Beacon Festival returns to the Tāmaki Makaurau waterfront in 2023. 

When it is nice, do it twice ☀️ Beacon Festival returns to Queens Wharf, Tāmaki Makaurau with their biggest line-up yet across two days, March 18-19 2023.

This March, Friendly Potential returns to Auckland’s iconic Queen’s Wharf waterfront for the third edition of BEACON FESTIVAL - an open-air celebration featuring the best electronic music the world has to offer. This time, BEACON FESTIVAL is bigger than ever, running over two days with a huge lineup of local and international acts.

For the first lineup announcement, and joining for their debuts in Aotearoa are Helena Hauff, Kim Ann Foxman, moktar, Soichi Terada, Space Ghost, and Tim Reaper. Beacon Festival also welcomes back to the motu Ben UFO, Call Super, DJ EZ, Eclair Fifi, Jazzie B OBE, and Ruby Savage. These international legends are joined by a peerless local line-up including Atarangi, BBYFACEKILLA, Flo Wilson, Keepsakes, Luna and Psychic Glands.

In 2020, a sold-out crowd of 3,000 dancers descended on Queen’s Wharf to celebrate the best in homegrown and international electronic music. The festival then returned in 2021 where 4,500 of you ate, drank and danced to enthralling sets on the waterfront at one of the only festivals able to take place on the planet, and where we welcomed international music broadcaster Boiler Room to our shores for the very first time. Energised by those fateful sunlit days, Beacon Festival has been working ever since to bring you Tamaki Makaurau’s only multi-day electronic music festival.

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 17 October 2019