In a mammoth one day, festival style show, Gentlemen of the Road comes to Auckland, where hosts Mumford & Sons will be joined by special guests Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka and Sam Fender (with other artists soon to be announced) and will perform on The Outer Fields at Western Springs on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Mumford & Sons themselves curate the day’s entertainment with a strong emphasis on celebrating the diverse businesses, culture and community of the city or town that welcomes them.

Tickets will go on sale 9am Friday, October 12.

Mumford & Sons release Delta on November 16 through Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records, nearly four years after their previous RIANZ #4 album Wilder Mind.

Introduced by the frenetic, persistent rhythms of first single ‘Guiding Light’, it’s a wildly experimental record that effortlessly marries the intimacy and jubilance of the band’s first two records, with the scope and stadium-sized dynamics of 2015’s Wilder Mind.

Listen to the new single Guiding Light HERE.

Delta was produced by Paul Epworth (Adele, U2, London Grammar) in London.

Speaking about the new album, lead singer Marcus Mumford has said that Delta represents a place where “order meets chaos and shelter meets wilderness”.

Pre-Order Delta HERE.

Joining Mumford & Sons are very special guests Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka and Sam Fender. 

Leon Bridges, the young Fort Worth R&B artist who last performed in New Zealand in January 2016 is touring in support of his latest RIANZ Top 20 album Good Thing (released in May through Sony Music) featuring current single ‘Beyond’.

By now Leon’s backstory is well known; he went from working as a dishwasher and struggling through the open mic scene in his home town to two-time Grammy nominated artist performing at the White House for President Obama, attending the Met Gala and appearing on Saturday Night Live in a two-year span.

Good Thing marks the beginning of another transition for Leon Bridges. If Coming Home anointed him the R&B underdog whose sound was reminiscent of days past, Good Thing is an album firmly rooted in the modern world, with nods to R&B’s storied and varied history.

Michael Kiwanuka signaled his arrival as one of the UK’s most distinctive new voices in 2012 with his vintage soul imbued debut album, Home Again.  It was a voice that sounded both rich and timeless, and the young Londoner received widespread critical acclaim. 2016’s Love & Hate LP was a different beast entirely, produced by Danger Mouse it was one of the year’s great peerless records and picked up support across the globe, earning Michael his first number 1 album in the UK, and his first Brit Award nominations too.  Having toured the globe alongside a very special collection of musicians, Michael Kiwanuka is a true artist of distinction, and with the best almost certainly yet to come.

Sam Fender, rising British singer-songwriter and nominated BBC Sound of 2018 artist has been praised for his latest raw and poetic track ‘Dead Boys’, lifted from his forthcoming debut EP. Fender’s lyrics reflect issues both pertinent and pressing, on political and social issues. 

Sam embarks on a UK headline tour this October/November before this his debut performance in New Zealand.

Stay tuned for a second announcement of further artists to join the lineup soon!

Venue Information

Event Parking
There is no onsite parking. During large events parking is available on the streets surrounding Western Springs Stadium (please be aware that some streets may be closed for the event delivery).

Mobility Parking
Onsite parking is available for patrons who hold a valid mobility permit. If you are attending a concert and require mobility parking, please email info@aucklandstadiums.co.nz with your permit number, event name and date to register. Your permit will also need to be presented on entry.  Please note exit from the carpark can be delayed following the conclusion of the show to allow for safe pedestrian movement.

Mobility parking is limited therefore is strictly reserved for patrons who hold a mobility permit.

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

Coach Parking
If you are bringing a group to an event by coach please email info@aucklandstadiums.co.nz to enquire about coach parking.

Travel on Special Event buses, trains and Northern Express (NEX) services is included with your concert ticket. Present your ticket when boarding to redeem your free travel and remember to keep your concert ticket for the ride home.

Special Event buses will depart Civic Theatre (Stop 7055), Auckland City Centre to Western Springs Stadium from 4:30pm. Special Event buses operate for one hour after the event has finished, or until the crowd has cleared.

Train services will operate to and from the city via the Western, Eastern, Southern (including Manukau) and Onehunga lines. These services travel to Britomart Station in Downtown Auckland. Ticket holders can use train services to transfer to/from Special Event buses at no cost from 4:30pm until the end of daily service.
 
Alternatively, train services on the Western Line travel to Morningside train station, which is approximately 20-25 minutes walking distance to Western Springs Stadium.
 
NEX services depart Albany Station towards Downtown Auckland every 10 minutes until 7:15pm and then every 15 minutes until midnight. Ticket holders can use NEX services to transfer to/from Special Event buses at no cost from 4:30pm until the end of daily service. Last bus departs Downtown Auckland at 3am.

Visit the Auckland Transport website to plan your journey to Western Springs Stadium.

Authorised Sellers
Please only purchase tickets from the authorised ticketing agent (Ticketmaster). We cannot guarantee the validity or authenticity of tickets purchased from third party sellers such as Viagogo or individuals selling on Trade Me.

Is my seat covered?
Western Springs is an entirely open air venue. Umbrellas may not be erected within the stadium during events so if rain is predicted, please bring a poncho or raincoat.

Children
This is an all ages event however all patrons (including babies) must hold their own ticket.

On Sale
General sale on 9am Friday, 12 October

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 1 litre) however please note that for most concerts, the lid will be removed and discarded on entry.

At Western Springs  you can enjoy a world-class stadium experience.  The stadium and its facilities are here for the use and enjoyment of a variety of visitors, patrons and public users.  As such, there is an expectation that minimal standards of behaviour and presentation are adhered to by everyone to ensure an enjoyable environment for all.  To achieve this, we have the following conditions of entry that all visitors to the stadium are required to meet.

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

We do not permit gang patches or gang paraphernalia 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 before you enter the Stadium.

If you refuse to present any of the requested items for searching, you may be denied entry.

We reserve the right to search vehicles entering the stadium.

Entry will be refused if a patron is intoxicated or under the influence of illicit substances.

Drugs and Alcohol Policy
Western Springs Stadium complies with the Liquor Licensing Authority and prohibits 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 premises.

Western Springs Stadium maintains 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 premises. Incidents involving alcohol or drugs will be referred to the police where the situation requires it.

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Property
Stadium management takes no responsibility for any damage to, loss or theft of a patron’s personal property while on Stadium property.

Items of value recovered after an event will be taken to the Mt Wellington Police Station.

Behaviour
In order to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, Stadium management reserves 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.

Smoking
Western Springs Stadium is a SMOKE FREE venue. Patrons must not smoke within the venue. This includes the use of e-cigarettes and vaporisers.

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