Beach clean-up buses (available when you book your tickets) will leave Auckland between 9.00 and 9.30am from the Tournament Carpark at 34 Sale Street, Auckland City. En route to the festival these buses will stop off at Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club to join the Sustainable Coastlines crew for a clean-up of Orewa Beach. See map above for clean-up location.
For those driving to the festival, you are welcome to join us too. We’ll be at Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club, 275 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, from 10.00 to 11.15am. So come and meet our team, grab your clean-up gear and give a little love back to this epic coastline.
If you can’t meet us while we’re at Orewa, but would like to clean-up your favourite stretch of coast, you can pick up rubbish sacks from the Warkworth Information Centre (1 Baxter Street, Warkworth) throughout the long weekend (Sat — Mon) from 9.00am to 3.00pm.
This Auckland Anniversary Weekend 2012 we are teaming up with a selection of Aotearoa’s most progressive live acts, sustainable initiatives and summer revelry, for the Tuborg Summer Sunday festival and coastal clean-up.
Happening just 45 minutes North of Auckland in the lush surrounds of Matakana Music Mountain, Tuborg Summer Sunday will feature Fly My Pretties, Kora, The Nudge, Little Bushman, Tahuna Breaks, Electric Wire Hustle AHoriBuzz and @Peace.
With sustainability at the core of the festival, we will be spearheading – alongside new eco-lifestyle magazine Element – a range of initiatives to ensure the festival community has a positive impact on the beautiful surroundings.
To fulfill the event’s goal of zero waste, a bustling eco village will be nestled amongst the native bush, offering festival punters valuable and practical environmental information. It will also feature innovative ways to up-cycle materials consumed, including top NZ glassblowers who will be showcasing their art form while diverting waste; and an on-site glass-cutting machine, which will create re-usable drinking glasses out of beer bottles.
To minimise the impact of transport and ensure punters get home safely; a bus service will be running from central Auckland to the festival, between 9am – 12pm and returning directly after the festival from approximately 1am onwards.
During the bus trip to the event, a stop off at Orewa Beach will allow passengers to stretch their legs, roll up their sleeves and get involved in a quick coastal clean-up. Those driving to the festival are also urged to participate in the cleanup – and there’s a good incentive too, with drinks tokens offered in exchange for every sack of beach trash participants collect.
Don’t worry, you won’t miss any of the show while you’re out cleaning-up the beach. Gates open at midday and from 1pm live acts will be gracing the stage. You’ll get to see burgeoning acts The Nudge, AHoriBuzz, Electric Wire Hustle and @Peace who are all set to take up the mantle and break through as the next wave of über talent. Little Bushman will be bringing their symphonic cacophony of detailed sound and taking their recently released album Te Oranga to new heights.
Kora are set to release their second album just before the festival and Tahuna Breaks is lined up to release theirs shortly after, so festival goers have the exciting chance to hear new material showcased by both bands. Rounding off the line-up and creating a bit of a coup, Fly My Pretties are set to perform their only show outside of their October/November 2011 tour – bringing the full 15 piece cast and visual backdrop to entertain and delight.
So, don’t miss out on Tuborg Summer Sunday, where music, nature and sustainability will merge to create a truly inspired summer celebration this Auckland Anniversary Weekend.
Tickets on sale now through 1-Night.