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Loop are proud to announce L.A.B will be performing an Auckland headline show this summer, playing the iconic Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday March 27. 

L.A.B’s biggest outdoor show to date will see them joined by an eclectic range of NZ’s finest, including Mako RoadLadi6Ria Hall & The Leers, a stellar homegrown lineup that will not be seen anywhere else this summer.

This will be the only chance for the Upper North Island to catch L.A.B perform an epic full-length two hour set, which will see them cover tracks from all three of their albums, plus new material currently in the works.

The show will take place at Mt Smart Stadium Upper Field, maintaining a level of intimacy not seen at other large-scale venues. A site famous for the Big Day Out & countless other musical legends, the Upper Field will enable fans to dance the night away or sit back and relax on the grass and take in the epic production, with a range of bars, food & beverage available on site. 

L.A.B have continued to grow throughout 2020, a year which has seen much of their catalog reach platinum-selling status, and their single ‘In The Air’ reach number one on the NZ Top 40. With new material set to be released in late-2020, L.A.B are showing no signs of slowing down ahead of their biggest show since selling out Spark Arena and Claudelands Arena this July.

L.A.B will be joined for this show by another of New Zealand’s fastest-rising acts, Mako Road. Set to release their debut album in late-2020, their laid-back indie-rock sounds has seen them amass over 20 million streams. Following on from two sold-out shows at Auckland’s Powerstation this November, Mako Road will bring their sun-soaked sounds to this show.

New Zealand’s undisputed queen of hip-hop, soul & R&B, Ladi6 also joins the bill, bringing her live set up including a full band alongside dancers The Sixxes. With a constantly-evolving catalogue which marks an artist only comfortable when taking risks, Ladi6 will be adding her collection of classics alongside her acclaimed live performance. 

Fresh off the release of her album Manawa WeraRia Hall will be bringing her stunning live show to this lineup. Inspired by classic reggae & soul records of the 1970’s such as Third World & Jimmy Cliff, Manawa Wera presents a classic reggae sound in a modern Aotearoa context. Hall will bring this sound to life with a full band, perfectly complimenting her stunning voice. 

Kicking things off will be Mount Maunganui’s The Leers, a four-piece exploring the depths of indie rock & roll. Set to release new material in late-2020, their style of swelling build-ups, catchy guitar pop melody, dynamically engaging structure and head bobbing riffs will be the perfect way to start this show.

This one-off show will see world-class production combining with NZ’s hottest act at their best - live and loud. L.A.B will bring summer to a close in style on Saturday 27 March at the Mt Smart Stadium Upper Field, with tickets available from Ticketmaster on Tuesday 29th September at 12pm, and FREE train travel included with every ticket.

COVID-19:
The venue & promoter will follow the evolving NZ Event Sector Voluntary Code which sets out best practice guidelines for events under Alert Level 1, more information here.
If the event cannot proceed due to COVID it will be postponed with all tickets renaming valid. If an attendee cant attend the new date they will be eligible for a refund.  

Gates open at 4pm, show ends at 11pm.

General tickets on sale starts 12pm, Tuesday 29th September.

Sign up to get exclusive pre-sale access here - http://www.loop.co.nz/news

Presented by Loop, with thanks to Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), L&P & Mai FM. 

Event Information

General Tickets On Sale

General on sale starts 12pm, Tuesday 29th September.

Tickets purchased from Viagogo/Trade Me or Other On-seller

Only tickets purchased via the respective approved ticketing agent (Ticketmaster) are valid for entry to the show. Ticketmaster are the only and exclusive ticket agents for this event.

We cannot guarantee tickets purchased via reseller sites such as Viagogo, The Ticket Merchant, Ticketblaster, Queen of Tickets, E-Bay or Gumtree will gain entry into the event and we do not encourage anyone to purchase via these 3rd party agencies.

We also strongly advise not to buy tickets via any 3rd party agencies.

General Admission

All tickets are general admission.

Electronic Tickets

To avoid the frustration of cellular networks overloading, if your ticket was delivered electronically don’t forget to print or screenshot it to your chosen mobile device before you leave home. When you get to the gate simply expand the barcodes and turn the brightness up on your device.

