A not-for-profit music festival about mental health,

finding hope and choosing life. 

IN LOVing memory of

Ben Temperton 1984 - 2009

LINEUP

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TICKETS

OUR KEY PARTNERS

We could not do this alone, so we would like to thank our key partners for helping make this festival happen:

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We are proud to be supporting two amazing New Zealand charities with all profits from The River Sounds Festival. If you cannot attend the festival but would like to donate anyway, you can do using the Paypal link below:

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THE FESTIVAL DETAILS

WHEN

12pm, 4th January 2019 - 1am, 5th January 2019

WHERE

384 Woodland Road, Katikati. This is very much in the country, so either secure a camping spot with your ticket purchase, or bring a sober driver. Alternatively, there will be a return bus to Tauranga (via Katikati) with tickets available for purchase. We will have a campsite set up and food available for purchase day/night/morning. 

WHAT

This is a not-for-profit music festival dedicated to raising awareness around mental illness and suicide. We will also be celebrating the life of Ben, a beloved brother and son, as we approach the 10th anniversary of his death. All profits from ticket proceeds will be donated to Lifeline Aotearoa and the Mental Health Foundation New Zealand. 

WHO

The Temperton family and all of our key partners detailed below. 

WHY

It is important for our family to remember our brother. But more than that it is also about saving other families from the grief we have suffered. It is about standing together with other people whose lives have been affected by mental illness. And it is about speaking up, so that the people suffering don’t feel so alone.

NOTE FROM THE TEMPERTON FAMILY

Time doesn't heal loss, it just makes remembering less painful. 

 

This festival is about connection, hope and finding light in the dark. So, while mental illness can be a dark topic, we want to encourage people to have a good time too. Ben would want us to remember him with a smile on our faces. He would want us to encourage others to speak freely without fear of judgement and he would want a day and night filled with music, dancing and gratitude for life. 

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