Bike Info / FAQ

Date & location

When is the event?

20th – 23rd January 2022

Where is the venue?

1064 Tairua Road, Whangamata

Who is running the Festival?

Kickdown Festival will be run by Kick Down NZ

Entry Passes

How do I purchase an entry pass?

Tickets are available for purchase now. BUY TICKETS

Where are entry passes available?

Tickets are available from this website. BUY TICKETS

What kind of entry passes are available?

Weekend Pass - Includes camping, Ride the Loop & major prize draws, entrant’s only concert, Stampede & Bike Show, major concert entry

Weekend Passenger Pass - Includes camping, Ride the Loop & major prize draws, entrant’s only concert, Stampede & Bike Show, major concert entry

Friday Day Pass – Includes Ride the Loop & major prize draws, entrant’s only concert

Friday Day Passenger Pass - Includes Ride the Loop & major prize draws, entrant’s only concert

Saturday Day Pass – Includes Stampede & Bike Show


How much are the entry passes?

Entry pass information was released with the Festival line-up announcement. All pricing options and info is here > BUY TICKETS

Will tickets be available at the gate on the day?

No. All tickets must be pre-purchased. You must have a ticket to access shuttle bus. You must have a ticket upon arrival at the site. You must have a Parking Ticket if you are arriving by vehicle. There are NO GATE SALES.

What happens if I arrive without an Entry Pass on Friday?

You will be refused entry until you purchased an Entry Pass online

Can I purchase an Entry Pass on Saturday for the Stampede & Bike Show?

Yes – Register at Williamson Park (Surf Club) from 7:00am - 9:00am

Can I purchase tickets at a reduced price if I come midway through the event, if tickets are still available?

There are NO GATE SALES. Tickets sold online or at Box Offices are sold at full price regardless of the time you purchase on event day.

What happens if I lose my entry pass?

Entry passes cannot be replaced if lost, please treat them like cash.

What are the Event Terms & Conditions?

Bring / Don't Bring

What should I bring to the festival?
  • Your entry pass
  • Photo ID
  • Tent, sleeping bag & pillow if camping
  • Sun protection
  • Hat
  • Happy Face
  • Cash
  • Small hand held bags/backpacks only
What should I NOT bring to the festival?

The following items are prohibited:

  • Alcohol - any alcohol found at the Event Site will be confiscated and will not be returned and the offending patron(s) ejected from Event Site for the remainder of the Event.
  • Glass (jars, bottles, containers, mirrors and perfumes).
  • Air horns.
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind (including potential missiles).
  • Illegal substances.
  • Nitrous oxide bulbs and canisters.
  • Flares, fireworks, sparklers, explosives or any fire twirling equipment.
  • Fires and open flames.
  • Instruments. (Approved for Camping Ticket holders only)
  • Advanced personal vaporizers (or modified APVs) or liquid refills for E-Cigs.
  • Flammable liquids.
  • Sound systems.
  • Portable laser equipment and pens.
  • Sharpies, markers, paint cans or paint pens.
  • Drones or other remote control devices.
  • Couches and chairs. (Small camping chairs are approved for Camping Ticket holders only but not on Event Site)
  • Anything studded (ie belts, wristbands etc).
  • Audio or video recording devices (including GoPro and similar).
  • Professional photography equipment (eg telephoto lenses; any lens over 20cm; any detachable lens; stands or other commercial equipment or anything deemed by Event staff to be professional photography equipment).
  • Kites or sky lanterns.
  • Toy guns, water guns or slingshots.
  • Monopods, tripods or attachment sticks (selfie-sticks).
  • Skateboards, scooters, wagons, carts, rollerblades, roller skates, bicycles, quad-bikes, segways, hoverboards, self-balancing scooters or any personal motorised vehicles.
  • Animals (excluding service dogs such as guide dogs and police or emergency servicedogs).
  • Unauthorised solicitation materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, or other promotional items.
  • Any other item deemed by Event staff (in their discretion) to be dangerous or offensive or potentially dangerous by Event organisers.
  • Chilly bins / coolers.
  • Umbrellas.

Ride The Loop

How many Kms is the Ride the Loop?

The ride is approximately 230km.

How long will it take to Ride the Loop?

This is not a race. Entrants have 4-8 hours to complete the ride.

Which route around the Coromandel Peninsula will the Ride the Loop take?

Whangamata, Tairua, Whitianga, Coromandel Town, Thames, Kopu-Hikuai, Whangamata.

Can I take a passenger on my bike for the Ride the Loop?

Yes you can however they must have a Passenger Pass if camping at Joe’s Farm to attend the entrant only concert & prize draw on Friday night. BUY TICKETS

How do I enter the major prize draw for Ride the Loop?

Each motorcycle will be fitted with a mall RFID transponder which will record electronically record the time taken to ride the loop on Friday 21st January. A random draw of the time taken for the ride will be made at the Entrant’s Only concert at the venue after 8pm on Friday 21st January 2022. The entrant with the closet time to the randomly drawn time will win $10,000. If more than one winner is found then the prize money will be split between the winners. A second random time will be drawn and if an entrant(s) recorded time matches the drawn time exactly to 100th of a second then they will take home the major cash prize. If more than one winner is found then the major cash prize will be split between the winners.

