A Low Hum

Poster by Lily Paris West

It's been ten years. 

Let's do this, one last time.

Camp A Low Hum 

Camp Wainui, Wainuiomata. Feb 22-25, 2024

Tickets on sale 7:30pm NZ time, April 15 (Find out when this is in your timezone.)

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  • 3 days and 4 nights
  • Over 150 live performances (including the 'renegade' room)
  • 10 stages/environments 
  • No separation between artist and attendee. No backstage or VIP areas
  • Swimming
  • Come and go as you wish, plenty of shade and spaces away from music when you need
  • Flushing toilets, community and the best time of your life

The three videos below are of previous Camp's in 2009, 2012 and 2013, all held at Camp Wainui.
Highlight videos from non-Camp Wainui Camp's can be found here


Where is Camp?

Surrounded by native bush and just a short drive from Wellington, Camp A Low Hum will held on the beautiful site that is Camp Wainui - 203 Coast Road, Wainuiomata.

When is Camp?

The gates will open at 2pm on Thursday 22nd February, 2024.

As always the load-in night is a time to get settled-in, explore, catch up with friends, get your camp book and plan your weekend. Bands will be sound-checking on stages, we’ll be doing lighting tests, there might be some last minute-rehearsals happening, some DJ or Karaoke parties will be happening but everything will be pretty low-key. 

I always recommend arriving on load-in night, this way you can be there from the very first performance, secure a great tenting spot and get a relaxed start to the weekend. Please note, if you arrive on Thursday you will not be able to leave again until after 11pm that evening. Traffic will be one way only until then. Bring everything you need.

The first scheduled performances will be from 10am Friday 23rd.

It is asked that everybody has left the site by midday on the 26th. 

How much is Camp?

A ticket to Camp 2024 will cost $300 (NZD), that is for all three days and four nights. There are no hidden credit card or processing fees, that is all inclusive. This includes free tenting and also free bus rides to/from Woburn Station (Lower Hutt).

The only additional costs will be if you choose to bring a car - this will cost an additional $40 but you receive $10 of that back per person who arrives with you in the vehicle (upto $40). This will be assigned as a credit in the Camp Store onsite for use during event. Any unused credit can be collected as cash from day three. 

There is no limit to the number of car passes we have available and you don't have to rush to purchase one along with your ticket. You can take your time and work out logistics first but you must purchase a pass if bringing a car, you'll have until Feb 1st to do so.

A carpooling database will be available to access here after tickets go on sale in April.

If you are wanting to sleep in your vehicle we do have a limited amount of passes available for self-contained campers/vans/wagons, etc - and we have a designated area (non-powered) for this. These passes will cost $25 'small' (less than 5m) or $40 'large' (5m or over, or if you have a small vehicle but also plan to pitch a tent alongside). If you purchase one of these, you must arrive by 9pm on Thursday 22nd. If you arrive later than this you will be have to park in the regular carpark (no exceptions). No rebates for additional passengers. 

There will be no single day passes available.

Tickets go on sale 7:30pm, April 15, 2023 (NZ time).
Find out when this is in your timezone.

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Note: Event capacity for 2024 is exactly the same as in 2014, which sold out promptly. 

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes. Instead of buying a full price ticket, you will instead be able to make a $60 deposit.  You'll be emailed bank details and asked to make a payment of $60 on the monthly anniversary of your initial deposit for a further four months. If you miss a payment, you'll be sent one reminder. If you miss two payments you'll forfeit your initial deposit but be refunded any amount you've paid over that. Sorry, it's a lot of admin to keep track of these. You can opt to stop making payments at any time, but again, you'll lose your initial deposit. 

Can I play Camp?

Well, given anyone can play with the ‘Renegade’ stage format, yes :) Read more on that in 'Can I book a 'Renegade' set?'

But you’re probably asking about the ‘official’ lineup.

If you’ve played an A Low Hum event before click here to give me a little wave :)


Those who haven’t played at one of my events before head here. Don't worry, I hate the 'band bio' and EPK as much as you do. I just need your contact details.

Takes less than a minute. 

There are no restrictions on genre - from the bubbliest pop to the most sombre drone to the darkest metal. You can be the most popular band on earth (note, haha, you won’t like my fees), or have never played a live show before (I spend a lot of my time during curation visiting bands/producers at rehearsals/home studios).

In the past I'd usually have around 1000 artists fill in the form, plus I try to see 1000-1500 bands live in the year leading to a Camp. I'll be traveling around the main centres in NZ/AU a couple of times this year and if I cant see you at a show, I might possibly be in touch to see a rehearsal. This form remains open until 4 weeks before the event.

Can I book a 'Renegade' set?

