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McLaren Valley Festival Moves To Auckland

McLaren Valley Festival Moves To Auckland

Thursday 15th October, 2015 12:35PM

The McLaren Valley Festival is being forced to move from the Bay Of Plenty to Auckland after failing to mitigate residents' concerns, according to organisers. The brand new festival boasts an incredible line-up including Mac DeMarco, Kurt Vile, The Flaming Lips and Disclosure and was set to take its inaugural run at the picturesque location of McLaren Falls Park, near Tauranga, in the new year. It will now be re-located to a central Auckland venue and take place across two days, instead of three as originally planned.

In a statement, festival director Paxton Talbot expressed disappointment at the move, saying: We have been working extremely hard for many months to go through the resource consent process, but ultimately we needed to make a decision to move the Festival. We did explore a range of other options in the Bay of Plenty and other areas, but Auckland is the best solution given the timeframe".

Ticket purchasers will be offered full refunds or can retain their tickets for transfer to the new event. Details of the new event, including confirmation of the venue, ticketing transfer options and an announcement of more acts, will be released on Wednesday 28th October.


McLaren Valley Music & Arts Festival
Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th January 2016, Location TBC.

Featuring... Alison Wonderland, Arthur Ahbez, Avalanche City, The Chills, C.W Stoneking, The Datsuns, David Dallas & The Daylight Robbery, Disclosure, The Eastern, Fazerdaze, The Flaming Lips, Jordan Lser, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mac DeMarco, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, The Phoenix Foundation, P-Money, The Preatures, Racing, Tiny Ruins, Young Fathers.



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Well most people from the lower north island who were considering going wont be now. Shame
Posted by Blinky Bill - anonymous 11 months ago
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Gosh
Posted by nataliecrane 11 months ago
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Its not like auckland is any further. With the new hamilton motorway auckland is more accessible that ever.
Posted by blinky bill is an idiot - anonymous 11 months ago
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Was mostly referring to the camping attraction for punters in a wondrous natural setting, but whatevs (@blinky bill is an idiot)
Posted by Blinky Bill - anonymous 11 months ago
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As long as The Flaming Lips are going it's all good!
Posted by Jayden C - anonymous 11 months ago
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Was looking forward to the camping - had booked a spot by the lake. Lets see where the Auckland venue is - transport will be a problem not keen on train or bus from venue to sleep spot.
Posted by Sleepless - anonymous 11 months ago
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Really sad about this, was looking to some awesome sounds in the bay
Posted by anonymous - anonymous 11 months ago


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