The Rogue Stage
presents, in conjunction with Jerseybob and Raw Balance NZ
, Ashley Pirrie and April Nisbet from False Heights, an evening of live folk music in Taupo.
****please note this event was due to take place at Lava Glass, but had to be moved due to wet weather forecast****
The new venue is Spa Hotel, 281 Spa Road, Taupo
WFF 2017 line-up:
Always on the road, New Zealand folk duo, The Bollands, have been singing their infectious foot stomping folk songs since 2011. With their love of travel, music, good friends & fine wine, they have gained a reputation for their passion-filled live shows and heartfelt folk tunes. Their energetic music stems from their upbringing in the folk and roots music scenes in small towns and folk clubs throughout New Zealand. Christian, a hairy folk singer, met Joyce, the not so hairy pianist, at a campfire jam on a remote beach in their home country, New Zealand. They clicked instantly. Since that fate-filled night, they have been playing their passion-filled songs on the road throughout the world. For the past few years Joyce and Christian have been based in Hong Kong touring constantly.
“It's honest songwriting...with a very unpretentious feel. Traditional motifs are delivered in a modern fashion with relaxed confidence, a cohesive vibe and some great harmonies.” - NZ Musician
False Heights from Taupo
Jason McIver duo from Taupo
Jason Hamon from Rotorua
A little bit of history behind WFF
In 2014 The Rogue Stage, a nomad live music theater created by Karin and Barry Vincent from Rotorua, hosted the first of three annual folk festivals at a scout camp near Kerosene Creek. From its inauguration 3 years ago, the Waiotapu Folk Festival has gained a reputation among musicians and music lovers as a festival designed for the attentive listener. Audiences are left spell bound and amazed by the live music presented by artists such as Great North, Bernie Griffen, Adam McGrath, Lonesome Pines (Flora Knight, Ben Woolley, Hannah Harding), Archer, Glass Vaults, Matiu Te Huki, The Bitter Years, Bondstreet Bridge, Lloyd Akroyd, Juan los Bastardos, James Kenyon, Callum Gentleman, Albi (from Albi and the Wolves), Hugh McGinlay, Tourettes, Will Wood, Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward, Katy Cable, Sonic Delusion, Jerseybob and much much more.
In 2017 we decided to move the festival closer to Taupo, giving the opportunity for Taupo music lovers to experience this unique boutique festival. Due to the selection of artists, we decided to rename WFF to WORLD FOLK FESTIVAL.
Door charge / contribution is $20 per adult, free of charge for children under 16, $5 for 16 to 18 year olds and $40 for a family (2 adults and 3 children up to age 18)
Tickets can be bought at Raw Balance NZ in Taupo or at Musicworks Rotorua. Please pre-order tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org for collection.
Karin Vincent 02102381057 or email@example.com,
Barry Vincent 0226441778 or Bob Vincent 0224112889