Aotearoa musicians and promoters get behind #VAXFORLIVE

music news 08/10/2021

CALLING ALL BREATHERS… The Aotearoa live music, entertainment and concert sector needs your help!

With the current COVID-19 Delta outbreak our summer of music, entertainment and festivals are in trouble.

The NZ Government and Ministry of Health Organisation confirmed earlier this week that vaccine certificates were rolling out in November, and will likely be required for large-scale events moving forward.

We urge music fans and those who love gigs to go get vaccinated now so we can ALL get back to enjoying some live tunes together again asap!

It’s fair to say we have been extremely lucky to have been able to experience the festival season heading into 2021 when the rest of the world couldn’t.

So let’s keep it that way as we head into 2022… yeah?!

Artists throughout Aotearoa are getting on board and encouraging fans to get vaccinated now:

Neil Finn from Crowded House says “Crowded House was truly blessed to play shows in Aotearoa NZ in March. Live concerts bring joy and freedom that lift the spirits of the audience and artists alike. This summer NZ will be open again for concerts but you will need to be vaccinated against Covid. Come on everyone, we’ve had the vaccine, it’s safe and it's keeping the ones we love safe”

Benee said “If you want to go to shows please get vaccinated! You’re not just protecting yourselves but others who may be vulnerable! This vaccine has been proven to reduce hospitalisations and deaths. I feel like I need to stand on this to protect my family, friend, band, my crew & my supporters, to keep all of them safe. Without the vaccine there won't be any shows! I’ve had mine! Get urs if u are able to pls.”

THEIA: 'As an artist who has been impacted by the pandemic, through cancelled shows, cancelled studio sessions and lockdown restrictions, I’d encourage people to get vaccinated. As a result, our music industry will flourish again.”

Brent Eccles – Concert Promoter for Eccles Entertainment + Frontier Touring said “The only way to be sure we’re going to have safe live gigs in the future, is to have all of our artists and concert attendees vaccinated, so let’s get on with it.”

Get #vaxforlive gigs now so we can have an epic summer in the sun with some of the best live music and entertainment that Aotearoa has to offer.

Be part of the crowd and book now at and help us Unite Against Covid and bring back live music!