This year we’re putting a large focus on entertainment! In addition to the quality live music and seminars you’ve come to expect from us, we’re introducing a variety of different activities to interact with and have fun.

Check out the Silent Disco for a dance, be amazed at the feats of the circus performer Zaktakular in the Mitre 10 Mega Backyard, and take some memorable snaps at the photo booth at DC Desserts. Participate in our range of garden games spread around the festival including giant jenga, table tennis and baggo.

Head over to the Rec Room area for some pool, a mechanical bull, classic arcade games and sumo suit wrestling. Don’t miss out on Grabaseat’s giant musical chairs for a chance to win flights! For those of you with facial hair, check out Bloke Barbershop for a quick beard trim.

And last but definitely not least, be sure to head along to our Kid’s Zone for the little ones too, with science experiments, face painting, crafts, balloon animals and a bouncy castle. Best of all, everything is FREE!


Over the last few years we’ve been proud to bring some very talented people to the festival from within the industry to share what they know and love – it’s always interesting and you’re bound to come away with some juicy tidbits you can use to impress your mates.

Seminars are 30-45 minutes in length and they’re on a first-come, first-seated basis so be sure to get along promptly!

2PM • 3PM • 4PM


Watch international circus showman Zaktakular as he wows and woos the crowd with his death-defying skills with fire and acrobatics! Zaktakular hails from Auckland but has been making waves internationally for over 8 years with his circus antics. An acrobat, juggler and showman by trade he can perform anywhere but has also graced some of the biggest street art festivals in the world, including Berlin Lacht! and Christchurch World Buskers Festival. Not to be missed, Zaktakular is one of a kind.


1.45PM • 2.45PM • 3.45PM

Grabaseat Musical Chairs

Grabaseat will be on site with their Musical Seats game – “Grab a seat, when we stop the beat”! Visit the Grabaseat area and join in the fun throughout the day for your chance to win both International and Domestic flights.  Additionally, don’t forget to come and say hi to our team and sign up to receive our Grabaseat Alerts. You could be in the draw to win 2 return airfares for two to Rarotonga!

Musical chairs game times and prizes:
1:45pm – Win 2 x return airfares to either Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
2:45pm – Win 2 x return airfares to either Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch
3:45pm – Win 2 x return airfares to either Rarotonga or Samoa

1.30 – 4.30PM

Silent Disco

Dance like nobody’s watching to music that nobody can hear! Using wireless headphones instead of speakers, music is streamed directly to you. Choose which channel you want to listen to and get wild! This is an unmissable experience so be sure to check it out – even if you don’t want to participate, it’s still very entertaining watching people dance and sing along to inaudible bangers.

We’ll let you know which local DJs will be spinning tunes closer to the day.