Ticket Collection

Tickets can be collected from the Box Office at Gate B on the event day from 9.00am.

Gate Sales

Unless sold out prior, gate sales will be available from the Box Office at Gate B from 9.00am on event day.

Age Restrictions and Guidelines

  • Adults must accompany children 14 years and under.
  • Adults are strongly recommended to accompany children between 15 and 16 years.
  • Promoter does not recommend attendance at the Events by children aged 5 years and under.

“Babies in Arms” under 2 years of age will be permitted if securely strapped to the parent or carer by way of a baby carrier, papoose or sling or sit on the parent’s or carer’s lap and do not occupy a separate seat. Babies do not require a ticket (one baby per adult). Babies will be admitted to the Venue at the parent’s or carer’s own risk:

  • Seek assistance from Venue staff should you feel you need it at any point.
  • Promoter strongly recommends hearing protection for the baby.
  • Promoter asks you to remain mindful of the comfort and enjoyment of other patrons.

Please also note that no prams, pushers, strollers, baby capsules, car seats or bassinets etc will be permitted into the Venue and there is no facility to store them securely at the entrance.

Please make a point to read the event information regarding bags as there are restrictions on bags, bag sizes and items that can be brought into the venue.

There is a mobility platform located on the field for mobility patrons to use. If you would like to book a space on the platform please call ticketmaster on 09 970 9711 when purchasing your tickets.

Mobility patrons with General Admission tickets can also access the field.

Please enter the venue through Gate A and speak to a member of our mobility assistance teams - they are in blue hi-vis vests.

There will be two gates open on entry:

  • Gate A - entry from Maurice Road
  • Gate B - entry from Beasley Avenue on foot, or Ororke Road if coming from public transport

Your tickets will allow you to enter via both gates.

Travel on all train services to L.A.B’s concert at Mt Smart Stadium is included for FREE with your concert ticket.

Traffic and public transport will be busier than normal, please plan your journey in advance and allow extra time. Your concert ticket includes your trip to and from the event on train service only. Make sure you save your ticket for the ride home!

More info will be made available on Auckland Transport's website closer to the event dates.

A variety of food and beverage outlets with bar service will be located throughout the venue.

If you are under 25 please bring identification if you wish to purchase alcohol. Accepted forms of ID are - Passport, NZ Drivers Licence or HANZ 18+ card. If we are unsure of your age and you cannot present ID, you will not be able to purchase alcohol.

Eftpos is available at most food and beverage outlets

You are welcome to bring in small quantities of non commercially prepared food such as sandwiches, fruit or baking. You may also bring a sealed plastic bottle of water (up to 750ml) however please note that the lid will be removed and discarded on entry. Alternatively, you can bring an empty plastic bottle without the life (up to 750ml) to use at free water stations.

Smoke-free policy

Mt Smart Stadium is a totally SMOKEFREE Zone. Patrons must leave the Stadium grounds to smoke. This includes vaporizers and e-cigarettes.

Drugs and Alcohol Policy

  • Mt Smart Stadium complies with the Liquor Licensing Authority and prohibits the serving of alcohol to intoxicated or under-aged persons.
  • There will be zero tolerance for intoxication.
  • Those who arrive at the gates intoxicated will be refused entry into the event, and patrons who become intoxicated will be escorted from the venue.
  • Intoxicated or under-aged persons who are apprehended with alcohol will be escorted from the premises.
  • Persons supplying alcohol to underage patrons will be evicted from the premises.
  • Mt Smart Stadium maintains a strict 'no drugs' policy.
  • Illicit drugs and alcohol are prohibited and will be confiscated at the gate. Patrons who are caught in possession of any prohibited substance will be denied entry into the venue.
  • Any persons apprehended with illict drugs in their possession inside the stadium will be escorted from the premises.
  • Incidents involving alcohol or drugs will be referred to the NZ Police where the situation requires it.

Lost, stolen or damaged property

Stadium management and the promoter take no responsibility for any damage to, loss or theft of a patron’s personal property while on stadium property.

