How to prepare for a music festival

Vivace is the official NFMC Festivals website. Festival areas not yet using Vivace should be preparing to on board within the next two years. All Festivals will be using Vivace for registration and reporting. Our goal is to have the transition complete with all Festival Areas using Vivace for the 2022-2023 Festival year.

This system verifies compliance with Festivals Bulletin rules at the time of registration.
Vivace reports are the official reports to be submitted to State and Regional Festival Chairs.

We are now approaching the half way mark with on boarding Festival Areas into Vivace. We want to congratulate these states who have really pushed this process. With at least 90% of their Festival areas now using Vivace, we give a special shout out to Alaska, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, South Carolina, and Utah.

Vivace Overview Video
If you have not yet seen what Vivace can do, we recommend the overview video.
It will take about 10 minute of your time and is a great introduction. Here is the link.

Anyone is also welcome to visit the Support Center.

What if our Area has not yet submitted a Project Application?
Now is the time to submit an application if your area wishes to work on entering the historical data this year. Depending on the amount of data that needs to be entered, your area could be ready to use Vivace during the 2021-2022 Festival year. If the process, takes longer, the 2021-2022 Festival data can also be entered manually and then your Festival Area will be set for 2022-2023. For everyone’s benefit, we will manage the number of new areas who are admitted at any given time so that the support team will be able to provide help in a timely manner.

1. Request a project application by emailing:
2. Continue to gather the information that will be needed in the new system if you are not a current user.
a. Teacher information: full name (first, middle, last) preferred name and birthdate.
b. Student information: full name (first, middle, last), preferred name and birthdate.
c. Point history data to include the year, festival, event, class, and rating. It is not necessary to enter the required and choice piece repertoire information for past events.

What is the process for on boarding into Vivace?
The process includes:
1. Requesting a project application by emailing: [email protected]
2. Submitting the completed application.
3. Receiving the Project Education Guide and carefully studying the process outlined.
4. Attending an orientation webinar. (These are held throughout the year.)
5. Selecting the method of entering the historical data: manual entry or import.
6. Beginning the process of preparing data for import OR having a National Admin set an appointment with your two Festival Area Admins to grant them access so they can begin the manual entry process.

Process to prepare data for Vivace
Since we have a variety of “starting points” for various Festival Areas, we created the Vivace Project Education Guide for Areas that want to start using the system. Basically, there will be two approaches:
1. Manual Entry of history: This will take lots of volunteer hours but will involve very little cost. There will be help materials as well as Regional and National project coaches available to help you through the process.
2. One Time Import of history: This will take time to prepare and will involve some cost to the local area to export and import their history. Those areas choosing this process will be more limited in number, as we must rely on the developer’s time to review and approve each import file.

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Bravo! Vail's 35th Season: June 23 – August 4, 2022

Bravo! Vail Music Festival

35th Season | June 23 – August 4, 2022

The 2022 Bravo! Vail Music Festival will showcase four phenomenal orchestras over the course of the summer: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic.

Our Chamber Music Series, Immersive Experiences, and Classically Uncorked Series offer the chance to experience powerful chamber music in an up-close setting. Free community concerts will return in locations across Eagle County throughout the summer, as well as beloved education events like Little Listeners at the Library.

We are grateful for the generous support that made our 2021 Season so magical, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic summer of concerts and experiences in 2022. Thank you for helping to enrich lives through the power of music.

More information will be available on the day of our Season Announcement, February 10, 2022.

It is to be held in the city from Jan. 12 to 16; work in progress for designing logo, theme song

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Sketching a plan : Lt. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and CM Rangasamy at the review meeting in Puducherry. | Photo Credit: S.S. KUMAR

It is to be held in the city from Jan. 12 to 16; work in progress for designing logo, theme song

Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister N. Rangasamy led a consultative meeting to chalk out a comprehensive plan for the successful conduct of the 25th National Youth Festival (NYF) scheduled in the city from January 12 to 16.

