What to watch and hear this Summer
From Auckland Council:
Summer in Auckland with cool tunes and hot flicks
Three months of free entertainment begins in January, with the 2016 Music and Movies in Parks series. Summer in Auckland means getting together with friends and family in some of the region’s most beautiful locations, and Auckland Council has created a programme to suit all tastes.
Roll out the picnic blankets for free Movies in Parks from Friday 15 January. Movie buffs of all ages can look forward to a wide range of outdoor screenings, including; Jurassic World, Minions, Pitch Perfect 2, Big Hero 6, Inside Out, Grease, Ghostbusters and Furious 7.
The best live music Aotearoa has to offer – including hip-hop, rock, electronic, jazz, opera and more – can be found with Music in Parks from Sunday 10 January at free outdoor events right across the region.
Acts range from cutting-edge young artists to established local favourites, and January’s line-up includes; Benny Tipene, Maala, Into The East, Kantuta, Lord Echo, and many more. Big line-ups still to come include Demon Energy’s Rock the Park in February – with major musical acts still to be announced – plus George in the Park in March.
Councillor Alf Filipaina, Chair of Arts and Culture, is a long-time fan of the series. He says; “Music in Parks has been run by the council for 22 years, and the Music and Movies series has become an essential part of Auckland summer. I’m really excited about the line-up of musical acts and can’t wait to check out some of these new local artists. As always, I’m also looking forward to seeing families out enjoying our beautiful parks all across the region.”
The Music and Movies in Parks 2016 programmes are available now, and you can follow both events on Facebook to see updates, share photos and videos, and find competitions: Music In Parks and Movies In Parks.
The series is brought to life with the help of our sponsors; Zero Water, Demon Energy, Pop N Good, Cadbury Dairy Milk, and New Zealand Home Loans.
“Once again, we at Davies Foods are ecstatic to be part of Auckland Council’s Music and Movies in Parks,” says Paul Nolan, CEO. “We are especially proud to be the principal sponsor of the two signature music events, Demon Energy Rock the Park and Demon Energy George in the Park, which we know are going to be real crowd-pleasers.”
“Cadbury are really excited to be one of the major sponsors of Auckland Council’s Movies in Parks in 2016. After a fantastic season earlier this year, Cadbury will be sharing the joy with even more families by adding Music in Parks to their sponsorship program for 2016. Both events are perfect occasions for kiwis to share Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate with family and friends while making great memories,” says James Kane, Country Head New Zealand, Mondelez International.
“Following on from our support last year, New Zealand Home Loans are thrilled to become major sponsors of Movies in Parks for the next three years,” says John Bishop III, owner of NZHL’s Parnell franchise. “We’re all about helping Kiwi families to secure a better financial future for themselves and achieve the things they want in life, and by supporting these events we are also pleased to provide families with a unique and memorable shared experience.”