Decades in the dreaming, New Zealand’s first dedicated Bluegrass Music Festival is finally becoming a reality.  Kiwigrass will be held the first weekend in February, 2019, at Narrows Park in Hamilton.  To stay in the loop on updates, go to fb.me/kiwigrass and hit “Like/Follow”!

It’s been nearly 50 years since the last Banjo Pickers Convention in Hamilton. Kiwigrass, celebrating all of Bluegrass Music, has been a long time in coming!


Kiwigrass is brought to you with the support of the Australasian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association.

The Festival


Kiwigrass is the New Zealand Bluegrass Festival.

Dates: First weekend in February, 2019.  Kick off Friday evening, Wrap up late Sunday afternoon.

Venue: Narrows Park. Hamilton, New Zealand.

Narrows Park was established as a Christian Camp in 1953. Narrows is a registered non profit organisation and today it operates largely as a leadership farm, working predominantly with youth and young adults, developing leadership skills and providing practical opportunities in a camp environment. When Narrows isn’t running events the camp hosts groups including church camps, sporting groups, school camps, community organisations, weddings and everything in between. Their full staff and large pool of volunteers will be taking great care of Kiwigrass.

There are 120 cabin beds, 24 powered camping sites, and acres of unpowered camping available.