Auckland Arts Festival Opens for 2018


Auckland Arts Festival Opens for 2018
Don't miss Award-winning performer and producer, Maestro Eru Dangerspiel opening the Auckland Arts Festival for 2018.

The Auckland Arts Festival will officially open at the superb new Festival Playground at Silo Park with and outstanding programme for 2018. The night will kick off with a huge night of psychedelic funk lead by Award-winning performer and producer, Maestro Eru Dangerspiel – aka. Riki Gooch (Trinity Roots, Orchestra of Spheres) who is bringing a massive super-group of musical mates to celebrate the 2018 Festival’s launch.

The Festival Playground, designed by Angus Muir, is the Auckland Arts Festival’s brand new precinct for music, art, food and whānau fun. The new Festival hub at Silo Park heralds a fresh chapter in the 15-year history of Auckland Arts Festival.

“In its short life, Silo Park and Wynyard Quarter have become a beloved Auckland hangout, synonymous with great food, music, entertainment and family events. We believe the space captures the celebratory spirit of the Festival, and Auckland’s enthusiasm for Summer and the outdoors, and wanted to see the Festival come to life down there in a much bigger way,”says Auckland Arts Festival Artistic Director Jonathan Bielski.

“With Angus Muir’s playful design, a fantastic food and beverage offering, which is open to the public even if they’re not attending a show, and the mesmerising House of Mirrors which is fun for people of all ages, the Festival Playground will be unlike anything Auckland has experienced to date. And, thanks to Eru Dangerspiel and his enormous ensemble, on Thursday 8 March the doors will be well and truly flung open.”


When: Thursday 8 March, 2018

Where: Festival Playground, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 

Tickets are on sale now at



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