It’s all over for another year – the performers and most of the team have left town, the Crystal Palace is being dismantled and all we have are great memories of some wonderful performances and some very memorable moments.
Whether it be the warmth and community spirit at our opening night bonfires, the heartfelt and delightful performances, the top quality international acts, or our autumn colours showing themselves in all their glory, the 2017 Festival has been a great success.

A huge and heartfelt thank you to our funders, patrons, benefactors, sponsors, staff, artists, crew, suppliers, volunteers and to YOU our audiences for coming along and supporting the Festival.

We love the piece in Tuesday’s Otago Daily Times by Liz Breslin explaining that the colour doesn’t disappear post Festival because ” you can’t unwatch, unhear, unsing, unsee, unlaugh, uncry, uncolour.”
We have some lovey photo albums on Facebook . Thanks to Ray Tiddy of Oh Three Photography for some fantastic pictures that capture the week so well.