Play & Learn

Hands-on learning and participation is the essence and core of the Mercury Music Festival   Many of our vistiting artists will be leading our hands-on workshops where they will be tutoring smaller groups of festival attendees sharing their techniques and experiences. Attendance of workshops is open to all ages and all skills.

Another attraction at the festival will be the  return of the Young Guitarist Award with participants coming from all over New Zealand to compete for the title and cool prizes.

We are also recruiting for buskers and performers for our open mic sessions – where you might be among the first to spot the next big talent.