Limited return bus tickets from Latimer Square available
THE LINE UP
NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTS PERFORM ACROSS TWO STAGES SITUATED WITHIN CENTRAL PARK AND THE TOWNSHIP’S MOST BEAUTIFUL REPLICA STREET. THESE ACTS BRING SOMETHING FRESH AND UNIQUE TO THIS HISTORIC SETTING WHEN THE MUSIC BEGINS AT 1:00PM.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS
General Admission: $35+bf
General Admission $44+bf - available now
Kids: (12 and under; 5 and under free) - available now
$55 - if available
Nostalgia is a daylong festival of independent music, food and culture that takes place within the 1900s replica township of Ferrymead Heritage Park. The festival offers a creative atmosphere in which to discover local food, wine and beer, a diverse array of cuisine and beverages from some of the cities best producers. Travel through the vintage festival environment while some of New Zealand’s top indie artists perform between two stages.
FERRYMEAD HERITAGE PARK
SATURDAY MARCH 4, 2017
12.30 - 7.30PM
Wrap your lips around our special release festival Six Pack
We teamed up with six Christchurch brewers to create our Festival Six Pack. A great way to work up a thirst for the festival. You can grab your six pack in selected supermarkets or at The Beer Library - either online or in store.
Eat & Drink
INDULGE YOURSELF IN SOME OF CHRISTCHURCH’S FINEST CULINARY CREATIONS FROM LOCAL CHEFS, PRODUCERS AND FOOD ENTHUSIASTS. WITHIN THE 1900’S REPLICA TOWN CENTRE, EACH PRODUCER PROVIDES A DIFFERENT CULINARY EXPERIENCE INDICATIVE OF THEIR PRODUCT AND BRAND. RANGING FROM CAKES AND SWEET AMERICAN-STYLE PIES, TO WHOLE SMOKED FISH AND FRESH SALADS, THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE TASTY DELIGHTS TO DISCOVER.
Six Festival Beers
CANTERBURY CRAFT BEER TENT
Showcasing the six festival specific beers from Three Boys, Brew Moon, Two Thumbs, Ghost, Beer Baroness and Harrington’s, plus a range of others, the craft beer tent has everything you need to satisfy your craft beer needs.
A pop-up extravaganza of North American-style baking, including gourmet bagel sandwiches, luxuriously soft donuts and home-style sweet pies, just like Momma used to make!
Cult burger-master Evan Kiddy will be grilling up all the usual suspects!
KUNG FU DUMPLINGS
Authentic Kathmandu ‘Momo’ Dumplings with a bit of Kapow!
Chef Alex Davis will celebrate his passion for plants and sustainability by creating the radical carrot dawg, served with caramelised onion, wasabi mayo and miners lettuce.
Try delicious New Zealand grown locusts.
Haast river whitebait omelettes and sandwiches with fresh local bread, streaky free-range bacon ‘n egg butties, plus top notch surf and turf deluxe or grilled steak sammies.
Handcrafted small batch ice cream, sorbet and frozen coconut cream. Their mission is to make the world better, one scoop at a time.
Handcrafted free range pork burgers, artisanal sausages with bacon and relishes. Plus seasonal probiotic beverages.
Coconut rice, sate and fried chicken kebabs.
CAKES BY ANNA
One-off creations, made with care and creativity from scratch using real ingredients and making everything from scratch.
Quality organic, local and seasonal produce with a focus on food choice education when it comes to good fats, natural sweeteners, organics, plus raw and ‘live’ food.
THE VAGABOND CHEFS
Modern street food with an international twist.
BELLBIRD BAKED GOODS
Deliciously filled sandwiches, pastries and croissants.
HORSE SHACK FOOD CO.
Manuka smoked pork shoulder, five hour lamb shoulder and smoked capsicums. Plus kumara and chickpea hash-cake.
Plus plenty more..
HOUSING A VARIETY OF BEVERAGES TO SUIT ALL TASTES, WITH DIVERSE DRINKING OPTIONS FEATURING THE BEST LOCAL CRAFT BEER, WINE, COCKTAILS AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
GROWERS WINE BAR
Sample and indulge in a selection of Waipara’s best wines while relaxing in the pop-up wine bar environment.
