Auckland's Summer Gig Guide

Auckland's Summer Gig Guide

Grab your tickets to the hottest acts Auckland has to offer this summer!

Published: Wednesday 1 November, 2023


Our venues are heating up with some of the hottest gigs this summer! This summer, the world comes to Auckland for the ultimate blend of music superheroes.


Sunsetter - Food | Wine | Music Festival

Sat 20 January 2024
​📍 North Harbour Domain, Auckland Stadiums

A collision of events to form a combination of some of the best international and local acts, wineries and breweries, spirits and cocktails, popular eateries and food vendors, spectacular performers and more in a unique environment.


Foo Fighters

Sat 20 January 2024
​📍 Go Media Stadium, Mt Smart, Auckland Stadiums

Following the release of their universally acclaimed new album But Here We Are, Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce 15-time GRAMMY® winners Foo Fighters will return to Australia and New Zealand this summer – bringing their unrivalled live show to Auckland.


Will Sparks

Sat 3 February, 7pm
​📍 Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Australian DJ and music producer born on March 15, 1993, in Melbourne, Australia, Will Sparks began producing music at the age of 15 and became a prominent figure in the Melbourne underground music scene.

With his distinctive style and infectious beats, Will Sparks continues to be a dominant force in the electronic dance music (EDM) industry, and his music is enjoyed by millions of fans worldwide.

Get ready for Will Sparks’ first ever New Zealand tour!


St Jerome's Laneway Festival

Tue 6 February 2024
​📍 Outer Fields, Western Springs Stadium, Auckland Stadiums

Laneway Festival will make its long-awaited return to Aotearoa! Guests can experience a world-class lineup of artists including Stormzy, Steve Lacy, Dominic Fike, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, AJ Tracy, D4VD, Dope lemon, Eyedress, Faye Webster, Horsegirl, Nia Archives and much more. 


An Evening with Daniel O'Donnell

Wed 21 February, 7:30pm
​📍 The Civic

The Irish singing legend Daniel O’Donnell is promising a wonderful show full of Irish standards, and classics from the popular music songbook. As with Daniel’s previous tours, these concerts are certain to sell out.


Dinosaur Jr

Sat 2 March, 7pm
​📍 Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Legendary US rock band Dinosaur Jr is returning to Aotearoa in March! Celebrating 30 years since the release of their influential 1993 grunge album Where You Been, they headed on tour across the globe, including five upcoming sold-out headline shows at The Garage London as well as multiple sellout dates across the US. 


Mr Bungle

Sun 3 March, 8pm
​📍 Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Experimental metal band Mr. Bungle return with The Raging Wrath of Australia & New Zealand tour in March 2024, bringing with them fellow pop stars Melvins. 

Joining them on all dates will be fellow pop stars Melvins, who over their  storied career have blended punk and metal influences, profoundly impacting grunge icons like Tad and Soundgarden. Despite their cult status, they inspired Nirvana and others, shaping the '90s musical landscape. The band have already had an eventful 40th anniversary year, recently wrapping up outings in North America and Europe, and are planning to release new music in the coming year. 

Don't miss Mr. Bungle perform live in March 2024 as they bring their musical homecoming to Australia and New Zealand with fellow pop stars Melvins.  


Bernie Dieter's Club Kabartt

Thu 7 - Sun 24 March
​📍 Auckland Arts Festival Spiegeltent, Aotea Square

Strutting her way to Aotearoa for a salacious, gin-soaked, punk-jazz season of unfiltered circus and cabaret, the undisputed Queen of Weimar Punk is here to celebrate the sexual freedom and daredevil exhibitionism of 1920s underground club culture.  

Come for dangerous acrobatics and fire-breathing antics, stay for Dieter’s amazing songs, live haus band and family of misfit performers. A sell-out attraction on London’s West End, Club Kabarett promises everything you’d ever want from a top-tier cabaret spectacle – and between its filthy theatrics, witty musicality and outrageous circus acts, so much more.

Check out the full programme for Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival 


Jeff Mills: Tomorrow Comes the Harvest

Wed 13 March, 8pm
​📍 Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

A legend of the Detroit techno scene brings his futuristic Afrofunk-electro-jazz ensemble to Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Jeff Mills is a pioneer. From his cult radio show as The Wizard in the 1980s to helping form techno collective Underground Resistance, his legendary status is more than justified. 

In collaboration with the late Afrobeat creator and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, Mills formed Tomorrow Comes The Harvest in 2018, an improv-based project group centred on music that reaches for higher levels of consciousness. Joined by veteran keyboardist Jean-Phi Dary and tabla virtuoso Prabhu Edouard, Mills will transcend the realms of electronica over one visionary night of music at the Auckland Town Hall. 


Afrique en Cirque

Thu 14 - Sun 17 March
​📍 The Civic

The definitive circus tribute to African culture is set to shake The Civic with the sounds of Afro-jazz and kora alongside feats of gravity-defying acrobatics. 

Inspired by daily life in Guinea, Afrique en Cirque transports the beauty, youth and artistry of Africa to the big stage. It’s an irrepressible, heart-filled spectacle for all ages that’s spread like wildfire – and regularly sold-out – around the world.  

With a swagger that’s genuinely infectious, these charismatic performers encourage participation and draw energy from the audience while getting you to groove to pulsating percussion and dance, gasp at impossible human pyramids and laugh at inventive comic skits. 

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