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Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Beats Weekend: CANCELLED

Auckland Live Summer in the Square - Beats Weekend: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Thu 17 Feb, 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 18 Feb, 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 19 Feb, 10:00am – 10:15pm


Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Auckland Live

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.

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