Albert Park will be transformed for the 16th year into a festival of Chinese culture, art and cuisine.
More than 800 traditional Chinese lanterns will light up the park, plus there will be stunning performances, theatre productions, signature dishes from a range of food stalls and much more.
Bring the family down for a range of activities for all ages and the fireworks finale on the Sunday night.
Highlights of Auckland’s largest Chinese festival include:
- the spectacular illumination of over 800 handmade Chinese lanterns
- a street full of stalls selling delicious Asian delicacies and crafts
- lantern painting demonstrations
- lantern-only night on Thursday 26 February – enjoy the beautiful lanterns on the most relaxed night of the festival
- stunning on-stage performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture including martial arts, dance and live music
- the grand finale fireworks display at 10.30pm on Sunday 1 March
- contemporary Chinese theatre productions – The Two Farting Sisters and Under the Same Moon.
One of Sweden’s finest exports, Roxette have a string of much loved hits under their belt including Listen To Your Heart, The Look, How Do You Do, Spending My Time, Joyride, Dangerous, Sleeping In My Car, Dressed For Success, It Must Have Been Love, Almost Unreal and many, many more.
Arguably one of the world’s most successful power-pop duos, Roxette this year celebrate the 25th anniversary of their juggernaut hit single The Look reaching #1 on the Billboard US Chart in 1989. This track kicked off one of music’s longest-running pop careers with the duo selling more than 75 million albums worldwide to date. The band topped the Australian singles charts three-times with smash hits It Must Have Been Love, Joyride and The Look, with five of their albums reaching the Top 10 on the Australian album charts.
The band’s come-back began in 2011 with the release of hit single She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) lifted from the album “Charm School”. This, along with their sellout 2011-2012 World Tour, cemented the fact that Roxette were back bigger than ever, much to the joy of fans worldwide.
Roxette’s 2012 tour was a triumphant success, with the first arena shows selling out instantly, extra dates added and rave reviews from fans and media alike. “Unless you’d seen it for yourself, you can’t imagine the mass frenzy the return of Roxette caused,” said the Herald Sun in Australia. “Roxette’s is a back catalogue to die for,” said Life Music Media, while Tone Deaf raved “Every hit gets a big rock ending, every ballad sees several hundred lighters aloft and we love every moment of this trip back to the 90s.”