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Ignite Weekend


Sat 17 Dec 2016, 12:30pm–5:30pm
Sun 18 Dec 2016, 12:30pm–5:30pm

Where: Aotea Square, Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Auckland’s biggest backyard party returns as Aotea Square transforms for Auckland Live Summer in the Square. Jam-packed with entertainment, activities and events for everyone, the free programme runs from 1 December- 24 February.

Passionate young musicians are centre stage this weekend when the music and events industry training programme Ignite takes over Aotea Square.

Powered by The Rockshop.

- Aimee-Jane Way - Saturday 17 December, 12:30pm:
Eighteen-year-old Smokefree Rockquest 2016 finalist.

- Title Pending - Saturday 17 December, 1:30pm:
Three-piece alternative rock/blues/indie band made up of breakout musicians.

- Spin Class - Saturday 17 December, 2:30pm:
Funk-driven duo Spin Class brandishes pop which stands above the rest.

- Doubleu - Saturday 17 December, 3:30pm:
Bedroom alt-pop musician with two EPs on Bandcamp.

- Altered Blondes - Saturday 17 December, 4:30pm:
Three-piece desert rock/alternative rock band from the North Shore.

- Daffodils - Saturday 17 December, 5:30pm:
Indie-pop outfit with synths, chorus-drenched guitar and indie rhythms.

- Sophie Mashlan - Sunday 18 December, 12:30pm:
Eighteen-year-old, singer-songwriter and Play it Strange finalist.

- Emma Cooper-Williams - Sunday 18 December, 1:30pm:
Eighteen-year-old, two-time Play It Strange finalist, and Smokefree Rockquest 2015 APRA Award-winner.

- Critical Damage - Sunday 18 December, 2:30pm:
Hip-hop/funk act, runners-up at Pacifica Beats National Final 2016.

- Sonatane Kaufusi - Sunday 18 December, 3:30pm:
Second in the solo-duo category at Smokefree Rockquest 2016.

- Ben Mollison - Sunday 18 December, 4:30pm:
Returning from Nashville, Ben is a folk/rock singer-songwriter from Tauranga.

- Iris G - Sunday 18 December, 5:30pm:
Winner of the solo-duo category at Smokefree Rockquest 2016.

Auckland Live Summer in the Square runs from 1 December – 24 February with music, dancing, festive weekends, family activities and much more, all free in Aotea Square, Auckland.

Visit for the full schedule.

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