• UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival

A six day festival of the arts around the Bay of Islands region.

2 – 7 April 2019

Tena Koutou

Bay of Islands Arts Festival UPSURGE 2021

It is with great disappointment that the Bay of Islands Arts Festival Trustees (BOIAFT) resolved to postpone the UPSURGE 2021 Arts Festival. The Bay of Islands region has been heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and it is unfortunately not practicable to hold UPSURGE in early 2021, due to funding and the planning it involves.

The Trustees are extremely sad not to have the opportunity to deliver an Arts Festival next year, but will be working with funders, supporters and the phenomenal artistic talent from the Northern region as well as throughout Aotearoa, to present a fantastic UPSURGE Festival in April 2022.

It will be great to see you then!

Here’s a wee video of our UPSURGE 2019 festival to enjoy.

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To our wonderful sponsors & supporters

The Festival simply would not be possible without the support of so many generous sponsors, funders, patrons and supporters. It takes a huge amount of energy and money to plan and deliver a festival of this scale and we are truly grateful to all of those who have seen the value of what we do and helped make it all possible.

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