Auckland’s inaugural outdoor Beers in the Park Festival will be held on Saturday 5th March, 2022 at Victoria Park!
Imagine yourself sitting on the grass, having a refreshing beverage and listening to some fine tunes, all while basking in the sun! What better way to spend a Saturday!
Hosted at one of Auckland’s iconic parks, Beers in the Park is a one-day event showcasing some of the best Craft Breweries, Local Wineries, Street Food, and Music that NZ has to offer.
The festival vendors can be viewed on the vendor page, with all beverage vendors having standardised drink prices as per the below guide.
All food menu items will be limited to a maximum price of $9.00.
Please see the individual vendor menus on their listings for what will be on offer (GF, DF, V available).
Festival gates are open from 11am – 7pm.
On arrival please match the colour in your ticket name with the correct lane.
Your Ticket Type has a (LANE COLOUR) associated with the ticket name.
There are large coloured signs above each lane (Blue, Green and Pink).
When approaching the gate, please have your ticket ready to scan, either a printed version or displayed on your phone via Ticket Fairy.
Your ticket will be scanned and you’ll be given an Entry Wristband (AWOP RFID).
This is your payment system for the Festival, and will be loaded with any currency you’ve pre-purchased with your ticket, or that you top up at the Festival.
Please be prepared to show your valid ID. Beers in the Park is a restricted event. We are able to accept a New Zealand Driver’s License, a New Zealand or Foreign Passport, Kiwi Access card or a HANZ 18+ card as identification.
Please note all bags are subject to inspection at any point during the Festival. Bottles, cans, glass, food, drink, alcohol, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon cannot be brought into the Festival.
Also please leave your animals, furniture and children at home – you can bring blankets or picnic mats.
As you enter, you’ll be given a Festival Cup and your Festival Guide. And then you’re good to go!
Beers in the Park is a 100% cashless Festival. With no cash or eftpos transactions to handle, this helps our bars and food vendors process transactions quickly through AWOP, meaning more time for you to enjoy the festival.
As mentioned above, your Entry Wristband (RFID) will be loaded with any Festival currency you’ve pre-purchased.
This year, you can pre-purchase $30 Festival currency with your ticket, and this will save you the onsite $2 activation fee.
We strongly recommend purchasing currency before the Festival so you can start the fun from the first minute.
You will be able to purchase Festival currency at the Festival (you cannot top-up now before the Festival). Currency can be purchased with Cash (the fastest option), Eftpos or Credit Card.
Wristbands can be loaded with as many dollars as you prefer (one-off activation fee of $2 will be charged).
Alternatively, you can pre-purchase tickets that include $30 Festival currency. Pre-purchased currency does not incur an activation fee.
Topping Up Currency
If you need to top up at the Festival, just head to one of our Top Up Stands / Banks or roaming Top Up Staff.
Once a Wristband has been activated, there is no further top-up charge.
If you don’t use all of your Festival currency at the Festival, never fear!
Festival currency refunds will be available at no charge at any of the Festival banks and then online only from Monday 7th March to Sunday 20th March (midnight). Refunds will then be processed weekly, please note AWOP charges a Bank Fee for all online refunds. Just make sure you hang on to your Festival Wristband as you’ll need the number printed on it to claim your refund.
For more information on refunds and any associated costs, please visit www.awop.co.nz/refunds
Click here between these dates to arrange your refund.
Beer & Cider (2.0% – 5.9%)
Beer & Cider (6.0% – 7.5%)
Non-Alcoholic: If you are not into alcohol or feel like a break we will have a range of other beverages available from our dedicated non-alcoholic bar.
Free water: will be available at stations throughout the festival. Remember to keep hydrated to make sure you can go the distance. Bottled water is also available for purchase.
Gluten Free: Cider, Seltzer & Wine options plus a variety of Food options.
Vegan: A range of Beverages options plus a variety of Food options, please refer to the dietary key on the vendor menus.
On entry, ALL patrons receive a reusable Beer cup free of charge for all Beer, Cider & Seltzer.
All Wine is served in a reusable wine cup, only $1.50 with your first purchase.
All drinks are served in our reusable Festival cups, if you lose your cup this will not be replaced – so keep these safe!
11:30am - 12:30pm
Award-winning musician King Kapisi will be bringing his style of reggae, Hip-Hop, funk and drum’n’bass to this year’s Beers in the Park Festival. Get ready to be thoroughly entertained, getting your steps in with his live MC skills ready to keep the party moving.
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lost Tribe Aotearoa is a Raglan based group of talented musos, hailing from all over the Pacific. Formed in late 2017, LTA have an underlying genre of roots reggae which morphs into blues, rock, ska and hip-hop. LTA pride themselves on their high-energy live set, and are sure to have the crowd singing every song.
With most of the members being of Tūwharetoa descent, one American and one from Aitutaki, their ancestral vibes shoot clearly through their music. LTA are fresh on the Aotearoa music scene with their lush reggae skanks, catchy choruses and phat dub basslines. This is a type of reggae that you will rarely find both locally or internationally.
In 2019 LTA were nominated for best roots artist next to Troy Kingi and LAB. In May 2020, mid lockdown for Covid, they released their debut self-titled album which received rave reviews.
2:30pm - 3:45pm
Molly & The Chromatics have solidified themselves as a formidable live force in New Zealand. The 6 piece have toured the country extensively and played essentially the whole run of major festivals. With a debut album released they are set to continue their journey through the music scape of 2022.
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Noughties chart toppers Goodshirt carved a path of their own back in the day when they launched onto the scene with their self produced DIY alt-pop sound.