Among the facilitation measures discussed at the meeting were logistic support, including accommodation for participants, officials and volunteers, supply of food, potable water, transportation, medical facilities and funding.

The government is roping in various departments, State and private higher education institutions, and voluntary organisations for the smooth conduct of the festival.

The formation of executive committees, appointment of volunteers and moderators and making arrangements for the festival with adherence to COVID-19 protocol also figured in the discussions. The city is hosting the youth festival, planned as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, to mark the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence. Designing a specific theme, logo and song for the NYF are also in the works.

Ministers A. Namassivayam, K. Lakshminarayanan, C. Djeacoumar and Chandira Priyanga, and Chief Secretary Ashwani Kumar, high-ranking police officials and heads of government departments discussed the scale and scope of festival arrangements.

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Canceled last year due to the pandemic, the Tortuga Music Festival has returned to Fort Lauderdale beach.

The festival kicked off Friday at noon and will continue through Sunday night. Upwards of 30,000 people are expected at the beach for the event.

The festival features some of the biggest names in country music. This year includes performances by Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, John Pardi, Cole Swindell, Jimmie Allen, Michael Ray, Chris Lane, Gabby Barrett, and Lee Brice.

Fort Lauderdale police and fire rescue said they have been meeting with the concert organizers for six months to prepare. Law enforcement officers and fire rescue personnel will be stationed throughout the event and surrounding area.

“We’ll have over 38 paramedics on site. We have a pop-up hospital that is staffed with nurses and a doctor as well as lifeguards protecting the waterside,” said Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Batallion Chief Stephen Gollan.

City officials are hypersensitive to what happened at the Astroworld Festival in Houston last weekend when concertgoers stormed a stage and eight people were killed.

“The best way to describe our security plan, it’s like an iceberg. What you see on the surface, you see it visibly when you walk into the event. It pales in comparison to what is going on behind the scenes” said Fort Lauderdale Assistant Police Chief of Operations Dana Swisher.

Some event-goers told CBS4 that they feel safe in going.

“I’ve probably been to 50 country music concerts in my life, but I’ve never been to one where anyone ever died so I think the environment is going to be a little more relaxed than AstroWorld,” said Nick Murphy.

“I don’t think it’s going to be like that just because we’ve been here before and we know how it’s set up, they limit tickets,” said Emily DiMatteo.

Those planning to go should note that there is no designated event parking,

Attendees are encouraged to use a ride share service or the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi. Taxis and rideshare services will use Harbor Drive for passenger pick up and drop off. Rideshares could face fines for picking up or dropping off at any other location.

Drivers can expect delays on all barrier island roadways especially A1A and Seabreeze Boulevard. Delays should also be expected on Southeast 17th Street and Las Olas Boulevard.

How to prepare for a music festival

In just nineteen days, Ne-Yo will be performing his R&B classics in Lagos, Nigeria, at the Flytime Music Festival. He recently announced, ‘I am super duper excited to let y’all know that on December 22nd, I will be at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos, Nigeria for Day 2 of the Flytime Music Festival, I’ll be in the house, so you need to be in the house too!’.

Ne-Yo’s fans should prepare for a night of sweet nostalgia as he performs timeless hits we know all the words to, including ‘So Sick’, ‘Sexy Love’ and ‘Miss Independent’.

With 3 Grammy Awards and multiple platinum certifications, Ne-Yo is definitely one of the most acclaimed R&B artists of the 2000s. He has also written smash hits for other artists including Beyonce’s ‘Irreplaceable’, Rihanna’s ‘Take A Bow’ and Mario’s ‘Let Me Love You’.

Neyo’s performance will be on Day 2 of the 2021 Flytime Music Festival, which will bring together a lineup of rising, leading and legendary African and International acts over 4 days – Tuesday, December 21st to Friday, December 24th.

Wizkid will kick off this year’s festival with STARBOY LIVE on the 21st of December (Day 1) while Davido closes the festival on the 24th of December (Day 4) with a celebration of A DECADE OF DAVIDO. On December 23rd, Day 3 will feature the biggest Superstars of the year at Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged including Fireboy, CKay, Rema, Adekunle Gold, Buju, Lojay, Ayra Starr and Ladipoe to name a few.

