Following the release of yet another Australian #1 album, Australian rock/roots group John Butler Trio announce their return to New Zealand in March to play an afternoon set outdoors at The Hunting Lodge in Waimauku, Auckland on Sunday 3 March.
This all ages show will be supersized with the stellar support line up of one of NZ’s hottest live acts L.A.B, and the legendary TrinityRoots. This show will see John Butler Trio play all their hits, and introduce Kiwi fans to music from the brand new album Home.
John Butler is Australia’s most successful independent artist, with countless accolades including four APRA Awards and six ARIAs across 20 years of songwriting. His band will arrive in New Zealand on the tail of a 14-date album release tour across Australia, including two dates on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt.
Home is a particularly personal record for the group’s frontman, John Butler, who wrote:
“Songs about family life, love, what it means to be a modern man and personal insights into dealing with my anxious projections. Songs have always been my friends. No matter what I’m going through they help me convey the things my heart feels but my brain is too afraid to say.”
Joining on support for both shows will be L.A.B and TrinityRoots. Fast becoming a favourite on the live scene, L.A.B. is the latest project from Brad & Stu Kora, Ara Adams-Tamatea and Joel Shadbolt. Nominated for Breakthrough Artist at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, the band are set to release their second album in late 2018, following on from the release of their debut album just over a year ago. Joining the bill on both shows is TrinityRoots, celebrating 20 years as one of NZ’s most influential groups. Following on from a sold-out run of theatre shows across NZ, these performances will showcase their classics, along with new material.
This live show is guaranteed to entertain, as an Australian music icon takes the stage with support from some of New Zealand’s finest musicians. Don’t miss out.
Brought to you by The Hunting Lodge, Radio Hauraki & Loop.
This event runs rain or shine.
All children aged 5-18 require a ticket and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Children under 5 must hold a Baby Ticket.
Please note, a Return Event Bus ticket will need to be presented by all patrons to gain entry to these buses.
FOR ALL BUSES, PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL BELOW DEPARTURE TIMES.
For all buses, any children who cannot sit comfortably on their parent's lap will require a bus ticket.
BUS: AUCKLAND CBD:
The Return AUCKLAND CBD Buses will be leaving from the Tournament carpark located inside the City Works Depot complex at 34 Sale St, Auckland (opposite Sweatshop Bar). The buses will be located inside entry Gate S, which is accessible from the Sale St side.
Parking is available but not included with your purchased bus ticket. We take no responsibility for towed cars.
Event buses will depart from Gate S, 34 Sale St from 1:00pm.
At the conclusion of the festival, the buses will depart from 7.30pm. Returning to the same location.
The Return Muriwai Bus will depart Sand Dunz Cafe, 455 Motutara Rd at 1:00pm.
At the conclusion of the festival, the bus will depart at 7.30pm. Returning to the same location.
The Return Riverhead/Kumeu/Helensville Bus will leave from the below locations at the following times.
12:30pm - Bus departs Kumeu Rugby Football Club, Alexandra St, Riverhead
12.50pm - Bus departs Kumeu New World, 110 Main Road, Kumeu
1.15pm - Bus departs Countdown Helensville, 43 Commercial Road, Helensville
At the conclusion of the festival, the bus will depart at 7.30pm. The bus will return to the same locations in the reverse order.