EBARGO COCKTAIL BAR
Located within the street party that features the Emerging Artist Stage. The Embargo Bar provides a selection of fine cocktails brought to you by Rogue Society Gin, Helmsman Rum and Bootleggers Soda.
A fabulous selection of non alcoholic beverage stalls including Wabi O Kombucha, Six Barrel Soda, Karma Cola, Almighty Juice and more.
PLUS PLENTY MORE ....
Saturday 4 March; 12.30 – 7.30pm
Ferrymead Heritage Park, 50 Park Drive,
Heathcote Valley, Christchurch
Ferrymead Heritage Park is a 1900’s replica township which makes it one of the most distinctive festival venues in New Zealand.
Set within the township, Nostalgia is where good food and music meet a creative culture of arts and crafts, characters and entertainment head-on. Catch the steam train for a scenic jaunt through the Heathcote Valley or check out the Park’s numerous museums and displays. Take a stroll through the Village Market, featuring an array of artisans and providers, with bespoke market stalls along a heritage replica street.
All drinks are served in Globelet reusable cups. Cups are available throughout the festival for purchase or hire at $2. Wash and water stations are placed throughout the park.
$15 presales; door sales only available if not previously sold out. The little ones are welcome, but remember this is a supervised event meaning all under 18’s MUST be accompanied by an adult. The heritage park provides the perfect facilities to keep the kids happy with displays, a playground, steam train and entertainment.
TRANSPORT OPTIONS AND PARKING
Nostalgia Festival continuously strives towards increasing sustainable initiatives, which includes encouraging festival-goers to take the bus, ride your bike or car share.
Private buses leaving to and from the city centre are available whilst purchasing your tickets online, but numbers are limited so get in quick.
There's multiple options for public buses that run close to the festival venue. Below are the bus numbers that pass and the closest drop-off platform number to the festival.
Purple Line; closest platform No.36242
No.535 Eastgate to Lyttelton; closest platform No.42327
No.140 Russley to Mt Pleasant; closest platform No.30769
For more info head to the below link.
Bike racks are also provided and are located by the main festival entrance at Ferrymead Heritage Park office. Or alternatively, join the festival bike group - Slow Roll, and gain priority entry into the festival plus other perks - for more info
Festival parking is available within the Ferrymead Sports Fields off Ferrymead Park Drive. Parking will be sign posted and staffed.
Values & Sustainability
Nostalgia’s values are simple: create a unique festival that integrates the Christchurch community through celebrating collaboration, creativity, event sustainability and quality music.
Nostalgia aims to have as minimal effect on the land as possible, continuously working towards implementing and trialing new sustainable initiatives. The team at Our Daily Waste works with festival vendors to minimise and control festival waste. Reusable cups, plates, cutlery and wash stations are provided by festival partner Globeblet.
Nostalgia Festival encourages festival-goers to cut down on transport used by ride-sharing, private or public buses and, of course, biking - join our bike group!
- There is a grass area around the main stage and seating located throughout the park, however you are welcome to bring your own picnic blanket or chairs
- First Aid facilities are provided onsite
- No outside food or drink is allowed onsite, although we do permit drink bottles – but no glass allowed
- No animals are allowed within the festival
- Disability Access – The Ferrymead Heritage Park's existing infrastructure provides the necessary facilities and amenities throughout the majority of the park, excluding a couple of exhibition areas. If you have any questions or would like to know more about this, leave a message on our contact page.
- Supervised Event – All under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian ticket holder
- What if it rains? Nostalgia will go ahead in the rain; measures are in place to insure the festival can run in all weather conditions, unless deemed unsafe for the festival to proceed, in which case the event will be cancelled and ticket purchases will be refunded
Festival attendance is subject to terms & conditions.
Get in touch
Got questions? About life, purpose and meaning? Don't we all. We probably can't answer those but if you're confused about anything to do with the Festival feel free to drop us a line and we'll do our best to help out.