Coastella Music Festival returns to Wellington

The Southward Car Museum is the perfect venue for Coastella 2017. Image credit: Bradley Garner Creative
The Southward Car Museum is the perfect venue for Coastella 2017. Image credit: Bradley Garner Creative

Coastella Music Festival will return to Wellington Kapiti Coast in February after an unbelievable inaugural event in 2016. Held at the Southward Car Museum, Coastella is a music festival to span the generations. Whilst the theme for this year’s event is toe-tapping music from Ireland, the festival will showcase pretty much every generation of music from rock to hip hop, folk to New Orleans swing. If you are looking for something new and exciting this summer, book the date in your diary and get planning a trip to Wellington for Coastella 2017.

When and where is Coastella?

Don Mcglashan performs during the Coastella Music Festival at Southwards Car Museum, Wellington, New Zealand on March 26, 2016 (Photo by Daniel Panter | PictureThis Photo Agency | www.picturethisnz.com
Don McGlashan performs during the Coastella Music Festival (Photo by Daniel Panter | PictureThis Photo Agency | www.picturethisnz.com

Coastella will be held on Saturday 25 February at the Southward Car Museum on Wellington’s Kapiti Coast. Organisers have put the date back a little to try and guarantee the gorgeous weather that graced the debut event in 2016. For those of you who have never been to Wellington, the Kapiti Coast is a special part of New Zealand’s coastline and is a favourite destinations for Wellington city dwellers to get away from the big smoke and relax by the sea. The Southward Car Museum is the perfect venue to host a music festival as the grounds provide a natural amphitheatre as well as providing a lot of space to accommodate all the festival-goers.

If you have never been to a music festival before, this is a great way to break yourself in as the variety of music and atmosphere at the event is second to none.

What can I expect at Coastella 2017?

Estere performing at Coastella 2016. Photo credit: Alexander Hallag
Estere performing at Coastella 2016. Photo credit: Alexander Hallag

Well, after the huge success of last year’s event, organisers are expecting sell-out crowds at Coastella 2017 so make sure you act quickly and get your tickets and accommodation sorted. This year the organisers are going bigger and better than last year and there will be a total of 20 acts performing across five stages at the event, leaving you to pick out your favourites throughout the day. Whilst toe-tapping Irish music may be the theme of the festival, you can expect some lively performances of a wide variety of genres including indie rock, Americana, rock, folk, New Orleans Swing, hip hop and elecro. There will be acts from across New Zealand as well as international artists performing at Coastella 2017 and here is just a sample of the artists playing this year:

  • The Phoenix Foundation
  • Mundy
  • The Eastern
  • ALDOC
  • Warren Maxwell
  • Wellington City Shake-‘em-on-downers
  • Eva Prowse
  • The Nukes
  • Jesse Sheeran
  • Craig Smith
  • Seamus Begley Trio

One of the biggest draws at this year’s festival is The Phoenix Foundation – the internationally acclaimed indie rock band behind the world wide phenomenon, Hunt for the Wilderpeople soundtrack.

Coastella Tickets

If you haven’t started to think about a Christmas present for that special someone in your life, grab yourself an early bird special and take them along to Coastella 2017. Early bird tickets are available until 28 December and cost just $55 so make sure you get your tickets ordered now.

Getting to Coastella couldn’t be easier. If you are traveling by car, there is plenty of parking available at the Southward Car Museum but for those staying in the city who want to make a day of it, there is a bus that runs from Wellington CBD and return tickets can be purchased along with your ticket for just $25.

Get yourself organised and get booked in at the Willis Wellington Hotel for the weekend and really go to town on someone’s Christmas present this year!

Keeping up to date with Coastella 2017

It's not just about the music at Coastella. Circus act from 2016. Photo credit: Bradley Garner
It’s not just about the music at Coastella. Circus act from 2016. Photo credit: Bradley Garner

Keeping up to date with all the latest news for Coastella 2017 is easy – make sure you follow them on their social media sites and sign your name up to the event page on Facebook below – 553 people have already said they are interested so join them for this awesome music festival in 2017:

Website: www.coastella.co.nz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/coastellanz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/coastella
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1156525434390804/
Tickets: http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/coastella-music-festival/paraparaumu

*All images courtesy of the official Coastella website

 

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