We are back for round two on Saturday, 1st December 2018
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 event showcasing some of the best Craft Breweries, Local Wineries, Street Food and Music that NZ has to offer.
The event vendors can be viewed on the vendor page, with all beverage vendors having standardised drink prices as per the below guide.
All food menus will be limited to a maximum price of $8.00, please see the individual vendor menus on their listings for what will be on offer (GF, DF, V available).
Your ticket will be scanned and you’ll be given an Entry Wristband (RFID).
This is your payment system for the event, and will be loaded with any currency you’ve pre-purchased with your ticket, or that you top up at the event.
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, or a HANZ 18+ card as identification.
Event gates are open from 11am – 7pm, and If you want to be organised and hit the ground running you can purchase event 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 event.
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 event.
As you enter, you’ll be given a Event Cup and your Event Guide. And then you’re good to go!
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 event.
As mentioned above, your Entry Wristband (RFID) will be loaded with any event currency you’ve pre-purchased.
This year, you can pre-purchase $30 event 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 event currency at the event, from 30 mins before gates open. 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 event 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 event currency at the event, never fear!
Event currency refunds will be available at no charge at any of the event banks and then online only from Monday 3rd December to Sunday 16th 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 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.
Beer (2.0% – 5.9%)
Beer (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 event. Remember to keep hydrated to make sure you can go the distance. Bottled water is also available for purchase.
Gluten Free: Wine & Cider 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 event 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.
11:15am - 12:15pm
With a sound that traverses alt-country via indie, Wellington 5-piece Anxiety Club, have been winning fans up and down the country with every live show and new release.
Expect to hear songs from their excellent 2018 EP, ‘Black Heart’ as well as the much-loved ‘Be Still’.
Write them off as serious navel- gazers at your peril though – with a set that includes ‘Ginger in the Summer’ they bring the party AND the pathos. Your new favourite band.
12:45pm - 2:00pm
Wellington’s mathematically challenged T-Bone Trio (quintet) bring their own brand of zydeco, old-time, blues and bluegrass to Beers at the Basin.
Featuring a line up of diverse and talented musicians, Richard Klein (Fiddle) Gerry Paul (Banjo /Guitar) Dusty Burnell (Guitar, Mandolin and Fiddle), Aaron Stewart (Bull Fiddle) and Alan Norman on accordion and drums, these lads will dazzle you with a powerhouse of harmonies and unparalleled musicianship. Guaranteed to have toes tapping, this is the perfect beer drinking music.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand’s most predominant & iconic musicians. She has always maintained a highly respected reputation of creating music with the upmost integrity & passion, not to mention her incredible live performances and powerhouse vocals.
In April 2016 Hollie released ‘Water or Gold’. It entered the New Zealand Charts at #1 sitting in the top 10 for 3 weeks. Hollie gained two New Zealand Music Award nominations for Best Album & Best Female Solo Artist.
This show sees Hollie Smith performing with her stripped back duo and this literally puts Hollies voice out there to be soaked up and really appreciated.
4:00pm - 5:15pm
The Nudge are a fresh form of innovative blues, roots & psychedelia.
“Keen for a Nudge?”
The Nudge have been forming their genre crossing sound since 2010. Formed initially from Ryan Prebble wishing to expand what was originally a solo project. Forever morphing their influences over the years, The Nudge has come to find their sound bluesy, but psychedelic and hypnotic. What establishes this band as unique is their ability to fill the sonic spectrum of the music, both layered and texturally, to be a crucial part of their song writing. Often tribal in rhythm, the element of a party and dance vibe is never far away from the heart of the songs.
NZ Musician live review (Whammy Bar) – “The Nudge have perfected a fine balance between psychedelic rock and classic rock to create a niche sound that sounds impressive recorded and even better in person.”
In 2016 and 2017 The Nudge headlined tours of NZ to support the release of sophomore album Dark Arts, as well as support shows with Aussie Rockers Midnight Oil, Fly My Pretties and long time Wellington associates Fat Freddy’s Drop.
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Playing fresh tracks off their DEBUT ALBULM (releasing November 2018)
Auckland-based four piece, Racing, take rock and roll and inject it with a chemical haze so potent the listener is left both pleased and punished. Once likened to “the thoughts of a crocodile in flood season”, the band crafts a swirling sea of groove and hypnosis into rock anthems drenched in weird tropical dance music.
Racing is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles (vocals) and Sven Pettersen (guitar); two crucial parts to the colossus that was The Checks.
The two time Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards winners (Best Rock Album) from Auckland, made their way into the pages of NME while sharing the stage with Oasis, REM, The Hives, AC/DC, The Killers and Muse on different tours. Knowles and Pettersen are joined by two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi alternative scene – Daniel Barrett (Bass) and Izaak Houston (Drums).
From the darkness of the late night dive bars where they cut their teeth, to playing summer festivals across New Zealand, the four members of Racing have come together to create a massive sound that challenges anything from their collective musical past.
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 event 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 event, 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 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 event you wont be allowed back in).
• No furniture, animals, minors, food or drink can be brought into the event.
• Alcohol cannot be taken outside the event.
• You can bring blankets or picnic mats.
• The postponement day as per the terms and conditions is Sunday 2nd December.
• Remember sunscreen, sun hats, rainwear (if required) and warm clothing (no pass outs).
• If you lose your event cup this will not be replaced.
• Gates will open 15 mins before the event starts to allow currency top ups.
• Use the correct lane on entry to the event, to speed up your experience.
Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event 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.
If you have lost or misplaced your ticket, please do not fear.
You can search your emails for Eventbrite <firstname.lastname@example.org> “Your Tickets for Beers at the Basin 2018”
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 2018) so please search this in your emails.
All ticketing questions should be directed to Eventbrite website as first point of contact