Useful Information

2019 Lakeside Concert date announced!

The Lakeside Concert for 2019 will be held on Saturday 9 March.

What you need to know:

Reserved Seating

There is special reserved seating located at the front and centre of the stage, ensuring you have the best view possible on the night.
Reserved seating cost $42.90 per seat, to reserve your seat please follow the link below to book through Ticketmaster.

Reserved seats are limited, don’t miss out! Click here to reserve your seat.


Rotorua Lakeside is a FREE event. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the family friendly show and the impressive fireworks display.

What to bring

Hamper/picnic, rugs/cushions, low level seating, (folding beach chairs), sun umbrellas, sun screen, sunhats, sweaters (for late), showerproofs. Note: Bags may be searched for excess alcohol (beer & wine only permitted).


A wide variety of food and beverages will be available on-site.


Road closures will be in operation. Parking is available in the nearby central city area. Disability parking is available on Whakaue St by QE Health with mobility card present.


Be seated by 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm and finishes with the amazing First Sovereign Trust Fireworks Finale at approximately 10.15pm, please remain seated.


Alcohol (beer and wine only) will be permitted only in the official LAKESIDE area. Bags may be searched for excess alcohol.




Charity Collection

Rotorua Lakeside Concert have chosen the Waiariki Women’s Refuge as the recipient of the charity funds raised during the 2018 concert. Women’s Refuge help tens of thousands of women and children each year. Click here to read more about Katie’s story and the support provided to her through the Women’s Refuge.

We hope that you can give generously. Please bring along your extra gold coins for the charity collection.

For more information about what the Waiariki Women’s Refuge please visit:

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