Hamilton New Zealand

Parachute Music Festival


Looks like a new event is taking its place: http://festival-one.co.nz/

Location: Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton

Dates: Fri 24 - Sun 26 January 2014

The Parachute Music Festival is an annual Christian music event running since 1991. The event has been held in Hamilton since 2004 and has just signed another 5 year deal to keep the event Mystery Creek until 2018. Each year around 25,000 revellers attend continuous shows from up to 100 bands. The event is drug and alcohol free which is strictly enforced.

Interestingly, Parachute is the longest running music festival in New Zealand. The festival is run by a charitable trust and its mission is to "help Christian musicians shift pop culture." Each year, dozens of local and international music acts perform over 3 days in January. All sorts of genres are catered for from rock to hip hop to singers. All performers are generally Christians.

Camping is a big part of the event with most choosing to go in groups and camp for the duration. The camping aspect gives the festival a special atmosphere, and all sorts of activities are catered for. Camping is included in the price of the tickets. Limited day passes are also available for those only attending one day, however most tend to stay the whole event. Powered campervan sites are available for an extra fee. Of course you don't have to stay on site. The official accommodation provider is Ibis Tainui, or you may wish to see our accommodation section.

More info can be found on the Parachute Website here

Tickets for Parachute 2014 are available here

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