Event Info

A tasty new event on Saturday, 9th December 2017
11am – 7pm

Imagine yourself sitting on the grass embankment, having a refreshing beverage listening to some fine tunes, all while basking in the sun! What better way to spend a Saturday!

Hosted at one of Wellington’s iconic venues, Beers at the Basin will be a one-day festival showcasing some of the best Craft Breweries, Local Wineries, Street Food and Music that NZ has to offer.

On Arrival

When approaching the gate, please have your ticket ready to scan, either a printed version or displayed on your phone via the Eventbrite app (available on the App Store or Google Play).

Your ticket will be scanned and you’ll be given an Entry Wristband.
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 at the Basin is an R21 event. We are able to accept aNew Zealand Driver’s License, a New Zealand or Foreign Passport, or a HANZ 18+ card as identification.

Festival gates are open from 11am – 7pm, and If you want to be organised and hit the ground running you can purchase festival currency at the event, 30 mins before gates open.

Please note all bags are subject to inspection at any point during the event. 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.
In order to protect the Basin Reserve, No high heels or stiletto heels are allowed into the festival.

As you enter, you’ll be given a Festival Glass and your Festival Guide. And then you’re good to go!

Festival Currency

Beers at the Basin is a 100% cashless event. With no cash to handle, this helps our bars and food vendors process transactions quickly, which means more time for you to enjoy the festival.

Purchasing Currency

As mentioned above, your Entry Wristband 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 event so you can start the fun from the first minute.

You will be able to purchase festival currency at the event, from 30 mins before gates open. Currency can be purchased with Cash (the fastest option), Eftpos or Credit Card.
Wrist Bands 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 event, 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 11th December to Sunday 24th December. (midnight). Refunds will then be processed weekly, please note AWOP charges a 60c Bank Fee for all online refunds. Just make sure you hang on to your Event 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. (AWOP refunds are now closed)


Type Taste Glass

Beer (2.6% – 5.9%)

$2.50 $6.50

Beer (6.0% – 8.5%)

$2.50 $7.50


$2.50 $7.50

White Wine


Red Wine


Other Drinks

If you are not into alcohol or feel like a break we will have a Mocktail Bar run by Ray from the Roxy, serving non-alcoholic cocktails and a Redbull Lab 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.

We are currently working on some Gluten Free Beer options, please check back once the vendors are released or feel free to contact us to ask.

All drinks are served in reusable festival glassware, if you lose your cup this will not be replaced – so keep these safe!

Live Music

11:15 – 12:30

Miles Calder & The Rumours

Miles Calder & The Rumours

1:00 – 2:15

Tunes of I

Tunes of I

2:45 – 3:45



4:15 – 5:15

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

5:45 – 7:00

The Phoenix Foundation

The Phoenix Foundation


Beers at the Basin 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 know that sales are going to end.

 Some other general house keeping rules to be aware of are:

No high heels or stiletto heels are allowed into the festival.
• R21 event.
• Children and babies are not permitted under the event restricted liquor license (no exceptions).
• Safe transport options home will be available, if you need a taxi or uber please ask any staff member.
• Smoking and vaping are not permitted inside the Basin Reserve, no exceptions (there will be a dedicated area outside of the Basin Reserve gates, near the main entry)
• No Pass Outs (once you leave the festival you wont be allowed back in).
• No furniture, animals, minors, food or drink can be brought into the festival.
• Alcohol cannot be taken outside the festival.
• You can bring blankets or picnic mats
• The postponement day as per the terms and conditions is Sunday 10th December.
• Remember sunscreen, sun hats, rainwear (if required) and warm clothing (no pass outs).
• If you lose your festival glass this will not be replaced.
• Gates will open 30 mins before the festival starts to allow AWOP top ups.
• Use the correct lane on entry to the festival, to speed up your experience.

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 at the Basin.
If you do not want your image used by Beers at the Basin in any future promotional activity please locate a Beers at the Basin staff member at the event and let them know.

ID Accepted:  A HANZ Card, a New Zealand Drivers License, New Zealand or Foreign Passport.

Ticketing Issues

Lost Ticketing
If you have lost or misplaced your ticket, please do not fear.
You can search your emails for Eventbrite <orders@eventbrite.com> “Your Tickets for Beers at the Basin” 
If all else fails a ticketing reminder will be resent automatically 72 hours before the festival opens.

If you need to contact our ticketing provider Eventbrite for any reason you can do so here

Tickets are issued from Eventbrite (Subject: Your Tickets for Beers at the Basin) so please search this in your emails.
All ticketing questions should be directed to Eventbrite website as first point of contact

Terms & Conditions

Festival Entry Terms and Conditions click here

Ticketing Terms and Conditions click here


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