The sounds of the Pacific and a little bit of homegrown country will be on show at the World Masters Games entertainment hub on Queens Wharf in April.
The hub will be the social heart of the event for both Aucklanders and visiting athletes from up to 100 countries.
Sir John Walker, the Auckland Goodwill Ambassador for World Masters Games 2017, believes games organisers have produced a music, food and entertainment programme that is unique to Tāmaki Makaurau.
“I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak preview, and I think programmes like Toi Ora, the living gallery, pop-up performances, kids’ zones and participant parties will create real excitement for the city,” Sir John says.
The festivities on the wharf start with a welcome weekend from Saturday 22 April and conclude with the closing ceremony on Sunday 30 April. Nightly entertainment is on offer.
Highlights include performances by Will Crummer and the Rarotongans and country music sensation Tami Neilson.
Admission to the entertainment hub is free.
Find out more about what's happening throughout the games on the official games website.
To make way for the World Masters Games entertainment hub, the Queens Wharf Village container dining and services hub is temporarily closing and will re-open 9 May after the Games conclude.