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Event Info

Parking Site: Westport Racecourse
Ticketing: Public

"Featuring many of New Zealand’s top Country Music artists."

17th Buller Gorge Country Music Festival | Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of February 2019

Address: Westport Racecourse (Patterson Park), 15 Derby Street, Westport



  • $10.00 per day, per person
  • Saturday showcase $15.00.
  • Weekend pass $35.00 (includes the SHOWCASE)


This will be the 17th annual Buller Gorge Festival featuring many of New Zealand’s top country music artists. 

Starting with walkups on Tuesday morning at 10.30 am along with occasional appearances from featured artists the show will run continuously until approximately 4.30 pm.

Wednesday will follow a similar pattern from 10.30 am until approximately 4.30 pm at which time there will be a break until the evening showcase starting at 7.30 pm. The showcase will feature a number of award winning artists and in keeping with past years will be a night to remember.

Beginning 10.30am Thursday with walkups the festival programme will conclude with a final showcase of selected walk up artists and featured artists to conclude the event.

After the conclusion of the programme each day and on Thursday evening we habitually let our hair down with a jam session or sessions enabling anyone to express themselves in their own style with a band of their peers.



Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

CSC parking of caravans and motorhomes: $5 per person, per day. Cash on arrival. To optimize the health and safety of all concerned, parking will be strictly under the control of the organizers.

Motorhomers and caravaners can access the racecourse via the main entrance from Monday 4th February and will need to leave by Friday 8th.

Pets are allowed in the grounds but must be on a lead at all times and owners are responsible to pick up after their animals. Pets are not allowed in the marquee.

Prior booking not required. Those with medical reasons for access to power etc should contact us prior to the Festival.

Event Contacts:

Val Shingleton: v.shingleton@gmail.com | Phone: 021 190 4949

AJ Wilson: Phone: 021 704 803

Ray Armstrong: raemer@gmail.com | Phone: 027 510 2031