Festival of Colour announces world premieres as tenth anniversary programme launched

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (12 February, 2014) – The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour today revealed a packed seven-day programme featuring an exciting mix of theatre, visual art, dance, conversation and music from New Zealand and around the world. Expanded to include the Anzac Day public holiday, this year’s event runs from Tuesday 21 to […]

Only one week until launch

Programme Launch – Thursday 12 February It’s exactly one week until we reveal the packed programme of events that promises the region seven days and nights of some of the world’s best cultural performances. The sixth Festival of Colour will play host to over 100 performers and 60 performances from 21 – 27 April offering […]

4 weeks until launch!

Happy New Year to all our readers! 2015 can only mean one thing….it’s almost Festival time and we’re on the final countdown with only 4 weeks to go until launch on 12 February. There’s been a hive of activity in the office over the festive break with the finishing touches being made to the festival […]

Sneak Peak at 2015 Programme!

We thought we’d bring Christmas forward a few days and offer you a little peak at the 2015 programme…Ho Ho Ho! We’re excited to announce that we’ll be bringing a circus performance to the Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace (for the first time) and also the premiere of an intimate theatre piece which will be […]

Thank You!

Boosted We didn’t hit the $5,000 mark………we did one better and raised $6,850 instead. Hurray! We cannot thank our 66 donors enough for getting behind  our new community production ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’ and making it a reality for our local acting talent. Your generosity enables the cast and directors to now put plans into […]

Final crowd funding countdown

BOOSTED – only 4 days to go! Things are heating up at Festival of Colour HQ as our crowd funding deadline fast approaches. With only 4 days left to raise the remaining 44% ($2,155.00) we’re in need of a big push from anyone able to support. We receive nothing if we don’t hit the $5,000 […]

Boosted off to a good start!

Our Boosted campaign to raise funds for the community production in the next festival is gathering momentum. Boosted is a crowd funding programme run by the Arts Foundation – specially for those in the performing and visual arts that need some financial help with a project. The concept is simple; you list a project, set […]

Festival of Colour hailed a success

The fifth Festival of Colour came to a close today after a week of sell-out performances, standing ovations bringing some of New Zealand’s leading musicians, actors and artists to the Southern Lakes region. The festival’s success saw over 12,000 tickets sold and 50 performances sold out at venues in Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, Cromwell and the […]

Sponsors and Funding

Creative New Zealand – we are delighted to confirm that our application of the maximum amount of $20,000 was successful with the Creative Giving Programme. This scheme sees CNZ matching new and additional revenue from sponsors and we would like to acknowledge the valuable support of Milford Asset Management, Infinity Investment Group, John Charrington & […]

Black Grace to perform at Festival of Colour 2013

Festival of Colour will host leading New Zealand contemporary dance company, Black Grace as one of the highlights of the 2013 arts festival that will take place on 16 – 21 April. Following a sell out tour of Germany, Black Grace will bring their latest masterpiece, Vaka, to Festival of Colour audiences in Lake Wanaka […]