With a string of singles that are now considered classic Kiwi hits; songs like ‘Sophie’, ‘Fiji Baby’, ‘Blowing Dirt’, ‘Buck It Up’, ‘Place 2 Be’ and more, they also became well known for their dynamic one-shot videos. (Everyone remembers the car video getting put back together in reverse right? And of course the iconic ‘Sophie’ video where the lead character gets robbed whilst immersed in the song).
Goodshirts high energy live performances saw sell out tours across New Zealand and Australia as well as multiple Big Day Outs.
Venturing overseas also saw the band play at South By South West festival in Texas, leading to the band touring to Japan – where unsurprisingly the bands intriguing music videos were lapped up by MTV Japan.
After a very extended break with only the odd appearances in recent years the band are for the first time all living in the same country and ready to take to the stage again.
2021 marks 20 years since the release of the debut record ‘good’ that spawned hits like ‘Green’ (Got a Goodshirt) Place To Be, Blowing Dirt, and of course ‘Sophie’ that reached number 1 on the charts.
The band are excited to be heading out and playing shows this Summer and celebrate being able to experience live music again after lockdown.
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hedlok consists of 2 of South Pacifics most Versatile Hiphop/Reggae/Dancehall/R&B/Rock Vocalists in the World,Che-fu & King Kapisi.
On stage Wellington-born Samoan King Kapisi, aka Bill Urale, is a Kiwi hip-hop legend.
He’s performed at nearly every major New Zealand music event and alongside The Black Eyed Peas,Janet Jackson and the Beastie Boys, to name just a few.
Che, a founding member of Supergroove, responsible for a new sound, the album Traction released in 1995 produced hits that have become classic kiwi anthems.
Che’s debut’ solo album as ‘Che-Fu’ ‘2b S.Pacific’ released in 1997.
Late 2001, Che-Fu & The Kratez released the follow-up album Navigator with APRA Silver Scroll Award winning single Misty Frequencies.
2006 had a release of ‘HI Score – The Best Of Che-Fu’ featured singles from Che’s three solo albums and four new tracks.
Che-Fu & The Kratez performed in London at HRH The Queen Of England’s Golden Jubilee.
Che dined and performed for The Prince of Wales, Prince William and in the 2009 Honours List Che was presented “The NZ Order Of Merit” for his contribution to music.
Beers in the Park is a licenced liquor event operating under strict regulations. We reserve the right to refuse entry if suitable photo ID cannot be presented on request.
We reserve the right to remove any individuals from the Festival whose behaviour prevents other visitors from having a good time. Unacceptable behaviour includes, but isn’t limited to, intoxication, fighting and rudeness.
Alcohol sales are closed strictly 30mins before the end of the Festival, an announcement will be made reminding you before sales are going to end.
Some other general house keeping rules to be aware of are:
- Use the correct lane on entry to the Festival, to speed up your experience.
- Children and babies are not permitted under the Festival restricted liquor license (no exceptions).
- Safe transport options home will be available if you need a taxi or uber, please ask any staff member.
- No Smoking or vaping is permitted inside the main Victoria Park area, no exceptions (there will be a dedicated area of the Festival near the toilets)
- Pass Outs are not available – once you leave the Festival you won’t be allowed back in.
- Alcohol cannot be taken outside the Festival.
- If you lose your Festival cup this will not be replaced.
- Please do not bring any animals (except for guide dogs),
- Please do not bring musical instruments, umbrellas or furniture with you (that includes blow up or inflatable items). You can bring blankets or picnic mats.
- Outside food & beverages cannot be brought into the Festival.
- You can bring in an empty clear water bottle (no glass) – there will be free water available.
- Remember your sunscreen, sun hats, rainwear (if required) and warm clothing (no pass outs).
- The rain day as per the terms and conditions is Sunday 6th March 2022 *
Promotional photos and video will be taken at the Festival and by purchasing a ticket and / or attending the event you give permission for your likeness to be used by Beers in the Park.
If you do not want your image used by Beers in the Park in any future promotional activity please locate a Beers in the Park senior crew member at the Festival and let them know.
ID Accepted: A HANZ Card, Kiwi Access card, a New Zealand Drivers License, New Zealand or Foreign Passport.
*If the festival is unable to proceed due to COVID-19, the festival will be rescheduled and ticket holders will have the option of a refund.
If you have lost or misplaced your ticket, please do not fear.
Your tickets are available to download at any time from your Ticket Fairy account. Simply log in to your account and go to “My Tickets”
You can also search your emails for The Ticket Fairy <[email protected]> “Your Tickets for Beers in the Park”
If you need to contact our ticketing provider The Ticket Fairy for any reason you can do so here
All ticketing questions should be directed to the Ticket Fairy website as the first point of contact.
Beers in the Park respects your decision to be vaccinated or not, but in order for the festival to proceed each attendee must be fully vaccinated. This is as per the current Government regulations (Covid-19 Protection Framework)
You will be asked to show a current My Vaccine Pass in your name and a valid form of ID before being allowed to enter the festival grounds.
DO I NEED TO SHOW A VACCINE CERTIFICATE?
As per the current Government regulations, all attendees will be asked to show a valid My Vaccine Pass in their name before being allowed to enter the festival grounds.
WILL I NEED TO WEAR A MASK?
Face masks are not mandatory for festival attendees under the Orange & Green settings, however, it is recommended that you bring along your face mask and wear it as much as possible. ( As per the Covid-19 Protection Framework)
Make sure you have everything ready to be checked when you show up at the festival gates. This includes your Beers in the Park Ticket, My Vaccine Pass and Valid Photo ID. Printed Tickets and printed My Vaccine Passes are acceptable as well as digital versions on a phone.
For faster entry, have your Beers in the Park printed ticket in your hand and your My Vaccine Pass displayed on your phone ready to be sighted.
We would appreciate that if you are feeling unwell, you stay at home. This is for the safety of everyone. If you think you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms then get a test and stay isolated while you wait for your results.