At AUM Festival, music is sacred. Our dance-floors are our church.
Each year we bring you the most soul-uplifting sounds from Aotearoa and abroad. We share them across four stages which each have their own unique vibe and span of genres. Whether it’s the White Stag ‘main’ stage with the new years eve psytrance showcase, the Kānuka Stage underground house & techno forest ‘nightclub’, the mixed-genre music & arts Hub Stage for live music and performances, or The Hill stage for psytrance, drum & bass, bass music and everything in-between.
This is our temple of the sacred dance… No shoes required. Dance as one together with the earth and the stars.
Welcome to the White Stag stage, the massive centerpiece of our psychedelic art showcase.
The White Stag is a wonderful collaboration of sound, decor, visuals and lights which combine for one of the most beautiful outdoor dancing environments in Aotearoa. 2023 saw a giant Wheke (Octopus) on top of the stage – created by Abby Fleur Art + Music.
Each year people are stunned by the lush surroundings, towering themed stage, mandala canopy (good for daytime shade), crystal clear sound, and one of the most mind blowing light & laser shows at any new year music festival in New Zealand.
The White Stag features a huge Adamson Line-Array sound system by Tritone Audio which provides the highest quality sound. We’re serious about sound.
Themed nights of psytrance | house, techno and progressive | drum and bass, breaks and bass music
Images by Rob Warner and Angie LC
Situated in the AUM Village, The Hub is our big-top circus tent where you will find all manner of eclectic and exciting live and electronic performance. The Hub is about live bands, soloists, DJs, spoken word, cirque performance art, comedy and more will take you on a wonderful journey while you dance, chill out or immerse yourself in the AUM experience.
The Hub has the broadest diversity of lineup, including daytime shows of comedy, morning yoga, children’s entertainers and then music with 80s classics, rock, disco and more going late into the night.
DON’T FORGET YOUR UNICORN HORNS!
Live music – rock, psychedelic rock, indie, world music, funk/soul, dub, downbeat, disco and more
Performance art, aerial artistry, children’s shows, comedy
hosted by LO-FI Productions
Kānuka is our nightclub in a forest. Here you will groove to some of the finest DJs underground house and techno artists from around Aotearoa.
Found along a forest pathway, the Kānuka stage is sometimes hard to leave. It’s like a festival in its own right. Featuring an Adamson sound system and a covered dance floor, you get the best aural pleasure possible from the artists who bring their magic.
LO-FI Productions curates the Kānuka stage from design to decor to the artist schedule. They’re returning for our tenth birthday this summer for another year incredible stage takeover with the highest quality underground music roster possible. No question, this is one of the best house and techno experiences of any festival in Aotearoa over new years.
Underground house, melodic house and techno
Image by Mili Villamil
Debuting in 2020, The HILL and has grown into a brilliant hideaway stage with epic bush doof vibes. It is nestled in a lush tree-lined natural amphitheatre and has become a hit with an incredible stage takeover run by Science of Sound and SiC Entertainment. Production by Legit Events.
Each new years The HILL cranks up the pace with harder, faster sounds of the underground spanning psytrance, full-on, dark psytrance, future prog, drum and bass, breaks, bass music, glitch-hop, dub and more. It’s ravers paradise. Look our for the sign posts and bring water coz you’re gonna sweat!
Psytrance and full-on; drum and bass; breaks and bass music
Images by Angie LC
Throughout the festival we have roaming special features. There are dancers, circus artists, jugglers, parades, children’s performers and more. There will even be a very special kids disco show with an early countdown for the little ones who cant make it to midnight on The HUB.
Keep your eyes peeled, bring an instrument and join in the fun. Who knows where we’ll pop up.
Look out for the surprise re-imergence of something you all loved so very much a couple of years ago. Must stay silent about that though 😉