Auckland Live is proud to announce the full 2022 Summer in the Square line-up, with Aotea Square coming to life as Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s vibrant central destination for free, outdoor family fun this summer. Chill out in the urban garden as sunny days turn to balmy nights and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat with friends while enjoying back-to-back curated festival weekends. With a programme packed with music, fashion, circus, fiesta, dance, spoken word, and films, this stellar line-up of fierce local talent has something for the whole whānau right in the centre of our city, from 28 January - 26 February.
Join in the weekend-long celebration of urban tunes, epic dance and internationally renowned spoken word artists on 18 & 19 February. Soak up K-Pop, Kapa Haka, a Vogue workshop with House of Iman, and street dance showcases from Freshman’s Dance Crew, while DJ Pom and DJ Scizzorhands will keep the beats pumping and the vibes good. The Auckland Live Digital Stage will be delivering the beats on Saturday 19 February, with free screenings of animated short films and 2021’s In The Heights, followed by a special event: Connecting Worlds With Words. This new, grassroots-led spoken word event is a collaboration between three major urban public spaces: Fed Square, Melbourne; Bunjil Place, Casey; and Aotea Square, Auckland. By embracing new technologies, public urban spaces are activated to celebrate the power of spoken word and story to connect communities across time and space at a time when we could all do with a healthy dose of human connection. Rounding out the Beats Weekend, an unmissable set from Aotearoa hip hop legend King Kapisi will headline on Saturday night.
See full schedule below:
Thursday 17 February programme to be confirmed.
Friday 18 February
4pm - 6pm: DJ Pom
6pm - 7pm: K-Pop with Rina Chae
7pm - 8pm: Kap Haka
8pm - 9pm: DJ Scizzorhands
9pm - 10pm: Pollyhill
Saturday 19 February
10am - 11am: Freshmans Dance Crew
11am - 12pm: Film | Animation Gets Groovy
12pm - 1pm: Freshmans Dance Crew
1pm - 2.30pm: Kapa Haka
2.30pm - 4pm: Haus of Iman: Vogue Workshop
4pm - 5.30pm: Film | In The Heights
5.30pm - 6.30pm: Parks
6.30pm - 7pm: Kapa Haka
7pm - 8.15pm: Connecting Worlds With Words
8.15pm - 9pm: DJ Scizzorhands
9.15pm - 10.15pm: King Kapisi
Welcome back to Auckland Live, where our venues are open for Covid-19 Protection Framework compliant events. All visitors must show a valid My Vaccine Pass, sign in and wear a face covering when required.