Wellington’s Beers at the Basin Festival is back on Saturday 11th December 2021!
Basin Reserve, Wellington
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 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 11am – 7pm
On arrival please match the colour in your ticket name with the correct lane
Your Ticket Type has an (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 13th December to Sunday 26th 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-alcohlic 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.
All drinks are served in our reusable Festival cups, if you lose your cup this will not be replaced – so keep these safe!
On entry ALL patrons receive a reusable beer cup free of charge.
All Wine is served in a reusable wine cup, only $1.50 with your first purchase.
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 12th December*
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
If you have lost or misplaced your ticket, please do not fear.
You can search your emails for Eventbrite <[email protected]> “Your Tickets for Beers at the Basin 2021”
If all else fails a ticketing reminder will be resent automatically 72 hours before the event 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 2021) so please search this in your emails.
All ticketing questions should be directed to Eventbrite website as first point of contact