Sanctuary Sounds Presents

Up For A Revolution!

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Sanctuary Sounds is a music oriented Not-For-Profit initiative which holds music workshops, festivals,
and alternative events in Central Hawke's Bay.  It is sited on a 2.02ha property at Pukehou.


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A truly grass roots festival in rural New Zealand!






Fri 2nd - Sun 4th Dec

Music ALL Weekend!

Tickets are limited!  






2016 Headline Bands

Brendon Thomas and the Vibes



Brendon Thomas and The Vibes is a New Zealand rock band consisting of members Brendon Thomas (born 1995), Timothee Nolier (born 1995), and Michael Anderson (born 1995). They formed in Auckland in 2013 and placed third on the second series of the New Zealand version of The X Factor. Competing in the Groups category, they were mentored by Willy Moon then Shelton Woolwright. They are the first band in the New Zealand version of The X Factor to make it into the final.







Tunes of I


Born out of the famed New Zealand School of Music in 2011, the then three piece band has spent the last five years expanding their repertoire (and members) into a full seven piece ensemble. Featuring a solid backbone of drums, bass, vocals and guitars, and complemented by some of Wellington's finest horn players, Tunes of I - or TOI as they are also known - is renowned around the country for their original, tight and refreshingly dynamic live performances.



Gates open midday Friday. Bar and Food from 4pm. Music starts 6pm

artist / lineup / 2016

(Times are subject to change)


Flix Rose 12:30

Wellington bassed .

Coastal Rhythm Section 1:30

Central Hawkes Bay 

Monty Bevins 2:30

Touring Kiwi - Folk/Roots/Soul

Bowyang 3:30

Central Hawkes Bay - Rock / Classic Rock / Folk Rock

Midge McCleary 4:30

Midge brings a brand of foot stomping, accoustic funk that cannot be denied.

The Dirty Habits 5:30

An Acappella comedy group of badly behaved nuns .

Hot Janola 6:00

Hot Janola is a rockin' 4 piece from Napier, Hawkes Bay.

Lovers In Monaco 7

Based in Wellington, NZ, Lovers In Monaco are an art/synth/pop/punk band.

Yossarian 8:00

All the way from the UK .

Tunes of I 9:30

"I was blown away with the lax yet professional stylings of a band playing grooves beyond their years.

Dj-A-ON 11:30

CHB - Mixing tunes for the love of the music


6 The Blistered Fingers

From New Plymouth . . . Rockin' and rollin' til our fingers bleed ...

7 Detour

Napier   ...

8 Killing Bear

Psychedelic, futuristic music from the past from another planet. ...

9 The Rude Boyz

The Rude Boyz have loved roots reggae music since Bob Marley's historical visit to Aotearoa in 1979. They have transitioned from 'listeners' to 'players of instruments' over the last couple of years ...

10:30 Brendon Thomas & The Vibes

From Auckland -  Psychedelic Blues Rock// Alternative// Soul   ...


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Stalls and Vendors

We have many stalls available from crafts, to clothes, food, instruments, check it out. If you would like a stall please contact us here

Travel Guide

You can park your Airship at Otane International Airport, or you can find us here by road.

First Aid/Info

See our info shack for first aid, general enquiries or to purchase band Mercandise.

ALCOHOL - You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to camping areas, but not to the Event areas. We have a bar open with really great deals, and plenty of food stalls.