Music in the Square

Past Event1 Dec - 4 Feb

Music in the Square

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Aotea Square


Man about town, Matthew Crawley has crafted a collection of weird and wonderful DJs, live acts and curiosities, all for your listening pleasure.


Shenandoah Davis (USA)  **CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER**

Thursday 18 Jan, 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Seattle-based singer-songwriter-pianist Shenandoah Davis has shared stages with Laura Marling, Martha Wainwright, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius and many more. “Shenandoah Davis turns break-ups into pitch-perfect chamber pop, propelled by wise lyrics and her striking, classically-trained voice." - Pitchfork

Classical Weekend - Please note: these performances have moved to Auckland Town Hall.
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 Jan
This weekend we have the perfect symphony of musical talent, classic experiences and orchestral bliss. Come and be serenaded by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Young Achievers, the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and New Zealand Opera and so much more.  And no Auckland Live classical weekend would be complete without offering a sneak peek inside the Auckland Town Hall Organ.

Folk Week
Monday 22 - Thursday 25 Jan
Auckland Live is celebrating 45 years of the Auckland Folk Festival, right here in Aotea Square. On the main stage there will be performances by some of New Zealand’s finest folk musicians including Flip Grater, Fables, and Reb Fountain. During the week, Aotea Square will be home to New Zealand’s smallest music venue, Tiny Town, with surprise performances waiting inside.

Peter Baecker’s 80’s Dance Party (Austria) 
Friday 26 Jan, 6pm - 9pm
The silver-suited, metre-high mohawked 80’s dance instructor travels the world bringing Spandex and joy to anyone who needs a smile and a dance. 

Enenra - The Groove Sessions  
Saturday 27 Jan, 1pm - 5pm
A healthy blend of dub, jazz, funk, and soul grooves selected and mixed by Enenra, accompanied by bursts of live energy from guest musicians throughout the afternoon.

Afro Beats party
Saturday 27 Jan, 7pm – 10pm
The Afro Beats party at Aotea Square brings you DJ ORIKoL and her #JustGetDown dance floor entertainment platform, featuring Triplelan, the local King of Ndombolo and his band.

Yumi Zouma and K2K
Sunday 28 Jan, 2pm – 4pm (Anniversary Weekend)
The makers of dreamy disco and synth-pop come together from Paris, New York and Christchurch after supporting musical heavyweights Chet Faker and Lorde.

DJ Stinky Jim   
Wednesday 31 Jan, 12pm - 4pm
Stinky Jim is a DJ, broadcaster, music producer, journalist and label owner with the ethos ‘respect the unexpected’. Jim shares his far and wide evolving tastes.

DJ Murray Cammick  
Thursday 1 Feb, 12pm - 4pm
The founder of two major NZ record labels and one of the country’s most infamous record collectors will be flipping wax for your enjoyment all afternoon!

DJ Grantis 
Friday 2 Feb, 1:30pm - 5.15pm
DJ Grantis, aka Grant Apiata, is a DJ, hobby photographer, son, brother and lover of music, especially hip-hop, R’nB, and whatever else gets his head nodding.

DJ Lo Key
Friday 2 Feb, 5.30pm - 8pm
DJ Lo Key, aka Mike Haru will be kicking off Waitangi weekend with cool tunes

DJ Linda T.
Saturday 3 Feb, 1.30pm - 6.30pm 
D.A.N.C.E. Art Club member Linda T. enjoys seeing people groove to local contemporary Māori and Pacific sounds, and jazz. 

DJ Gene Rivers  
Sunday 4 Feb, 12pm - 5pm
A veteran of PSC, Ostro, Racket Bar and Rakinos, this member of the Māori HiFi DJ collective will take you on an eclectic musical journey.

The Māori Sidesteps
Sunday 4 Feb, 6pm - 7.30pm
The Māori Sidesteps are a contemporary Māori showband, who put their own political spin on well-known songs, and entertain crowds with soulful harmonies and off-the-cuff comedy. Known for their popular self-titled web series and online entertainment, The Māori Sidesteps will provide an unmissable evening of nostalgia, that will have audiences singing along and laughing out loud at the same time.