The Cloud has transformed into the FIFA Fan Festival™ for Tāmaki Makaurau from July 20 - August 20. 

Get ready to experience the best in football, music, entertainment, food, and matches on the big screen. 

FIFA Fan Festival 2023


Live matches on the big screen 

The FIFA Fan Festival at The Cloud is open every match day during the tournament and will screen 48 matches live from July 20th to August 20th

Freestyle Football

Freestyle Football is a fusion of acrobatics, music, dance and exciting skills with a ball. Oceania’s #1 female Freestyle Footballer, Susan Sohar will perform and run skills clinics inside the FIFA Fan Festival from 20 - 24 July 2023. 

FIFA Fan Zone

Live performances 

Jess B | Saturday, 22 July | 6pm 

Since emerging as a dynamic breath of fresh air in New Zealand’s music scene, JESSB has taken that early momentum and has created it into a proper whirlwind. Mixing afro-inspired diaspora sounds, both high energy & introspective, JESSB is becoming a force to be reckoned with both at home and around the globe.

Ladi 6 | Friday, 28 July | 7:30pm 

Honing her craft the grass roots way, Ladi6 takes the stage with nearly two decades of touring under her belt, both in NZ and internationally. Her 2009 debut record, ‘Time Is Not Much’, became an instant Kiwi classic, co-produced by Mu of Fat Freddy’s Drop and her husband, Parks.

Tuawahine | Saturday 12 August | 4:50pm

Featuring a host of New Zealand’s most loved wahine artists and musicians including Anika Moa, Annie Crummer, Georgia Lines, Boh Runga, Paige, Ria Hall, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington, L.A. Mitchell, Marika Hodgson and Toops, Tuawahine celebrates of the power of Wahine Toa through music.

Laugh Cub Comedy Night | Wednesday, 16 August | 7:30pm

Four of New Zealand's finest stand-up comedians will be handpicked, featuring a diverse line-up of one male and three female talents. Each comedian will deliver a short stand-up set, approximately 5 minutes each, to warm up the crowd and set the laughter in motion. Find out more, here.

Chaii | Saturday 19 August | 6:45pm

CHAII is a Persian-Kiwi rapper/producer. Her music is an eclectic melting pot consisting of traditional Persian music, electronica and hip-hop, all of which she draws influence from to form her heart-pounding sounds.

Kaylee Bell | Sunday 20 August | 8:45pm

Kaylee Bell is an award winning Country Pop Artist originally from small town Waimate, on the South Island of New Zealand. Bell is the 'Most Streamed Female Country Artist' for Australasia for the past four years.


See the full schedule of 85+ performances, here.


Unity Pitch 

Get your friends together and book the futsal-size Unity Pitch for an hour. The Unity Pitch is fully covered space for all ages and all abilities to train and play games. All equipment and balls provided.

School Excursions 

Primary Schools across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland are invited to experience a world of football at The FIFA Fan Festival™ school programme in The Cloud. Learn more, here 

Face Painting
Get your face painted to support your favourite team at the FIFA Fan Festival:

  • Saturday 22nd July: 10am-1pm
  • Sunday 23rd July: 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday 19th August: 2pm-5pm
  • Sunday 20th August: 2pm-5pm

Equalize | 1 August, 12.30pm-4.30pm | free

Equalize is a free gender-equity discussion series designed to celebrate, challenge, and inspire current and future generations around the pathways forward to girls and women in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

FIFA Fan Zone
FIFA Fan Zone
FIFA Fan Zone

E-Sports Tournament

Tap into your competitive side with the FIFA Fan Festival™ Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau E-Cup either online or live at The Cloud where the free-play zone will be open from 20 July to 20 August. There will be weekly mini-tournament qualifiers before two semi-final and grand-final events on the FIFA Fan Festival™ main stage.

Online registrations are open now for the FIFA Fan Festival™ Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau E-Cup And there are epic prizes up for grabs.  


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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: 07 March 2023