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 art lovers and enthusiasts an unforgettable week of music, theatre, art, dance, circus, aspiring conversations and visual arts!

Launch invitations are now with all patrons, benefactors, sponsors, media and special guests and we look forward to seeing you all next Thursday 12 February. If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP so we can manage our catering efficiently. All patrons and benefactors will be able to collect their ‘Patron Card’ at the launch evening which will be used to hold all of your unique ticketing data during the festival and to gain priority access at venues.

The programme will be live on the festival website from 7pm on February 12 and programmes will be hitting your mailboxes and the streets of Wanaka on Friday 13 February.
Public programme launch and volunteer information morning – Friday 13 February
We’re sharing the love and opening up a separate launch event for the wider community – offering you the chance to pick up a programme and listen to festival Director Philip Tremewan bring the programme to life over a short presentation at Lot 3. Come along and get some inside information on festival ‘must sees’ and potential highlights!

If you’ve ever considered becoming one of our ‘unpaid lovers of the arts’  but you’re not quite sure if it’s your cup of tea then this is also your chance to drop in, meet the festival team and learn about some of the volunteering opportunities available to you this festival.

This public programme launch and information session is open to everyone so spread the word, invite your friends and get your festival planning underway!

When: Friday 13 February, 9am
Where: Lot 3, 2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka
Contact: 03 443 4172
Key February dates for your diary!
Thursday 12:      Programme Launch, Lake Wanaka Centre (invite only)
Friday 13:            Public programme launch & volunteer information morning, Lot 3, everyone welcome
Priority ticket sales commence
Monday 23:        Public ticket sales commence


Sponsors of the week
Findlay and Co are proud supporters of the Festival of Colour. We feel privileged to be part of this world class festival, packed full of such high caliber performances, music and art. We enjoy the opportunity to back a Festival that enriches our community for this very special weekend, every two years. The team at Findlay and Co are some of the Festival’s biggest fans. Roll on April!

Jackie Boyd of Penberthy Insurance Otago Ltd, based in Wanaka and an active part of the local community.  We are very proud to support a celebration of the arts in our corner of paradise, as a business sponsor of the 2015 Festival of Colour. As insurance professionals we take the time to understand you so we can provide you with personalised advice.   For all your insurance requirements phone 03 443 7321.

Quartz Reef Wines are a proud sponsor of the 2015 Festival of Colour and invite you to take advantage of our preferential pricing offer.  Purchase a Quartz Reef triple pack for $90 including delivery and BONUS wine stopper which includes our award winning trio of Methode Traditionelle NV Brut bubbles, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir – vintage 2013. We’d love you to visit our cellar door during the Festival of Colour – taste our latest releases and receive a 15% discount and bonus gift with your order.  Contact details available at or phone 03 445 3084.


What’s On this week
Enjoy the mighty baritone voice of David McAtamney!
Opera singer and farmer from the Mighty Maniototo accompanied by Judy Faris on the piano sings; Verdi, Malotte, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerome Kern and more! Proceeds to Shelter Box New Zealand for Disaster Relief World Wide.

When: Saturday 7 February
Where: Presbyterian Church, 91 Tenby Street
Time: 7pm
Cost: $25 pp (Tickets available at Video Ezy, Spencer House Mall
Contact: Noelene Pullar, 027-4452-03