Wellington’s Beers at the Basin Festival is back on Saturday 26th November 2022!
Imagine yourself sitting on the grass embankment, 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 Wellington’s iconic venues, Beers at the Basin is a one-day Festival 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 11:00am – 7:00pm.
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).
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 at the Basin 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.
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 Cup and your Festival Guide. And then you’re good to go!
Beers at the Basin 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 28th November to Sunday 11th December (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!
11:00am - 12:00pm
A stalwart of the NZ music scene, Kapisi has spent the past 2 decades travelling the world representing Kiwi/Samoan music on international stages. Kapisi has performed at many festivals throughout the world including the largest Northern Hemisphere outdoor festival, Glastonbury and the largest indie music industry event in the USA, SXSW.
Kapisi, over the last 5 years has served over 22,000+ peoples with his community Events based in Auckland called “Elevated Family Park Jam”& “Mo Arts Jam”. His Live-stream Music shows “Kapisi Klan Fridays” (All music format show) & “Mr Majesty Sundays” (A Reggae show) and his Sports Talk show “Hoops & LIfe” & “Kaps Chats” have amassed over 2 million engagements on all of his social media platforms.
Simultaneously, whilst putting the finishing touches on his fourth album, Kapisi is also working on a Reggae Album under his alias “Mr Majesty” called “Majestic Riddims Part 1” and will also be released later next year.
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Hans Pucket bring an energetic and eclectic set of tunes, featuring three part harmonies, solid power-pop riffs and real lyrics. Formed by twin brothers Oli and Callum Devlin, drummer Jono Nott (ONONO, Broods) the band grew out of a love for classic 60s pop, the earnest melodies of musical theatre, and the solid grooves of 70s disco. In 2018 they delivered their debut “Eczema”- a collection of addictive, cleverly crafted and heartfelt jams. Recently expanded to four members with the multi-instrumental talents of Callum Passells, the band are currently putting the finishing touches on their second full-length album.
“If you prefer your guitar pop with a wry and personal spin on the human condition, you could do worse than listen to Hans Pucket” – (Nick Bollinger, The Sampler RNZ)
1:45pm - 3:00pm
The free-spirited, eclectic sound of Auckland, New Zealand based artist, vocalist and singer-songwriter LOU’ANA is one of unparalleled magic. Having carved a place for herself within Auckland’s vibrant music community over the past 6 years. Lou’ana’s voice carries the stature of an old soul; a cosmic cocktail of sweet and soulful, with an added gritty, blues edge that references the golden age of Eta James, to the rawness of Stevie Nicks. Her heart and soul translates through sound, in that unexplainable alchemy that happens when music meets word.
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Established in 2001, Rhombus first made a splash on the scene in 2002 with their award-winning debut al- bum Bass Player featuring the iconic singles “Clav Dub” and “Onward (Step it Up)”. They followed up with their critically acclaimed sophomore album Future Reference in 2005. 2006 saw the release of Onwards: Remixes and Archives and then their final studio album Rhombus in 2008. The group went on hiatus in 2011 to pursue other projects.
During their first decade, Rhombus toured extensively in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, winning ac- claim for their energetic performances and unique sound. Festival performances included The Big Day Out (NZ), Rhythm and Vines (NZ), Womadelaide,, Planet IndigenUS (CAN),
Grassroots (UK), and more.
The intervening years saw core members Simon Rycroft, Koa Williams and Thomas Voyce keep busy with a range of other activities, including producing, mixing and mastering in their studio, postgraduate research, teaching, DJ shows, tour management, light and sound installations.
Having lived overseas for a number of years, Simon returned to Aotearoa in 2018, and work on the new al- bum began in 2020.
5:00pm - 6:30pm
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 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 before sales are going to end.
Some other general housekeeping rules to be aware of are:
- No high heels or stiletto heels are allowed into the Festival
- 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 Basin Reserve, no exceptions (there will be a dedicated area outside the main Festival entry)
- 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 27th November 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 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 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.
*In the event of disruption by COVID-19, the festival will be rescheduled
Beers at the Basin respects your decision to be vaccinated or not, however, the festival will not require vaccine passes.
DO I NEED TO SHOW A VACCINE CERTIFICATE?
No, vaccine passes are not required.
WILL I NEED TO WEAR A MASK?
No, face masks are not required.
If you have lost or misplaced your ticket, please do not fear.
You can search your emails for Eventbrite <[email protected]>
Alternatively you can log in to your Eventbrite account and head to “Tickets”
If all else fails a ticketing reminder will be resent automatically 72 hours before the festival opens.
All ticketing questions should be directed to Eventbrite website as first point of contact