As you must have a ticket for this, the booking form for this will be here after tickets are on sale. Anything goes in the Renegade Room. You'll have twenty minutes to set-up and twenty minutes to perform. Though it doesn't strictly have to be a musical performance, a dedicated engineer, drum-kit, bass amp and guitar amps will be available. If you are bringing additional equipment for your performance, we can look after this for you at the Camp Store, however, you'll need to pay $10 per item to the people at the Store for them to keep it secure for the event - camp attendees are also welcome to do this for any valuables that you want us to look after during event. No trolling and throwing all your gear into one huge plastic bag and trying to check that, we'll call you out on it :)

With a pre-booked renegade set you can choose to have your playing time advertised in the book as well as a short description of your performance. You'll be emailed about this closer to the event.

If you've booked a renegade set and afterwards get offered a spot on the official bill, you'll be offered your ticket payment back as well as a performance fee. You can however, as one band did in 2013, decline an official spot and remain on the renegade bill - probably the most punk thing to happen since 1977.

If you pre-book and have an advertised set, you can't stick up posters on site. If you book a last minute set at the event, you can make up posters in the crafts room and throw them up around the site.

Are you looking for DJ sets?

Typically there aren't a lot of DJ sets at Camp, I tend to offer the spots in those environments to producers doing live hardware sets, plus most spots are only 30-45mins, which is great for a live set, but most DJs would look at me like I just poked them in the eye if I asked them to play thirty minutes only.  In 2024 there will be a handful of 1hr spots available for DJs though, if you want to put yourself forward for one of those, fill in the regular artist form but put (DJ) in brackets after your name in the 'Artist Name' field.

Where do we stay?

Every ticket includes free camping on-site. If you would prefer to stay off-site at accomodation in Lower Hutt or Wellington and leave each night, you must purchase a car-pass  (check 'How much is Camp' above) then you can come and go as you please. Any driver leaving the site after 6pm will be breath-tested upon leaving site, if failed, you’ll need to sleep under the stars at Camp.

For the first time, I’ll be making available the option of paying extra to have a tent all set up and ready for you when you arrive. These can either be fully set-up with mattress and bedding, or just an empty tent and you can bring your own gear. These will be on sale with tickets in April and I'm sure will make the experience much easier for many of you. We'll have everything setup and waiting for you when you arrive.

Below prices cover all four nights of the event. (Click here to see an image of the tent you can expect)

Empty tent (max 3 persons): $365

Empty  tent (max 5 persons): $450

Furnished tent - includes: mattress(es), fitted sheet, duvet(s), pillow, lighting (2 persons): $565

Furnished  tent - includes: mattress(es), fitted sheet, duvet(s), pillow, lighting (4 persons):  $700

These prices do not include a ticket to the event, these are add-on prices :) You don't have to rush to purchase these or purchase along with your ticket. You can take your time.

Food and drinks?

There will be a great selection of food vendors on-site and our Camp Store will also be selling snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages as always. There are cooking facilities available on site but these will be popular so you may have to be patient. You can borrow pots and pans and some plates/cutlery from the Camp Store for $20 deposit (you receive back one you return everything fresh and clean). We will have regular buses shuttling people down the road to Homedale Village to the shops including the Four Square for supplies every hour on the hour between 11am and 7pm. No alcohol is sold onsite.

We will be selling bags of ice onsite from the Camp Store, though these must be pre-ordered - we’ll give all ticket holders plenty of advance notice on how to order ice. There is a fire ban on-site so no gas cookers etc are allowed outdoors. You may bring a portable electric stove (ie, like these and use in the kitchen - if the existing stoves are already being used).

No glass is allowed onsite. For those wanting to bring beverages in glass, please prepare in advance, for example cans, goons or transferring before coming to plastic receptacles like fit for purpose plastic bottles. A little bit of planning and I'm sure you can work it out :)

There will be plenty of access to free drinking water onsite. Bring a reusable bottle with you, or you can buy one from the Camp Store.

Vendors should have  eftpos though it is a good idea to bring plenty of cash.

If I'm tenting for four nights, how am I going to charge my phone?

I'd really love to encourage people to try stay off their phones as much as possible during the event, and the reason you won't see a 'Camp App' or the timetable provided in digital form is I know from so much experience at events, every time you look at your phone to check what is happening, a cheeky minute or two checking your sites is always tempting. 

I don't want to be an egg though, I myself always need to have a phone handy and understand how frustrating it can be to not have access to power. You'll be able to charge your phone in the Camp Store - just $2 for a 4 hour charge (bring you own charging cable).

Is it true you don't announce who is playing?

Yes :) 

How do I get to Camp?

By Car? Use Googlemaps (203 Coast Road, Wainuiomata) It’s easy, you can’t miss it. Directions will be sent out prior to event, but it’s simple to find. 

