Ote Fest well on track to sell out


Registrations to the first ever Ote Fest at Loch Laird in Otematata have been steady, and organiser Eugen Dupu is confident the spaces will fill up.

“It’s the school holidays and teens might have forgotten about it,” he said. “We’ve had a few sign up during the holidays, but we will head around the high schools to remind them that is indeed happening.”

Mr Dupu, who was in contact with some of the acts earlier in the week, said they were looking forward to the festival.

“They said to me that they can’t wait. It will be great fun.”

The festival is for 16-20-year-olds and will feature a variety of different activities for youths to partake in, such as sports, games, paintball (at an extra cost), music and more.

Mr Dupu said it would be a memorable event.

“Youths will love it. There is so much going on and it will be an action-packed three days of pure entertainment.”

They can cater for 500 people, who will camp at the three-day festival.

The festival is also attracting interest from outside Oamaru, with youth groups from Timaru and Balclutha attending the event.

Seventeen-year-old Tayne Roney said it was awesome being the first person to sign up for the festival.

“It’s awesome to have been the first person to sign up. I’m really looking forward to going along and having fun.”

Tayne said it was a fantastic lineup of acts.

“The acts that are playing there will be great. Moorhouse are well-known and they should be enjoyable.”

Kudos will open for Moorhouse, and people can register for the Ote Fest online by going to otefest.com



LUCKY NUMBER ONE: Tayne Roney, 17, receives a bag of gifts from Ote Fest organiser Eugen Dupu for being the first person to sign up yesterday.

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