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Think Concerts… Think Flytime


The Flytime Music Festival is an annual multi-day Music Festival in Lagos, Nigeria dedicated to creating an experience for festival lovers, and a hub for artists to express themselves on an African Stage!

For the past 17 years, this multi-day concert series has provided an inspiring line up of live performances and a platform that welcomes a broad array of musical talents from various genres (from the shores of Lagos and abroad). The Flytime Music Festival creates anticipation year after year as this SOLD-OUT festival has continually disrupted and significantly impacted the music and entertainment industry in Nigeria and across Africa.

After weeks of speculation and angry fans demanding answers, Rhythm & Vines has today announced they will be postponing their annual New Year’s Eve festival to Easter Weekend 2022.

The popular Gisborne music festival today made the decision to continue with plans for the festival, but hold it at a time where there would be more certainty to deliver the infamous festival safely.

The new dates for the festival are Friday, April 15, 2022 to Sunday, April 17, 2022.

The venue of Waiohika Estate remains the same.


In a statement to ticketholders, the festival organisers said the decision was been in consultation with Tairāwhiti Iwi, Tairāwhiti DHB, local councils and members of parliament.

“Rhythm and Vines’ mission has, and always will be a safe and secure festival for all involved and believes this decision will allow us to keep delivering the best festival experience that over 400,000 young kiwis have enjoyed since 2003.”

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All tickets purchased for the 2021 festival will remain valid.

Festivalgoers will still have the option to camp over four nights from Thursday, April 14, 2022.

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All people attending the festival will have to be double vaccinated and have a vaccination passport. Refunds will be offered to those who are not vaccinated or unable to be vaccinated.

Refunds will also be offered for those who are unable to make the new dates. The refund window closes on December 16th 2021 at 5pm.

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As a result of festival organisers stating in the weeks leading up to the decision that people need to be double vaccinated to attend, 2500 R&V tickets had already been refunded.

The news comes after Tairāwhiti iwi urged Rhythm and Vines owners and management to cancel this year’s festival over concerns it could cause a Covid-19 outbreak in the region.


The chairpersons of Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata and the chief executive of Ngāi Tāmanuhiri met with the chief executive and festival director of Rhythm and Vines Live Nation, Kieran Spillane, and managing director Mark Kneebone to express concerns about the festival.

Te Aitanga a Māhaki chairman Pene Brown said his board had met and was adamant that the festival should be cancelled because of the threat posed by 24,000 festival-goers pouring into the region.

“We are concerned about the additional stress and pressure the festival would place on local health services, shops and accommodation owners who would be on red alert,” Brown said.

Rhythm and Vines representatives told the iwi that they were doing everything that they could do to ensure that the event was safe, and was working with health officials and within Government guidelines to meet health and safety requirements.

As well as Iwi, event organisers were criticised for lack of response to fans, shutting off comments on social media and leaving questions on their Instagram page ignored.

Ticketholders in the comments slammed the festival’s communication in the event’s latest post on social media calling for volunteers, the post was later deleted from Instagram.


“Can you at least release the lineup,” a ticketholder asked.

Another angry ticket holder slammed the lack of transparency: “Can you at least release the lineup, every other festival for New Years has months ago and you seem to think [sic] rnv is one of a kind.” They went on to note they felt the communication from R&V was not acceptable.

When the Herald reached out to the publicist for R&V last week they were told a decision was imminent, and they were awaiting the Government’s decision around alert levels and border reopenings.

When asked by Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan on November 17 if Gisborne should prepare for Rhythm and Vines not to go ahead if they remained in red level, Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins said it could be a possibility – “unless they get their vaccination rates up much faster than they are at the moment”.

Festival organisers declined to respond to Hipkins’ comments at the time.

Travis Scott is being sued by two security guards who claim they were injured during the Astroworld Festival tragedy.