Behaviour

In extreme cases, a patron who exhibits unacceptable or disruptive behaviour will be asked to leave the stadium. Dangerous activities such as aggressive moshing, stage diving, crowd surfing and climbing are not permitted and may result in the removal of patrons from the event. Failure to comply with a direction from Mt Smart Stadium staff, security staff or the NZ Police to leave the event venue after having being warned to leave may render the ticket holder liable to arrest and prosecution for the offence of trespass under section 4 of the Trespass Act 1980 which is punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months.

Dress code

  • For safety reasons, footwear is to be worn at all times.
  • We do not permit gang patches to be displayed.

Security

Stadium management and its representatives reserve the right to request patrons to present any clothing, bags and other carried items for searching, including being subject to a pat down and/or a scanner search before entering the stadium.

If you refuse to present any of the requested items for searching, you will be denied entry. Entry will be refused if a patron is intoxicated or under the influence of illicit substances.

The following items can be brought into the stadium:

  • Small personal cameras and camera phones are allowed. Professional cameras, or any camera with a lens larger than a standard watch face or with a removable lens will not be permitted.
  • Empty plastic bottle without lid (up to 750ml) to be used at the free water stations.
  • Sealed bottle of water (up to 750ml) - please note lid will be discarded on entry to the stadium.
  • Disability assistance dogs.
  • Signs no larger than (A3) 400mm x 300mm (16”x12”) with sticks and poles detached before entering the stadium.
  • Small quantities of home prepared food.Items (please check our website regularly for updates)

The following items cannot be brought into the stadium:

  • Bags larger than (A3) 400mm x 300mm (16”x12”)
  • Video cameras and recording device (this does not include mobile phones)
  • Photographic devices with a lens larger than a standard watch face (not exceeding 4cm in diameter) and/or a removable lens.
  • Prams and strollers
  • Selfie sticks, Go Pros, Drones
  • Banners with poles
  • iPads or Tablets
  • Cans or glass of any kind
  • Strictly NO alcohol or illicit drugs
  • Branded or commercial food and drinks, including takeaways
  • Metal utensils and containers, cutlery, etc.
  • Chilly bins / Coolers
  • Dangerous goods
  • Fireworks, flares, lasers or flash lights
  • Knives, Tasers, Mace, Chains, Spurs or Studded Jewellery
  • Offensive weapons including, but not limited to, any object that may be used as a projectile such as glow sticks, balls, containers, etc.
  • Air horns and loud hailers
  • Umbrellas or other sun/rain shelters
  • Furniture chairs or stools
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles or scooters
  • Animals (excluding service dogs such as guide dogs and police or emergency service dogs)
  • Any other items deemed by stadium management or the promoter to be illegal, dangerous or a nuisance to yourself or others
  • Please note that prohibited items will be confiscated and will not be returned. If in doubt, leave it at home. Stadium management and the promoter take no responsibility for confiscated items.

Parking

There are no general parking facilities onsite for concerts. We strongly encourage patrons to use the free travel on train services to get to and from the concert.

If public transport is not an option, parking is usually available for a fee at businesses surrounding the stadium. Please be aware that if you park on a street or in a business that is subject to a later road closure or parking restrictions you may be towed or delayed from exiting. Signage will be erected on the applicable streets and information on these restrictions will be available on our website closer to the event.

Mobility Parking

Onsite mobility parking is strictly available for patrons who hold a current mobility parking permit. Email bookings@aucklandstadiums.co.nz with your mobility permit number to register for onsite mobility parking.

Drop Off Point

Recommended drop off/pick up point is Church Street (west of Maurice Rd).

Coach Parking

Please email bookings@aucklandstadiums.co.nz if you require coach parking. This parking is not available for motorhomes or campervans.

Campervan / Motorhome Parking

Campervan/motorhome parking is not available onsite. You can locate nearby camping sites at https://campable.com

In the event of postponement, all tickets will remain valid for the new date. If you are unable to make this new date, a refund will be available. Ticketmaster and the promoter will be in touch immediately in the event of postponement.

RAIN DATE

The show will go ahead rain or shine. However, if there is severe and adverse weather than the rain date for this show is on Sunday, March 28 if required. All ticket holders will be notified if the rain date is required, and all tickets will remain valid. No refunds will be issued for non-attendance to the rain date on Sunday, March 28.