Catherine Tate Live
Award-winning British comedian Catherine Tate is bringing those hilarious characters to life (from the successful TV series The Catherine Tate Show) and also never before seen sketches to kiwi audiences up and down the country for the very first time. Following sell-out shows in Auckland earlier in the week, Catherine’s tour continues in Palmerston North on the 1st, back to Wellington and Christchurch before rounding out her trip with an intimate show at Spark Arena on the 8th.
The comedy keeps on rolling through this month with well-known American comedian and actor Kevin Hart taking the trip to Auckland’s Spark Arena with his Irresponsible Tour. Kevin may be known for his hilarious characters in movies and causing mass hysteria for his comedy around the world, but he isn’t playing around with the 360 stage he’s touring bringing stand-up to another level. Limited tickets available from Ticketmaster.
Man I Feel Like a Woman! Shania Twain is touching down this month for her first ever NZ shows in Auckland and Dunedin. Shania had ties to property near Arrowtown and even had the Prime Minister at the time, Helen Clark visit, but now she’s ready to come back to perform. Ahead of her three shows, Shania told The Project, “It will be great to get back there I miss it. I get giddy thinking about playing in New Zealand.”
The warmer weather is just around the corner and the team at Silo Park have released their movie picks for the ever-popular outdoor Silo Cinema series. The 18/19 season begins on the 23rd with People’s Choice with mega blockbusters Incredibles 2 and Blank Panther joining the line-up. Pick a spot on the grass and enjoy the food trucks offering at this free summer activation.
Twenty One Pilots
Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph a.k.a Twenty One Pilots will touch down once again in New Zealand, this time with their Bandito World Tour just days before Christmas on the 21st. The Spark Arena show sees them performing off the back of a successful American run in support of their new album, Trench. If their recent sets are anything to go by, the kiwi fans are in for a treat.
Drax Project & Kings Live
Two of the hottest kiwi musical acts are joining forces to heat up your summer around New Years. Both acts have had a huge year with Drax Project have toured with Camilla Cabello in Europe and just picked up VNZMA’s for Breakthrough Artist & Single of the Year. Kings has just released his third album in a year, which has over 2 million streams in just a few weeks. Catch them at Coroglen, Butlers Reef and Waihi Beach - tickets from Ticketmaster.
Ringing in the New Year across the country
Rhythm & Vines has organised another three-day mega party in Gisborne as they bring the likes of Juice Wrld, Duke Dumont, Vince Staples and Sigma plus a huge list of more international and local acts for the R&V fans. The South Island doesn’t miss out on the action with Rhythm & Alps as Action Bronson, The Black Seeds, Matt Corby and Vince Staples join the party in Wanaka.
Wondergarden is back with another stellar line-up so if Auckland’s your destination for New Years Eve - this is where you’ll want to be. Silo Park will be filled with the likes of Nightmares on Wax, Ladi6, Katchafire and Jess B to make sure the last day of Twenty Eighteen is filled with good music and good food. Tickets are available from Wondergarden’s website.
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