We hope you are enjoying winter and taking in all the wonderful things our region has to offer. We’re busy in the festival office planning for a full-length festival in 2021 – watch this space!

In the meantime, we’ve got a very special event coming to our region in September.

The Festival of Colour is thrilled to welcome From Scratch to Wanaka, performing at Lake Wanaka Centre on Thursday, September 10.

Tickets on sale for now from Eventfinda!

Note that due to the current Level 2 COVID-19 restrictions, we are selling a limited number of tickets. We will release more if COVID Levels allow, but for now get in quick to guarantee yourself a seat!

About From Scratch

This inventive, highly rhythmic percussion group is like no other. Difficult to pigeon-hole, the group has its own characteristic Pacific sound, performed on a wondrous array of original, DIY invented instruments: PVC pipe stations, Nundrum, Sprong, tuned bells, drums, Zitherum and more.

From Scratch guide their audience through a magical journey, part sculpture, part music, part ritual. Rhythmic and instrument invention lie at the heart of From Scratch, earning the group an international reputation for visually captivating and sonically mesmerizing performances.

The Wanaka show will include their work ‘Pacific 3, 2, 1, Zero’, which caused a ruckus at the 1982 Paris Biennale, and went on to take the Grand Prix and first prize in its category at the 1994 Cannes/Midem Visual Music Awards.

Formed in 1974, over the years the group has featured some of New Zealand’s best-known musicians and arts practitioners, including performer and writer Geoff Chapple and Don McGlashan of The Muttonbirds.

Playing with PVC: From Scratch.

Their most memorable performances have been described “as among the greatest in any art form to come out of this country”. With a forty year-plus history, recently celebrated with an expansive art gallery survey exhibition, this NZ group is not to be missed.

When: Thursday, September 10 @ 7pm
Where: Lake Wanaka Centre
Tickets: $30 adults / $15 students
(plus credit card fee)

You can book your tickets to From Scratch online now through using this link.

And if you would like to get in touch with us directly, please email GM Laura Williamson on laura@festivalofcolour.co.nz, as our office phone is un-manned at this time.