What you need to know...


Early Bird until 11:59pm October 10 $20 online only
General Admission until 11:00am February 5 $25 online only

Gate Sales at the venue from 10:30am $30

Avoid queues at the gates and save your moolah: tickets can be purchased online and printed at home or downloaded directly to your smartphone, right up until the festival starts.


Children accompanied by a paying adult and under the age of 14 will not incur an entry fee, however, they will still require a ticket.

Please remember to keep an eye on your kids during the event, this is a licensed premise and children must be supervised.


As we were unable to run the event on our original date of November 20 we have moved to our postponement date of Saturday, February 5, 2022.

Tickets purchased for November 20 have been automatically updated for the new date, and full refunds are available on request for those who can't make the postponement date.

If we are unable to run on this date due to Covid restrictions the event will be cancelled and all tickets refunded in full.


Under the Covid-19 Protection Framework UBF must follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, meaning only adults with a My Vaccine Pass can access the event space. Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months do not need to provide a My Vaccine Pass to enter.

As per government guidance face coverings are required for customer-facing workers when working with customers, and encouraged for others.


Public entry to the event will be from the Kenilworth Road entry to the Waikoko Gardens. Please follow the signs guiding you to the entrance.

If you wish to purchase tickets on the day the box office will be at the entrance.


All those attending the event will be required to sign in by using the NZ COVID Tracer App or by completing the paper-based form provided. QR codes will be located at various points outside the entry and inside the venue.

Urban BBQ Festival is committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19. If you or any members of your group are currently subject to a 14 day isolation period or are feeling unwell, we ask you don't attend the festival to help us in stopping the spread of COVID-19.


There is plenty of parking available in the paddocks to the east of the venue. For those who wish to use public bus transport please click here.


You can purchase BBQ food and a range of beverages including low and non-alcoholic drinks from our food vendors and bars, and there is plenty of free water.

We want to support our vendors as best we can so please do not bring any food or drink with you. Empty water bottles are permitted for refilling onsite.


The Urban BBQ Festival uses UBF tokens for purchases of food and drink from food vendors and bars, but not for any BBQ supplies stands in the Demo Stage area. 

UBF tokens are sold in cards of 10 at a cost of $10 per card, and can be purchased:

  • at the UBF Token tent [cash and Eftpos] by the main entrance to the festival. Cash is much faster than Eftpos, so we advise bringing some with you to ensure a speedy purchase.

  • from our roving token sellers moving throughout the venue [cash only]

Unused full cards can be refunded on the day only, at the token tent, up until 6:15pm.

But to avoid queuing  for a refund we advise purchasing what you need as you need it, especially towards the end of the day.


We will be supplying spaces to park up at the event, but these are limited, first in first served so head on down early. You are of course welcome to bring along your own chair, but we do ask you to consider others around you when using these chairs. We can’t allow umbrellas into the festival as they create a sight issue for patrons sitting behind. Free sunscreen will be available; however we encourage you to bring some extra sunscreen along to get you through the afternoon.


Please be considerate of others when smoking and dispose of cigarette butts in the ashtrays provided.


You can leave the ground and re-enter by being scanned out, but you will be subject to the same security checks on the way back in.


The day will go like this:

Box Office Opens: 10:30am
Gates Open: 11:00am

Bars Close: 5:45pm
Event Close: 6:15pm

Refunds Close: 6:15pm


We're all about 'making life more eventful' but there are some really simple rules you need to follow to ensure we can make this happen. Just so there are no surprises when you arrive at the event, please make sure you read the conditions of entry to this event.

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