The current ticket tier pricing has been designed to facilitate the growth and evolution of the festival community.
We understand that we’re living in a fragile sociology-economic milieu, where growing inequality is a global trend. While we aim to create pathways for people in less privileged financial circumstances to attend (volunteering opportunities, subsidised rates for whānau etc.), we still need to take into account rising festival production costs.
Our mission is to keep delivering a unique festival experience that facilitates celebration and transformation. Hence the increase in ticket prices in 2023 compared with the previous edition in 2021.
Current rising costs in New Zealand, worldwide and on the festival culture scene have been considered when we designed how to price the tickets this year. Artists, logistics, technologies, suppliers, materials and tax are just some components the overall production of the Earth Beat village at Ātiu Creek.
We would like to thank each and everyone of you for supporting Earth Beat Festival. It is due to your ticket funds that we are able to walk this kaupapa and continue to dream together into the future.