First Bites Membership

First Bites (previously "Friends of the Festival") is Visa WOAP's early access to tickets programme, limited to the first 100 people who sign up. Applications are now closed. 

First Bites membership gives a small group of festival fans, lovers of food and food-filled events early access to tickets and other benefits, all while their membership fee helps the festival’s mission to tell the Visa WOAP story far and wide.  

To join First Bites is just $100, limited to 100 people. Membership applications open 1 - 31 May (or until membership reaches 100 people). If you'd like to join First Bites next year please sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know.


Membership Benefits 

  • Early access to purchase Festival Event tickets before they go on sale (up to four tickets per event)  
  • The Visa WOAP Programme Guide before everyone else (digital first, and we can post it to you)
  • Special event and product offerings during the lead up to, and during, the festival

PLUS sign up and pay by 31 May to be in to win two tickets to the Visa WOAP Programme Launch (Tues 5 June, Wellington). This exclusive, invite-only event comes complete with goody bag, food and beverage and rubbing shoulders with chefs, bakers, brewers and more. 


More info 

  • Applications will close as soon as we reach 100 members (this may be prior to 31 May)
  • Ticket requests will open at 5pm on Tuesday 5 June and close 9am Monday 11 June
  • Any questions, please contact us 
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions
  • Please note Prison Gate to Plate tickets cannot be purchased through this membership - they are through ballot only

Applications are now closed! We have reached 100 members!