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Fly My Pretties Play North West Wine, Beer, & Food Festival

Fly My Pretties, Julia Deans & Alae Live At North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2018

The Hunting Lodge, 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, North West Auckland

North West Country is proud to present, returning for 2018, the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2018.

This one-day boutique festival will feature a brilliant musical lineup of Fly My Pretties in their only Auckland summer show for 2018, Julia Deans performing alongside a full band, and Alae, alongside the finest local wine, beer and food the North West region has to offer.

Discounted earlybird tickets are on sale now from Eventfinda. Children 15 years or under are FREE when pre-registered with a parent/legal guardian.

Just 30 minutes North West of Auckland, the beautiful Hunting Lodge will play host to this day long event, which will showcase the amazing wine, beer and food that is on offer in the region from over a dozen local vendors.

Local goodness from vineyards Coopers Creek, The Hunting Lodge, Kumeu River, Soljans Estate Winery & West Brook Winery, and breweries Hallertau Brewery, Colab Brewing & Liberty Brewing Company will be available on the day, plus bespoke food from The Riverhead & The Tasting Shed. Additional food & non-alcoholic options will be available on the day.

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2018’s event will see an improved audience experience, including an enhanced beverage offering of wine and beer tasting, more food options and a new kids zone with entertainment on offer.

North West Country and Loop are proud to announce the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2018 will feature live music from:


North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival will see Fly My Pretties’ only Auckland show over summer. The collective will appear following on from the vinyl release of String Theory (The Complete Show) this past August, and will be bringing a 13-strong collective again anchored by Barnaby Weir. Julia Deans will be appearing alongside a full band, showcasing the material that has made her one of NZ’s most beloved musical acts, including material from her solo back catalogue and Fur Patrol, plus forthcoming new material. They will be joined by Alae, who are fast making a name for themselves with their brand of indie/folk.

Return bus tickets to the venue are available now, departing from Auckland City, Muriwai, Helensville, Kumeu & Riverhead. Free parking will also be available at The Hunting Lodge on the day.

A range of vendors will be selling food on the day, however attendees are welcome to bring a picnic. Please note, all liquids are prohibited from being brought into the venue. Free water will be available on site.

Set in the picturesque surrounds of the The Hunting Lodge Wine Estate – just 30 minutes northwest of Auckland City, the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festivalis the perfect summer celebration.

Tickets on sale now from Eventfinda

Earlybird tickets are available at the discounted price of $49.50+BF

General Admission tickets $59.50+BF

Return Bus tickets $20.50


Saturday 10 February 2018
The Hunting Lodge, 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland
Gates open 12pm, live acts from 2pm to 6pm
Tickets available now from Eventfinda


The ever-changing collective that is Fly My Pretties will be performing at the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival in their only Auckland summer show. Six albums deep, the release of latest album String Theory saw the band pushing the boundaries of their traditional folk/rock sound, incorporating spacey vocals and pulsating synths to help push their sound.

Frontman Barnaby Weir will again assemble an all-star cast, combining some of NZ’s most experienced musicians and vocalists, with some of the country’s most exciting up-and-coming talents.

From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours over the years. From fronting Fur Patrol’s muscular pop-rock to her electro-pop stylings with Tiki Taane; from co-conspirator with renowned supergroup The Adults to sultry chanteuse in Silo Theatre's production BREL; Deans has never shied from adding new strings to her bow.

The North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival will see Julia Deans preview a new collection of songs, set to be released in early 2018, along with favourites from her back catalogue, including her time in Fur Patrol and the Taite Music Prize-nominated solo album Modern Fables.

Alae is what you get when you mix multi-instrumentalists Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffan, two high school mates who are talented musicians in their own right. Add to the mix Jayden Lee on drums, and a new inspiration is born.

Their brand of intimate folk-inspired sounds has seen them play to audiences across New Zealand and Australia in just over two years performing together. The release of new single ‘Too Strung Up’ on November 10 is set to continue to grow the profile of this truly talented outfit.


North West Country, stretching from Riverhead to Kaukapakapa is a thriving and vibrant destination – Auckland’s playground for discovery, culture, creativity, adventure, fine food and wine. From sublime beach walks to historical buildings; from mountain biking to world-class cuisine; from wine and craft beer tastings to gannet colonies and hot pools, a short drive down State Highway 16 opens up exciting possibilities.

The North West District Business Association has been established to give this area a unified voice to promote the region, and provide visitors with a central hub for information.


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