About

This summer, Mountain Valley Organics® presents the 
4th annual Revitalize music, wellbeing and sustainable living festival.

 Join us from the 2nd to the 4th of January 2023 at Mangapiri Downs Organic Studfarm® for three days of music, healing and more!
"This might just be the coolest little festival in NZ."

REVITALIZE
MUSIC FESTIVAL

It was a unique idea to combine an electric vehicle roadshow, a blues concert and anniversary celebrations for an organic sheep and beef farm all into one fun day out on the farm.

REVITALIZE

From Humble Beginnings...

In 2019, Mangapiri Downs Organic Stud Farm near Otautau hosted an all-day festival bringing together a concert from folk and blues artists Paul Ubana Jones and Southland’s own Lachie Hayes.

Inspired by the event and the good feedback received, we are now trying to make the festival an annual event.

We're Still Humble

Revitalize is a summer festival where your whole family can come and relax for three days of body fine-tuning, fine music and fine company.

What makes us different is that our festival is created in true Southlander's style. This is not a massive rock concert. Here at Revitalize you can actually walk up and speak to the performers - just wait until they are finished on stage of course. 

We embrace our three aspects; music, wellbeing, sustainable living - all at a slower regenerative pace.  It's a welcome sojourn to the hectic pace of Christmas and New Years Eve.

What to Expect

Bring your tent or camper and stay on farm if you want to. We have food trucks, toilets, electricity, eftpos, undercover areas, water supply, bbq and tea making facilities. Alternatively, stay locally. 

Some of our performers give workshops to support and enhance the skills of amateur performers. These change from year to year as availability of host and popularity indicate. In the past we have had guitar tuning, writing lyrics, and creating a guitar riff. 

As well as workshops, we've also run grounding classes, group yoga and farm walks. Stand on bare feet on our land, sit under the unpolluted night sky, meet a friendly calf or watch the sheep sway to the music. 

Our healers operate in a rustic setting - this is not a 5-star luxury spa. But with a bit of privacy you can book a one-on-one Reiki, osteo or massage session. Check out the Featuring page to see what is available each year.

Mangapiri Downs OrganicStud Farm®

Mangapiri Downs Organicstud Farm® is a pioneering organic stud sheep, cattle and forestry farm. We’ve been farming organically here in Blackmount, Western Southland, New Zealand since the mid-1980’s, and have been certified BioGro Organic since 1989.

As an organic farm, we embraced sabbatical fallowing, enabling our livestock to have stacks of natural grass every year. With a 7-year cycle, we are nearing the end of our 4th cycle, and have absolutely no plans to go back to conventional farming.

We stock unique livestock breeds, some of which were organically developed here on the farm. We have  our registered trademarked Tufty cattle and Shire Hair sheep. Plus we also have  Highland cattle and Wiltshire sheep. 

We run our entire 469 hectare (1,158 acre) farm with electric vehicles. We can demonstrate why EVs are an obvious and practical choice for farmers all over NZ.

At Revitalize, we don't ram these non-traditional techniques down your throats. But we do run popular workshops and farm walks for those who are interested on the Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Find out more →

2023 FESTIVAL
PROGRAMME

REVITALIZE
Artist line up is correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change.
In the unlikely event that any band / performer cancels or cannot fulfill their performance obligations for any reason, there will be no refunds.
The ticket is for the overall festival experience, not the individual acts.
Click the day tabs below to scroll through the timetable.
monday 2nd
tuesday 3rd
wednesday 4th

#day 1

2nd
January
3 pm

early bird campers access

Meet & greet, set up camp.
4 pm

Gates open - general admission

Food Trucks open
5 pm
6 pm
open mic night
An evening of music with the stars and your chance to play or sing too, don’t miss it!
7 pm
craig smith
Local hero, Craig Smith, live onstage with his own music for a mature audience 
Julian Temple Band will rock the stage will a full set or two.
8 pm
julian temple band
Julian Temple Band will rock the stage will a full set or two.
9 pm
open mic night
Depending on demand, open mic night will continue
10 pm
gates close
If you are staying elsewhere, you will need to move through the gates before 10pm

#day 2

3rd
January
9  am
Day 2 Starts
9 - 6 pm
Food Trucks open until 6pm (coffee truck will close earlier)

Display paddocks of Tufty Cattle and Shire Hair Sheep
9 - 3 pm
kid's corner
Entertainment area for Children under 13's with bouncy castle, swing & seesaw set.

EV Arena
Electric car and farm vehicle displays
1:1 therapies
Energy healing, yoga and reflexology one-on-one workshops. Book on the day.
10 am
GROUP WORKSHOPS
Guitar tuning with Brad DADGAD Method
GROUP WORKSHOPS
Grounding workshop hosted by Tim Gow. 
11 am
WALK
Organic Farming Walk- Fallowing and Shire Sheep/Tufty cattle
group workshops
Sacred Synergy - Movement Sound Healing Group Activity
midday
main stage
Warming up the crowd
Beekeepin' Pete
1 pm
main stage
Ruby Fusion
2 pm
main stage
 Jared Smith
3 pm
main stage
Brad MacClure, multi-instrumentalist
4 pm
main stage
The Wonky Donkey Man will entertain your kids.
5 pm
6:30 pm
main stage
Sam Cullen - feature set
8 pm
main stage
Rhythmonyx
10 pm

GATES CLOSE

Our gates close for Council regulations, so those staying elsewhere must leave before 10pm

#day 3

4th
January
9 am - 3pm
Entertainment area for Children under 13's open until 3pm.

EV Arena
Electric car and farm vehicle displays

IN PADDOCKS

Display paddocks of Tufty Cattle and Shire Hair Sheep
9:00 am
Food Trucks open until 6pm (coffee truck will close earlier)
workshop
Organic Farming Walk- Fallowing and Shire Sheep/Tufty cattle
10:00
main stage
Jammin' session lead by Beekeepin' Pete and Brad MacClure
11:00
workshop
Organic farming with Tim Gow
midday
Sacred synergy
Yoga and sound 
13:00

MAIN STAGE

Kiwi Rock Icon yet to be announced. Don't miss this fabulous entertainer
15:00
Food Trucks close
16:00

End of festival

tim gow reiki master

Tim Gow 
Festival organiser

Tim is not your ordinary Kiwi farmer and breeding his own bred organic Stud Hair Shire sheep & Tufty polled Highlands are just two feathers in his wild crop of silvery hair. He’s a Pioneer Sabbatical fallowing regenerative farmer since 1988 and full Biogro organic from 1989.

In fact Tim is also an electric vehicle pioneer and promoter, and a kundalini & Reiki accelerated Light master.

He is also a supporter of NZ musical performers. Bringing his love for all these things together is the basis of the Revitalize organic farm healing music festival.

Tim works tirelessly each year to organise his band of family, volunteers and staff to pull together the 3-day event. He is often found throughout the year seeking out new musicians and convincing them to perform for the small and intimate crowd at Revitalize.

If you'd like to get involved with supplying food, healing or performing in Jan 2023 please get in touch with Tim.
tim@revitalize.nz
EMAIL TIM
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