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Beacon Festival will head to Auckland for its first edition

It will take place at Auckland's Queen's Wharf on March 14, 2020

  • James Ball
  • 30 December 2019
Beacon Festival will head to Auckland for its first edition

Kiwi promoters Friendly Potential will throw their inaugural open-air Beacon Festival at Auckland's Queen's Wharf on March 14, 2020.

Richie Hawtin will play his first New Zealand date in two decades at the festival, while Job Jobse and Nina Kraviz make their returns to the country.

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The festival has also booked Carista, Skatebård and Lauren Hansom (the latter two making their New Zealand debuts at Beacon Festival) while local act Nice Girl will also play.

The event will be split across three stages, which make the most of the Queen's Wharf dockland space and the warehouse environ of Shed 10, the only original building standing on the Wharf.

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Company director and festival organiser Sam Harman explains, “It’s not often you get an opportunity to put together an inner-city festival that combines the best of Tāmaki Makaurau [the Maori name for Auckland] with an amazing line up of the world’s finest selectors. We’re so excited to showcase our beautiful waterfront and Auckland’s amazing hospitality, it’s going to be one hell of a party.”

Head here for more information about the festival, and to grab your tickets.

James Ball is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow him on Twitter

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