OUTERFIELDS2021 UNVEILS AUCKLAND’S BIGGEST MUSIC LINEUP OF THE SUMMER

Outerfields2021 opens its gates for a 12 hour long dose of Aotearoa sounds and good times on Saturday 6 March 2021 at the central city Outer Fields at Western Springs.

The event proudly boasts an incredible live music lineup headlined by BENEE and Fat Freddy’s Drop along with premium food, bars and art. The day promises to cater to music fans of all stripes, mixing many of this country’s most acclaimed musical exports alongside the freshest names on the scene.

Like BENEE and Fat Freddy’s Drop; Aldous Harding, The Beths, Ladyhawke and Montell2099 have all had substantial international plans curtailed in 2020. Church & AP, Paige and Harper Finn have taken the chance to shine in the past few months and will be ready to fly when the borders open again.

The Outer Fields at Western Springs launched as a premier outdoor venue for the last Big Day Out and Auckland City Limits. Few who were there will forget sets by Snoop Dogg, Major Lazer and of course Grace Jones. The wide open green fields and treelined slopes have also hosted Mumford & Sons, Billy Idol and more in recent times.

Outerfields2021 runs for a full day, with more than 12 hours of music from gates at 10.30am till 11pm. The event is GA, all ages, and fully licensed with abundant food trucks and Auckland cuisine on offer amongst local artist installations, complementing the local sounds in the suburb.

Vodafone customers can be the first to secure tickets during the Vodafone pre-sale from 12pm on Monday 9 November til 12pm on Wednesday 11 November.
Go to vodafone.co.nz/music.
Vodafone is an official partner of Outerfields2021.

Outerfields2021 is proud to support the work of MusicHelps, our partner charity. MusicHelps financially supports entities that use the power of music to change the lives of New Zealanders in need, and provides emergency assistance to kiwi music people experiencing extreme hardship and illness. Through its MusicHelpsLive campaign, MusicHelps has helped and continues to help people and businesses in the New Zealand live music community whose livelihoods have been shattered by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.

PS: Due to Covid-19 protocols, Outerfields2021 has a firm postponement date of 4 December 2021 if the event needs to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The Line-Up

BENEE grew up a stone’s throw from Western Springs in Grey Lynn. Her meteoric rise over the past two years has seen her pick up platinum records in the US and beyond for mega-hit Supalonely and a pile of Aotearoa Music Awards. Two Spark Arena shows last month in a sold-out national tour proved that local audiences are flocking to hear what the world is going crazy about, and loving it. BENEE shows deliver an inspirational sense of fun, mixing her quirky lyrics with a energetic, groove-drenched sound.

FAT FREDDY’S DROP need little introduction. Founded in the Wellington club scene in 1999, Aotearoa’s seven headed soul monster have forged an international reputation as one of the globe’s finest musical acts. Drawing inspiration from almost every part of the black music lexicon, their unmissable live shows continue to be the stuff of legend, a potent mix of soul, jazz, and dub elements underpinned by horn and rhythm section as comfortable laying down a throbbing techy landscape as they are a swampy blues stomp.

MONTELL2099 is a 23 year-old electronic music genius with notable fans and collaborators all over the world including his label boss, trap producer RL Grime, hip hop star 21 Savage, and official remixes for Lorde, Post Malone, CharliXCX and Diplo under his belt.  Montell2099 has grown from humble beginnings making Soundcloud productions to a place on the biggest stages with mindblowing headline slots as a festival mainstay in New Zealand and travelling far and wide all over the world.

THE BETHS are Auckland’s indie pop heroes of the moment and their two albums have won accolades from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and many more international publications to go along with Aotearoa Music Awards collected for Best Group and Best Alternative Artist. Their blend of propulsive singalong choruses, four part vocal arrangements and wry, introspective lyrics has won them fans all around the world and support slots for the Breeders, Pixies, Weezer and Death Cab For Cutie.