Will there be traffic safety measures in place?
Kickdown is all about safety we have contracted the best Traffic Management professionals to develop a plan which minimizes risks to keep everyone safe.The ride is limited to 2000 registered bikes which will be released in safe numbers. Each group will be led by professional riders who will set the pace and can not be overtaken. We have Traffic Management in place for to control the 4 one lane bridges on the Route and a major intersection to ensure the safety of riders and reduce the impact on normal traffic flow.
Any concerns or queries please contact us
We abide by NZ road rules and speed limits. If you are new to riding, not so confident, or have queries then please email us as we are happy to help and will endeavour to cater to your skill level.


Who can attend the Entrants Only Concert on Friday 21st January?

Only registered bike entrants with a Weekend or Friday pass can attend the concert.

Can I register my bike for the Stampede & Bike Show on the day?

Yes, you can register at Williamson Park (Surf Club) from 7:00am – 9:00am on Saturday 22nd January 2022

Can I take my bike out of the Bike Show on Saturday before the end of the show at 2pm?

Yes, however bikes must be pushed to the nearest exit point and MUST NOT be ridden through the pedestrians.

Can I go to the major concert at Joe’s Farm after the Bike Show on Saturday?

You will need to buy a ticket for the concert before you leave Whangamata. You can do this online from this website or from a ticket booth in Whangamata. There is public parking for your bike at the concert but parking is at your risk. BUY TICKETS

Bike Entrant Camping

Can I cook in the camp area?

No. The camp area is set up as a temporary overnight facility. There will be food and beverage available in the camp area. NO open fires allowed.

Will there be showering facilities?


What time is Camping open?

Camping gates will be open from 2pm on 20th January 2022 and must be vacated by midday the January 23rd.

Can I park my Bike next to my tent?

Yes, 1 bike per campsite.

Can I bring my friends or visitors into the Campground?

No, only registered campground entrants are permitted into the camping area.

Are there any powered campsites available?

Unfortunately we have no powered campsites available for Kickdown 22.


Is the Festival 18+?

This is an R18 event so evidence of age will only be accepted by NZ or foreign passport, NZ driver’s licence or HANZ 18+ card.

At the Festival

What happens if it rains on the day?

Kickdown Festival will go ahead rain, hail or shine.

Can I bring my own alcohol into the festival?

No. Kickdown Festival is licensed to sell food & drinks and provides great, well-stocked bars. All vehicles and bags are searched on arrival. Any alcohol will be confiscated.

Can I go bare foot?

Jandals or sandals are fine but we highly recommend enclosed footwear as it is a long day.

Where do I report any lost or found articles?

Found: Please take any found items to Festival staff or hand them in at the Information Booth.

Lost: If you misplace something please check with Information Booth on the day as things will be turned in there.

Can I bring my own food and water into the festival?

Unfortunately we do not allow for outside food to be brought onto the site. There will be a great range of food available for purchase. Sealed plastic water bottles (with or without contents) cannot be brought into the Event Site.

Unsealed EMPTY plastic water bottles (no glass) can be brought into the Event Site.

Will there be food vendors?

Yes, we have a large variety of food vendors available that will be trading from 10:00am

Is there disabled access & facilities?

Yes, there is wheelchair access, surfaces however include metal roadways, grass and dirt covered areas. There are no tar sealed or concrete pathways.

Sale Of Liquor

This is an R18 event so evidence of age will only be accepted by NZ or foreign passport, NZ driver’s licence or HANZ 18+ card. The license requires certain conditions to be adhered to, which will be displayed at all bars.

What kind of cameras & recording devices can I bring with me?

No professional cameras (read: cameras with detachable lenses) are permitted without formal media accreditation. Like wise no audio or film recording equipment can be brought into the Festival.


Media Requests:

If you wish to apply for media accreditation, please email You will be advised in due course if your application has been approved. Given the small allocation to the event, we advise you to purchase a ticket if you don't want to miss out.

Please note we can not accommodate students or freelancers not representing a music–related media outlet.


Is it possible to work at the festival?

Please email, if you're interested in volunteering at Kickdown Festival. Make sure you include a copy of your CV and all contact details including mobile phone number.

Bar Staff

Can I apply for a bar staff position?

If you would like to apply for a bar staff position, please email  Make sure you include a copy of your CV and all contact details including mobile phone number.

Food Vendors

I'd like to apply to apply as a Festival food vendor. Who should I get in touch with?

We're looking for the absolute cream of the crop and lots of variety at Sundown Festival. If you'd like to apply, please email us

Playing Times & Maps

What are the Festival Playing Times and Maps?

Artist Submissions

Can I submit my band/artist to perform at Kickdown Festival?

Unfortunately no, as we are not accepting any more artist submissions for the 2022 Festival.

Have another question? Get in touch.