Saturday, 28th November, 2020
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 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 your ticket type with the correct lane.
eg: “General Admission (GA) Ticket (Green Lane)” = the Green Sign Posted General Admission lane.
There is large coloured signage above each lane (Blue, Green and Pink).
Your ticket will be scanned and you’ll be given an Entry Wristband (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 to handle, this helps our bars and food vendors process transactions quickly, which means 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 30th November to Sunday 13th 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 FestivalWristband 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%)
Mocktails – 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.
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.
We are currently working on some Gluten Free Beer options, please check back once the final vendor menus are released or feel free to contact us to ask.
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.
11:45am - 12:45pm
Hailing from New Zealand’s capital, My Mate’s Band set the scene with their acoustic guitars, writing what feels good at the time, rather than trying to pigeon hole themselves to any specific style.
With lyrics from the heart vibing over catchy hooks, My Mate’s Band use their music to share their own personal observations as spirits having a human experience…
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Three-piece KITA are the most exhilarating new band to arise from New Zealand’s bubbling music scene. Based in Wellington, vocalist, writer and actor Nikita雅涵Tu-Bryant, keyboardist Ed Zuccollo and drummer Rick Cranson meld the soaring choruses of vintage rock, touches of modern jazz, pop and soul, and warm hints of synth into a singular style.
Currently recording and mixing with Grammy Award winning producer Tommaso Colliva in Wellington and Milan, KITA will be releasing their debut album in early 2020, and bringing their mix of funky psychedelic groove and indie pop to festivals and venues all over the world.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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 Basin. Get ready to be thoroughly entertained, getting your steps in with his live MC skills ready to keep the party moving.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Beths hail from the vibrant and deeply collaborative music community of Auckland, New Zealand. Lead vocalist and guitarist Elizabeth Stokes met guitarist Jonathan Pearce and bassist Benjamin Sinclair while they were all in bands in high school. While playing underground gigs around Auckland, they befriended drummer Tristan Deck, who joined the group in 2019. Their blend of propulsive, sing-along choruses, four-part vocal arrangements, and wry, introspective lyrics has earned them fans around the world, as well as opening slots for indie rock titans like The Breeders, Pixies, Weezer, and Death Cab for Cutie.
After putting out their first EP Warm Blood in 2016, The Beths signed to Carpark Records, who issued their 2018 debut album Future Me Hates Me. The record’s irresistible pop rock hooks drew acclaim from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Stereogum, the A.V. Club, and a host of other publications, many of whom listed Future Me Hates Me among their favorite LPs of 2018. The album also made the shortlist for New Zealand’s 2018 Taite Music Prize, and Stokes has twice been nominated for the Silver Scroll Award, New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting honor. In 2019, The Beths were nominated for five Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, winning Best Group and Best Alternative Artist.
After touring the northern hemisphere for a year and a half in 2018 and 2019, The Beths regrouped to write and record their second album, Jump Rope Gazers, a sparkling collection of songs that deepens and expands the bright talent they showed on their early releases. Bonds between the band members only grew after spending so much time on the road together, and their camaraderie shows on their new work. Recorded and produced by Pearce in his Auckland studio, Jump Rope Gazers will be released by Carpark in 2020, a year that promises to bring The Beths’ delightful music to even more new listeners.
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Richter City Rebels are New Zealand’s first and finest Second Line brass band. Made up of top calibre Wellington musicians, the Rebels bring the warm, infectious sound and magnetic culture of New Orleans to clubs, theatres and festivals all over the country.
The Richter City Rebels’ music is heavy and soulful. Blending RnB, soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk, it grooves deeply and pulsates with pounding bass and searing brass. Catchy vocals and chants draw the crowd into the party and the rolling, infectious sound is punctuated by the fierce crack of drums and percussion. The music has the soul and charisma of James Brown, mixed with the effortless swagger of golden age hip-hop. When it hits you, you can’t help but dance and feel good!
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 house keeping rules to be aware of are:
• No high heels or stiletto heels are allowed into the Festival .
• 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.
• 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.
• You can bring in an empty clear water bottle (no glass) – there will be free, freshwater available.
• Alcohol cannot be taken outside the Festival.
• You can bring blankets or picnic mats.
• Remember sunscreen, sun hats, rainwear (if required) and warm clothing (no pass outs).
• If you lose your Festival cup this will not be replaced.
• 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 Festival and let them know.
ID Accepted: A HANZ Card, Kiwi Access card, a New Zealand Drivers License, New Zealand or Foreign Passport.
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 2020”
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 2020) so please search this in your emails.
All ticketing questions should be directed to Eventbrite website as first point of contact