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EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE MODERN WARFARE
While the acts are changing over on the Upside Down Stage, jump in to our laser Tag arena.
Join a real-life video game in the middle of our festival.
Make sure you bring friends with great communication and leadership skills, you’ll need these to stand a chance of winning!
GET LOST IN THE MAD HATTER’S MAZE…
Delighting in the joy and mischief of the Lewis Carroll classic, our Alice In Wonderland-themed maze is filled with crazy characters and incredible costumes, meaning that you never know who you’ll meet.
Set off in search of the Mad Hatter’s Cocktail Bar located at the very centre of our maze, but take care – by day, it’s a beautiful adventure space filled with fun and laughter. By night…. prowling creatures lurk in the darkness…
Nestled in the heart of the Enchanted Forest.
Our Gin House is a rustic style bar perfect for those who are enjoying some theatre or relaxing in the hammock beds . You can sip on a wide range of gin and tonics or choose a classic cocktail.
The Gin House is a great stop off to catch your breath before hitting the main stage!
Let’s take it to the streets!
Remember not all of the performers at Meraki will be on a stage – alongside the wealth of music, movies and comedy at the festival, we’ll have a variety of weird and wonderful street performers bringing light, life and excitement to our Summer festival!
From dance troupes and stilt walkers to magicians, our street performers will be out in force over the weekend, creating a spectacle to amuse and delight revellers of all ages!
GET CLOSE-UP AND HAVE YOUR SENSES BAFFLED
Keep your eyes open and your wits about you…. there are strange things going on at Meraki this summer. Professional magicians will be passing through the crowds at our festival, performing feats to dazzle and confound for you at the drop of a (rabbit-in-a) hat.
VELOCITY + MUSIC
Catch a glimpse of the headliner acts while taking a ride on our zip line.
Not for the faint hearted!
PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS, AS OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION IS ABOUT TO BEGIN….
The Meraki Movie House is here for all of the Movie Buffs to delight in… and it’s a great place to relax and recover if you’re feeling a little partied-out.
From comedy gems to feel-good family flicks, silver screen classics to cult favourites– our weekend of movies will have something for everyone! Grab your popcorn, settle into your seat and get ready to enjoy…
THE SUN’S OUT – LET’S HIT THE POOL!
Is there any better way to cool off on a warm summers day than relaxing in a swimming pool? Whether you’re jumping in with friends or making a splash with the little ones, make sure to visit our summer swimming spot.
RELAX AND CLEAR YOUR MIND…
Not everyone goes to a festival for music and festival madness. If you’d rather take a few days to relax, unwind and find some peace, our guided meditation sessions will be just the thing to help you press ‘pause’ on life’s pressures and find a space that’s all about you.
TAKE A NAP – YOU’VE EARNED IT…
If you’ve never fallen asleep in a hammock, you don’t know what you’re missing. Suspended between two tress, you can gently rock and allow yourself to drift off for a nap while the world passes you by…
FOR THOSE WITH A COMPETITIVE EDGE
In our Gamer Zone you’ll find the best & the most popular games. Our Gaming Zone is set up to get you on your feet battling and competing for the festival gamers title!
Stop by with your family or group and enter a new virtual world.
With the incredible music on our three stages, there’ll be no shortage of dancers at the festival, but we’ll have a number of professional dance troupes leading in choreographed performances, flashmobs and dance-off competitions. Get your dancing shoes on, and make sure to bring only your freshest moves…
ENTER OUR MAZE LIKE PUZZLE AT YOUR OWN RISK
In addition to our giant maze, you can also get lost in our House of Smoke & Mirrors. Filled with smoke, obstacles and mirrors, you’ll be lucky to find your way to safety.
Distorted with curves, you may not recognise your reflection and you may will lose your way….
RELAX AND LET THE TENSION MELT AWAY…
Camping isn’t exactly like having a nice comfy bed to sleep in, so we’ve got massage therapists mingling in the crowd at The Healing Field, ready to give you a quick neck, head or shoulder massage and help to get all of the knots out.
SHARE YOUR VISION WITH THE WORLD
For those of you with a creative streak, get your hands dirty and express yourself in our Arts and Crafts spaces. Whether you want to spend hours crafting a masterpiece to express your innermost truth or just throw down some colour on a page to show how you feel in the moment, it’s a wonderful place for expression and release.
SCREAM IF YOU WANNA GO FASTER….
The Meraki Summer Carnival will be filled with lights and music, slides and rides and to thrill and delight. Fasten your seatbelt and keep your hands inside the car at all times…
Feeling active? Love a challenge? Come and take on our climbing wall!
For those festival-goers who like fun activities mixed in with their music and food, try out climbing wall – it’s ideal for beginners and experienced climbers alike. From the very top of our climbing wall, it’ll give you an incredible view of the whole festival site…. and it’s a great way to work up an appetite before you go and overindulge!
TAKE A MOMENT
After a long day of adventures and dancing, enjoy a glass of bubbly or a rejuvenation juice in our luxury hot tubs.
Located in the heart of the Healing Field, this is a place to share stories on your festival adventures and recoup ready for an evening of festival fun!
Changing rooms are available on site.
ENTER OUR VIRTUAL WORLD
Take some time away from the main stage and come and explore our virtual world.
We have an entire space set up with Virtual Reality Headsets.
You can sit on a deck chair, run your toes through the sand and order a cocktail, then sit back with your VR headset and experience the hot climates of our virtual world.
From dramatic performances on our Enchanted Forest Stage, to street performers, magic or acrobatic displays, the Meraki Festival is filled with storytelling and adventure.
Keep your eyes peeled, as you never know who is around the corner!
MUSIC FOR ALL TASTES
Fancy shutting off and dancing to your own beat? Jump into our LED silent disco space and dance the night away.
With everyone dancing to a different beat, the best part is when you remove your headphones and hear everyone singing out loud!
BE THE BAND
During the afternoons you will have the chance to take centre stage and perform with our live karaoke band.
Our musicians will invite audience members to take to the stage and perform your favourite song.
This is your chance to perform at a festival!