First Bites Membership

First Bites is Visa WOAP's early access to tickets programme, limited to the first 100 people who sign up.

First Bites membership gives a small group of festival fans early access to tickets for food-filled events 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 are open until 
24 May (or until membership reaches 100 people). Limit ONE membership per person.

To join First Bites, fill in the registration fee payment form below.


Membership Benefits 

  • Early access to purchase Festival Event tickets before they go on sale (up to four tickets per event with some exclusions e.g. balloted events)  
  • A PDF of the programme guide emailed to you on our industry launch night (May 28)
  • A festival programme guide in the post (optional)
  • Special event and product offerings during the lead up to, and during, the festival
  • All registrations go in the draw to win two tickets to the Visa WOAP Programme Launch (28 May, Wellington). Rub shoulders with Wellington's chefs, bakers, brewers and makers at this exclusive industry-only, invite-only event. The prize comes complete with a goody bag and food and beverage on the night.

More info 

  • Registrations will close as soon as we reach 100 members (First Bites membership is on a first in, first served basis so this may be prior to 24 May)
  • Ticket requests will open at 10am on Wednesday 29 May and close Midnight Monday 3 June. Please note for 2019 we will be processing all ticket requests after 3 June, and tickets will be processed and allocated on a first-come basis. We will notify you of your request soon after the 3 June date when we will also request payment for tickets. 
  • This year, we have a new ticketing provider, iTICKET which will make purchasing your festival tickets easier and more secure. Details to follow over the next couple of weeks.
  • Any questions, please contact us 
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions


To join First Bites, fill in the registration fee payment form below.