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New concert and family festival added to Christchurch summer events

New concert and family festival added to Christchurch summer events
January 11, 2022

Christchurch City Council is adding a concert and family festival to its summer calendar with the new events being held in Victoria Square over the weekend of 12th/13th March and designed to cater for adults, youth, children and families.

With Council having had to cancel their New Year’s Eve celebrations and Kite Day, they were keen to offer some fun outdoor events specifically for young people and families.

Christchurch City Council Events and Arts Manager Lucy Blackmore advises “the square will be festooned with lights and with local vendors on hand offering delicious food and drink options, so expect a lively evening of music and fun.”

The Summer Nights concert will be held from 6pm – 10pm on Saturday 12th March with an exciting line-up of local artists set to perform in a carnival-like setting.

Artists from a range of music genres from electronic to rock, pop and hip hop will entertain audiences throughout the evening with acts including DJ GETSET with H Kaa, The Hootź, ASHY, Emma Dilemma, Big Sima and Dolphin Friendly.

The free Family Festival will be held Sunday 13th March and offers fun and activity for the whole whanau. Festivities start at midday and run right through until 5pm.

Award-winning children’s entertainer Music with Michal, youth bands and a talent contest in partnership with The Hits radio station are some of the activities lined up for the day.

Blackmore advises “we’ve catered for families of all ages from the littlies right through to teenagers. Victoria Square is wonderful venue for gatherings like this and we hope to have lots of people coming along to enjoy a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.”

Under the Orange traffic light alert level attendees aged 12 and over will be required to provide proof of vaccination on entry.

For updates or to find out about other events visit Council’s What’s On page.

Image: Christchurch City Council’s new Summer Festival is attracting acts including The Hootz

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