GABS BEER, CIDER & FOOD FEST PRESENTED BY LIQUORLAND
One of the world’s best beer festivals is back with another specTAPular lineup for 2019!
Be the first to sample up to 90 unique Festival Beers & Ciders brewed especially for the event, as well as 300+ beers and ciders from the very best breweries and cider makers in New Zealand and Australia. Enjoy delicious street food, marvel at circus acts and roving bands, and dance to your own beat at the biggest ever GABS silent disco! Play Holey Moley mini-golf or hay bale bowling at the Little Creatures House of Fun, take on the Mountain Goat Trail Scavenger Hunt, and learn from the best at the Craft College and Ariston Food & Drink Experience. With so much to see around every corner, GABS is not just a beer festival. It’s an experience.
How do I purchase ticket(s)?
All tickets for GABS 2019 will be sold online right here via our ticketing partner Eventbrite. Click on the green ‘Tickets’ button and a box will appear with all the ticket types. Make your selections, then fill out the form to complete your purchase.
Limited tickets may be available at the door if not sold out earlier, however we recommend you buy now to avoid disappointment. Please note that booking fees and credit card payment processing fees apply to all ticket purchases.
Can people under 18 attend? Can I bring my children?
In Auckland, GABS is a strictly over 18s event. Anyone under the age of 18 will be refused admission. This includes children and all minors.
I’m a Liquorland customer. How do I redeem my discount?
Please check your inbox for an email from the Liquorland team with a unique code to redeem your exclusive benefits. Please note there is a limited amount of discounts available.
I have a promo code. How do I use it?
Ooh, lucky you! When you click the green ‘Tickets’ button, a box will appear with all the ticket types. Just click ‘Enter Promotional Code’ in the top right corner and your promo benefit will apply.
When will I get my ticket(s)?
After completing your purchase, your tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF. You’ll need to print these out with you and bring them to the event. If you don’t receive your tickets, please check your junk/spam folder. If not there, please login to your Eventbrite account and check your account to see if you entered the correct email address.
Can you resend my ticket(s)?
You can reprint your own tickets from Eventbrite. Please login to your account, go to 'Tickets', select the tickets then reprint them. If you have any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Can I transfer my ticket to another session?
If you’ve booked a Single Session ticket, you can change your session by logging onto your Eventbrite account and under 'Tickets' clicking the transfer icon. For more details on how to do this please visit the transfer information page. Please note transfers are subject to ticket availability and tickets cannot be transferred to a sold out session.
I’ve changed my mind. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately refunds on tickets are unavailable. Please consider carefully before completing your ticket purchase.
Can I give my ticket to someone else?
If you’re unable to use your tickets, they can be transferred to another person, provided the person is also over 18.
What do I need to bring with me to the event?
Please bring your ticket(s), either printed out or ready on your Eventbrite app (available on the App Store or Google Play), as well as photo ID for proof of age.
What happens when I get there?
On arrival, your ticket will be scanned and you’ll be given an Entry Wristband. This is your key to GABS, and will be loaded with any GABS Currency you’ve purchased with your ticket, or that you top up before or at the festival. Season Pass ticket holders will be given a tamper proof wristband (with barcode) which must be worn for all sessions that you attend.
Please be prepared to show your valid ID. GABS Auckland is an over 18s event. People under the age of 18 will not be permitted entry. Please note all bags are subject to inspection at any point during the event. Bottles, cans, glass, food, drink, alcohol, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon cannot be brought into the festival.
As you enter, you’ll be given a Souvenir Festival Glass and your Official GABS Guide. And then you’re good to go!
How does GABS Currency work?
GABS is a 100% cashless event. With no cash to handle, this helps our bars and exhibitors process transactions quickly, which means more time for you to enjoy the festival.
How can I purchase GABS Currency?
GABS Currency can be purchased with your ticket in amounts of $25, $50 and $75. We highly recommend you pre-purchase Currency so you can fully enjoy the festival from the get-go. For reference, a paddle of five 85mL tasters costs $12, and a 285mL Festival Glass fill is $6.50 and up.
I’ve already bought my ticket, but think I’ll need more Currency. Help!
If you need to top up at the event, just head to one of our Currency stands or a roving Currency Seller.
If I don’t use all my Currency, can I get a refund?
If you don’t use all of your GABS Currency at the festival, never fear! GABS Currency refunds will be available online only from Monday 1 July (noon) to Sunday 14 July (midnight). Refunds will then be processed from Tuesday 16 July (6pm). Just make sure you hang on to your GABS Currency Wristband as you'll need the number printed on it to claim your refund. Visit gabsfestival.com/refunds between these dates to arrange your refund. Please note the minimum refund amount is $1.
I have applied to be a volunteer. Do I need to purchase a ticket?
Great work. We love our volunteers! All volunteers, once approved by our team and appointed a role, will be given a unique code to redeem two complimentary General Admission tickets to a session of their choice. Please note this ticket must be for a session after the volunteer session.
Will tickets sell out?
The majority of GABS sessions will sell out. If in doubt, best to purchase your ticket as early as possible.
What if I don’t have proof of age?
GABS reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone unable to prove their age. No refunds will be provided in this occurrence.
When do the bars close?
All bars serving alcohol will close 15 minutes before the advertised closing time of each GABS session.
What sort of behaviour is unacceptable?
If anyone thinks GABS is a swillathon, they will only be disappointed. While GABS is all about responsible beer appreciation and education in a fun and festive atmosphere, anti-social behaviour will not be accepted. Please note also that all bags are subject to inspection at any point during the event. Bottles, cans, glass, food, drink, alcohol, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon cannot be brought into the event.
I have a question that’s not answered here.
Please read through the GABS website to see if there’s an answer there. Alternatively, please feel free to message us on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Please note that by purchasing a ticket to GABS 2019, you consent to any photos of you at the event to be used for future marketing purposes. As a ticket buyer, you will automatically be opted in to receive the GABS News email newsletter. You are free to unsubscribe to this mailing list at any time.