Free outdoor gigs at Music in the Parks this summer

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 by Mark Sandiford

With the help of Zero Water and Cadbury Dairy Milk, the Auckland City Council has brought Music in the Parks back for another round. This fabulous event was a huge success last year and is proving to be bigger and better in 2016. Set to run right through until 20th March, 26 free gigs will be spread across a number of beautiful locations across the Auckland region.

The line-up is sensational and the genres are diverse. There is truly something for everybody.

Auckland is a great place to be during summer and Music in the Parks enriches that cool summer vibe right across the city.

Crowd applause

Concerts you'll love, whatever you're into

Whether you're a fan of rock or opera, jazz or hip hop, country or pop, Music in the Parks has a gig lined up to suit you.

Big names and cutting-edge musicians are among the brilliantly talented artists set to grace the stages and add to Auckland's vibrant music scene. Catch your favourite band or witness an up-and-coming artist perform early in their career.

To give you an idea of just how diverse the gigs will be, Anthonie Tonnon, Benny Tipene, Tami Neilson, Shihad, and the New Zealand Opera are among the outstanding line-up.

The best part of all: it's free.

With nothing to lose, it's the perfect time to try something different. Discovering a love for a new music genre is great for opening your mind and expanding on your music collection.

Hipstamatics

Make the most of the long days and warm nights

Those beautiful summer evenings don't last forever, so why not make the most of them while they're here? Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and settle in to watch some of the best talent New Zealand has to offer.

There are too many months between summers. We all love to spend the daylight hours doing something we really enjoy because once winter's here, we tuck ourselves away indoors and wait for the summer sun to reappear. We are generally happier in the summer and seem to have more energy than we do in the winter. The long days and warm nights give us more time to enjoy the things we love and there's nothing quite like heading to a free outdoor gig to make the most of that fresh summer air.

Music in the Parks crowd

It's what summer is all about

Spare time is valuable, and summer is about seeking the best way to spend it. We get out more, we socialise more, and we catch up with people we've probably been meaning to see all year.

Music in the Parks lets you do all of that.

Serving up 26 gigs from some of the country's best artists, you are bound to find a time, place and act that suits you.

NZ Opera

Catch a movie while you're at it

With the cool tunes come some hot flicks. Every Friday and Saturday night until March 26, various outdoor locations across the Auckland region will screen some of our favourite movies at Movies in the Parks.

The classics are all there; Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park and The Lion King to name a few. Check out the guide for dates, times and locations.

So pack your popcorn and roll out the picnic blankets, the free entertainment just got even better.

Movies in the Parks

It's worth taking trip to Auckland for

If you've been thinking about taking some time out to visit Auckland, now is a great time to do it. Auckland is known for its abundance of sights, shopping and culture, and Music in the Parks adds to the long list of attractions that the city has to offer.

To take full advantage of the event, central accommodation will let you have easy access to city-based gigs or public transport to gigs in the wider region.

You can't get much more central than at the Kiwi International Hotel.

Located on the famous Queen Street, Auckland's city centre is at your doorstep. Accommodation is high quality, affordable and within a stone's throw of handy transport services such as the SkyBus and taxi stands.

Catch as many gigs as you like and take advantage of the Kiwi International Hotel's fantastic location. Remember, Music in the Parks will be wrapping up on 20th March so book with the Kiwi International Hotel today!

 

 

 
 

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