ALDOUS HARDING’s sound has evolved from the starkly gothic indie folk of her 2015 debut to one of the most unique artistic voices on the international stage. Signed to the influential UK label 4AD and working with UK producer John Parish (PJ Harvey) she has continued to create beautiful music often accompanied by eye-popping video clips. An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing, she conjures a singular intensity. Her body and face a weapon of theatre, Harding dances with steeled fervor, baring her teeth like a Bunraku puppet's gnashing grin.

LADYHAWKE began her musical journey in Wellington bands before moving to Australia and exploding onto the international stage with her solo debut album featuring the massive hit My Delirium. Two more albums have followed as she has based herself between home and LA, continuing to mine the energetic 1980s influenced new wave pop sound that has made her a live favourite around the world for a decade now.

CHURCH & AP arrived in 2018 with single Ready or Not hitting the airwaves all over and announcing the Auckland teens as a fiery new entrant in the local hip-hop scene. The duo, who met at high school, have continued to unleash a string of tightly coiled bangers marking them out as real contenders and received attention as far away as the UK where Line of Best Fit raved “A rich cocktail that merges strong undertones of hip hop heavyweights with their youthful charm, topped with their ‘give me everything you’ve got’ attitude”.

PAIGE has taken initial love shown for her heartfelt soul-pop from global superstars Lizzo and Billie Eilish, who both discovered and called out her songs on the over-connected world of the internet, and now sits alongside those heroes on the radio waves with her single Waves. This kind of trajectory out of the bedroom was inevitable for the hugely talented Clarks Beach kid with the most authentic chops in town. She has appeared on stage alongside Ruel, George Ezra, Six 60 and Drax Project and nothing it seems will stop this 22 year-old, just like a bee, fluttering between catacombed thoughts of the heart as her songs invite us into her cozy space.

HARPER FINN has grown up around live music – not just seeing his father Tim, but working nights at Auckland venues and watching closely to see the combustible collision of music and youth culture on stage night after night. Soaking up influences from all over, his thoughtful tracks combine observations on modern love, youth and young adulthood. A steady diet of releases over the past year has seen his sound evolve from late night electronic pop to the latest, his breakout hit Dance Away These Days, a post-lockdown banger inspired, he says, by a quote from Samuel Beckett: “Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”

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Event Information

Early Bird tickets are sold out. Second Release General Admission Standing tickets on sale for just $119.90 each.

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General on-sale tickets can be purchased in advance from Ticketmaster or over the phone on 0800 111 999. At the venue, tickets can be purchased from 9am on the day of each show from our box office situated at the venue entrance.The Outer Fields @ Western Springs is a general access (GA), unrestricted venue. There are no seats. There are no reserved areas. First come, first served. The venue entrance is situated at the corner of Great North Road and Bullock Track (except accessibility access, see “Mobility Access” FAQ below).The show is all ages, general admission, with NO age restrictions. Every patron must have a valid ticket, no matter your age.

Subject to “Mobility Access” FAQ below, there is no on-site parking.The venue is within easy walking distance of central city neighbourhoods Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Westmere, Morningside and Western Springs, and bus/taxi/rideshare distance from Auckland City Centre. There are permanent parking restrictions preventing parking in the immediate vicinity of the venue, and there is very limited street parking in the wider area.We recommend central city bus links that drop near the venue on Great North Road, the Morningside Train Station, or taxis/ride sharing services.

The Bullock Track will be closed show days, other than to permanent residents who live on the Track.

‍There are a limited number of accessibility car park spaces – Entrance off Stadium Road. These need to be pre booked (info@crsmanagement.co.nz). There is no street parking in the immediate vicinity of the venue. All vehicles need to display a mobility pass.

There is a dedicated accessibility drop point for cars displaying a valid mobility pass for patrons with access needs on the Great North Road and Stadium Road corner.

There is a limited capacity accessible viewing platform situated immediately inside the venue, which is accessible by accessibility patrons plus one companion each.

