Useful Information

Change in venue to the Energy Events Centre!

The Lakeside Concert for 2017 has been moved to the Energy Events Centre due to bad weather and so there are some changes to the original information that was provided.

What you need to know:

General Public

  • - Only ticket holders will be allowed entry to the Concert.
  • - Tickets are limited because of the size of the venue. Tickets issued on a “first in first served” basis!
  • - FREE tickets for the GA area will be available at Ticketmaster on Saturday morning from 9.30am. Note these are limited to 4 per person.
  • - Reserved seating tickets are still available from Ticketmaster at $38 per person. Those Reserve seating tickets already sold are still valid.
  • - No need for picnic blankets, chairs, or other seating as everyone will be seated on the bleachers.
  • - No BYO alcohol – food and beverages can be purchased from the Grand Hall inside the venue. Remember to bring your cash and EFTPOS cards.
  • - No commercial food to be bought in, you can bring home made food such as sandwiches. Food and beverages can be purchased at the venue, bring along cash and eftpos card.
  • - Doors will open at 4.30pm
  • - Pre-show entertainment starts at 5pm
  • - The main show starts at 7pm
  • - Parking at the Energy Events Centre is limited
  • - The fireworks display will not be going ahead


 Lakeside Lovers/Sponsors/Corporate Hospitality

  • - These guests are to bring their VIP Corporate Hospitality Passes and tickets with them as usual.
  • - A limited amount of parking will be available at EEC car park.
  • - Guests will be put on coaches to the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre between 5pm – 5.30pm where the Corporate Hospitality will be provided (all guests must be wearing their VIP Passes to get on a coach).
  • - Guests will return on the coaches to EEC between 6.40pm – 7pm in time for the Concert.
  • - All tickets for seating will be the same as issued. Seating plan remains the same at the Village Green plan.


Charity Collection

Please bring along your extra gold coins for the Special Olympics Rotorua charity collection. Please give generously.


Special Olympics Rotorua

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

The vision of Special Olympics is to build the programmes offered by Special Olympics New Zealand so that every person with a learning disability has the opportunity, in their local community, to participate in high quality sport and development activities that bring life-changing experiences of increased skills, self-confidence and joy.

It was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 3.7 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs.

Special Olympics New Zealand was founded in 1983 in Lower Hutt by Grant Quinn.





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