As our scorching kiwi summer starts to ramp up, there’s no better way to soak up these warm nights and even hotter days by catching one of the awesome gigs lined up for Feb. And it seems we’ve saved the best for last, bringing some of the most iconic artists in the world your way; so you really don’t want to miss these ones. Check out all the info you need below to prepare yourself for the biggest shows of the year.
Cold Chisel (Tauranga)
Their first NZ show in five years, legendary Aussie band Cold Chisel will be playing a SOLD OUT show at the Wharepai Domain in Tauranga on Feb 5th . If you were lucky enough to score some tickets, you’ll not only catch an awesome show from the band themselves but performances by some other epic artists. Gates open at 5pm, Sit Down in Front are on at 5.20pm, The Bads from 6pm, The Mutton Birds from 7pm and then Cold Chisel will be on stage at 8.30pm, with the show set to wrap up around 10.30pm.
This will be Cold Chisel’s only NZ show and it’s not known if they will return.
Queen + Adam Lambert (Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin)
Founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor will be joined by Adam Lambert and new collaborators to bring an amazing live spectacle for NZ fans. Over three giant stadium shows (their first time in Wellington and Dunedin), a brand new production and reinvention of some of the band’s biggest hits can be expected.
Wellington’s show will be held at the Westpac Stadium Feb 5th starting from 8:15pm.
Auckland’s show will be held at Mt Smart Stadium on Feb 7th starting from 6:30pm.
Dunedin’s show will be held at the Forsyth Bar Stadium on Feb 10th starting from 6:00pm.
There are still tickets left, however they’re selling out quickly! To purchase and find out more info head over to Ticketmaster.
Elton John (Auckland, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay)
If you haven’t already bought tickets to one of the legendary Elton John shows you better jump to it as they’re selling out pretty fast! If you have, however, you should be aware of the rescheduled dates for Auckland and Hawkes Bay. Two Auckland shows and the Hawkes Bay show have been pushed forward one week, making Auckland now on the 16th and 18th of Feb and Hawkes Bay now the 15th. A third Auckland show has also been added on the 20th. For more info regarding this and to purchase tickets visit Ticketmaster.
All Auckland shows (16th, 18th, 20th) will be held at Mt Smart Stadium starting from 7:30pm.
Dunedin will be played at the Forsyth Bar Stadium on Feb 4th starting from 5:00pm.
Hawkes Bay will be played at the Mission Estate Winery on Feb 15th from 2:00pm. This show is SOLD OUT.
This will be Elton’s last time performing in NZ so each show is likely to be massive. Settle in for a night of all your favourite tunes and the star in all his glitter and glory.
Six60 (Hamilton, Whangarei, Auckland, Dunedin)
NZ’s faves Six60 are embarking on a summer tour, hitting multiple towns across the country to provide good vibes and even better live music. They’ll be making history again by returning to Western Springs and will be joined by plenty of kiwi and international stars to provide the best experience for all shows. For tickets and more info visit Ticketmaster.
Catch the band plus Drax Project, SACHI, Kings and Foley at Hamilton’s Mystery Creek on Feb 8th starting from 5:00pm.
Whangarei’s show will see L.A.B, Sons of Zion and Vayne on Feb 15th at the Semenoff Stadium starting from 5:00pm.
Auckland’s show will be held at the legendary Western Springs Stadium with special guests Ocean Alley, Mitch James, Church & AP, Niko Walters and Paige & Vayne on Feb 22nd starting from 4:00pm.
Find Ocean Alley, Mitch James, SACHI and Niko Walters at the band’s Dunedin show at the Forsyth Bar Stadium on Mar 7th starting from 5:00pm.
Please remember that unless specifically stated by the artist Ticketmaster is the only valid place to buy tickets. You will be denied entry with an invalid ticket.