Coronavirus: Cancelled or postponed concerts and events

Publish Date
Monday, 16 March 2020, 12:51PM

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

From rugby games to concerts and more; 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:


  • So Pop Akl and CHCH
  • 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.
  • The East Pointers Tour - March 23rd-April 3rd.
  • Cricket: Black Caps Vs Australia T20 Home Series.
  • America's Cup World Series.
  • Polyfest - March 18th-21st.
  • All remaining Auckland Council Movies and Music in parks events.
  • Auckland International Cultural Festival.
  • Central Districts Field Days - March 19th-21st.
  • Weetbix TRY-athlons cancelled nationwide.
  • Royal Easter Show - April 9th - 13th.
  • All remaining shows for The Book of Mormon.
  • All national netball leagues, including social netball.
  • All New Zealand and Australian ANZAC day services in Gallipoli.
  • New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards
  • 2020 International New Zealand Comedy Festival
  • Balu Brigada Auckland concert
  • Larkin Poe- AKL April 18
  • Summer Thieves- AKL April 11
  • Bhad Bhabie- AKL April 23
  • Brandie Carlile- AKL April 12
  • Y2K- April 30th


  • My Chemical Romance & Jimmy Eat World - March 25th.
  • Deftones - March 15th.
  • Alanis Morissette - April 21st.
  • Blindspott - March 20th-April 11th.
  • Violent Femmes - March 24th-25th.
  • Introducing Nashville - March 28th.
  • Homegrown Festival - March 21st.
  • Beach Hop - March 25th-29th.
  • Robinson and Navvy tour
  • Lenny Kravitz - 31 March
  • Super Rugby is suspended for the foreseeable future.
  • NRL: Vodafone Warriors will not play any games in NZ at this stage.
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has suspended all concerts until May.
  • Badminton: YONEX Waikato International 2020 suspended.
  • Fieldays 2020.
  • Mary Poppins - The Musical Auckland.
  • The Dudes Bliss Tour April
  • Clairo- AKL May 20
  • L.A.B -Akl/Hamilton
  • Daffodils -April/May 
  • Tame Impala - NEW DATE 5TH DEC
  • Louis Tomlinson- rescheduled date 23 April 2021
  • Backstreet Boys- rescheduled to April 28th 2021

If you are affected by one of these shows, #KeepMyTicket ticket is a great way to continue to support the artists you love for when they are able to play again.


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

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.