Aotearoa’s iconic NZ Music Month | Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa kicks off on May 1st, celebrating great local music for all New Zealanders - in every place, for every age, and in every genre. The month of May will see a host of celebrations, new releases, artist tours and special events happening across Aotearoa.

There will be events in all kinds of public spaces throughout the month, including a huge performance programme rolling out across the country including at the See.Do.Auckland pop-up in the Britomart Train Station and Aotea Square.

NZ Music T-Shirt Day returns on Friday May 29th, with Kiwis encouraged to wear their favourite NZ music t-shirt and donate to the MusicHelps Live appeal, where the charity is providing vital support to Kiwi musicians affected by COVID-19. New Zealanders can text MUSIC to 2448 to donate $3.


NZ Music Month is Access All Aotearoa: Great local music for all New Zealanders – in every place, for every age & in every genre.

NZ Music Month is run by the NZ Music Commission, with support from APRA AMCOS, Independent Music NZ, the Music Managers Forum, NZ On Air, Recorded Music NZ, SOUNZ and Te Māngai Pāho. The purpose of NZ Music Month to celebrate music from New Zealand, and the people who make it.


Music performances this May

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Upcoming events at NZ Music Month 2021

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Last updated: 04 May 2021