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"An Epic lineup of Kiwi talent!"

The Wairarapa Country Music Festival at Tauherenikau is fast becoming recognised as a weekend full of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The 2020 festival is set to be the biggest event yet with an epic lineup of Kiwi talent that is sure to get you kicking up your heels. Hosted at the iconic Tauherenikau race course, the Wairarapa Racing Club once again looks forward to welcoming visitors from all over the country to the picturesque grounds at the base of the Tararua ranges.

Legendary band The Warratahs are set to headline the 2020 festival, bringing their classic Kiwi style to our Saturday night show. Returning after a great reception in 2019, Bevan Gardiner (of John Denver tribute fame) alongside James Davy will perform some of the legend’s greatest hits as well as plenty of country music classics. Bevan had never performed in the Wairarapa until last year so we are honoured to have him return to our festival a second time.

"The Wairarapa Racing Club once again looks forward to welcoming visitors from all over the country to the picturesque grounds at the base of the Tararua ranges."

Joining them over the course of the weekend we will have New Zealand Entertainer of the Year for 2018, Ainslie Allen. All the way from Nelson, duo Dust and Gold (who opened for UB40) will be hitting the stage along with Jackie Bristow who has returned home from Nashville to enjoy some time in the homeland. Tui award nominees, Melissa & The Dr will be playing a collection of stripped-down classic country duets as well as alt-country and Americana tunes and local artist Sue Dyson will be playing tracks from her debut EP. Last but definitely not least, Grandaddy of Country, Wayne R. Heath will play his Nashville to New Zealand show that celebrates his, more than, 50 years in show business.

Headline Act - The Warratahs

Including..

      

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Cruise Martinborough

 

We are excited to announce that for the first time ever the prestige classic car rally, Cruise Martinborough, will be on site for the Saturday afternoon from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. Our guests will have the chance to see hundreds of classic and muscle cars while enjoying our afternoon show. The rally brings together the best classic and muscle cars all in one place with lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with these magnificent machines.

Check them out on Facebook and on their website for more information.

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Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking Packages

Plenty of ticket and accommodation options for Certified Self Contained Motorhome and Caravan parking. Event open to the public and all NZMCA members.

Tauherenikau Racecourse - 1498 SH 2 Featherston 5877, Lat -41.11868 Long 175.37616

> Weekend Package for Two: $130.00

  • (Three-day pass per adult, with parking per Motorhome or Caravan for three nights)

> Premium Weekend Package for Two: $170.00

  • (Three-day pass per adult with allocated grandstand seating on Saturday, and parking per Motorhome or Caravan for three nights)

> Premium Weekend Package for One: $80.00 (Premium $120.00)

  • (Three-day pass per adult, with parking per Motorhome or Caravan for three nights)

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Certified Self Contained Motorhomes and Caravans are welcome to arrive early and pay $10 per vehicle, per night. Dogs on a leash is allowed in the Motorhome parking area only.

Book your parking package for an exciting weekend of music and fun by emailing wairarapa.racing@xtra.co.nz

Book now to visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions and why not take in a few extra days to visit some of our wonderful attractions such Martinborough one of the finest wine making regions in the country or Castlepoint and Cape Palliser whose magnificent rugged coastlines are a must see and of course let’s not forget Masterton who won the most beautiful town and Greytown, the most beautiful small town in New Zealand this year.