How New Zealand’s festival and music scene is thriving amidst a global pandemic

How New Zealand’s festival and music scene is thriving amidst a global pandemic

As much of Europe and the US continue to navigate life in lockdown, internet-searching festival scenes in New Zealand is a bit like getting a glimpse into a glorious parallel universe (for those who don’t live there, at least). Thanks to extremely low Covid rates, the nation has been enjoying a festival season in full-swing for some time now; one where social distancing isn’t necessary.

While it’s impossible to tell what the coming weeks and months might hold for New Zealand Covid-wise, the scenes of positivity within its borders give precious hope to those currently locked down – hope of life returned back to ‘normal’.

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