Useful Information

Lakeside 2020 is to be held on Saturday 29 February

Charity Collection

Rotorua Lakeside Concert have chosen KidsCan Charitable Trust as the recipient of the charity funds from Lakeside 2020. Funds will be raised leading up to and during the 2020 concert on the 29th of February. KidsCan helps Kiwi kids in need by providing food, clothing and
basic healthcare to help them learn and reach their full potential. Their work is leveling the playing field, giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else. This helps to break the cycle of hardship, and has been many children’s ticket out of poverty.

We hope that you can give generously. Please bring along your extra gold coins for the charity collection, or donate online.
For more information about KidsCan please visit or visit their Facebook page.

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.
To reserve your seat please book through Ticketmaster.

Reserved seats are limited, don’t miss out!


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

Conditions of Entry

– Children under the age of 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
– Lakeside 2020 is a sustainable, plastic-free event. We encourage you to bring alternatives to single-use plastic.
– No Patches.


This is a BYO event. Alcohol is limited to the following per person:
1 bottle of wine OR 6 bottles/cans of beer OR 6 bottles of cider.

RTDs or alternative alcoholic drinks will NOT be permitted.

Alcohol will not be permitted through the gates after 9:30pm.

What to bring

Hamper/picnic, rugs/cushions, low level seating, (folding beach chairs), sun screen, sunhats, sweaters (for late). Note: Bags may be searched for excess alcohol (beer, wine and cider 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 wine and cider only) will be permitted only in the official LAKESIDE area. Bags may be searched for excess alcohol.


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