The Macedon Ranges Music Festival has come a long way since 2013 when it was staged in a Gisborne backyard.
The brainchild of Jimmy O'Hare, the festival raises money for the Cambodian Kids Foundation, with every cent of every ticket sold donated to the foundation.
On Saturday, March 14, the festival returns to the Gisborne Steam Park in New Gisborne for the fourth time.
The family friendly festival features a range of musical acts who donate their time to the festival, including Geoff Achison and The Souldiggers, Michael Dunstan and One Spirit Africa.
Cambodian Kids Foundation board member Indi Cooper said a trip by his mother Donna and sister Sam to volunteer at a Cambodian orphanage is where the family derived their inspiration to start the foundation.
"Cambodia was one of the country's that immediately stole their heart.
"They were initially looking for a project to support, whether that was through an organisation or an orphanage, but they were underwhelmed.
"That gave them the inspiration to start their own foundation," Mr Cooper said.
The foundation's biggest project to date is the establishment of the Soksan International School in the Kampong Thom Province.
The prep to year three school opened in 2012 and has taught approximately 400 students, thanks to donations to the foundation.
"The school empowers children to stay in school and access education," Mr Cooper said.
The foundation hopes to raise $30,000 for the Cambodian Kids Foundation, eclipsing the almost $25,000 raised in 2019.
A pop-up cocktail bar, food trucks, roaming bands and kids activities will all be part of the festivities.
The festival takes place on Saturday, March 14 from 1pm until 10pm at Gisborne Steam Park, New Gisborne.
To purchase tickets, visit macedonrangesmusicfestival.org/tickets