Decades in the dreaming, the inaugural Kiwigrass Festival will mark a turning point in the history of New Zealand Bluegrass. Whether you are a musician or a bluegrass fan you won’t be disappointed. And in the years ahead, as the good-time stories gradually become legends in bars and around firesides, you will be able to modestly shrug and say “I was there.”
Right now preparations are gathering pace for the 1-3 February 2019 festival, at the perfect venue, Narrows Park near Hamilton.
And there’s more! You can boost your skills and become a real part of the New Zealand bluegrass community by attending the in-depth Kiwigrass Academy beforehand. It’s an opportunity not to be missed.
It’s been nearly 50 years since the last Banjo Pickers Convention in Hamilton, and it will be 40 years since the one-time Brooklands Bluegrass Festival in Christchurch. 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.