Very first songs competition: Hidden Lakes Festival launches in Christchurch

A line-up including Wilkson and Skream will entertain an estimated 7000 party-goers in North Hagley Park on Tuesday when the inaugural Hidden Lakes Festival is held.


A line-up which include Wilkson and Skream will entertain an approximated 7000 party-goers in North Hagley Park on Tuesday when the inaugural Hidden Lakes Competition is held.

The initial new music festival of summer time, the inaugural Hidden Lakes Pageant, launches in Christchurch’s Hagley Park on Tuesday.

Organisers be expecting 7000 bash-goers to pogo in the park.

Hidden Lakes Festival is the South Island “sister festival” to Hidden Valley, held in Matakana close to Auckland, which is now in its sixth calendar year.

Held over two levels from 12pm to 10pm on Tuesday, the line-up capabilities Wilkinson, Friction MC Linguistics, Kanine, Skream, Prospa, Ribera, Hybrid Minds, Tokyo Prose, Mollie Collins, Dick Johnson, RDU Takeover and additional.

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The event is staged by George FM, Purple Rum Touring, Hidden Valley Festival and Cream co-directors Sam Smith and Mitch Ryder.

The South Island is underneath an Orange environment in the Covid-19 targeted traffic gentle procedure and the insurance policy scheme that the Authorities supplied for the occasion sector has offered additional certainty for summertime occasions.

People today were now “eager to rejoice, Ryder claimed, and despite “all odds versus us with Covid-19” they ended up delighted the pageant would go ahead.

It has been an extremely difficult yr for the enjoyment field, from performers to lights experts, roadies and other important staff for whom summer time is generally their busiest time of the yr.

“More than 180 staff and contractors are functioning on the day of the competition,” Ryder stated.

“As a Christchurch-primarily based functions business it has been fantastic operating alongside completely local contractors and suppliers who, like us, have been seriously impacted by Covid-19.”

Things audience expressed their annoyance that overseas DJs experienced received managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) places previously this thirty day period.

But Hidden Valley director Reuben Rivers-Smith reported he and the organisers of the Northern Bass, Rhythm & Vines/Rhythm & Alps, and Gold Rush festivals experienced labored together to make positive they secured the places out of the 1000’s unveiled each individual month.

“We bought no exclusive favours from MIQ, I notify you that,” he reported.

“We’ve place in a whole lot of tricky yards to get to this point. We did what every person else did and sat in the foyer and waited for rooms.”

Hidden Lakes Festival will be held over two stages and 10 hours.


Concealed Lakes Pageant will be held around two stages and 10 several hours.

The World Crowd Management Alliance (GCMA) not long ago released to tackle gaps in occasion knowledge following Covid-19.

A non-revenue organisation, it aims to promote realistic group management and group protection tactics around the globe, primary to a globally recognised overall body of understanding for experienced crowd administrators.

The New Zealand founding board representative is Christchurch-centered Cary Caldwell, who has worked on significant situations all around the world for a amount of years.

He claimed that a selection of knowledgeable people today with “decades of knowledge” experienced remaining the marketplace and retrained in unique fields for the reason that of the hardships Covid-19 constraints experienced positioned on it.

“The notion is that the GCMA would help tackle these difficulties and be a one-halt location for individuals wanting to improve their information to guarantee gatherings are harmless,” Caldwell mentioned.

Restricted tickets are nonetheless out there for Concealed Lakes from Eventbrite, when much more information and facts for ticket-holders is on the event’s Fb site. The pageant will also be livestreamed.