|Sun 2 Mar 2008, 10:30am–6:00pm|
Additional fees may apply
Matakana Wine and Food Festival is on its way, showcasing a stunning line-up of the very best of local wine, food, and top-class entertainment.
Gates open at 10am on Sunday 2 March at Matakana Country Park just north of Matakana, welcoming visitors to 21-hectares of beautiful parkland featuring many of Matakana’s vineyards, each with its own pavilion, marquees, gourmet food from well-known restaurants, live music from top bands – and, of course, superb wines.
The Festival will be a wonderful day out sampling a huge array of wine, food, and entertainment, all within easy strolling distance. Come and relax, kick back, and indulge.
Batucada Sound Machine - a community based percussion group which brings the flamboyant world of samba from Brazil to the festival. Batucada is a Brazilian word used to describe the syncopated, African-influenced samba music played by a large percussion group (bateria) as part of a street parade or carnival.
The Groove Diggers - Auckland’s leading Rock & Blues band
Denis Hepi - formally trained in jazz, vocally, in San Francisco under the great Mark Murphy and Madeleine Eastman.
Elvis - Chris Powley is a self taught entertainer who started out at the age of nine singing in the famous Lou and Simon show.
Lewis McCallum - one of Auckland’s most exciting and innovative saxophonists. Lewis brings his deep knowledge of jazz to the stage and fuses it with modern forms of dance and beats culture, resulting in a truly unique sound.
Reece Jensen - believes that life moves to a soundtrack, there is a song or a sound or a tune for every mood, for every occasion, for every high and low.
Jasen Eli - born and bred in the UK, Jason was a resident DJ at The Ministry of Sound. Now in New Zealand his show is a mix of London attitude and the sunshine soul of Aotearoa.
Beven Keys - began DJing back in 1985 and has since shared billings with Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez, Derrick Carter, Phil Asher and at New Zealand's first Ministry of Sound event in 1997, and again in 1999. A talented and relaxed DJ, he has a love of black American music and spins it with style and finesse.
Cajun Gumbo - unique, fun and uplifting musical blend of Southern America’s “Swamp Land" and the traditional sounds of New Orleans! Usually associated with the music of Mardi Gras, the magic of “Zydeco" music does have a feel all of its own and the secret is the eclectic group of instruments that creates the sound and the passion by which it is delivered!
As a responsible host, Matakana Wine and Food Festival Ltd strongly recommends you use public transport or a designated driver to keep everyone safe.
Only 2008 Matakana francs can be used to purchase wine and food at festival sites.
- 1 franc = $1
- 5 francs = $5
- 10 francs = $10
- 20 francs = $20
You can buy Matakana francs at the Festival Bank sites. You can buy francs with cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, Bankcard and American Express, but not with cheques.
- There are no cash refunds on Matakana francs
- Matakana franc sales cease at 5pm
- Matakana francs expire at 6pm at the festival site
You must bring your ticket with you. On arrival at the festival site swap your ticket for a festival tasting glass and holder, and a programme booklet
Please note the following rules:
- For people under 18 years, a ticket is still required - a glass will not be provided, but a special ID badge will be
- People under 10 years receive free entry
- Only food and drink bought at the festival may be consumed at the festival site
- BYO beverages and food will not be permitted
- First Aid will be available
- Glasses will be replaced at festival sites only if the original broken glass, ribbon and holder are returned.
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