Aum New Year’s Festival

AUM is a family friendly, music, arts and camping festival featuring performance and visual art, wellness activities and themed nights held across multiple music stages and zones.

AUM takes place at an idyllic location surrounded by coastal Kānuka forest located at South Head an hour north of central Auckland.

We are Aotearoa New Zealand’s joyful, inclusive, loving, community spirit event. Welcome.


Music is sacred at AUM. Our dance-floors are our church. We aim to bring you the most soul uplifting sounds from Aotearoa and around the world – the most cutting-edge music lineups with a commitment to quality, not what’s trendy. Music lovers love AUM for the consistently high quality year after year.

So you can expect the most delicious aural vibes created by some of the most talented musicians. Expect the psychedelic. Expect to be moved by our state-of-the-art sound systems and enchanted by our themed stages and decor which are created new each year.

AUM is home to a broad range of music including psytrance, house, drum & bass, live psychedelic rock, techno, dub, downbeat, bass music, chill-out, 80s classics and more scheduled across four themed stages.


AUM is about creating something new every year as a platform for the music, art and activities we love.

We invite and encourage all kinds of incredible visual art, performing art, ideas, interactions and creativity, and support the beautiful artists of all kinds whom we are privileged to have in our lives. Each year, we commit to offering artists from Aotearoa prominence on our lineup and to encourage and showcase fresh talent.

Whether at the Midnight Cabaret or Daytime Gala shows, playing live at The Hub, creating visual art, or attending wellness workshops, the creativity on offer is a wonderful experience for all.

See some of our favourite moments on our gallery page.


AUM Festival is a love story that began with the sentence: “Let’s create an event and feel the joy of giving & receiving. Together. As a community.”

Our gorgeous, sustainable, original, friendly and safe events bring beautiful, like-minded people and tribes together to celebrate as one.

What is important to us? Inclusiveness. Kindness and love. Integrity.

See what AUM culture is all about on our About Us page, and why AUM is regarded as one of the most fun and safe summer festivals in New Zealand and so popular with international travellers and backpackers.

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Scenes from last year’s festival

White Stag stage new year’s eve psytrance showcase

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Stunning themed decor

Circus Performance

Midnight Cabaret performance

Sunset hill

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The Hill stage

Circus Performance

Family friendly activities

Beautiful natural surroundings

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Healing Glade wellness workshops

Circus Performance

Kānuka Stage, the home of house and techno


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