Accessible toilet facilities are immediately alongside the platform. There are also accessible toilet facilities in the two main toilet compounds.

Guide dogs are welcome at all events. It would be great if you could get in touch with us before the event to let us know if you are bringing your guide dog so we can make sure you get the best out of your concert experience. Please include your contact email address.

For all other special access requirements, please let us know if you or a friend or family member is attending an event and requires special assistance on: info@crsmanagement.co.nz.

Dress code

  • For safety reasons, footwear is to be worn at all times.

Search on Entry

  • We reserve the right to request patrons to present any clothing, bags and other carried items for searching before you enter the venue.We reserve the right to search vehicles entering the venue.
  • We reserve the right to search vehicles entering the venue.


Intoxicated Patrons

  • Persons supplying alcohol to under age patrons will be evicted from the premises.
  • Entry will be refused if a patron is intoxicated or under the influence of illicit substances.We comply with the Liquor Licensing Authority and prohibit the serving of alcohol to intoxicated or under-aged persons.
  • Intoxicated or under-aged persons who are apprehended with alcohol will be escorted from the venue. We maintain a strict ‘no drugs’ policy, illicit drugs are prohibited and will be confiscated at the gate. Any persons apprehended with drugs in their possession will be escorted from the venue.
  • Incidents involving alcohol or drugs will be referred to the police where the situation requires it.

Lost stolen or damaged property

  • We take no responsibility for any damage to, loss or theft of a patron’s personal property while in or near the venue. Items of value recovered after an event will be taken to the Auckland Central Police Station.

Behaviour
In order to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, we reserve the right to deny entry or remove attendees who exhibit unacceptable or disruptive behaviour. There will be zero tolerance for intoxication. Those who arrive at the gates intoxicated will be refused entry and patrons who become intoxicated will be removed from the venue. Intoxicated or under age persons who are apprehended with alcohol will be escorted from the venue.

In extreme cases, a person who exhibits unacceptable or disruptive behaviour will be asked to leave the venue. 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 venue staff, security staff or the New Zealand Police to leave the venue after having been warned to leave may render the ticket holder liable to arrest and prosecution for the offence trespass under section four of the Trespass Act 1980 which is punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding $1000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding three months.

Smoking
The Outer Fields at Western Springs is a SMOKE FREE venue. This includes the use of e-cigarettes and vaporisers.

  • Empty plastic bottle (up to 750ml) to use at the free water stations.
  • Sealed water bottle (up to 750ml)
  • Home prepared food (NO commercial branded food, including takeaways).
  • Prams and strollers.
  • Bags larger than A3 (400mm x 300mm x 300mm)
  • Banners or any signs larger than A4
  • iPads or tablets
  • No commercial branded food (home prepared food is allowed per “What can I bring” below) including takeaways.  
  • No beverages, including alcohol (water is allowed, but only as provided for in “What can I bring” below), or illicit drugs.
  • No glass, cans, aluminium, cutlery.
  • No knives, tasers, mace, chains, spurs, studded jewellery.
  • No offensive weapons, including, but not limited to, any object that may be used as a projectile such as glow sticks, balls, containers etc.
  • No professional cameras (devices with detachable lens and/or lens larger than a standard watch face), video cameras and recording devices (this does not include mobile phones).
  • No recording devices.
  • No tents or gazebos.
  • No dogs or other animals, other than guide dogs.
  • No umbrellas (rain or shade).
  • No furniture, chairs or stools.
  • No chilly bins/coolers.
  • No airhorns or loud hailers.
  • No dangerous goods.
  • No selfie sticks, wands, go-pros, drones.
  • No gang patches or gang paraphernalia to be displayed.
  • No skateboards, roller blades, bicycles or scooters.
  • Unauthorized promotional, marketing or advertising.
  • No fireworks, flares or laser lights, flashlights.
  • No items that in the opinion of management/security could cause harm or nuisance to other patrons.If in any doubt, please leave it at home.

