Wairarapa Country Music Festival

This year the Friday and Saturday evening shows each host a different line-up, also including line-dancing workshops, walk-up singing opportunities and a visit from Cruise Martinborough. New this year, on Thursday 27 January, is an outdoor movie on the big screen.

The 2022 Wairarapa Country Music Festival line-up includes:

  • Jackie Bristow, back from Nashville
  • Barry Saunders, lead singer of The Warratahs and NZ legend
  • Melissa & The Dr, Melissa Partridge was overall winner of the 2021 Gold Guitar Awards as well as the Gospel, new country, female vocal and singer/songwriter section awards
  • Dolly and Kenny, take the stage in the one-of-a-kind Dolly Parton Experience
  • The Shenanigans, light up the stage with a celtic twist
  • Kevin Greaves, combines classic country music with comedic flair

Along with outstanding entertainers, JamesRay; Granddaddy of Country Music, Wayne R. Heath; Cooper's Run; In the Shallows; Paula Story; and our talented up-and-comers, Maddy Bean and Rererangi Twaddell. The entire weekend will be supported by fabulous backing band, Pure Dixie.

It's going to be a stellar weekend and you're invited – so get your tickets here now!

Stay at the Tauherenikau Racecourse in your motorhome or caravan or check into the Racetrack Ranch and stay in a tent that is provided. Check out their packages here. 

Tauherenikau Racecourse
State Highway 2
Featherston 5794
New Zealand