Camp A Low Hum returns to Wellington after a decade-long break. In 2010 the festival was at Flock House in the Manawatū (File photo)
A well-loved music festival has doubled up on its return to Wellington, announcing a second comeback weekend following a decade-long hiatus.
Camp A Low Hum is set to make a comeback in February 2024 to the Wainuiomata campground, Camp Wainui, that was one of its homes between 2007 and 2014.
The festival was founded by event manager and photographer Ian Jorgensen in 2007 and featured a diverse range of music from indie to metal. It was canned in 2014.
In a social media post, festival organiser Ian Jorgensen said there had been significantly more interest in the event’s return than he anticipated.
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Jorgensen had considered several options to reduce the number of people who would miss out on tickets, including increasing the festival’s capacity or introducing a lottery system.
However, he decided these options would detract from the camp’s tight-knit community ethos, and adding another event the following weekend was the only option.
The festival will be held on the previously announced weekend of February 15-18, and also the next week from February 22-25.
Jorgensen said the two weekends would offer “very different experiences” with local bands changing between them.
Camp A Low Hum is expected to once again bring an eclectic mix of genres, with the festival website saying: “There are no restrictions on genre – from the bubbliest pop to the most sombre drone to the darkest metal.”
Tickets are set to go on sale at 7.30pm on April 15. More details can be found on the festival’s Facebook page.