Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 11.30.36 amAuckland 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

NZ Dads has a double pass to give away to Auckland City Limits valued at $398

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30 comments… add one

  • Rebecca Pawa February 15, 2016, 10:34 am

    This would be so cool to take my family to. More fun in the summer sun :)

  • Thomas February 15, 2016, 10:45 am

    What a great comp

  • Victoria McMahon February 15, 2016, 12:46 pm

    What an amazing giveaway!

  • Fran February 15, 2016, 12:53 pm

    Daddy Date x

  • Saskia February 15, 2016, 1:55 pm

    Would love to win tickets to this so much!! Great artists

  • andy l February 15, 2016, 8:50 pm

    this would be awesome!

  • Mark Bailey February 16, 2016, 9:35 am

    Been looking for a cool music event to take my 14yr old to. This could be it!

  • ems February 16, 2016, 11:36 am

    This is awesome

  • Michele Taylor February 16, 2016, 1:33 pm

    I would love to go to City Limits

  • Andrea H February 16, 2016, 3:35 pm

    Yes please! I can’t afford to see bands these days because I just spent a whole bunch of money on study!

  • Talitha Moore February 16, 2016, 4:55 pm

    Oh yes please would so love to take my boyfriend to this, we are saving as we have to move at the end of the month so moolah is tight, winning tickets would be very exciting.

  • Aleisha Tanner February 16, 2016, 5:48 pm

    My Dad would have the best time EVER! he is a big Fat Freddy’s Drop lover and just brought Broods album #dadscoolerthanme 😀

  • Aaron February 16, 2016, 6:00 pm

    this would be super thank you

  • MThompson February 16, 2016, 11:53 pm

    Sweet prize, think I have someone in mind to take along with me too

  • janetjimmk February 17, 2016, 2:16 am

    it’s good to think about the kids and start them young in music appreciation. having music in one’s life is always good as music is a useful therapy for mental health.

  • Mark February 17, 2016, 8:31 am

    So nice to have a music festival that isn’t R18. I’d love to take my 17 year old daughter with me.

  • Elliot February 17, 2016, 8:49 am

    Great venue, great lineup AND family friendly! What more could you ask for?

  • Kristy Yarrow February 17, 2016, 8:52 am

    Would be so cool to win this!!!

  • Ian L February 17, 2016, 12:31 pm

    I’d love to win tickets to this. Here’s hoping!

  • Lia Rona February 17, 2016, 2:06 pm

    This would be such an awesome Birthday present!!! :

  • Billy February 17, 2016, 3:06 pm

    Kendrick Lamar & Action Bronson are 2 of my favourite US artists. I truely would love to win this prize.

  • Judy Thomas February 17, 2016, 5:45 pm

    It sounds like a lot of fun!

  • Irene Eades February 18, 2016, 2:02 pm

    This would be an awesome family day out!

  • Stephanie K February 18, 2016, 4:11 pm

    So nice that we can take the kiddies along to this one!! I’d take my husband, our 6 yr old son and his cousin. Our son wants to be a rockstar so he would just love this! Fun for the whole family :)

  • Susan Barr February 18, 2016, 4:11 pm

    This would be such an amazing experience

  • Dave February 18, 2016, 11:22 pm

    SuperKeen for this

  • ELLA February 19, 2016, 11:24 am


  • Shelley February 19, 2016, 1:10 pm

    Love to win this for my partner such a awesome prize!!!

  • Shelley February 19, 2016, 1:11 pm

    Awesome prize hope we win

  • Craig Whiteman February 20, 2016, 8:53 am

    What a great idea for a famy fun day out.

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