Ten people died and hundreds more were injured as a result of a crowd crush that occurred during Scott’s headlining set during the festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas earlier this month.

The Sicko Mode rapper has been hit with more than 150 lawsuits following the incident, and on Monday, uncle and nephew duo Samuel and Jackson Bush added their legal action.

According to Rolling Stone, the pair claim they were injured when they attempted to help concertgoers caught up in the crowd surge. Samuel alleged he was trampled multiple times and injured his back, while Jackson hurt his shoulder.

They also accused officials at security company AJ Melino & Associates, who hired them, of failing to adequately prepare the guards. They claimed they were given no training and hardly any instructions before they began their shifts.

“For the most part, they told us where to stand, not to let people run in, and to be safe and not to put our hands on anybody,” Jackson said during a press conference on Monday.

They are seeking $1 million (£748,000) in damages from Scott, his label Cactus Jack, festival organisers Live Nation and ScoreMore, NRG Park and AJ Melino & Associates, among others.

The legal action comes just days after a $2 billion (£1.4 billion) lawsuit was filed on behalf of 282 people affected by the incident against Scott, his special guest Drake, and Live Nation officials, among other defendants. Another complaint for $750 million (£561,000) was filed recently on behalf of 125 people.

Scott was heavily criticised for not stopping the show when the crowd became out of control, but his attorney Edwin F. McPherson recently insisted he “did not know what was going on” during the set. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

How to prepare for a music festival

Organisers of the Elements Music And Arts Festival – a dance music-centric event in the US – have been sued over their 2021 edition, which came in for plenty of criticism from festival-goers on social media. A lot of that criticism stemmed from the fact that the event took place in Pennsylvania in early September shortly after Hurricane Ida had swept through the North Eastern United States, resulting in extra challenges for the festival’s promoters, which many felt they had failed to meet.

Responding to the criticism in the days after the festival, organisers said on social media: “We recognise that some of you endured extraordinary wait times and discomfort getting into the festival on Friday. We apologise for these logistical issues and the disappointments they caused”.

These delays, they explained, were a direct result of the hurricane. “There was significant damage to our parking lots from Hurricane Ida, which led to major delays into the festival”, they added. “More delays were caused by precautions developed as a result of the hurricane. We were forced to change the location of parking lots and check-in spaces due to remaining flooding issues on Friday”.

COVID measures also played a role, they said. “The aftermath of the hurricane and the long-lasting repercussions of COVID-19 exacerbated common festival issues, including some long food and water lines and restroom cleanliness”, they added. “We wanted all attendees onsite to have the best experience of all time, and we will work hard to improve”.

Festival-goers were then prompted to email in their specific complaints, which resulted in another statement at the start of October, further apologising for the issues, and offering every 2021 attendee a 33% discount on a 2022 ticket.

“This year was a humbling experience for us in many ways as we encountered Mother Nature’s force among other industry wide challenges”, the October statement said. “We are heartbroken to have heard some of your experiences were rough, particularly for those of you that arrived Friday as we were forced to relocate parking lots due to water damage from Hurricane Ida”.

“In hindsight”, it added, “we should have communicated these challenges earlier and better given the uneven cell service, and particularly more so during the relocation so people understood the situation fully”.

Although insisting that many festival-goers had been in touch to say they’d actually enjoyed the 2021 event, they added: “In the end, our mission is for everyone to walk away from Elements with a positive experience, and we feel that for many we missed that mark”.

To that end they committed to improve “our processes, logistics and staffing to ensure we’re fully prepared for anything nature can throw at us next time, and we are committed to putting our community first with every decision we make”.

With all that in mind, the festival has since published a ‘road map’ that sets out how organisers plan to improve future editions, and ensure that they are better prepared for any future last minute challenges they face, weather caused or otherwise.

However, those apologies, discounts and commitments have not placated everyone who attended Elements 2021, with three festival-goers named as plaintiffs on the lawsuit filed in relation to all the various complaints, which is also seeking class action status.

