Coastella is only one sleep away

Just one more sleep until Kāpiti’s premier music festival kicks off. Organisers say the forecast for Saturday is perfect festival weather – sunny with a bit of cloud, but Coastella will go ahead whatever the weather, unless deemed unsafe in which case the event will be cancelled and unused tickets refunded. Please bring clothing to protect you from the elements (whether sun, wind or rain).

Here’s everything you need to know:


Gates Open: 1:00pm

Music runs from: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

After Party: 9:00pm – 11:30pm (separate ticket needed)


There will be limited door sales at the festival. Prices are as follows: Adult ticket – $90 Family pass (2 adults & 2 Children under 13) – $199 Children 5-12 – $25; Youth 13 – 17 – $35; Under 5s – Free; After-party: $20 if available (only 100 left).


For those who bring their own vehicle a limited amount of parking is available near the Southward Car Museum. Parking costs $5 which will go to charity. Cash preferred for efficiency, paywave will be accepted on the day – please have your $5 ready as you drive in. We encourage car-sharing!

TRANSPORT It’s easy to get to Coastella by bus or train.

  • Return bus tickets from Wellington are available online for $25. Numbers are limited! The bus stop is on Thorndon Quay, outside Pipitea Marae across the road from Freedom Furniture. Please find tickets on

  • Local shuttle buses will be on loop from Paraparaumu Railway Station to Coastella throughout the day, for $5 CASH ONLY.

  • The Metlink website has timetable information for Kāpiti line trains and local buses to connect with the Coastella shuttle

  • Bicycles can be carried on trains free of charge, without reservations, and on a first-come, first served basis. There will be bicycle parking at Coastella.


    Coastella is a Supervised Event, so all under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


    The music and dancing will continue into the night, with the Coastella After Party which is strictly R18 and features The Richter City Rebels and Rio DJNero. Tickets for the After Party are sold separately on the Coastella website.


    All drinks are served in accordance with our Terms & Conditions of entry. Under our licensing laws, you may not bring in any drinks to Coastella (including bottles of water), but can bring in empty bottles and we will have water stations around the festival.


    We will be using the cashless payment system AWOP the same as last year, which means fewer lines and more time lazing on the grass. All unused money is 100% refundable for up to one month after the festival. It’s quick and easy to get started. You can purchase an AWOP card for $2 and load funds onto it at the AWOP tent, or through one of their roaming staff.


    Our food vendors are all hand picked by Visa Wellington on a Plate and will feature some of the Wellington Region’s finest. We will be increasing the amount of vendors this year to meet the rising numbers and demand for a diverse range of culinary treats. You may bring packed lunches for kids into the festival, but no picnics.


    As part of our mission to become a zero waste festival, we are using Globelet reusable cups which can be purchased for $3 at the bar. A refund of $2 will be available once you return your cups at 9PM at AWOP or the exit gate or simply donate your cups to charity at the gate through Whirlwind.


    There is limited seating at the event, so you are encouraged to bring your own picnic blanket or chairs.