NZ’s newest popstars to kick off Music in Parks
Music in Parks every weekend until 11 April
Summer’s soundtrack plays its first notes at Auckland Domain’s historic band rotunda this Sunday.
Pop by the Rotunda featuring up and coming artists Gretel, Geoff Ong and Tijay kicks off the 2020 Music in Parks series, filling the sunlit air at Auckland Domain with live pop melodies from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday 12 January.
This summer’s Music in Parks series will see 25 free music events hosted by Auckland Council in parks across the region – through until 11 April - bringing Auckland, a UNESCO City of Music, to life.
Bring your picnic blanket, kick off your shoes and sit under the shade of an ancient pōhutukawa or Auckland Domain’s legendary Moreton Bay Fig as New Zealand’s newest popstars entertain you.
Check times and view the full 2020 line-up at musicinparks.co.nz
Aucklanders are invited to "Slide into Gretel’s soul and RnB tunes. Her vocal delivery and melodies sit lush on top of beats and grooves for the perfect smooth summer vibe."
Geoff Ong describes himself as "a pop star for dorks". He says pop music can feel lacking in authenticity and connection especially for people who don’t feel like they fit in – and he wants to fix that. Catch him live.
New on the scene, Tijay brings all the ease of a well-seasoned musician to her live show. "With strong soulful vocals set to glittering pop grooves, Tijay delivers a fresh, colourful vibe to your world."
Auckland Domain’s band rotunda brought contemporary music into parks more than 100 years ago, and for the last 40 summers Auckland Council has brought melodies of every genre to Auckland parks and reserves with Music in Parks.
Here are just some of the artists coming to Auckland green spaces this summer:
- Kiwi stars The Feelers, Anika Moa and Jason Kerrison will take to the stage at The Hits Kiwi Anthems concert in Lloyd Elsmore Park on Sunday 23 February, supported by Howick Local Board
- Midge Marsden is back by popular demand to play what’s sure to be an excellent rhythm and blues set for Blues at Blockhouse Bay at Blockhouse Bay Reserve on Friday 7 February
- Basque Park in Eden Terrace will host a brand-new event Uptown Sounds brought to the 2020 Music in Parks series by Uptown Business Association and headlined by Pluto on Saturday 15 February
- Carb on Carb and Lucky Boy are among the acts bringing their indie sound to Love Songs from the Underground in Auckland Domain’s Rotunda again on Sunday 29 March.
So, head on down to your local park for a festival vibe and groove along to your own summer soundtrack.
Music in Parks is supported by iHeartRadio and nzherald.co.nz