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2019 coming soon


Under The Big Top!

Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival 2019

Under The Big Top 2019 large6th, 7th and 8th of December

New Zealand's Biggest Little Festival!

3 Days in Sunny Hawkes Bay!

Since the theme this year is Under the Big Top, This is your chance to dress up big, as all things circus! Bring you best Acrobat, Lion Tamer, Bearded Lady, Clown, Strong Man, whatever you imagine!

Sanctuary Sounds is a not-for-profit music festival showcasing an eclectic mix of music from all over New Zealand and Australia. The 3 day festival is held on a rural property in Takapau, Central Hawkes Bay. Camp for 3 days and enjoy the music, food, bar, stalls, and relaxed vibe. Camping is FREE!

This is a zero waste event! Please bring what you need and take away what you bring.

Line-up is coming soon!!

Ticket purchase also provides you with the opportunity to become a member of the Sanctuary Sounds Incorporated Society. You can find the membership benefits and form at

Ticket Sales:

$80.00 weekend entry available until 16th September
$90.00 weekend entry available from 16th September - 1st December
$100.00 weekend entry available at the gate ( cash only


Children 16 and under are free when with a paid up member.

A truly grass roots festival in rural New Zealand!


Where are we?

Sanctuary Sounds has relocated to 84 Takapau/Ormondville Rd, about 10mins after Waipukurau going south. Head left to Takapau, get some supplies from the foursquare and carry on about 1km.

You will see us on the right.