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Celebrating 5 years of Fritter

This page contains information about the annual Fritter Festival on this weekend, 25 March 2017, celebrating 5 years of Fritter.
Updated: 23/03/2017 1:56 p.m.

​Attending the festival



Public access to the Festival is via Gate B at the Western (town) end of the venue. At the entrance your tickets will be scanned, your bag searched then your ticket will be swapped for a wristband and you will be given a festival wine glass, a programme and map & menu.

Parking and Traffic Management

Parking is available at Cobham Oval and surrounding streets including Okara Drive, Port Rd and Porowini Avenue. Disabled parking is available inside the Toll Stadium car park by showing a permit. Ritchie’s event bus drop-off and pick-up point is in the Toll Stadium car park outside Gate B. A Traffic Management Plan will be in place. Please observe signage, speed limits and no parking areas. A drop off/pick up zone is directly outside Toll Stadium on Okara Drive.


All food and beverage must be purchased via an AWOP card that you get from the AWOP Kiosk on-site at the Festival.  There is a refundable $2 bond that you get back when you return your card at the end of the festival.

Lost and Found

The Lost Property/Security tent is located at the rear end of the festival near the entrance. Report all lost and found property to Security. This is also where lost children are located.

What to bring and not bring

Patrons may not bring into the stadium alcohol, weapons, glass bottles or cans, beverages other than water, chilli bins, picnic baskets, dogs or other pets (guide dogs are permitted).

No food or beverage to be brought on site except for sealed clear plastic water bottles up to 1.25 litres in size, and a small amount of home-prepared food for children and for those that have specific dietary requirements.

No recording devices for commercial purposes such as cameras or video equipment.

You can bring prams, strollers and pushchairs, please be mindful of restricting people’s view of the stages.

Low chairs only may be brought into the stadium.

Patrons may be refused entry to Toll Stadium if they appear intoxicated/ under the influence of drugs or exhibit disorderly behaviour.


Tickets are available from and Forum North Box Office, Rust Ave, Whangarei.

Pre Sale Prices

  • Adults $47
  • Children $17
  • Family $110
  • Groups 10+ $42.30

Event day prices at the venue

  • Adults $55
  • Children $20
  • Family $125

Bus Routes

Whangarei Heads, Matapouri & Mangwhai $17

All ticket prices are inclusive of booking fees. 

A child is 5-17 years inclusive. A family is 2 adults, 2 children. Four years and under is free.

Ticket includes entry into the festival venue, a festival wine glass (adult tickets only), an event programme, free filtered  water top ups, entertainment including a full day of live music and unlimited use of the bouncy castle and waterslide.


MC Luke Bird
11.00am Rangitane Riot
11.50am Farandicus
12.40pm Cake and Eat it
1.30pm dDub
2.50pm Less the Harp
3.45pm The Black Seeds
5.15pm Radio Live Best Fritter Trophy Judged by Helen Jackson & New World People’s Choice Award
5.30pm The Feelers
11.00am - 5.30pm Free Waterslide & Bouncey Castle
11.00am - 3.00pm Little Moments Photobooth


The Feelers

A momentary altercation on a Christchurch primary school football field was the catalyst for a music partnership between James Reid and Hamish Gee that has spanned almost twenty years and brought us one of our best loved bands, The Feelers. Along the way they have amassed some remarkable statistics, a quarter of a million albums sold, five multi-platinum albums, three number one albums, seven number one singles and more radio airplay than any other New Zealand artist or band since radio stats began in 1999.

The Feelers are promising one of their best live shows yet “I have memory problems so when we play the old stuff its like I’m playing it for the first time. Wow, what’s that track? Venus... Great song dude,” laughs James.”

The Blackseeds

Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts and pioneers of a South Pacific reggae/roots sound, The Black Seeds have carved out their reputation on the back of multi-platinum albums and a masterful live show that’s been filling dance floors for over a decade. While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band over a decade ago, their music has cast a wide net, winning fans and wowing audiences across the globe. Layering funk, soul, afro-beat, and other eclectic elements over their dub and reggae foundations, The Black Seeds infuse raw energy and good vibes wherever they go making the band a regular fixture at the world’s leading music festivals and venues. Since 1998, vocals led by Barnaby Weir and Daniel Weetman have been the driving force behind expressing The Black Seeds message. 

dDub are one of New Zealand’s best loved live acts. Engaging and uplifting, the dDub crew propel their way seamlessly through a powerful and non-stop reggae/roots explosion. Horns, harmonies, and hands-high dDub tunes combine to create an elevating musical experience not to be missed. Renowned for their ‘cranking and skanking’ live shows, the band never fails to connect with the crowd and they have become firm favourites at many nationwide outdoor festivals in NZ.
And Local Acts
  • Rangitane Riot
  • Farandicus
  • Cake and Eat It
  • Less the Harp



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