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Lilypad Concert - a free concert at Lilyworld Cafe, Garden Bar & Event Hub.

The Veils, Bic Runga, Nadia Reid and brilliant new talent Arahi complete the lineup for Lilypad the first of a new show series located at Mt Smart Stadium's Lilyworld. Lilyworld is a new space created as a throwback to the Lilyworld area at beloved music festival Big Day Out.

Lilypad’s lineup includes internationally acclaimed alternative act The Veils, who wowed crowds on their nationwide 2021 Nux Vomica tour. Led by vocalist Finn Andrews in various iterations over the last 18 years, The Veils are renowned for their electric live performances.

Bic Runga, one of the most celebrated contributors to the proverbial Aotearoa songbook, with hits including 'Sway', 'Drive', and 'Good Morning Baby', will also perform. Most recently known for her work in King Sweeties with Cass Basil (Tiny Ruins, Carnivorous Plant Society, Marlon Williams), Bic is NZ music royalty and this is a rare opportunity to see her live.

Described by MOJO magazine as "a New Zealand singer-songwriter you'll feel you've known forever”, Kōpūtai indie folk star Nadia Reid never fails to deliver with her arresting lyrics and stage presence. She's taken people's breath away with her music the world over, winning acclaim for tunes like 'Call The Days', 'Richard', and 'Get The Devil Out'.

Completing the first Lilypad line-up is Hawke's Bay artist Arahi, a stunning up-and-coming songwriter and performer who is currently recording his first album with long-time Reb Fountain collaborator Dave Kahn (also Marlon Williams, The Veils, Tami Neilson, Dianne Swann) at the helm as producer.

New to Penrose, Lilyworld is the only venue of its kind in the area, also boasting a garden bar, private function space, and café.

You're welcome to register for up to 6 free tickets by making a donation of your choosing to the music charity MusicHelps.  Click the ‘buy tickets’ above.

This is an all ages, family friendly event. 

Fully licensed event & food will be available for purchase on the day.


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Yes, this is a fully licensed event and food will be available for purchase on the day.

Yes, this is an all-ages, family friendly event. Please ensure you have registered for a ticket for all attendees in your group.

Donations are optional but greatly appreciated and start from $10 (plus service fee). Donations will go directly to the music Charity MusicHelps.

About MusicHelps:

MusicHelps use the power of music to help and heal New Zealanders in need. They support a wide range of programmes throughout Aotearoa that use music to help people struggling with health issues, disability, and social exclusion. MusicHelps also provides vital emergency assistance to Kiwi music artists and workers experiencing ill-health, hardship and distress. Find out more.

Limited onsite parking is available via main Maurice Road entry. First in, first served basis.

If you hold a valid Mobility parking permit please email with your name and permit number to reserve a space.