The Hokonui Moonshiners’ Festival - 16th Feb 2019

Bulletproof Convertible are looking forward to playing a smashing set at the The Hokonui Moonshiners’ Festival.

The Hokonui Moonshiners’ Festival is a must-attend music and food event held biennially in the southern town of Gore. 

Held in Gore’s Arts & Heritage Precinct, this festival highlights the time-honoured traditions of early Highland Scottish settlers - flaunting Southland’s early prohibition laws and making their own illicit whisky in the Hokonui Hills. 


Dog Trumpet (Australia)

Killergrams (Dunedin)

Bulletproof Convertible (Dunedin)

Valley Bluegrass (Dunedin)

Lady Friday (Invercargill)

Lauchie Hayes (Invercargill)

Jenny Mitchell (Gore)


Sampling a shot of Hokonui moonshine is a must at this event! Try either the sweet Hokonui Honey moonshine liqueur, or the Manuka smoked Old Hokonui Moonshine, a unique blend made in the heart of Southland, with spring water from the Hokonui Hills.

Entry to the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, which is located within the heritage precinct is included in the ticket price.


A variety of food stalls complement this event, with many offering Southern fare and heritage-themed food. Beverage tents will offer a range of beer, Central Otago wines, and of course ‘Hokonui Moonshine’ spirits and liqueurs. 

It’s a popular day out for locals and attracts visitors from far and wide, so be sure to secure tickets early. Tickets are limited.

For more information visit:

Tickets for the 2017 festival are on sale now.
Buy online at or by phoning: 0508 484 253

Pre-sale tickets:  $50 per person (limited numbers available - don't miss out).

Gate sales*: $60 per person

*Gate sales will only be available if tickets have not sold out prior to festival day. 


Gates Open 11.45am. First Act on at 12noon. Last act finishes at 6pm.

The festival will go ahead rain or shine. 

This is NOT a BYO event. Patrons CANNOT BRING OWN FOOD or BEVERAGES OR GLASS through the gate. This includes bottled water.

A range of food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite.

This is a licensed event. Alcohol will only be served to patrons 18yrs and over.
Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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