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Ohakune’s famed Mardi Gras returns

Save the date! Ohakune’s famed Mardi Gras returns

One of New Zealand’s most-loved winter parties, the Ohakune Mardi Gras is back with a soon-to-be-announced line-up featuring an exciting array of acts from around the globe.

The one-day extravaganza was one of the highlights in the Kiwi festival calendar for 20 years until its cancellation in 2017. But thanks to Audiology - the promoters behind Tauranga’s Bay Dreams Festival and more than 200 other shows annually across New Zealand - and ZM, Mardi Gras will return to the ‘carrot capital’ on Saturday, June 23 with the biggest line-up in its long and illustrious history.

“Ever since we caught news of its cancellation in 2017, we’ve been excited to fight for the contract to return Mardi Gras to its former glory,” says promoter Mitch Lowe.

“We are passionate about great events, and we are even more passionate to push the boundaries and make Mardi Gras bigger, better and more memorable than ever before. Our line-up will feature international and local artists across electronic, hip-hop and pop. Whilst everything will be kicked up a notch, we have every intention of retaining its fun, dress up, street party vibe that it’s carried for so many years.”

As a warm-up for Mardi Gras, Audiology is teaming up with Pato Entertainment andFabrik to bring something special to Ohakune the night before, on Friday, June 23. Details are still under tight wraps. Watch this space!

The line-up for Mardi Gras will be announced in April and one-day ticket deals will be available from 7.00pm on April 12, followed by General Admission ticket sales.

In the meantime, save the dates – Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 - and start planning what’s guaranteed to be the biggest weekend in music the North Island will deliver this winter.


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