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2015 Beerfest Tickets are on sale now!  Tickets can be purchased from the following locations: 

 The Library Store Café @ 1127Haupapa Street, Rotorua Central

The Okere Falls Store @ 757a State Hwy 33, Okere Falls, Rotorua 

Online at www.eventfinda.co.nz

We apologise we cannot take ticket bookings over the phone this year due to the high volume of calls, but please feel free to email us at beerfest@okerefallsstore.co.nz if you have any questions.  

Sunday Bus!  Oct 25th, 12pm depart Library, returns at 5pm.  

This is in line with our launching our free Sunday music – Open Arms (12pm-2pm) & Swamp Thing (2pm-4pm

 

All ticket info is posted on www.eventfinda.co.nz and in the Winter Edition of Famously Rotorua magazine.  Further Bus schedule and Event information is on our Happenings page and will be on posters around town for your information.  

 Please note:  Beerfest is not a BYO event and is a Festival-style atmosphere in which to enjoy great food, exceptional beverages and fantastic music.  Only happy people please, or you will nicely be asked to leave!

The Okere Falls Store

BEERFEST Rules & conditions: 

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be Happy”- Benjamin Franklin

Please read and respect the items below to ensure all attending 2015 Beerfest remain safe & happy J  Thanks!! 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY & ATTENDANCE:

The Okere Falls Beerfest is a licenced liquor event operating under strict regulations.  We reserve the right to remove any individuals from the 2015 Okere Falls Beerfest whose behaviour prevents others from having a good time.  Unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to, intoxication, fighting and rudeness. 

Alcoholic beverages cannot be consumed outside the main gate, and may not be taken off-premise when you leave.

A “Last Call” bell will be rung and announcement will be made 30-40 minutes prior to the end of each evening.

 Promotional photos and video will be taken at the 2015 Okere Falls Beerfest and by purchasing a ticket and entering the venue, you give your permission for your likeness to be used by The Okere Falls Store and its promoters.  If you do not want your image used by The Okere Falls Store and its promoters in any future promotion, please let our staff know at the event. 

 HEALTH & SAFETY:

If you are feeling unwell, please let staff know and we will assist or seek medical assistance if needed.   In the event of an emergency, evacuation instructions will be given by staff and also over the PA system.  Visitors to the Okere Falls Beerfest must comply with the instructions issued by staff and over the PA system.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

·      You will be refused entry if you are intoxicated.

·      You will be refused entry if you attempt to bring alcohol into the venue.

·      Alcohol will not be served to anyone who is intoxicated.

·      Alcohol will not be served to minors. 

·      A maximum of 2 alcoholic beverages can be purchased per customer. 

·      Bars will close 30-40 minutes prior to the end of each evening.

·      Attendees must vacate the premise by 10pm.

·      Free water is available via bottles on all bars and via staff.

·      Low and non-alcoholic beverages are available from all bars.

·      A Bus service to and from Rotorua is available for limited numbers.  Please look at the timetable posted at the entrance, or ask a staff member. 

·      Buses will begin loading 15minutes prior to their scheduled departure.  This will be announced over the PA system and then again 5 minutes before. 

·      Taxis are available by phone bookings.  Feel free to ask one of the staff to call one for you if needed. 

·      If you book a taxi, you must wait out front until it comes.  They will not collect you from inside the venue.

·      Anyone deemed intoxicated will be asked to leave the Okere Falls Beerfest at any time during the event.

·      There is zero tolerance for unruly or aggressive behaviour. 

·      All conditions of entry will be strictly enforced. 

“Drinking Beer doesn’t make you fat.  It makes you lean… against Bars, tables, chairs and poles.”  Anonymous. 

BE SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR NIGHT!!

BEERFEST 2015 LINE UP!!!

 

BRING ON BEERFEST!  Friday – October 2nd / $10 Entry

ANTIPODES- 6pm to 8pm

Formed in Berlin and combining European, Australian and NZ Talent, these young musicians provide an INternation sound including modern New York Jazz and Swedish Indie Pop.

