With community the central icon on it’s metaphorical  flag, Festival One comes across a little different. Born in the dusty summer of 2015, the festival has now run continuously for 5 strong years. Each year a wave of sun-soaked people from around the tiny islands of New Zealand come together and pitch their tents with intense expectation. 

Over the last 5 years bands such as for King & Country, Switchfoot, Gungor, All Sons & Daughers, Bethel Music, Tenth Avenue North, The Brilliance along side speakers Rikk E. Watts, Sam Bloore, Chad M. Johnson, two tonnes of free meat and a vibe that struggles to be explained have greeted these pilgrims. Below is a brief outline of each Festival so far. 

Interested in what we believe in? Take a look at our Statement of Faith.

Still want to know more? Read Graham’s Open Letter below.


for king & country - citizens - levi the poet - john mark mcmillan - strahan


Tenth Avenue North - Social Club Misfits - The Brilliance - Rapture Ruckus - Tigertown


Beautiful Eulogy - Kings Kaleidoscope - The Brilliance - Citizens & Saints - Ike Ndolo


Bethel Music - NF - Brady Toops - All Sons & Daughters - Strahan - Ike Ndolo


Switchfoot - Newworldson - Gungor - Halfnoise - Brady Toops

It's one thing to sign a contract and to play at a festival, it's another thing to be part of a community of people who genuinely care about people and pray for people.


We love the ritual of the annual pilgrimage to hang in community and be with our kids as they connect across the generations.

Rachel Roche