Northern Bass is situated at 420 Settlement Road Mangawhai/Kaiwaka on Worsfold Farm.
Settlement Road is closed from the State Highway 1 turn, please access from Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Highway.
Follow the signs to find your correct gate.
Drive SLOWLY and be considerate to our neighbours – no dropping rubbish along the road.
Cars parked along Settlement Road WILL be towed.
PLEASE be aware of our neighbours – every year we come into their area so we need to respect it.
You can stay in our campground or off site in one of the local towns.
Camping on site
This is the best way to experience NB! Please keep your tents smaller than 3m x 3m. If you have a large number of people staying in your tent, it could be bigger (but no side can be larger than 6m).
PLEASE NOTE: Our campground sells out in advance every year, make sure you lock your camping pass early. Only people who have purchased camping passes will be allowed in the camping area.
Bass Hotel is the ultimate in festival camping. No need to worry about lugging a tent around and sorting out your place to sleep!
The price now includes the camping pass for everyone staying in the Bass Hotel tent! These are also at a discounted price – $10 saving per person!
Just drive up and park right near the Bass Hotel where your fabulous bell tent will be already pitched and ready to go. After a big day partying at Northern Bass, treat yourself to an extra comfy sleep in your Bass Hotel Suite.
One person needs to buy the Bass Hotel ticket for everyone in the tent. The Bass Hotel cost includes camping passes for each person in the tent, but does not include event tickets.
WHAT IS IN YOUR BASS HOTEL TENT SUITE…
Exclusive drop off point for glampers on the road leading to car-parking, where the Wildernest staff will greet you and help you with your bags. So no queueing at the festival entry!!
Transport to and from Bass Hotel from the stages.
5m round canvas bell tent with a zipped on groundsheet, all 100% waterproof.
Soft flooring that stretches the entire floor.
Bright LED light, powered by a solar panel connected to the tent.
An Inner sprung Mattress – made up with sheets, duvet, pillow and pillowcase. NO towels so please bring your own.
Ear plugs for each person.
Small central table in each tent
Pathway lighting to tents
Exclusive flushing toilets and hot showers
Outdoor lounge and chill out area exclusive to glampers, complete with a charging station for electronics.
CAMPING PASSES ARE NOW INCLUDED IN THE BASS HOTEL PRICE.
Made for sustainably-minded festival goers, Green Camp offers pre-pitched tent packages and reserved campsites in a premium location in the festival campsite, for people who will commit to leaving their campsite spotless at the end of the festival.
Camp and party with other sustainably-minded festival goers
Space to chill, with communal picnic tables, umbrellas, camp chairs and access to power
Close to the campsite bar, foodcourt, showers and toilets
A hop, skip and jump from the Jungle Stage
Check out more info here
A Campervan ticket will get you space for one vehicle (does not include small hatchbacks or any sedans) no longer than 6m and no wider than 3m.
A Campervan plus pass will get you space for one vehicle (does not include small hatchbacks or any sedans) no longer than 6m and no wider than 3m and a space for a tent (must be no wider than 3m) next to the vehicle.
Campervan passes are available for vehicles under 6m. Smaller caravans (no more than 4.5m) with towing vehicles will be able to access the area.
****Please do not buy a pass if your vehicle is larger than the above as your vehicle will be turned away.
Want to stay off site?
Take a look for baches and rentals in the surrounding towns. Make sure that you plan how to get to the festival when booking your baches.
Try AirBnb, BookaBach or one of the local campgrounds like Ruakaka or Mangawhai.
– Don’t forget to bring some cash to top up your Wayver chip the first time. You can top up with EFTPOS, but cash is a lot faster (and no signal failures on cash!). Please note that only the Wayver topup stations accept cash – everything else on site requires payment through your Wayver chip.
– There will be loads of great food stalls on site, but it is always handy to have some snack foods
– No more than 6 x unopened non-alcoholic drinks in CANS only (any over and above the limit will be confiscated).
– You can bring 3 litres of (sealed) water. We also have free water on site.
– NO GLASS
– No mirrors, no more than 1 bottle of fragrance (must be 30ml or under) and LIMITED makeup in any glass containers (must be 30ml and under)
– All your camping gear and a rubbish bag to make it easy to clean up your camping area.
– No ice packs
If you must bring a chilly bin then you will likely be redirected to a different line that will take longer to search.
Northern Bass is a licensed premise; so our liquor license means that you won’t be able to bring alcohol into the festival. We have multiple bars on site, including one right by the campground. You are able to take any alcohol bought on site into the campground as long as advised by secuirty.
You can bring breakfast and snack foods that do not require cooking.
Everyone entering the festival will be subject to a full search. Event organisers will have discretion to confiscate/remove any items entering the venue.
Gates open to the campsite at 10am on the 29th and 9am on the 30th and 31st. We will have more info about stage opening times coming soon.
There are NO pass-outs from Northern Bass. Once you have entered the festival you CANNOT leave and re-enter on the same day.
The only exception is for campers staying at the venue for two or three days. Those with a 3 day camping pass can leave the venue on 30th and 31st, and those with a 2 day camping pass can leave the venue on the 31st, in order to visit the local area/beach etc – but you must be out of the venue before 12pm.
This year we are going to be running a FREE bus taking campers into the local spots – Mangawhai and Mangawhai Heads. We drop you at Mangawhai Heads Info Centre – walking distance to the beach! This bus will run from 9am – 12pm and you will be able to jump on a return trip for free with your camping wristband. This is only for campers who have stayed on site the night before who are heading to the beach in the morning. If you need to catch a bus to arrive at the festival on your first day, or need a ride home when the festival ends, you will need to buy a bus pass.
You will be checked on your return for intoxication and will not be able to enter the venue if intoxicated. You will also be subject to a full search when re-entering the Northern Bass site.
But then… why would you want to leave? We have everything you need on site!
Campervans will not be permitted to re-enter the venue if they leave.
Yes, the name on the ticket needs to match the name on the ID. If it is obviously a shorter version of the name, and the picture looks like you, then that will be fine.
If you have bought tickets through the correct website (Ticket Fairy and Ticket Fairy resale) and put your nickname, or put two tickets in your own name (it happens) then message email@example.com and explain the situation. We will look at things on a case-by-case basis.
If you have bought the ticket through any other channel, request your money back and then complete the sale via the correct Direct Resale process found here.
No we do not usually have gate sales. We will advertise if we will have any gate sales closer to the event.
You cannot change any names at the gate and you can’t buy any tickets (or add-ons) that are sold out.