“Curious Carnival Tales” will be the theme for the Sundaise Ball on Saturday, 11th March at the extraordinary Sundaise Festival.
The theme brings to life the vision of Creative Director, Rachael Stanway who says “Curious Carnival Tales was chosen to evoke and inspire peoples imagination and a sense nostalgia and celebration”. It gives the Sundaise Family (as attendees have been coined) a broad spectrum to interpret for their festival costumes.
“Think glitter, bright colours and carnival,” Stanway explains. “You could dress up as some character from your favourite childhood story, draw ideas from movies like The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Labyrinth or take inspiration from old school or modern circus’ and traditional European carnivals.”.
Regular attendees to the biennial Sundaise Festival have waited with anticipation for the Saturday night ball theme announcement so they can start creating costumes and glamping out their campsites to coordinate with the overall festival theme.
“The look and feel of the event this year will be very carnival,” continues Stanway. “We really encourage people just to let their imagination go with this theme and interpret it however they want.”
“Our face painters will be back again so if you’ve got an idea that includes some face painting then you can go and discuss it with them. You will need to book though as they are always super busy,” she advises.
The Sundaise Ball theme ties in with the overall styling of the festival which, for 2017, will include a new forest walk with mirrors and light installations, brightly coloured art, sculptures, light installations and an overall feeling of exploring a curious carnival.
Stanway, a collector of all things – from carnival-like to French vintage – is excited to bring her own personal style to this year’s event, “Everything will be very bright and eclectic.
There will be lots of interesting things to look at as well as chill-out areas where people can enjoy drinks and nibbles with friends like our lounge suite in the forest which will be surrounded by beautiful lamps and lighting to create a special chill-out zone.”
Held on private farmland deep in the heart of the Waikino Valley, Sundaise is a three-day festival of music, arts and sustainability, with 60+ acts, free camping, free workshops and a awesome kidszone, this community-based event offers a unique atmosphere where families, friends, young and old, collide into a big melting pot of fun and creativity.
With sales limited to one thousand people, tickets are expected to sell out soon.
For more about Sundaise and to buy tickets visit www.sundaise.co.nz.