We take no responsibility for goods surrendered. Prohibited items will be confiscated and not returned.  

The Outer Fields @ Western Springs venue is licensed. There are a number of food trucks on site, including vegetarian options. Free water stations are provided. There are coffee/hot drink outlets on site. You may NOT bring any commercial food or takeaways, or any beverages into The Outer Fields @ Western Springs. You may bring sealed water bottles or empty unsealed water bottles into The Outer Fields @ Western Springs.

Please bring identification if you wish to purchase alcohol. Accepted forms of ID are Passport, NZ Driver’s License or HANZ 18+ card. If we are unsure of your age and you do not have ID, you will not be able to purchase alcohol.

The Outer Fields @ Western Springs venue does not allow single-use/disposable cups. We have a partnership with Globelet who provide the venue with reusable cups for all beverage service at each show.

It works likes this
When you purchase your first beverage(s), you will pay an additional one time $3 for each cup. When you purchase each subsequent drink, and return the used cup each time, you will be served your new drink in a fresh cup at no extra cost. The used cup will be washed/dried by us and returned to circulation. At the end of your evening, you can either (a) take your cup home as a souvenir, or (b) return it to the ‘Globelet Refund’ tent for a $1 refund, or (c) donate your cup return to our charity partner ‘MusicHelps’ and we will give the $1 refund to them.

Partnering with Globelet allows us all to reuse recyclables and not waste single serve disposables.

Key Event Timings

  • ‍Gates – 10.30am
  • First act – 11.00am
  • Event concludes – 11pm

Outerfields2021 Performance Times

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These are outdoor concerts. The shows will proceed, rain or shine. Accepting this is a condition of buying a ticket. So come prepared. Be sun smart. Bring rain protection. The venue operator has the sole and absolute discretion to postpone any show, in exceptional circumstances, to an alternative date. In that event existing tickets will be valid for the alternative date or they can be returned to point of purchase for a refund (excluding booking fees), prior to the alternative date, EXCEPT for a COVID postponement, see “COVID FAQ” below.

This website will provide up to date information in this unlikely event.

Umbrellas are not allowed into the venue.  

If the OuterFields2021 show is unable to take place on the 6 March 2021 due to Government regulations regarding COVID-19, the show will be postponed to Saturday 4 December 2021. Please ensure that you are able to attend both the show date and the delay date prior to purchasing your ticket, as there are no refunds if the show is rescheduled due to COVID regulations.

There will be a coat check facility at the OuterFields2021 show, $5 per transaction.

There are no ATM machines on site at the Outer Fields @ Western Springs venue. But EFTPOS facilities and paywave are available on site for most purchases.

A temporary alcohol ban will be enforced for the Outerfields 2021 concert at Western Springs Outer Fields from 7am on Saturday 6 March until 7am on Sunday March 2021 on the following streets: Western Springs Lakeside, Western Springs Outer Fields, Stadium Rd, Motions Rd, Bullock Track, Old Mill Rd, West View Rd, Sherwood Ave, Stanmore Rd, Francis St, Wilton St, Castle St, Browning St, Selbourne St (Allen Rd to Williamson Ave), Firth Rd, Surrey Cres, Gilbert Ave, Sefton Ave, Prime Rd (Surrey Cres to 4 Prime Rd), Williamson Ave (Gt North Rd to 129 Williamson Ave), Coleridge St (Williamson Ave to Crummer Rd), Crummer Rd (Gr North Rd to Coleridge St), Ivanhoe Rd, Rona Ave, Wexford Rd, Tuarangi Rd, Tay St, Herringson Ave, Barrington Rd, Mountain View Rd (Ivanhoe Rd to North-Western Motorway) Shirley Rd, Clifford Rd, Great North Rd (Motions Rd to Crummer Rd), Grey Lynn Shopping Centre (area between Surrey Cres, Selbourne St, Williamson Ave, Gr North Rd).

This closure applies to all except authorised and emergency vehicles. For further information please contact Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553.