TSB Bank Festival of Lights 2014-2015

Performance applications are now open!

Planning is already underway for this year’s TSB Bank Festival of Lights and we are looking forward to seeing another season of fantastic talent in the popular On Stage programme.

Applications are now open and performers are invited to apply to be a part of the On Stage programme in the festival this year. If you wish to be considered please complete the application form and return to Michelle Cowley (cowleym@npdc.govt.nz) by 5.00pm Friday 1 August 2014.

Last year’s application process was very successful, with over 150 received, so to make the process as simple as possible please provide all requested information at the time of applying and make sure you read the application letter. Applications received by 1 August 2014 will be considered by the festival On Stage Advisory Group and chosen based on a range of criteria. Once the On Stage programme is confirmed you will receive notification if you have been successful or not by mid September 2014.

This year the entertainment programme starts on the evening of Boxing Day, Friday 26 December 2014 and finishes on Saturday 24 January 2015. The performance time for the Hatchery Lawn stage (six days a week excluding Mondays) will be 8.30pm to 10.00pm and the Boat Shed Lawn (Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings only) will be 8.00pm to 9.30pm.


Festival Information for 2014 - 2015

This year the TSB Bank Festival of Lights commences on Sunday 14 December and finishes on Saturday 24 January 2015.

The On Stage night entertainment starts on Boxing Day, Friday 26 December through to the end of the festival and will include a wide range of local and national performances. Summer Scene is the daytime activities and events programme for children and families that includes scavenger hunts, beach digs, fun sporting events and magician shows. Twilight Movies in the Park is a magical experience, bring your blanket and pillow to the Boat Shed Lawn for a comfy spot under the stars amongst the wonderland of illuminated trees.

The Lighting Features are the jewels in the park and change year on year however the sleeping giant, the jelly fish and the black light area are popular festival favourites.

Proud finalist of the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards 2014  

The TSB Bank Festival of Lights is a much loved community event in New Plymouth and is now the proud finalist of the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards for 2014. Check out our video here.