North West Wine, Beer and Food Festival 2018

North West Wine, Beer and Food Festival 2018

It's back! The North West Wine, Beer and Food Festival is here again for 2018 with a brand new incredible line up!

NWF 2018 A2 smallLR2018 Line up features: FLY MY PRETTIES, JULIA DEANS & ALAE!

Tickets are available now from Eventfinda! Children 15 years or under are FREE when pre-registered with a parent/legal guardian!

Just 30 minutes North West of Auckland, the beautiful Hunting Lodge will play host to this day long event.

This one-day boutique festival will feature our only Auckland summer show for 2018, performing alongside julia deans with a full band, and Alae, plus the finest local wine, beer and food the North West region has to offer.

Local goodness from vineyards Coopers Creek, The Hunting Lodge, Kumeu River, Soljans Estate Winery & West Brook Winery, and breweries Hallertau Brewery, Colab Brewing & Liberty Brewing Company will be available on the day.

Plus bespoke food from The Riverhead, The Tasting Shed, The Hunting Lodge, Hallertau and more! Additional food & non-alcoholic options will be available on the day.

2018’s event will see an improved audience experience, including an enhanced beverage offering of wine and beer tasting, more food options and a new kids zone with entertainment on offer.

Return bus tickets to the venue are available now, departing from Auckland City, Muriwai, Helensville, Kumeu & Riverhead. Free parking will also be available at The Hunting Lodge on the day. Get your tickets, here!

Please note, all liquids are prohibited from being brought into the venue. Free water will be available on site.

Set in the picturesque surrounds of the The Hunting Lodge Wine Estate – the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival is the perfect summer celebration.

The Fly My Pretties cast for the North West Wine, Food & Beer Festival on Saturday Feburary 10, 2018 is another collection of some of New Zealand’s most exciting new musical talent, along with some FMP favourites.

FULL CAST: Barnaby Weir, A Girl Named Mo, Bailey Wiley, Miloux, Ria Hall, Age Pryor, Iraia Whakamoe (The Nudge), James Coyle (The Nudge), Jarney Murphy (The Black Seeds), Laughton Kora, Mike Fabulous (Lord Echo), Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds), & Ryan Prebble (The Nudge).

This one-off summer show will treat the audience to a two-hour set, which will consist of Fly My Pretties classics & their latest album String Theory.

Tickets on sale now from Eventfinda:
Earlybird tickets SOLD OUT!
GA tickets $59.50+BF
Return Bus tickets $20.50

Featuring live music from:


North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival will see Fly My Pretties’ only Auckland show over summer. The collective will appear following on from the vinyl release of String Theory (The Complete Show) this past August, and will be bringing a 13-strong collective again anchored by Barnaby Weir. Julia Deans will be appearing alongside a full band, showcasing the material that has made her one of NZ’s most beloved musical acts, including material from her solo back catalogue and Fur Patrol, plus forthcoming new material. They will be joined by Alae, who are fast making a name for themselves with their brand of indie/folk.


The ever-changing collective that is Fly My Pretties will be performing at the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival in their only Auckland summer show. Six albums deep, the release of latest album String Theory saw the band pushing the boundaries of their traditional folk/rock sound, incorporating spacey vocals and pulsating synths to help push their sound.

Barnaby Weir will again assemble an all-star cast, combining some of NZ’s most experienced musicians and vocalists, with some of the country’s most exciting up-and-coming talents.

From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours over the years. From fronting Fur Patrol’s muscular pop-rock to her electro-pop stylings with Tiki Taane; from co-conspirator with renowned supergroup The Adults to sultry chanteuse in Silo Theatre's production BREL; Deans has never shied from adding new strings to her bow.

The North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival will see Julia Deans preview a new collection of songs, set to be released in early 2018, along with favourites from her back catalogue, including her time in Fur Patrol and the Taite Music Prize-nominated solo album Modern Fables.

Alae is what you get when you mix multi-instrumentalists Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffan, two high school mates who are talented musicians in their own right. Add to the mix Jayden Lee on drums, and a new inspiration is born.

Their brand of intimate folk-inspired sounds has seen them play to audiences across New Zealand and Australia in just over two years performing together. The release of new single ‘Too Strung Up’ on November 10 is set to continue to grow the profile of this truly talented outfit.