FEBRUARY 16 - 17 - 18 2018

Waitara War Memorial Hall


2018 Festival was very successful 

Planning for 2019 is underway

Website will be updated at a later date 



George and Jocelyn Tuahine decided it was time Taranaki held a Country Music Festival. Planning for the February 2018 event has been underway for some months now. Join us on our journey to make this a successful event that we hope will become an annual event.  On 29th July, 30th September and in November we are holding Promotional Events - our first one in June was enjoyable and well attended. These events are also building awareness of the festival. Attending the festival will be overseas artists as well as our own top notable New Zealand artists, the plan is also to encourage up and coming artists.

For more information and booking tickets

contact us by Phone or email

Jocelyn & George Tuahine

06 7548383



Refer to our Facebook page for further information



Food available to purchase in the Hall, 




Security will be on duty for motorhomes and cars, controlled hours.

People will be busking outside shops in the main street on Friday. 



Weekend Pass: $40.00   per person 

Friday only      $15.00   per person

Saturday only  $25.00   per person

Sunday only    $  5.00   per person

Campervans / Caravans / Buses / Tents can camp in school grounds across the road from 10am Friday til Sunday,Toilets will be open 24/7,  non powered sites only 

Register for a site $10 parking for weekend at info@taranakifestival.co.nz and book your tickets.


Weekend Programme                    

Friday 16th February 

11.am  Busking in Main Street of Waitara

6.45pm  Square Dance Performance

7.pm  Featured Artists Friday Showcase


Saturday 17th February

9.30am - 12.00pm - Open Mic Walk up Concert  

12-30pm - 6.30pm -  Invited Artists 

7.00pm - Featured Artists Saturday Showcase 


Sunday  18th February

9.30am - 3.00pm Open Mic Walk up Concert,  




Sound Equipment provided and operated by Keith Murch




Update for 2019 Featured Artists at a later date





Update for 2019 Artists at a later date