January 17th 2020
Returning for its second year, Milk & Honey Music Festival will celebrate International Women’s Day this Sunday March 8 in one venue, for one big FREE festival at Auckland’s favourite waterfront spot, Silo Park.

The 2020 lineup will see hip-hop queen JessB, indie couple She’s So Rad, drum’n’bass boss MC Tali, dreamy electronic duo Imugi, r’n’b power house Disciple Pati and some of the best performers from Girls Rock Aotearoa take to the Silo Park stage live and for free. 

DJ's Phoebe FalconerLil Bok Choy aka Eva Choy will join the line-up alongside a debut performance of the DJ duo The Gingham Twins aka Charlotte Ryan (RNZ) and Alice Murray. 

Music industry heavy-weights and the team behind Milk & Honey - Lani Purkis, Teresa Patterson and Julia Deans are excited to return and re-shape the festival for 2020.

“We are thrilled that M&H is returning and with a new format for 2020.  We have curated a line up that celebrates genre, ethnic and rainbow diversity. The collaboration with Silo Park has allowed a fantastic new work environment for our behind the scenes and backstage women whanau” Milk & Honey Team 


The women led festival will continue into the feast of street food on offer.

Choice Blocks owner Arana Horncy began making real fruit handmade ice pops to provide healthy all natural treats for her kids. Mother and daughter duo Claudia and Gala created Lets Brezel after craving their traditional German baked treat while living in NZ. Other food trucks include Israeli street food specialist, Carmel, organic popcorn artists Organic Knowledge, wood-fire and grill specialists Mediterranean Bites, North American bakers mother and daughter combo The Pie Piper and coffee warriors Samaori Coffee.

“This is an amazing lineup of some of Auckland's absolute best performers and food trucks. Silo Park are proud to be collaborating with Milk & Honey this summer and we look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day down at the park” - Amy Pollard, Silo Park

Milk & Honey Music Festival at Silo Park thanks APRA AMCOS NZ, SAE and REDBULL for their support.




The team behind Milk & Honey are Lani Purkis, Teresa Patterson and Julia Deans. The trio have a wealth of music industry experience between them, from management, promotion, booking and touring, to recording, performing, teaching, and mentoring.

While working on other projects, they began thinking about how wonderful it would be to create a series of shows where the majority of musicians and crew were women, and decided it was the perfect goal for International Women’s Day 2019 and 2020.

They have three key aims:

  1. To celebrate the incredibly talented women who work in all facets of the New Zealand music industry;
  2. To make female artists and crew visible to younger women, and encourage them to see many different possible roles they could find for themselves in the music industry; 
  3. To provide a safe, inclusive, respectful festival and gig environment. 

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