November 29, 2020
Revitalize 2021 is the coolest little festival in New Zealand. Intimately small, and scenically beautiful, you’ll be able to get up and close to our top three internationally acclaimed Kiwi acts. Acoustic Soul (and beyond) legend, Paul Ubana Jones; the fabulous Julian Temple Band; and onetime World Best Selling Author the Wonky Donkey Man aka Craig Smith.
In its second year, Revitalize has already developed from a one day event to a three day camping festival experience in January. This year, the focus is on revitalizing music, healing therapies, and sustainable living.
As well as the main stage, there will be singer/songwriter workshops, open mic night, reiki and ayurvedic therapies, yoga, organic walks and talks, electric farm vehicles and a range of EV cars from enthusiastic owners ready to answer questions.
Situated on the Edge of Fiordland, the venue is a working farm that has been organic for 31 years. The landscape is not only stunning but is also an integral part and point of the festival, created by Tim Gow of Mangapiri OrganicStud Farm.
“We’re expecting the locals of course, but we also believe many people will add this on to their Queenstown New Years Eve event. Others may use it as a revitalizing start to the new year, before embarking on a summer tramping holiday or a Discover the South adventure,” says Tim.
Families and adults are welcome to come and camp on the farm or stay at one of the many lodges in the adjacent Fiordland National Park.
“Stoked to be a part of this cool little fest happening next year!” says a spokesperson for the internationally renowned Julian Temple Band.
There’s still more room for musicians for one or all three days. We are also looking for more food trucks, children’s entertainers, and people offering natural therapies.
Jan 1st – Day 1: starts at 3pm and includes Open Mic Night with the Stars
Jan 2nd – Day 2: Main Day 8am – 9:30pm
Jan 3rd – Day 3: Alternative therapies in the morning and finishes at 3pm
Tickets are cheap and available on https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/revitalizefestival2021/fiordland
Venue: Mangapiri Downs OrganicStud Farm, 2576 Clifden-Blackmount Road, Blackmount, Southland, 9682
The old woolshed, which is no longer used for shearing sheep, has been converted to an indoor stage and communal meeting place.
Article by Rachelle Tilsley, Revitalize