Rydges Auckland Hotel
59 Federal St Cnr Kingston Street, Central City, Auckland, 1010
+64 9 375 5900
08/05/2013 - 31/05/2013
NZ Music Month 2013
NZ Music Month, run by the NZ Music Commission, takes place each May, in association with other organisations including NZ On Air, RIANZ, APRA, Independent Music NZ, and the Radio Broadcasters Association. And obviously NZ Music Month could not succeed without the support of the country's labels, media, the general public, and, most importantly, the artists themselves.
Firmly entrenched as part of our cultural landscape, over the course of the last decade the month of May has gone from a period of encouraging radio to play more local tunes, to a 31 day celebration of homegrown talent across the length and breadth of the country.http://www.nzmusicmonth.co.nz/
All Blacks vs France
Don't miss watching NZ and France take each other head on for the first time since the nail biting Final of Rugby World Cup 2011; this will be an once in a life time, epic event.http://www.biglittlecity.co.nz/Events/all-blacks-vs-france
17/09/2013 - 15/10/2013
WICKED is coming to Auckland!
WICKED is the untold story of the Witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Today it remains one of the most successful theatrical events in the world. With a stellar cast, WICKED will take your breath away.
06/10/2013 - 08/10/2013
Worldwide superstar Rihanna - the "#1 Person On Facebook" with over 63 million fans - is bringing her DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR to New Zealand this spring with three Auckland shows.
Rihanna has dominated global charts with "Diamonds," the fastest-rising single of her career to date and first single to be released from UNAPOLOGETIC, her 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years.
The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all timehttp://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=rihanna&q=rihanna&search.x=-919&search.y=-144
12/10/2013 - 13/10/2013
One Direction NZ Tour
With their entire 2012 New Zealand tour selling out in under 10 minutes, One Direction are giving their fans a chance to see the group live in October 2013 as part of their World Tour, which includes major arena shows in the US and UK & Ireland before coming to New Zealand.
"Our fans are simply the best in the world. The support they have shown us has been incredible and we're all so grateful to each and every one of them. We can't wait to see everyone in Australia again next year when we come back to play our world tour in 2013". Niall Horan.
One Direction gained notoriety in 2010 after appearing on The X Factor UK. Their global smash debut album, Up All Night, is now #1 in 15 countries and has been certified triple platinum in Ireland, double platinum in the UK and Australia, and double platinum in New Zealand. In six months they have sold more than 4.2 million records worldwide. Their BRIT Award winning debut single What Makes You Beautiful entered the charts at #1 in both the UK and Ireland and is double platinum in New Zealand and four times platinum in Australia. In the U.S., What Makes You Beautiful sold more than 131,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 marked the highest debut from a British Group since the Spice Girls in 1998. UP ALL NIGHT recently debuted at #1 in both Canada and on the US Billboard 200 chart with over 176,000 copies sold in week 1 alone. This makes chart history as the first British group ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release.http://www.biglittlecity.co.nz/Events/one-direction-nz-tour
29/11/2013 - 30/11/2013
Taylor Swift - The Red Tour
Taylor Swift, the 7-time GRAMMY winner’s THE RED TOUR performance features two multi-level stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists and changing sets. In a concert event that provides non-stop action and state of the art technology, Taylor constantly moves around the venue and uses different stages, giving every audience member a great seat. Taylor plays electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar and changes costumes 10 times over the course of the evening. Her set features several songs from her record-breaking RED album, as well as new takes on several other fan favourites.http://www.biglittlecity.co.nz/Events/taylor-swift-red-tour
Bruno Mars Concert
Hawaiian-born Bruno Mars stepped into the spotlight featuring on hit singles McCoy’s ‘Billionaire’ and B.o.B.’s ‘Nothin’ On You’ and soon launched his solo career dropping his debut full-length album in 2010. ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ – home to smash hits ‘Just The Way You Are’, ‘The Lazy Song’, ‘Grenade’, ‘Marry You’ and ‘Count On Me’ – the album received massive commercial and critical success, reaching five-times platinum in New Zealand and more than 39-times platinum worldwide.
Spearheaded by the chart-topping multi-platinum ‘Locked Out of Heaven’, Mars’ delivered his eagerly awaited sophomore album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ in December 2012. A phenomenal hit around the world. ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ also features the platinum plus infectious hit ‘When I Was Your Man’, remaining 13 weeks in the Top 20 RIANZ singles chart.
This will be one of the must-see tours of 2014.http://www.livenation.com.au/event/412515/bruno-mars-the-moonshine-jungle-tour-tickets