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Prana festival to have new Raglan direction

Local music producer Gareth Bellamy has recently been appointed the new music director of Prana Festival 2013. Gareth brings over 20 years of international and national music experience, coupled with two album releases to the Prana management team.

“It’s a great opportunity to be able to showcase international, national and local Raglan talent at the amazing Prana Eco Retreat,” said Gareth

Prana New Year Festival is a unique, safe family boutique festival in the grounds of Prana Eco Retreat and located at the beautiful pristine beach at Opoutere Coromandel.

This year Prana will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a five-day, four-night event that is jam-packed with an extensive live music program over three stages and other performance venues.

Featuring over 50 national and international acts and over 100 workshops featuring, art, dance, music and craft, KidsZone, Buddhafield, yoga, circus performance, conscious cinema, social dialogue and, parades.

The music lineup includes, Spektrum (UK), D’Dub, Knights of the Dub Table, AhoriBuzz, Tui Soundsystem, Tripswitch (UK), RadioRebelede, Niko Ne Zna, The Skitz, MihiRangi, KarmaEclectia, Jinetero,Sonic Delusion, Stuart o’conner, Charlotte Johansen, Karen Hunter, Sunny Ray and Raglan’s Jamin-I, Jinga Cat and King Macka and Marten Ten Broek and many more. Check out the Prana website for more details.

Music won’t be the only thing on offer though with seven food outlets, several cafes, 25 market stalls, and 25 healers in the Healers Zone. The venue also offers ocean swimming at the pristine Opoutere Beach, gorgeous bush walks through native stands of ancient rain forest, and tree-filled campgrounds to give you shade during the hot days.

For more information and to buy tickets visit The first 50 Raglan Chronicle readers that use this special code “raglanchronicle2013” when purchasing will receive $15 off an adult five-day pass. Get in quick before they go!

The Chronicle is giving away a five-day family pass worth $1400 for two adults and two children (up to 17 years).

To enter, tell us why you would LOVE to experience Prana (no more than 100 words) and email your reason to with the subject line PRANA. Competition closes 4pm Monday 26th November 2012.

PLEASE NOTE: the winner will need to book a camping site at Prana and any additional camping and parking costs can be found on our ticketing page The winning ticket is not transferable and the winner consents to having their name publicised on our website/newsletter/facebook page.

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