Rock music festivals

  • Rock music festivals

    After a hesitant beginning in the early 1970s, rock festivals hit their stride with Nambassa, Sweetwaters and a string of smaller events in the early 1980s. Following a period of decline, festivals are today as popular as ever with Laneway, WOMAD and others catering to a wide range of musical taste.

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  • Page 3 – Nambassa

    No-one predicted the success of the 1979 Nambassa Festival which drew over 65,000 fans.

  • Page 7 – Rock music festivals 1970-2010

    List of the main rock music festivals held in New Zealand between 1970 and 2010

  • Accommodation for some of the more than 65,000 people who attended the Nambassa festival at Golden Valley, near Waihi in January 1979