UPDATE 24 Jan 2022: Auckland Live, our partners and artists involved in Auckland Live Summer in the Square regret to announce that due to New Zealand being in Covid-19 Red Traffic Light setting indefinitely, all events scheduled from Friday 28 January - 26 February will not be going ahead. Due to the nature of the events planned and difficulty safely distancing or capping audience numbers in Aotea Square, the events are now postponed until further notice.  The welfare and safety of our artists, staff and audiences will remain our first priority.  


Auckland Live has announced the full 2022 Summer in the Square line-up, with Aotea Square coming to life as Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s vibrant central destination for free, outdoor family fun this summer. 

Part of Auckland Live's Summer in the Square is Auckland Pride’s annual Aotea Square takeover, marking the final weekend of the Auckland Pride Festival with a celebration of Queer joy in the city centre. Friday night’s programme includes guest spots from Jewels of the Pacific and Fine Fatale, who will warm up Aucklanders for the full Pride Party takeover on 26 February. Then, Pride Party performances will sprawl across two stages, with food trucks and good vibes a-plenty, and a pop-up garden bar to keep you going throughout the day. When the sun goes down, grab a drink and party the night away with an amazing line-up of DJs, drag performances, and musicians, including headline performances by Afro Pasifika DJ Lady Shaka and award-winning RnB artist Disciple Pati. This will be an unmissable chance to see some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s finest Queer artists in a weekend packed full of celebratory pride.


See full schedule below.

Friday 25 February | Main Stage

4pm - 7pm: Haus of Iman: Tona'i

7pm - 7.30pm: Jewels of the Pacific

8pm - 8.15pm: Fine Fatale

Friday 25 February | DJ Stage

7pm - 9pm: DJ RNG+sus

9pm - 10.45pm: DJ Oil Grace


Saturday 26 February
This event is part of Auckland Pride Festival, for more information on these events please also visit Auckland Pride's Website


$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 20 January 2022