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2014 Through The Enchanted Forest


2014 Through The Enchanted Forest2014 Headline Acts:

Swamp Thing
Orchestra of Spheres will Headline Saturday Night!!

Swamp Thing will return this year to Sanctuary Sounds!  We were so impressed by the talent these guys brought to the festival that we asked them to come back and sure enough, they said YES!

A long-time member of the John Butler Trio and touring drummer with Kiwi legends Split Enz, Michael Barker (drums/ percussion/ vocals) has joined with Tauranga singer-songwriter guitar great, Grant Haua to form power blues duo Swamp Thing.  These two unique musicians share a wealth of experience to craft blues-flavored music with a deep groove and soulful spook.  Swamp Thing's first album 'Balladeer' was recorded at Roundhead Studio in May 2011.

We are also bringing you one of Wellingtons' BEST!  Orchestra of Spheres!  The Spheres are born out of Wellingtons Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society.  They have developed a cult-like following in New Zeland.  Playing house parties, dance parties, DIY shows and opera houses.  The Spheres have built a reputation for musically and visually ecstatic live shows!

Like celestial sponges the Spheres' clonga sound draws on influences far and wide:  kuduro, psychedelic primary school disco, fire music, kwaito, free improv, south pacific demolition, shangaan electro, zeuhl, mbalax, kosmische quiche, tarraxo, witch doctor haus, orgasmo brain rave, juke/footwork, polynesian no wage prog, quarr, costume rock, inner brain clap, funk puppetre....

The Spheres' use homemade instruments like the biscuit tin guitar, electric bass carillon and sexomouse marimba to create their cosmic dancing sound. 

Sanctuary Sounds 2014 Line-up:

KG Opening
Hot Janola
Tsunami House
The Rude Boyz

Special Performance after dark by the Flaming Maniacs Fire Troupe


Cilz Opening
Jersey Bob and Our Monika
Lovers in Monaco
Live Like Lions
Melting Faces
The Blind
Diamond Doll
Tori Reed & the Flightless Birds
Lindsay Gibb
Dirty Habits
Old Man's Beard
Devils Elbow


Sam Manzanza
Killing Bear
Raw Collective
Swamp Thing
Orchestra of Spheres
Special Performance after dark by the Flaming Maniacs Fire Troupe


Cabin Fever
Great Odins Beard
Best Served Chilled


Thanks again to all the performers that created an amazing 2014 Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival!!!  


KIDS CRASH AREA worked out nicely in 2014.  We hope to bring it back in 2015.  

Its going to be quite casual but the idea is you can leave your children with us to play for up to an hour and then parents come back to volunteer half an hour of their time or alternatively pays $5 over 5years or $7 under 5years.   Parents can bring their child and supervise them in the kids zone at anytime. We will have a tent set up with a portacot and toys for babies to play in. Toddler cars, slide and toys. Drawing, crafts and face painting. Place to hangout and socialise with other kids while staying safe. We will be open 10am-4pm on Saturday you can let me know in advance what time you want or walk up on the day. We will however be limited by how many adults we have at the time as to how many kids we can take.