“This class action lawsuit seeks redress for defendants’ failure to properly organise, prepare, and provide ticket purchasers and attendees of the Elements Festival 2021 with the experience defendants extensively promoted and marketed as being a safe, packaged, multi-day camping and music festival”, the lawsuit states.

“Defendants had essentially ignored Hurricane Ida’s arrival in the area, did not provide adequate staffing for the musical festival, did not properly screen attendees for COVID-19, had insufficient food and water supplies, the lodging was not as advertised, and all of this combined with the lack of basic amenities for attendees created an uncomfortable and dangerous situation”, it then adds.

As well as the long delays to get onto the festival’s site, resulting in ticket-buyers missing a big chunk of the Friday line-up, the lawsuit claims: “Once inside, attendees were subjected to extremely unsanitary conditions, unusable handwashing stations, and bathing stations many had paid for such as showers that did not even work”.

“Furthering the misery, Elements Festival security allowed attendees to bring in only one litre of water, but then the festival ran out of its own water provisions by the second day, and access to water thereafter was spotty, putting attendees at risk for dehydration, additional health risks, and more”.

Many festival-goers, the lawsuit also alleges, chose to leave early, despite missing yet more acts they’d paid to see, because of the unsanitary conditions and fears exiting the site would be as stressful as entering.

“Even then”, the legal filing claims, “attendees’ efforts to escape the understaffed, disorganised and unsanitary festival were hamstrung by the disorganised parking and mud-soaked grounds, where no efforts had been made by Elements Festival’s staff or security to make certain parking areas more accessible, and easier to use, such as putting down wood chips to facilitate vehicle access and then drive those vehicles out of the area”.

Based on all those allegations, the lawsuit is seeking more than $5 million in damages.

Kendal Calling will return in 2022 with headliners including Stereophonics and Craig David after cancelling two years in a row due to the pandemic.

The annual music festival at Lowther Deer Park, near Penrith in the Lake District, last took place in July 2019.

Festival organisers have now released the line-up for next year's event, which is scheduled to take place from 29 July to 31 July, with more than 100 acts taking to the fields.

Britpop band Supergrass and dance music project Hacienda Classical feature among the headliners.

The Streets, The Wombats, The Kooks, The Vaccines, Tom Grennan, Gabrielle and Amy Macdonald are also among the line-up.

Festival co-founders Andy Smith and Ben Robinson said the event had been "three years in the making".

They added: "Organising festivals is never easy, yet despite the false starts and setbacks encountered we have never been more geared up as we prepare for the festival of a lifetime.

"We are so very proud to announce our largest bill to date, keeping as many of those favourites you all booked for many moons ago while adding a bunch of big acts we have been working to bring to the fields for many years.

"It's a marvellous medley of our favourite musicians and we're so very excited to share them with you."

They added: "There's truly something for everyone at Kendal Calling next year, and we can't wait to be together, finally, once again!"

The Welsh band Stereophonics, led by Kelly Jones, said: "We played Kendall Calling in 2017. It's a great festival on a beautiful site with a fantastic crowd.

"We really enjoyed playing it back then and we can't wait to headline the Saturday night next summer. See you there!"

Comedians Bill Bailey and Marcus Brigstocke will also make an appearance at next year's festival.

Last year, Kendal Calling bosses cancelled their 2021 edition, slamming a lack of guidance over the reopening process for live music and the absence of a Government-backed insurance scheme in case of cancellations.

Organisers said cancelling in 2020 had been "sad but understandable" but that doing the same for the 2021 event was both "heart-breaking" and "infuriating"

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How to prepare for a music festival

Hangout Music Festival returns to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach after a two-year, COVID-19 hiatus.

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — Post Malone, Tame Impala and Halsey will headline the 2022 Hangout Music Festival, which returns after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s lineup aims to provide “something for everyone” during the three-day festival running May 20 to 22, according to a news release. Pre-sale registration for tickets opened on the festival website Dec. 6. General sales begins Dec. 13.

