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Festival INFO

Our Mission

Lobofest has been running since 2013. Our aim is to bring the community together and have fun. We always show the great musical talent in Dunedin as well as craft beer, wines and locally made food.


This year, 2024, we are raising funds to support Live Music in Dunedin!

One of our main sponsors this year is the newly opened Errick’s Venue, a year round option for amazing live music in our community. We are teaming up for Lobofest this year, to raise funds for the equipment/ modifications needed to help keep this music rollercoaster going, supporting amazing, affordable live music experiences for Dunedin and a great mid- sized, beautiful, well equipped space for our local and touring musicians to come play in.

Just for YOU


Lobofest WINTER EDITION is back and better than ever!! After a 3 year Hiatus, we are back in a new indoor Venue with new bands and new brews! First starting as the solo sponsor of Lobofest SUMMER EDITION 2024, Errick's Venue Dunedin is now the new host of WINTER EDITION 2024. Located in the perfect spot away from the mayhem of town, accessible from both Crawford and Princes Street, right next to the Oval, opposite Go Bus.  Errick's is the hub for live music, fuelled by a commitment to rejuvenate Dunedin's music scene. Double the trouble with 2 functioning bars, an outside courtyard, and an indoor break out space to gather yourself before re-entering the chaos... 

We couldn't wait a whole year for another party and now you don't have to either, come get silly with us in the middle of winter!!

No need to bring chairs, sun-hats and raincoats to this one, Errick's is indoors and furnished... Just bring your ticket, yourself and enough funds to fuel you through the night!


Lobofest SUMMER EDITION runs from a SPUNKY spot in Brighton, Dunedin, right near the beach!

Lobofest is an outdoors festival. It is BYO seat, picnic blanket, umbrella, bean bag or whatever keeps you comfy til you get your dancing shoes on! We provide various tents for weather protection.

Our event is child friendly, but children must be supervised at all times. 


Your checklist for LOBOFEST:

- Sunscreen 

- Hat

- Something to sit on if you need it 

- Your ticket 

- Your MATES

- GOOD vibes 


We run an on premise fully licensed supervised venue. This means you are not allowed to bring any drinks with you. But the good news is that we have amazing food and beverages on offer as well as free drinking water. There is also a huge tent for those who need to get away from the sun or the rain (although that hasn’t happened yet). There is no parking on site, but some parking available locally. We also put on FREE BUSES each year. We recommend it is best if you maximise transport by either getting as many people in a car as possible or don’t drive! Be kind to global warming and share transport. We also have FREE BUSES to make sure you get home safe.

We do have some rules that we expect our guests to follow. - just the usual: No liquids, no drugs, no campervans, no fights, no freedom camping on site and DONT BE A DICK. We do not sell tickets at the gates, so make sure you have your tickets well in advance.

Come and enjoy the day!


You can be part of our exclusive event as a musician, as a sponsor, as a volunteer and as a guest.

Any band can register interest but please note we only have so many spaces available. we are having to choose only 9 bands for this summer edition. The selection criteria for us to choose bands depends on the following:

  • How active is the band in the Dunedin music scene

  • How well known is the band

  • How much does the band contribute to the community

  • is the band part of the local crowd of Brighton?

It is important that you give us as much information as possible so that you can have the best chance of playing. If you register interest please make sure you have are available for the date, it is very difficult to change all advertising when bands cannot commit to play.


Thank you so much for your previous support and welcome all new sponsors, you are the true heroes of this event.


We have amazing sponsor packages for you that include:

  • VIP tickets to LOBOFEST and other Errick's Events 

  • Free parking

  • Hospitality 

  • Social media advertising (targeted at the Otago region)


Each year wee require a number of volunteers to help us prepare, run and wrap up the event.


Some of our activities include:

  • Parking Guidance

  • Ticket Management

  • Traffic Management

  • Band Assistance

  • Stage Management

  • Cleaning

  • Setting up and Dismantling Marquees

  • Preparing the Grounds

  • Bar Work 

  • Signage

  • Food

  • Damage Repairs 

  • Portaloos

  • Setup all Barriers

  • Stage Hands

  • Fire Wardens 

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