Tuki Festival

Saturday, February 10

The shindig formerly known as Rippon Festival has moved up the road! 20 years since staging the first festival, TUKI will showcase some of the most astounding musical talent in a magical new spot.

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Time to celebrate! Grab a posse of your favourite people and we’ll see you in Wanaka this summer… Multiple award-winning US-based band Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) will perform alongside Aaradhna, Marlon Williams, The Phoenix Foundation, The Shamblés, Mel Parsons, Lips and Maala among others.

Having performed on such global shows as Seth Meyers, Conan O’Brien and Carson Daly, UMO, fronted by Kiwi Ruban Nielson (The Mint Chicks), will be performing to an audience of several thousand in the South Island this summer.

Set in quite possibly the most serene dream landscape of Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka, TUKI 2018 is ready to inspire. With the lake only fifty metres from the stage, a forest filled with freaky fun times and a view to blow your fringe back, this piece of land will become your February 10th oasis. 

Formerly known as Rippon Festival, the event will take place at Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka and features a FunZone and award-winning local craft beers and Central Otago wines. The word “TUKI” comes from the nearby Matukituki Valley and means “mouthpiece” in Maori.

If you'd like a spot across the road at Glendhu Bay Motor Camp to make a real weekend of it, you might want to be quick about grabbing a tent or caravan site.

Physical Address

Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka


$109.00 to $179.00

Tickets will be on sale to the general public on August 18th.

Tickets can be purchased through TICKETEK

Earlybird Ticket (available until