The City Council of Gulf Shores canceled the festival in 2020 by an emergency resolution due to the COVID-19 pandemic that was then spreading across the Gulf Coast. In 2021, festival organizers canceled the three days of events across Gulf Shores and Orange Beach again due to concerns about COVID-19.

2022 Hangout Music Festival Lineup:

  • Post Malone
  • Tame Impala
  • Halsey
  • Doja Cat
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Kane Brown
  • Zedd
  • Jack Harlow
  • Maren Morris
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Leon Bridges
  • Louis The Child
  • Still Woozy
  • Oliver Tree
  • The Band CAMINO
  • Lil Yachty
  • Chelsea Cutler
  • The Head And The Heart
  • Sublime With Rome
  • T-Pain
  • Surfaces
  • Flo Milli
  • Madeon
  • Koffee
  • Dayglow
  • DIESEL (Shaquille O’Neal)
  • Fletcher
  • Breland
  • Moon Taxi
  • Tyla Yaweh
  • Remi Wolf
  • The Brook & The Bluff
  • beabadoobee
  • Paul Cauthen
  • Role Model
  • Surf Mesa
  • Joy Oladokun
  • KennyHoopla
  • Briston Maroney
  • Bankrol Hayden
  • Lucii
  • 347aidan
  • ericdoa
  • renforshort
  • LP Giobbi
  • Ship Wrek
  • Zach Hood
  • JVNA
  • Blu DeTiger
  • NOTD
  • Luttrell
  • Neal Francis
  • The Blossom
  • Hugel
  • Tre’ Amani
  • Flipturn
  • Nightly
  • gabriel black
  • Bren Joy
  • Montell2099
  • Hastings
  • Madds
  • Petey Martin

How to prepare for a music festival

A popular music festival has announced its line-up as it prepares to return after a two year gap.

Kendal Calling was last held in 2019 then the covid pandemic meant its 2020 and 2021 gatherings had to be scrapped.

But music lovers have now been told the event will be back in 2022 wit the headliners including Stereophonics and the Streets.

Britpop band Supergrass and dance music project Hacienda Classical will also feature among the headliners, while Craig David presents TS5, The Wombats, The Kooks, The Vaccines, Tom Grennan, Gabrielle and Amy Macdonald fill out the line-up.

Stage takeovers will come from Xtra Mile Records, Earache Records and BBC Introducing In Cumbria and you can get your tickets here

Festival co-founders Andy Smith and Ben Robinson said the event, held at Lowther Deer Park in the Lake Distict, had been "three years in the making".

They added: "Organising festivals is never easy, yet despite the false starts and setbacks encountered we have never been more geared up as we prepare for the festival of a lifetime.

"We are so very proud to announce our largest bill to date, keeping as many of those favourites you all booked for many moons ago while adding a bunch of big acts we have been working to bring to the fields for many years.

"It's a marvellous medley of our favourite musicians and we're so very excited to share them with you."

They added: "There's truly something for everyone at Kendal Calling next year, and we can't wait to be together finally once again!"

How to prepare for a music festival

Stereophonics, who were booked to play in August before the event was cancelled, said: "We played Kendal Calling in 2017. It's a great festival on a beautiful site with a fantastic crowd.

"We really enjoyed playing it back then and we can't wait to headline the Saturday night next summer. See you there!"

Last year, Kendal Calling bosses cancelled their 2021 edition, citing a lack of Government guidance over the reopening process for live music and the absence of a Government-backed insurance scheme in case of cancellations.

Organisers said cancelling in 2020 had been "sad but understandable" but that doing the same for the 2021 event was both "heart-breaking" and "infuriating".