BRING ON BEERFEST!!  Saturday – October 10th / $10 Entry   

HANDSOME GIANTS - 6pm to 8pm

Featuring Auckland guitarist Shayn ‘Hurricane’ Wills, Raglan native Freddy Limbert from the Kryptonites, and Foot-stompin’ Sid Limber on bass, this unique power trio blends old school roots/blues music with electric Rock n Roll creating an intense, yet intimate show. 

Monday – October 19th - Happy Hour!

$20 Schweinshaxe Pork Roast & German Bier combo $ Live Music 6pm – 8pm, FREE ENTRY

DOVETAIL – Local Blues / R&B Duo singing favourites from Adele, Amy Winehouse and more!

Tuesday – October 20th - Happy Hour!  

$20 Schweinshaxe Pork Roast & German Bier combo $ Live Music 6pm – 8pm, FREE ENTRY

THE MICHAEL BARKER TRIO – Michael Barker on Jazz Vibraphone featuring teen sensation Sam Perovic MacKenzie!

Wednesday - October 21st - Beer Tasting & Platters!

$10 Beer Tasting with Guest Brewers from Good George and Croucher Breweries @ 6.45pm, $10 Tasting Platters throughout the night, Live Music 6pm – 8pm, FREE ENTRY

THERMALELES – 5-piece NZ Folk & Ukelele Band playing their original tunes plus a few ol’ toe-tapping favourites. 

Thursday – October 22nd - Locals Night!

If you live, work or play in Okere Falls this night is for YOU!! $20 Schweinshaxe Tickets are available, FREE ENTRY

5.30pm - The Way The River Flows - w/ Jesse Mutton on vocals, George Snook on drums and Rivvie Mutton on Keyboards, playing their original song, Lou’s River

6.30—9.30pm –The Fisher Kings – Jamie & Craig T are back playing Contemporary Covers including Rock, Pop, Blues & Indie Music

Friday – October 23rd - Beerfest!

Kicking off our Ticketed Events, Friday hosts Live Music, Fetival Bands & a great atmosphere for all from 5pm – 10pm.  Adults are $20, Kids $15

ALICESEA – 5.00pm -7.00pm - World Music sounds from the east and west inspired by Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, John Butler Trio, Jeff Buckley, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Bjork, Lady Gaga, Moby, Bonobo

THE SOLOMON COLE BAND – 7.30pm -9.30pm  - Raw, emotive and impassioned, this fiery little quintent provides organic rock, uncontrolled and harmonious at the same time, aiming for something that straddles raw-blues, rock n roll and soul music. 

GUGGEMUSIK FESTIVAL BAND – Performances throughout the night!!

 

Saturday  - October 24th -  Beerfest!

Starting at 12noon, our final celebration night includes Live Music, Festival Bands & great atmosphere until 10pm.  Adults are $30, Kids $15

GUGGEMUSIK FESTIVAL BAND – Performances throughout the day and into the night!!

OPEN ARMS – 12.30pm – 2.30pm – 2014 Pacifica Beats finalist providing groovy Reggae and soul harmonies. 

ALICESEA – 3.00pm -5.00pm - World Music sounds from the east and west inspired by Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, John Butler Trio, Jeff Buckley, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Bjork, Lady Gaga, Moby, Bonobo

 SONIC DELUSION – 5.30pm -7.30pm  - Funky Electrocoustical Folk providing an upbeat concoction of Folk, Pop, Funk & Latin!   

THE SOLOMON COLE BAND – 8.00pm -10.00pm  - Raw, emotive and impassioned, this fiery little quintent provides organic rock, uncontrolled and harmonious at the same time, aiming for something that straddles raw-blues, rock n roll and soul music. 

Sunday – October 25th - German Breakfast!

The perfect way to farewell Beerfest 2015 with a traditional German Breakfast including Weisswurst Sausage, Brezel & Brie…and maybe another Bier!! Live Music continues, FREE ENTRY

OPEN ARMS – 12.30pm – 2.30pm – 2014 Pacifica Beats finalist providing groovy Reggae and soul harmonies. 

3.00pm – 5.00pm - POSSIBLE SPECIAL GUEST TO BE ADVISED (fingers crossed!)