McLaren Valley Music & Arts Festival moving to Auckland

The new McLaren Valley Music & Arts Festival is shifting from its original planned venue. Featuring headline acts including Disclosure, The Flaming Lips and Alison Wonderland, the festival was scheduled to be held from January 10-12 at McLaren Falls Park near Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, but needs to make a move to the big smoke.

Festival Director Paxton Talbot said he was “incredibly disappointed” to be unable to mount the festival at the preferred, picturesque site, but said the event will go ahead at a central Auckland location on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 January.

Mr Talbot said he was working closely with all contracted artists on the change of location.

Ticket purchasers will be offered full refunds or ticket holders can retain their tickets for transfer to the new event. Details of the new event, including confirmation of the venue, ticketing transfer options and an announcement of more acts, will be released on Wednesday 28 October.

Grab more details at the festival website.