Pōneke’s iconic street festival CubaDupa has been confirmed to return in March 2022, taking over the Cuba Street precinct for another mammoth weekend of award-winning musical acts, live theatre, giant puppet dance parties and more. With an approximate audience of 150,000 people heading along to this year’s event, CubaDupa was one of largest festivals in the world last summer, and to keep everybody safe and healthy again this time around, attendees must provide their vaccine pass and the organisers are planning a new "theme park style approach" to the site design, all with the goal to best follow the new traffic light system. Working in harmony with these extra safety protocols, the theme for CubaDupa 2022 will be based on Opening, And Entering Portals, meaning there will be creative new ways to experience the weekend. Festival director Gerry Paul explains:

“For 2022, our theme is going to be one of the most creative so far. What happens when you get sucked into the CubaDupa portal? Where will you end up? The portal theme allows us to explore creative ways to provide our audience with access from one place to another dimension.”

Watch this space for CubaDupa news and line-up announcements, due to unravel from late January onward.

Saturday 26th March and Sunday 27th March 2022 – Cuba Street Precinct, Wellington (free)

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Relive the joy of CubaDupa 2021 in the fast paced festival wrap-up here.

Press release:

After being awarded the Vibrant Gold Award and being hailed as the largest post lockdown festival in the world in the Summer of 2021, Wellington’s Cuba Street precinct is set to come alive again in 2022 as CubaDupa confirms plans to stage the diverse and creative arts festival in Pōneke on the last weekend of summer, March 26 — 27, 2022.

With an estimated audience of 150,00 people across the site in 2021, CubaDupa prepares to be one of the largest accessible outdoor festivals in Aotearoa this Summer following the move to the new Covid Protection Framework (Traffic Light System), with a new theme park style approach to the site design to maximise audience safety and optimise health protocols in 2022.

Staged across a completely pedestrianised Cuba Street Precinct, the festival will involve thousands of artists from award-winning Aotearoa musicians, mass musical projects and pop-up performances, high flying internationally renowned circus acts, giant puppet dance parties and bespoke street performances.

The festival will be following Ministry of Health/Government advice to ensure a safe festival is delivered. Currently outdoor festivals can operate at Level Orange and Green as long as Vaccine Passes can be checked, and all performers, staff and suppliers are fully vaccinated.

Drew James, Chief Executive of the Creative Capital Arts Trust who produces CubaDupa says: “The logistics are a challenge, but we have a plan and are working through the finer details of how we deliver this extraordinary festival within the Covid Protection framework, ensuring that we are able to check Vaccine passes.”

Each year, CubaDupa comes up with new ways of enhancing the audience experience through its theming. For 2022 it is based around Opening, and Entering Portals. “For 2022, our theme is going to be one of the most creative so far. What happens when you get sucked into the CubaDupa portal? Where will you end up? The portal theme allows us to explore creative ways to provide our audience with access from one place to another dimension.” says Gerry Paul, CubaDupa Festival Director.

TULSA, Okla. — Each year the Philbrook amazes visitors with its spectacular lights during the holiday season.

This year, there is something extraordinarily magical about their holiday music, and light show. Walking through the majestic grounds, will feel as if you are floating in a dream.

Philbrook Festival Nights 2021

“[There are] many more lights this year,” said Jeff Martin, Assistant Director of Communications and Audience Relations at the Philbrook. “Our Lego displays now run through the history villa in scavenger hunt form.”

That’s not all! The event offers designer hot chocolate for adults and kids in absolute style.

According to a festival attendee, “The refreshments are perfection! You can get your choice of three different shots in your hot chocolate. I chose Baileys!”

For the kids, they have their choice of several scrumptious toppings to sprinkle onto their hot chocolate creation. Marshmallows, whipped cream, crushed candy canes and chocolate chips to name a few. It is a real hit!

Lit up igloos can be found in the gardens, inviting families, couples and friends to enjoy the festive atmosphere. You can even roast marshmallows and make s’mores at the fire pits.

“I believe Santa and Mrs. Claus will both be making an appearance,” shared a Philbrook staff member.

The Philbrook Festival Nights is the most wonderful event for family reunions, the kids, date nights and celebrations with friends. The experience will envelope you in the holiday spirit, creating joyful memories for years to come!

The Philbrook Festival Nights opens Friday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. and runs to Dec. 24.

To learn more about the Philbrook Festival Nights and to order tickets, click here.