WHITE STAG STAGE
Set beautiful intentions for the coming year and dance as one together with the Earth and the star. This is our temple of the sacred dance… No shoes required.
Welcome to our main stage. Discover the massive centerpiece of our psychedelic art showcase. Our team is busy in a wonderful collaboration to create for you what we hope will be one of the most beautiful stages and dance environments ever seen in New Zealand. Last year people were stunned by the lush surroundings, towering themed stage, mandala canopy, crystal clear sound, and one of the most mind blowing light & laser shows at any New Year festival anywhere. This year all of this art goes to a whole new level.
Photo credit: Stick Media
Kanuka is the throbbing nightclub heart of the festival. Welcome.
Here you will groove to some of the finest DJs and electronic acts from all around Aotearoa and the globe. Nestled in a lush gully, the Kanuka stage is sometimes hard to leave. It’s like a festival in its own right. This year we will be installing an ADAMSON sound system, one of the best in the world (which you will also find on the White Stag and Bush Theatre stages) for you to get the best aural pleasure possible from the array of techno and house artists that will be providing the vibes for that stage.
2019 also sees two incredible stage take overs by some of the vest in the underground scene of New Zealand. On the 31st we will be treated to 30 hours of sublime music curated by Lo-Fi and Beat & Path. Following this on the 1sr Jan, we will be getting down to another stunning selection of artists curated by one of our favourite festivals, Shipwrecked. We are SO honoured to have these brands choosing to represent at AUM. Collectively, along with our selections, this will make this year’s festival techno and house line-up unparalleled. Giddy up!
Phoro credit: Bernadette Fastnedge
BUSH THEATER STAGE
Welcome to our live stage. Situated in the AUM Village, the Bush Theatre is where you will find all manner of eclectic and exciting live performance. Right at the heart of the festival. Bands, duets, soloists, conscious music, spoken word, cirque performance art, comedy and more will take you on a wonderful journey whilst you and your family dine, explore, and immerse yourself in to the AUM experience.
Each year the Bush Theatre stage has grown in sophistication and size to become one of the most loved and talked about features of the festival. For 2018 we have designed what we think is another beautiful stage and carefully programmed it with a flowing and diverse line up of quality artists to cater for all tastes & moods throughout the festival.
Always a very favourite place for meeting friends, gently grooving, grabbing a delicious coffee and just relaxing in the vibes. The Hub is where you will find an eclectic selection of chilled out grooves from all sorts of genres. The Hub is situated right in the middle of the AUM Village and is specifically designed to gently massage your senses. Along with the sumptuous grooves, you will also get to enjoy live art, and a myriad of performances… including a bit of cheeky burlesque late in the evening once the children have long been asleep. So kick back, grab a hammock or sway away to the delicious selection playing 24hrs throughout the festival. The Hub is the only stage that never closes. Enjoy.
Photo credit: Stick Media
We have a surprise up our sleeves. But you’ll have to wait until our second music release in November to find out what it is.