Auckland City Limits is taking a step into the future by starting its fans out early and allowing kids under ten free entry with ticketed adults to the festival at Western Springs on 19 March.
And while kids are welcome in all corners of the festival, there will be a special space inside Auckland City Limits where kids and their adults can hang for some small-sized fun and rock’n’roll.
“We want to see the next generation of music lovers getting a free taste of what an amazing festival this is” says promoter Campbell Smith.
“We’re catering to that with free entry and Auckland Kiddie Limits – their very own mini-festival within a festival.”
Auckland Kiddie Limits is not a drop-off area. Kids and caregivers are encouraged to enjoy the space together. However to keep everyone together, all little ones will be registered so no one gets lost.
It has a musical and entertainment lineup curated by the legendary Finn who recently retired from the 95bFM kids show, plus loads of fun activities inside a secure space.
“Our lineup features musicians Kath Bee, APRA 2015 Childrens Music prizewinner Levity Beet, Mr Roberelli and a session of mad live storytelling of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes by Flaxworks. We also have a performance by up and coming band Sparrow from Auckland’s School of Rock,” says Finn.
“We’ve found a ton of other cool stuff to make Kiddie Limits a fun place to hang out,” he adds.
Kiddie Limits activities include music instrument making, hip-hop workshops with Serato, kids karaoke, punk rock hairdos, temporary tattoos by Inkalittle, a giant art wall and much much more.
Auckland Libraries are setting up a beanie bros reading area and a kid’s tech maker zone for some sound exploration fun.
“Kiddie Limits will have its own specialized food vendors, including coffee for the parents, and a quiet space and changing facility for our smallest punters,” says Finn.
Auckland Kiddie Limits is situated in the village green space in MOTAT, accessed only from within the music festival’s Western Springs site.
It opens with the main gates at 11am and will run until 5pm – at which time some rock’n’roll mums and dads can use pass-outs to get the kids home to grandma before coming back for the festival headliners, who play through to 11pm.
A special competition has been launched on the Auckland City Limits website today – kids can win a pair of tickets for their adult friends by singing something from their favourite City Limits artist and uploading to FaceBook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #kiddiekaraoke #aclfestnz
Auckland Kiddie Limits:
Kath Bee, Mr Roberelli, Flaxworks Revolting Rhymes, Levity Beet, School Of Rock, Sparrow, Serato, Auckland Libraries chill out zone, & interactive activities, Karaoke by Party At Yours, Ink.a.little tattoos.
Auckland City Limits:
Kendrick Lamar, The National, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Modest Mouse, Girl Talk, Shapeshifter, Action Bronson, The Naked and Famous, BROODS, Ladyhawke, Cold War Kids, Jarryd James, Grace Potter, Highly Suspect, Kamasi Washington, Shakey Graves, Lord Huron, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Houndmouth, Che Fu & the Kratez, The Phoenix Foundation, Tami Neilson, Gang of Youths, MAALA, Kinetic, Racing, Openside, Delaney Davidson, Peter Baecker LIVE, Hopetoun Brown, Carnivorous Plant Society, Shab Orkestra, Storehouse, David Correos, Joseph Harper, Paul Amos, Amourous Ava Burlesque, DJ TSR Airlines, DJ TV Disko, DJ House of Bamboo
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