag, Festival One comes across a little different. Born in the dusty summer of 2015, the festival has now run continuously for 3 strong years. Each year a wave of sun-soaked people from around the tiny islands of New Zealand come together and pitch their tents with intense expectation. 

Over the last 3 years bands such as Switchfoot, Gungor, All Sons & Daughers, Bethel Music along side speakers Rikk E. Watts, Sam Bloore, two tonnes of free meat and a vibe that struggles to be explained have greeted these pilgrims. Below is a brief outline of each Festival so far. 

Interested in what we believe in? Take a look at our Statement of Faith.

Still want to know more? Read Graham’s Open Letter below.

2017

Beautiful Eulogy – Kings Kaleidoscope – The Brilliance – Citizens & Saints

2016

Bethel Music – NF – Ike Ndolo – All Sons & Daughters – Strahan

2015

Switchfoot – Newworldson – Gungor – Halfnoise – Brady Toops

It’s one thing to sign a contract and to play at a festival, it’s another thing to be part of a community of people who genuinely care about people and pray for people.

Strahan

We love the ritual of the annual pilgrimage to hang in community and be with our kids as they connect across the generations.

Rachel Roche