Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Christchurch opts for one-day, one-venue Go Live music festival

Christchurch opts for one-day, one-venue Go Live music festival
May 19, 2021

The Christchurch music festival - 'Go Live' - is returning in 2021 but will take on a one-day format on Saturday 24th July at the Christchurch Town Hall.

After the inaugural event in 2020, Christchurch City Council Events and Arts Manager Tanya Cokojic notes “last year when we debuted the festival we had a series of live music shows over nine days at different venues around the city. This year 'Go Live' is going to take over one venue, for one music-filled day only.

“In the afternoon there will be informative, interactive sessions for those wanting to make a name for themselves in the music industry, while in the evening the Christchurch Town Hall will reverberate with the sound of live music performances.

“We’ll have the main Hauraki stage and four other stages set up throughout the venue, with performances scheduled throughout the night by upcoming and established musicians.”

Entry to the afternoon’s interactive sessions will be free, but people wishing to attend will need to register.

The first session will be a panel discussion about music production. It will be moderated by Welsh music producer Greg Haver, who is best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C, Opshop and The Feelers.  Missy, P-Money and Ben Edwards will be the panellists.

The second session will include national agencies like NZ on Air, the NZ Music Commission, APRA, and the NZ Music Managers Forum and will focus on what services and support they can provide budding artists.

The final afternoon event will feature a presentation from Australian-based musician and record producer Tom Larkin, who will talk about his journey with Shihad and his music business portfolio.

Full 'Go Live' line-up
Pumpkinhead, Dolphin Friendly, Emma Dilemma, Tribalincs, Dillastrate, ASHY, Jason Kerrison, Reuben Stone, Hera, K E I, There’s A Tuesday, Joe Sampson, The Raddlers, Marsha, Little Fang, Emily C Browning, Kate Owen with Tom Harris.

'Go Live' will be held on Saturday 24th July at the Christchurch Town Hall. Tickets to the festival will cost $10 (plus booking fee) and will be available through Ticketek from 21st May.  A ticket will get you entry to all the stages.

Image courtesy of

Related Articles

11th May 2021 - OneMusic Australia highlights the importance of music to the dining experience

7th May 2021 - Bassinthegrass 2021 prepares to welcome 14,000 music fans

6th May 2021 - 21 live music venues across Queensland receive government funding

30th April 2021 - Goulburn Council lends financial supports for sporting and musical events

27th April 2021 - Grants offered to support Wollongong’s live music and community events

21st April 2021 - Bluesfest named finalist for ‘Music Festival of the Decade’ by Pollstar

16th April 2021 - Outback Music Trail launched in Queensland

14th April 2021 - Canberra International Music Festival performs at Kambri

26th March 2021 - Music stars and industry stakeholders pay tribute at Michael Gudinski’s state memorial

22nd March 2021 - Australian Live Music Business Council calls on government to ease COVID restrictions on venues

22nd March 2021 - Inaugural WA Music Week delivers diverse program across Perth venues

15th March 2021 - Newcastle’s live music sector benefits from additional funding

12th March 2021 - Broken Hill secures NSW’s largest outback music event

11th March 2021 - Bluesfest team share their excitement for the return of live music

3rd March 2021 - Remembering legendary Australian music promoter Michael Gudinski

3rd March 2021 - Queensland Symphony Orchestra takes their music to the country

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing


Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology



Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology



With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology



Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation



Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues



BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business