Latest News

Back to Latest News back


New dates announced for Christchurch’s inaugural spring music festival

New dates announced for Christchurch’s inaugural spring music festival
September 29, 2020

Christchurch’s inaugural nine-day spring music festival, Go Live! has been rescheduled to commence on 19th November having originally been scheduled to take place in September, but postponed when the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Auckland resulted in New Zealand shifting alert levels.

Christchurch City Council Events and Arts Manager Lucy Blackmore advised “we’ve had to tweak some of our plans for the festival because of the change in dates but I’m delighted to announce that Go Live! will get under way on 19th November.

“We’ve got a great line-up of free shows and events planned that will showcase the talents of our local musicians. Christchurch is home to some amazing performers and they are really looking forward to performing live during the festival and bringing a party vibe to the city.”

The festival will open with The Wendys, Emma Dilemma, The Tacks, and Imperial April performing at Blue Smoke in the beautifully restored Tannery complex in Woolston.

Other venues hosting events during Go Live! include Dux Central, 12 Bar, A Rolling Stone, Good Home Ferrymead and Grater Goods.

Acts confirmed to perform over the course of the festival include Dillastrate, Stomping Nick, Lil Chuck, Adam Hattaway & the Haunters, Mark Vanilau,, Easy Hearts, The Settlers, PRINS and Thunderwulf.

The festival will conclude with two outdoor concerts in Victoria Square between 1 and 5pm on Saturday 28th November and Sunday 29th November. One Waka, Dolphin Friendly, Jason Kerrison, and Dusty Hustle will take to the stage on Saturday, while on Sunday The Eastern, Ranchsliders, Deep Water Creek and Katie Thompson will perform.

A special industry session – How to Market and Promote Your Music – is also being held during the festival to help guide local musicians who are wanting to release, market and promote their music.

Blackmore adds “we’ve got fingers and toes crossed that the city will still be at Alert Level 1 for the festival but even if we are at Alert Level 2 Go Live! will still go ahead. We have contingency plans prepared for the festival under Alert Level 2 and we’re following all the Government’s directives to ensure that we run it safely.”

Details on how to secure tickets for festival events will be released in late October.

Image courtesy of Christchurch City Council 

Related Articles

22nd July 2020 - Construction of new Christchurch multi-use arena set to start next year

10th July 2020 - Concept designs underway for new Court Theatre in Christchurch

9th July 2020 - Vbase announces that Christchurch Town Hall will reopen from 4th August

28th May 2020 - Te Pae Christchurch secures host of events despite COVID-19 challenges

21st March 2020 - Coronavirus Update: Bondi Beach, Christchurch, Mass Gatherings, Social Distancing in Gyms and Jobs - 21st March

20th February 2020 - Business events partnership launched in Christchurch

2nd October 2019 - Christchurch Council advances plans for Court Theatre 

30th August 2019 - Orchestra secures new facility at Christchurch Town Hall

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

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology


Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues



Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness


Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more




Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks


State Wide Pool Services

Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see

read more



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