Coronavirus: Cancelled or postponed concerts and events

Publish Date
Monday, 16 March 2020, 1:34PM

As directed by the Prime Minister, all events with over 500 people in attendance should be cancelled until further notice. 

From rugby games to Warbirds over Wanaka; a slew of public events nationwide have been cancelled amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

Below is a list of concerts and events that have either been cancelled or postponed. We will update these as we receive new information:


  • New Zealand Festival of the Arts: The Slapstick, Strasbourg 1518 and Dimanche.
  • Auckland Arts Festival: Circolombia – AcéléréWolfgang's Magical Musical CircusWatt by Samuel Beckett and Soweto Gospel Choir.
  • Warbirds over Wanaka.
  • Cricket: Black Caps Vs Australia T20 Home Series.
  • America's Cup World Series.
  • The East Pointers Tour - March 23rd-April 3rd.
  • All remaining Auckland Council Movies and Music In Parks events.
  • Auckland International Cultural Festival.
  • Polyfest - March 18th-21st.
  • Weetbix TRY-athlons cancelled nationwide.
  • Central Districts Field Days - March 19th-21st.
  • Lenny Kravitz - 31 March.
  • Patti Smith & Her Band - April 25-28th.
  • So Pop 2020 - May 2-3rd.
  • Wet Wet Wet - May 16th.
  • Level 42 - May 20th.


  • Deftones - March 15th.
  • Blindspott - March 20th-April 11th.
  • Homegrown Festival - March 21st.
  • Violent Femmes - March 24th-25th.
  • My Chemical Romance & Jimmy Eat World - March 25th.
  • Beach Hop - March 25th-29th.
  • Introducing Nashville - March 28th.
  • Alanis Morrisette - April 21.
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has suspended all concerts until May.
  • Badminton: YONEX Waikato International 2020 suspended.
  • Super Rugby is suspended for the foreseeable future.
  • NRL: Vodafone Warriors will not play any games in NZ at this stage.
  • Fieldays 2020.
  • Mary Poppins - The Musical Auckland.
  • Th' Dudes Reunion Tour.

What do I do if I won tickets from Mix?

If the concert is postponed and not cancelled we will sort all winners out with new tickets to the revised show date.

Can I get a refund if I purchased a ticket for a show that is now cancelled?

The likely answer to this scenario will be yes – it’s best to check with the ticket agent that you purchased your tickets from.

With the show being postponed, I am now hesitant that I won’t be able to make the revised date. What do I do?

Wait for an official announcement of the confirmed new date. If you have purchased tickets and can no longer attend the new date, contact the ticket agent directly for instructions.

I purchased flights and/or accommodation for this show that is now postponed/cancelled. What options do I have?

It is best to contact the airline and accommodation provider directly to see what they can do.

I have tickets to a concert or event which I’m not sure is still going ahead. What do I do?

Stay up to date here with all of the announcements for postponed and cancelled gigs as they happen.