After 22 years, a new venue and a new format, the Whitestone festival now has a new name to suit the new location!
Information on the upcoming festival can be found here:
The Waimate Folk Festival is held every Queen’s Birthday Weekend at Gunn's Bush, Waimate, and is a great occasion for performers of all ages and skills. We welcome you to fill the festival stage. Come join us and take your spot as our special guest.
Come with an act prepared as a group or solo and fill a 20 minute slot, or devise something at the festival. If you’re keen, put your name into the hat for the blind date concert, or just enjoy the music from the comfort of the audience.
Waimate Folk Festival sees Musicians both experienced and new from Christchurch, Dunedin, and everywhere in between. Come together for a weekend of music, dance and workshops in beautiful Gunns Bush, Waimate. Featuring the always popular Saturday night barn-dance, and of course the glitz and glam themed final night cabaret on Sunday evening including the highlight acts of the weekend.
Held every Queen’s Birthday Weekend (to include the first Monday in June); Waimate Folk Festival is a great occasion for performers of all ages and skills, from the beginner to the seasoned professional. Although small, the festival has been steadily growing in popularity since it began in 1994.
The informal policy is that performers, fit in well to the special ambience of this unique event by being willing and available to the festival in general. The friendliness and fun experienced by all of the 120 or so maximum participants is valued by many who return year after year.