Revitalize organic farm Healing Music Festival, Revitalize might just be "the coolest little festival in New Zealand".
Listen, relax, dance, discover and take time out to just be .... in the serenity of the majestic mountain valley venue, where the air is just that little bit fresher and clearer......
It’s a musical celebration of all things organic and natural - in a magical Western Southland setting, under the Takitimu mountains at Mangapiri Downs Organic stud Farm, a pioneering organic stud sheep, cattle and forestry farm.
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Revitalize Organic Farm Healing Music Festival
The Revitalize Festival swings into action on January 2nd at 2pm at Mangapiri Downs, which is near Blackmount, between Tuatapere & Riverton to the south and Manapouri & Te Anau to the north. The 469-hectare farm spans out over Red Tussock hill country in a Mountain Valley, with Shire hair sheep that don’t need shearing, and the postcard-perfect hairy Tufty cattle (polled Highland cattle). Tim Gow and his family have been farming organically here since the 1980s & fully Certified organic by Biogro in 1989
You can come for one day or stay for all three, and there’s great camping, it’s free! There’s plenty of other accommodation nearby as well.
During the lazy, hazy festival days you can join an eclectic bunch of workshops, farm EV displays, rides & talks, farming/regenerative talks & walks, guitar tuning, natural health & comedy workshops, meditation, healing yoga & reiki energies, bouncy castle & family fun areas including family yoga. Take easy walks through sabbatical fallowing pastures, and of course lots of amazing gorgeous animals for photo opportunities. Dance to the music or sit in a chair and enjoy the sounds of top musicians from Southland & around NZ!
For time out, walk to a quiet pond under the trees or take a farm walk up Butterfly Hill with magnificent views over the farm and out to the Takitimu and Fiordland mountains.
A huge decommissioned shearing shed & covered yards are available if the weather changes. Bands literally play from the board where sheep were shorn - it’s a good old fashioned party down on the farm, supporting up-and-coming kiwi artists together with some really big names.
The festival comes alive on 2nd January at approximately 2pm beginning with a Welcome & short Health and safety talk from Tim on Outdoor stage followed by Open Mic for anyone that's keen—whether they are emerging comedians, entertainers or musicians. This is followed on outside stage by King Leo with his soothing Blues songs, followed by SoulFish including award winning Saelyn Guyton, the Entire Alphabet with their genre -Jumping instrumental rock, next is Todds Tribe & Left or Right bring their Zeppelin/Reggae Buzzy/Nuggety/Trippy goodness to the revitalize stage for the first time! Then the amazingly Talented Julian Temple Band hits the stage playing songs from the new exquiste album "Tunnels" & other favourites. This line up is growing as more bands are confirmed. Also Rainbow Rosalind is here for the entire 3 days for families
The 3rd January concert keeps the fun going kicking off around Midday on main outside stage including x Manapouri young surprising Carla Ladstaetter, Anna Van Riel, Brad MacClure, SoulFish including award winning Saelyn Guyton, Blues man King Leo, X Southlander Aart Smith singing Tall stories, Funk-Punk-Folk-Blues-Roots sound of Ruby Fusion from Christchurch, X Southlander Rocking Sam Cullen & his band from Auckland and International band Helena & Le Feel (from Australia, Canada & USA!) and others being booked for outside stage, this has driven price up, get your discounted Earlybird 3 day ticket at $111. now as price rises on the 9th November.
On the 4th January, we have many of the artists Jammin' and more to be announced soon. Festival closes at 4pm
Get your discounted tickets now at $144. as prices will go up very soon, as more artists are confirmed or booked.
Feeling peckish? A range of organic and natural food trucks are on-site serving up delicious, nutritious fare, and Coffee and you’re encouraged to bring your own food as well.
There will be no bar, but guests are welcome to bring a picnic dinner. Drunken behaviour will not be tolerated.
Free Camping On-Site with views over the Festival stage and Mountain views, camp where you park. Plenty of hot and cold water, toilets facilities, some seats and tables available. Limited BBQs & cookers available.
Want to stay local instead? Check out the nearby cabin accommodation at www.borlandlodge.co.nz (ask for their Revitalize Festival rate) www.mountainsedgecabins.com and www.manapourimotels.co.nz and https://possumlodge.co.nz/ etc
Bring chairs, water bottles, hay fever tablets if you need them, jackets, hats and gumboots or old walking shoes, cash, BNZ pay clip on site, sunscreen, sun umbrellas or shade tents, picnic rugs, and yoga mats too if you have one.
No worries if it is raining as the huge unused shearing shed inside stage, is covered making Revitalize possible in all types of weather.
Connect together in a fun festival atmosphere of music, comedy, organics, healing, and sustainability to feel a revitalized vision to inspire a better world. Join us for Revitalize 2024 and book your discounted early bird tickets today.
If you'd like to get involved with supplying food, healing or playing music or presenting a workshop or want tickets or info please get in touch now.
Phone 027 22552983
This is a working farm and has a health and safety plan. Please follow the Rules on the Farm which will be displayed at Revitalize and can also be downloaded here for your information.
Artist line up is correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change.
In the unlikely event that any band / performer cancels or cannot fulfill their performance obligations for any reason, there will be no refunds. The ticket is for the overall festival experience, not the individual acts.
We request that festival goers follow the latest COVID-19 guidelines, which may change from when this was published. In the unlikely event that a local COVID-19 or similar lockdown comes back into force between December 31st and Jan 5th, Revitalize will be postponed or cancelled.
It is our usual practice to have roving photographers/videographers at the festival to collect images for future marketing of the festival. By attending these events you are providing permission to be filmed, photographed or used in any promotional material by Revitalise, Mangapiri Downs Organic Studfarm, and/or festival promoters. Your name will not be used. This includes overhead drone footage (please do not bring your own drones.) Revitalize has no obligation to notify you or pay royalties when using these images for any purpose at any time. Pictures and content contained on our website is also the property of Revitalize and may not be duplicated or used without our written and explicit consent.