We Love Aotearoa
This free three-part event will feature live music, street food and a silent disco.
Originally scheduled to take over Auckland's waterfront in August, but postponed due to the second COVID-19 outbreak, We Love Aotearoa festival will give it another crack at ASB Showgrounds this December.
The free three-part event was launched by a group of international visitors — including an American video game developer and Spanish racecar driver — to celebrate NZ's efforts to moderate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Held on Saturday, 19 December from 10am to 3pm, the 'Whānau Fun Day' is billed as a family-friendly "carnival of live music and performances, food trucks, workshops and activities," and will include a silent disco, virtual reality experiences, interactive art installations and more. Live performances can also be expected from Stan Walker and local cultural groups.
From 5pm, the adults-only celebration kicks in with a licensed bar and food trucks spread across the Showgrounds. Performing for free between two stages will be Ladi6, Sons of Zion, Troy Kingi & The Clutch, Leisure, JessB, Chaii,
The third part of the event — running Saturday and Sunday — is a virtual reality event showcasing the latest in gaming technology. The We Love VR zone will see the country's top developers demonstrate their titles across 20 stations.
Updated: 12 November, 2020.