Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


24 hours to buy your tickets to Flochella

24 hours to buy your tickets to Flochella

Grab your inflatable accessory of choice and hit Rotorua’s Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) this Waitangi weekend as Flochella, New Zealand’s only floating music festival, brings an amazing line up of artists to our shores on Monday 5 February.

With only 24 hours left to purchase tickets, Flochella 2018 is set to be a fantastic summers day out on the water for all ages, after attracting over 4,000 people at its inaugural event earlier this year in Taupō. Flochella is a smoke and alcohol free event.

Festival goers will be able to watch the music acts from in the water, or on the land, with the stage positioned near the shore line, says Destination Rotorua consumer marketing manager, Tom Worsp.

“It’s fantastic to see Flochella come to Rotorua as it highlights part of what our region is all about – our beautiful lakes.

“It is also a sign that Rotorua is an exciting and vibrant destination that event organisers have confidence in, which is a result of the changing perceptions of Rotorua due to the hard work of the visitor industry and the domestic marketing campaign, Famously Rotorua.

“With many stunning lakes surrounding us, Lake Tikitapu is definitely one of our most loved. Only 10 minutes from our town centre, the lake’s clear water makes it a popular spot for swimming and water sports as well as a great spot to enjoy a picnic, barbeque or short walk.

“The NZ Bomb Comp and NZME have been massively supported by Rotorua Lakes Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Te Arawa Lakes Trust and local hapū to bring this event to life in Rotorua. Everyone has been fantastic.”

The NZ Bomb Comp, which has been running independently since 2015, will also feature at the event allowing the opportunity to "bomb" off their tower from multiple bomb platforms up to 10m high.

“The comp will run Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February with huge prizes up for grabs, including cash and plenty of spot prizes,” says Mr Worsp.

“We certainly suggest keeping Waitangi weekend free and taking the Monday off for an extended long weekend so you can enjoy a fantastic day on the water with family and friends.”

Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park owner, Sheryl Murray says it’s exciting to see Flochella come to Lake Tikitapu.

“New events at the lake attract new people and that’s always significant as it showcases this area and our holiday park to the people that otherwise wouldn’t know we were here.

“We have 29 motel units and basic cabins, along with 200 camping sites, and have already had several people book in over Waitangi weekend following the announcement of Flochella.

“We’re excited to be amongst the action and we’re looking forward to seeing the array of colours that will take over the water as people arrive with their inflatables – it’s going to be an amazing atmosphere come Waitangi weekend.”

The stage line-up includes international artist Amy Shark as well as New Zealand artists such as Kings, Mitch James, Drax Project and special guests Jupiter Project.

Tickets are $39 and were released for sale at midday today at


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand, the $8Million budget, musical comedy, City of 100 Lovers, has been created for locals and tourists alike. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time. Dixon finished second in the final race of the season in Sonoma in California. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Anne Russell: On Nanette, And The Limitations Of Stories

Since many detractors fault Gadsby or other women for talking about their trauma publicly, Gadsby’s most ardent fans mistakenly perceive virtually any criticism of Nanette as misogynist. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland