January 18, 2023
General tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Friday 3rd February. Information on how to book your tickets is at the end of this newsletter, so read on…
We are incredibly excited to be bringing to Wānaka this autumn a programme that showcases the wonderfully diverse world of the arts in Aotearoa. Alongside our homegrown talent, we welcome back international artists for the first time since 2019 for the tenth Wānaka Festival of Colour.
We will be highlighting many of the events over coming newsletters and the full programme can now be viewed on our website. For now, we offer you a taster of what awaits you this autumn…
You will have seen that the Wānaka Festival of Colour has a fresh new look this year. We’re delighted to have worked with local designer Brittany Davies from Studio Acht on our brand review. Through the review process, Britt consulted and worked with many locals and key stakeholders to dig deep into what the Festival means to the community, while reflecting on where the Festival has come from to where it is today. It was important to us that we acknowledged the history of the Festival but also ensure that it reflects the diversity of the community today. The result is a fresh injection of vibrant colours that form the backdrop to the festival. The colours were chosen with a view to the broader Wānaka landscape – the mountains, the hills, the lakeside pebbles and the lake itself - and the shades and hues that endure long after the last of the autumn leaves have fallen. While the autumn colours of Wānaka will always play a part in the Festival,
the focus of the week is as much about Wānaka, the place and its people, as it is the season. Whether it’s our volunteers, our local sponsors and supporters, our team, or our audiences, we have, year-on-year, seen new people join those who have been with us from the beginning, each adding to the colours of the Festival. In a year in which the focus is very much on connecting and re-connecting after such a fractured time, we wanted to refresh the festival beyond the familiar, beyond what we have known so far and reflect more the diversity and vibrancy of the township.
We would like to acknowledge the incredible support from all of our sponsors. Without them, the Wānaka Festival of Colour simply could not happen. Our naming partner Milford has been a key festival partner since 2014 and we are delighted that they continue to help us bring the best of the arts to the Upper Clutha Region. There are too many sponsors to list in a single newsletter, but please do have a lookhere at the businesses and organisations that have helped us stage this year’s festival and support them however you can. If you would like to find out more about supporting the Wānaka Festival of Colour as a Benefactor or Patron, please email us at email@example.com or call us on 03 443 4172
Tickets go on public sale at 8:30am on Friday 3rd February. The easiest way to book is online through the Buy Tickets tab on the Festival website. This will then take you through to the ticketing system website. Important! You will need to register and/or log on with your email address. If you are not sure what your password is, just select the FORGOT? button. You might want to do this now before ticket sales start by visiting the Festival website. Booking in person If you prefer to book in person, the Box Office in the Lake Wānaka Centre is open on Friday 3rd February 8.30am to 2pm. Phone sales You can also phone us to book on 022 484 9669 although our telephone sales team is limited this year.
For any other questions you may have, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Wānaka Festival of Colour office on 03 443 4172