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Lakeside 2022 Has Unfortunately Been Cancelled

Rotorua’s most popular and iconic public event, the Lakeside Concert has again been cancelled.

While the city remains in either traffic light red or orange the risk of being a super COVID-19 spreader is too high. As an all-inclusive, free for all concert it can be held only in a green light mode. 

“It’s very disappointing, especially as we were going to be celebrating the 25th Lakeside Concert in March 2022. We just have to be patient”, said trust chair, Ian Edward, “it will happen eventually and it will be really worth the wait.”


Lakeside 2020: 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.
– No Patches are permitted.


This is a BYO event. Alcohol will be permitted only in the official LAKESIDE area. 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). We also encourage you to bring alternatives to single-use plastic if possible.


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 Lake Road. Those making use of the disability parking can also enter via the VIP gate (Gate 2).


Be seated by 7pm for the start of the show. The show will finish with the amazing Fireworks Finale at approximately 10.15pm, so please remain seated for this.


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