30mins from Wellington CBD. 7.5 hours if coming from Auckland.

Public transport? Use Metlinks' Journey Planner - enter your starting point (ie: suburb address, Wellington Airport, Train Station, Ferry Terminal, etc ) and then enter Woburn Station as your destination. The app will spit out the info you need, ie: to get from Wellington Airport to Woburn station will require one transfer at Wellington Railway Station, cost a total of $7 per adult and take around 1 hour.

I will have free buses collecting people from Woburn Station and taking to Camp at the following times:

Thursday Feb 22nd: 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm, 4:35pm, 5:15pm, 6pm, 6:40pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9.30pm

This trip will take around 20mins. You’ll receive your wristband and booklet on the bus and so when arrive at site you immediately disembark and get set-up. 

We will then have buses continually taking people from the site on Monday morning to Woburn Station from 9am on the 26th.

A few weeks out from event I will email everybody further detailed information on this. 

Carpooling. Access to a database to organise carpooling will be here from when tickets go on sale. 

Shuttle Van If coming with a crew, you could share a shuttle, these are very cost effective. The cost of 9-11 people sharing a shuttle from the Airport (for example) to Camp will cost around $165-180. (less than $20 each) supershuttle.co.nz, || airportshuttleswellington.co.nz || taxis.co.nz/our-services/Shuttles.html || holidaytaxis.com/en/transfers/new-zealand/wellington-international-airport - Book these early including your return trip to not miss out. The address to give them for Camp is: 203 Coast Road, Wainuiomata.

Taxi There are also plenty of taxi companies that service the Hutt Valley/Wainuiomata - if you have an emergency and need to get back to Wellington, the cost of a taxi from Camp to the CBD will be around $80. 

Uber I'm unsure as yet, I'll do some tests with Uber during the year at various times of day and see what that service is like and update here.

Still stuck? Getting to camp is easy. If you are not able to arrange a carpool or you miss the time slots of our free buses, you can always jump on a Route 170 bus from Queensgate in Lower Hutt - jump off at Homedale Village and hang by the Four Square. You’ll see campers coming and going all day, plus we’ll have a shuttle going to and from there to camp every hour from 11am-7pm on the 23, 24th and 25th, so just jump on that.

We’d really encourage you to using public transport. Other than for the obvious environmental reasons, the amount of people who lose their car keys every year always blows me away. 

Can I bring pets?

If yours is a service/assistance dog, absolutely. Otherwise we ask that you please keep pets at home. Camp can be a stressful environment for animals.

Are children welcome?

We don’t recommend bringing children younger than eight. If you do have children younger than this you wish to bring you need to email me to discuss first and we can talk through how to do this safely for everyone (alowhum@gmail.com).  Any attending children younger than eight will be noted on our arrival documents, if you bring a young child and this hasn’t been discussed with me in advance, please accept that your entry may be refused. 

I'll update this and have more clarity early April before tickets go on sale. I'm exploring further options as I know a lot has changed for many these past ten years :)

Can I volunteer in exchange for a ticket?

Absolutely, please check here for more info and how to apply. 

Is this just going to be a vomit-inducing, nostalgia-fest?

Though there will be of course be a bunch of bands everybody will be familiar with from the earlier Camps, the vast majority of artists will be new to Camp. Ive already spent the last 12 months building a long-list of amazing bands and will be traveling Australia and NZ multiple times scouring for the best new and newish bands over the coming months. 

What happens if the event is canceled due to unforeseen events (pandemic, natural disaster etc)?

It would have to be the most extra-ordinary circumstances for Camp to be canceled, but having lived through the last few years we’ve come to understand shit can get crazy. I understand that many will be traveling from overseas and around the country, there will flights, accomodation and all manner of costs people will incur. Everything will be on the table, even if I need to change location a few days out - I’ll move heaven and earth to make this work. In the event of a cancelation, partial refunds will be made. I will be transparent with all upfront expenses that can't be recouped and will refund everything else. 

What if I can no longer make it to the event. Can I sell my ticket?

Yes, I recommend using Tixel

I want to attend but there is somebody I believe is a danger to me within the music community, and due to Camp not announcing the lineup, how can I be sure they won’t be there?

I need attendees to feel safe. Please notify me of anybody you believe shouldn’t be there and I will not book them as a performer. You must contact me directly and I’m afraid that it can’t be anonymous. Please message me through Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Any discussion is strictly confidential. 

Additionally, I reserve the right to remove any individuals at our discretion. Zero-tolerance towards sexual misconduct of any kind. 

If you have any other questions that need to be answered before buying a ticket, please email: alowhum@gmail.com

There will be plenty more detail and info here once tickets go on sale, and much more again closer to the event.