The Government is taking action based on global effects of the coronavirus also known as COVID19. As the virus has already hit our shores preventative action is required. As organisers of this event we have a lot at stake and our first priority is the people and their health & well-being. Our volunteers, musicians, stallholders, patrons and stakeholders make up this event and we do not wish to the put people who attend or who are working in an environment of close social contact, at risk. Based on the Government’s announcement this afternoon, the committee wish to announce A Taste of Matarangi festival will be cancelled for this year. The organisers have spent months preparing for this event and are devastated to make this announcement. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The A Taste of Matarangi organising committee have decided to offer a refund for the cancellation of the 2020 festival due to COVID-19. We feel this is the right thing to do even though tickets are normally non-refundable. The committee are trying to make this process as simple as possible.
For online purchases – you will receive an email advising of the refund process.
For tickets purchased from Whitianga I-site - please return your tickets to the I-Site for refund
For tickets purchased from Richardsons Real Estate in Matarangi – please return your tickets to Richardsons office directly or by post with the following information detailed on the back of each ticket:
We look forward to making plans for next year’s festival which is to be held on 10th April 2021. We thank you for your support and understanding. As you will appreciate it is beyond our control.
The A Taste of Matarangi Committee
This year's line up of artists bring a family-friendly fun party atmosphere to A Taste of Matarangi for another fabulous day of food, wine and music by the beach.
If you like a variety of music styles then Coachella will certainly have you off your seats and on the dance floor. A trio with a difference, they play a wide range of music from modern indie/folk to country classics and pop hits to old-school rock and roll. These guys bring an energy and unique style that is sure to create the perfect atmosphere for our event and get everyone up dancing.
Taotua Duo delivers an incredible groove with just acoustic guitar and percussion. TJ Taotua has been singing for 18 years, covering genres and styles such as blues, jazz, funk, motown, disco and old school.
Combining his soulful acoustic guitar and voice with percussion grooves makes for a unique listening experience, with all the groove of a larger band in a small package.
The newly formed Whitianga Dixieland Band presents a selection of New Orleans jazz tunes. From cruisey blues to foot stomping swing music, Dixieland music is the original unplugged, good times groove.
Whitianga Dixieland Band features Paul Lee on clarinet, Kevin Robinson on trumpet, Trevor Hildreth on flugel-trombone, Paul Bradley on acoustic bass, Jani Dennis on piano, Rob Perks on drums and Len Salt on banjo.