A brand new precinct for sensational music, art, food and family fun, the Festival Playground at Silo Park heralds a fresh chapter in the 15-year history of Auckland Arts Festival.

The Waterfront is where Auckland comes out to play, and it couldn’t be a more fitting playground for our adventurous line-up of eclectic music and free activities. With a grand dress-circle view of the Harbour Bridge’s sparkling lighting, and at the heart of the transformed Wynyard Quarter, in its short life Silo Park has become a real destination for entertainment, gastronomy and atmosphere. As a focal point we think it perfectly captures the celebratory spirit of the Festival and Auckland’s enthusiasm for the summertime and the outdoors

We’ve invited Angus Muir to create an immersive environment within the Silo Park area, responding to the idea of play and where a host of exciting local and international acts will take the stage at our new Music Arena. We’ll also be making room for quite possibly the coolest thing in the world: and enormous House of Mirrors that will amaze everyone from wide-eyed youngsters to thrill seekers and explorers, to selfie and photo fanatics.

Front and centre of the city’s party strip, this is a resplendent new space we can’t wait to share with all Aucklanders. So join us – for the music, for the fun, for the people.

Festival Playground FREE DJ/ Music Schedule
Wed 14 Mar 5-8pm / 9.30-11.30pm:  Linda T
Thu 15 Mar  5-8pm / 9.30-11.30pm: Samuel Holloway
Fri 16 Mar 5-8pm / 9.30-11.30pm: Gene Rivers Awarau
Sat 17 Mar 5-11.30pm: Frank Booker w/ Julien Dyne
Sun 18 Mar 5-7pm / 8.30-11pm: Frank Booker
Mon 19 Mar  5-11.30pm: Linda T
Tue 20 Mar  5-11.30pm: Latin Aotearoa
Wed 21 Mar 5-8pm / 9.30-11.30pm: DJ Belleville
Thu 22 Mar 5-11.30pm: Frank Booker w/ Lewis McCallum
Fri 23 Mar 5-11.30pm: Dick Johnson/CLICKS (Anna Coddington)
Sat 24 Mar 5-8pm / 9.30-11.30pm: Linda T

Click here to view the Festival Playground Map and click here to view the Festival Playground Music Arena Terms & Conditions.