Christchurch Music Festivals To Attend In 2019

Christchurch is one of the popular cities to host some of New Zealand’s most exciting music festivals. Using Christchurch bus hire to get to these festivals and back to your accommodations is recommended. Particularly if you’re travelling in a strange land, and don’t want the stress, aggravation, and confusion that can be involved in manoeuvring streets that you’ve never been on before. That takes all the fun out of going to a music festival! Leave the driving to the professionals and check out some of the best music festivals and musical celebrations in Christchurch and surrounding areas.

 

Christ Church Milk and Honey Festival

On March 8 (Friday) of this year, involving more than 20 artists, five venues, four cities, but only one night, the Milk and Honey Festival will take place – in part – in Williston, Christchurch at Blue Smoke (located at 3 Garlands Road). It celebrates International Women’s Day, and costs $54.25 for general admission tickets (this includes a handling fee). The festivities run from 7 PM until 11 PM and is for those 18 years of age and over.

Performing across three cities are over 20 of Aotearoa’s finest female artists for this unprecedented celebration. The goal here is to provide a music festival environment that is all-inclusive, safe, and significant to the New Zealand music industry. Though geared toward women, this event provides a little something for every adult.

West African Music and Dance – Easter Weekend Show

At 579 Colombo St. in Christchurch, from 8 PM until 10:30 PM on Sunday, April 21, A Rolling Stone will present the West African Music and Dance Festival. Including a handling fee, general admission tickets are $10.25, and attendees must be over 18.

This is the ideal time to combine a little enjoyment of dance and electrifying rhythms from West Africa with some quality time for yourself. This special New Zealand treat is brought to you by internationally recognized dancers and the leader of The Kadodo to Drum and Dance Group, Koffie Fugah. Short of actually traveling to Africa, this is one of the best ways to experience a taste of African culture.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a unique experience at this Colombo Street venue in Christchurch’s ever-emerging CBD.

Save the Jetty Music Festival

From 6 PM until 10 PM, on Saturday, March 30, in Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District, the Save the Jetty Music Festival at Allandale Domain takes place. This event is appropriate for all ages with a cool, relaxing vibe, good beer and food, great music, and lots of fun. There will be something for everyone no matter if you love pop, jazz, rock, or something else. Local bands will be providing the entertainment and all proceeds will be going to a good cause – the rebuilding of Governors Bay Jetty. How often do you get to have a good time and do something truly good for a community – both at the same time?

Wine and beer will be available at a pop-up bar featured by Two Thumb Brewing Company. And if you are a local food truck owner, and would like to participate in this event, contact the organizers of the Save the Jetty Music Festival.

The Common Room Presents – Singer Wanted

While not a music festival on a large scale, this is undeniably a celebration of music and singers. With two dates (Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23), 119 Riccarton Road located The Common Room will be looking for solo singers of all ages. Admission is free, but don’t be surprised if you’re asked to perform. This is your chance to move people mentally, physically, and emotionally. It is your turn to stand up and make them listen to your voice, tell a story with your voice, and capture an audience with your voice.

You can make it happen! But you have to register.

While you’re in the area, if you’re looking for a place at which to dine or have a drink, consider Pescatore Restaurant, Curator’s House, King of Snake, Fiddlesticks Bar, Little India, Red Bull Chinese, Fox and Ferrets, Town Tonic, Mexicano’s, or Coriander’s Bush Inn.

Electric Avenue at Headley Park Christchurch

While it’s too late for this year’s festival (it took place on Saturday, February 23), it’s not too late to start planning for next year’s Electric Avenue Celebration. A huge selection of bands and individuals (over 25 acts) performed on the Park Stage, Lake Stage, RDU Stage, and Cosmic Stage. The 12-hour festival is considered one of the biggest and best celebrations of arts and music in the entire area.

Plan on arriving somewhere around 11 AM and going home sometime after 10 PM. Cars are not allowed to be parked on the premises. If your private hire transport does not drop you off at this precise location, buses run until 1 PM every half hour. This is an 18 years of age and over event, and ID will be required. And because there will be alcohol served at this event, it is highly recommended that participants hire professional drivers, at least for the ride home.

No food or drink is allowed inside unless it has been purchased at the event – so leave your coolers and snacks at home. With all of the snacks, delicious meals, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages from beer to vodka, there is no need to bring anything in. You can use one of the fill stations to fill up your empty water bottle, if you wish, however.

Using Christchurch bus hire is your best bet for getting around town accurately, stress-free, and on time. You can start getting into the mood for your music Festival before you head out, and not have to worry about the driving, if you leave that driving to the professionals that transport tourists and locals every day for a living.

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