Wellington Phoenix FC Home Season 2012/2013
6 Oct 2012 (Sat) - 31 Mar 2013 (Sun)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, NZ
Make sure you get your tickets and support the Phoenix as they compete in the Hyundai A-League for football glory!
06/10/2012, 07:30 vs. Sydney FC
21/10/2012, 05:30 vs. Brisbane Roar FC
11/11/2012, 04:30 vs. Central Coast Mariners
02/12/2012, 04:30 vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
09/12/2012, 04:30 vs. Sydney FC
22/12/2012, 05:00 vs. Central Coast Mariners
27/12/2012, 07:30 vs. Melbourne Heart
13/01/2013, 04:30 vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
27/01/2013, 04:30 vs. Newcastle Jets
02/02/2013, 05:00 vs. Perth Glory
24/02/2013, 09:30 vs. Adelaide United
03/03/2013, 04:30 vs. Melbourne Heart
23/03/2013, 05:00 vs. Newcastle Jets
31/03/2013, 07:30 vs. Melbourne Victory
AFL - St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans
13 Feb 2013 (Wed) - 15 Mar 2013 (Fri)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
One of the biggest sporting clashes on the Australian calendar is coming to Wellington. The St Kilda Saints will take on the Sydney Swans in a historic game of AFL football on Anzac Day, April 25th.
The game will be the first ever AFL clash played outside of Australia as part of the premiership season and will form part of the Anzac Day activities to honour the servicemen and women who have given their lives to protecting both great countries.
St Kilda, as part of a historic deal with Wellington Council, will call Wellington its 2nd home hosting AFL games at Westpac Stadium until at least 2015.
St Kilda is a club steeped in history as one of the inaugural AFL teams and will celebrate its 140th birthday in 2013. Led by captain Nick Riewoldt, the Saints will be looking to defeat the reigning AFL premiers in this historic clash.
13 Feb 2013 (Wed) - 15 Mar 2013 (Fri)
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Robert Plant (The voice of Led Zeppelin), will be performing a series of headline shows across Australia and New Zealand with his band the Sensational Space Shifters.
Why is it that we’re still hanging on every word Robert Plant sings? Why are his recordings so eagerly anticipated over 40 years into his career in popular music? Two reasons stand out above all others…
First; his voice. Plant’s vocals are compelling in spades: the tone, capable of everything from heart-breaking tenderness to a trademark edginess, the phrasing that lends a distinct urgency, and, perhaps most importantly, the sense of poetry, of mystery.
The second reason for Plant’s enduring ability to draw us in is that through all these years, he’s remained curious – really curious. Not content to reconstruct one of the most successful bands in the history of rock or even to stay with a particular sound for too long, Plant seems to have an unquenchable thirst for music that moves him – whether it is to be found in Northern Africa or deepest Appalachia.
Exciting audiences around the world, Plant presents songs from his early days in Led Zeppelin to his more recent adventures in the heart land of the US, in dizzy collisions of rhythm and power. His current companions have created a performance that digs deep into the roots of the blues, turning ancient, dark music that inspired so much of British and American rock, on its head, mixing crazy trans-rhythms and psychedelics to create a powerful and unique adventure. These are shows that should not be missed; a once in a lifetime musical experience by one of rock music’s most legendary performers.
Jim Beam Homegrown 2013
2 Mar 2013 (Sat)
Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
After 5 years of consecutive sell outs; Kiwi music’s biggest day will once again monster the Wellington Waterfront on March 2nd 2013.
The amazing list of 26 acts over 6 stages includes: Shapeshifter, Shihad, I Am Giant, King Cannons, Clap Clap Riot, The Black Seeds, Katchafire, AHorriBuzz, Home Brew, Cairo Knife Fight, Concord Dawn, The Upbeats ft. MC Tali, Opiuo, Ruby Frost, Zowie, DJ-Sir-Vere ft. Che Fu, PNC and K One… and that’s just for starters!
The second and final announcement will be made on November 12th adding another 18 massive bands and DJ’s to the line-up. Every year Jim Beam Homegrown has sold out, so don’t miss out, go to www.homegrown.net.nz for more info.
8 Mar 2013 (Fri)
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
The Frontier Touring Company is excited to announce Ed Sheeran's first run of headline shows in Australia and New Zealand!
Sheeran's unique amalgamation of acoustic music, folk and hip hop beats has earned the ginger-haired performer fans across the world in an impressive period of time.
Sheeran began his career by creating and selling independent EPs at the age of fifteen. By 2009 he was performing more than 300 shows a year in Great Britain and had developed a huge and dedicated online following.
In 2012 he was honoured with two Brit Awards for both Best Male Artist and Best British Breakthrough Act.
Sheeran’s much documented meteoric rise to success is testament to the performer’s incredible talent and charisma; both of which are showcased in a live performance by the talented Brit.
Don’t miss the chance to witness the magic for yourselves when Sheeran performs live in Wellington on 8 March 2013.
Cricket - Black Caps v England
14 Mar 2013 (Thu) - 18 Mar 2013 (Mon)
Westpac Stadium and Hawkins Basin Reserve
Support the Black Caps as they take on England in a T20 and Test Series in Wellington this Summer.
ANZ T20 SERIES
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Fri 15 Feb 2013 7:00pm
ANZ TEST SERIES
Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington
Thu 14 - Mon 18 Mar 2013
England consistently proves to be one of the most popular touring teams. Not only will they bring a ‘home’ crowd in the form of tour groups and the Barmy Army, they also bring a number one ODI world ranking; number two Test ranking and fourth ranking at T20s. The BLACKCAPS have been struggling for consistent form but typically prove difficult to beat at home.
This ANZ International Series promises to be a cracker and shouldn't be missed.
Bryan Adams – The Bare Bones Tour
22 Apr 2013 (Mon)
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
The Frontier Touring Company are excited to announce the first Bryan Adams tour of New Zealand in over 15 years!
The ‘Bare Bones’ tour is a series of solo performances by Bryan, which have taken place intermittently throughout his world tours since 2008; the popularity of the shows inspiring his most recent album Bare Bones. The disc, recorded in 2010 during his Bare Bones Tour, captures sparsely arranged hits by Adams featuring only his distinctive voice and guitar, accompanied by keyboardist Gary Breit. This new spin on his classic hits has been met with rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
Bryan's outstanding live concerts have established him as one of the world's best rock singers, performing over 120 concerts a year. The Wellington show will provide Kiwi fans a rare opportunity for fans to see Adams as they've not seen him before.
After the show stay the night in one of these Wellington Hotels - Abel Tasman Hotel or Grand Mecure Central City Hotel.
The Phantom of the Opera
13 Jun 2013 (Thu) - 28 Jun 2013 (Fri)
St James Theatre, Wellington
From the Producers of Cats and Les Miserables, see The Phantom like you’ve never see it before in a stunning new design making its international debut in Wellington.
Far beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
The Phantom of the Opera opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, and there have been dozens of productions worldwide since then. Now in its 25th record-breaking year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, after more than 10,000 performances.
Critics throughout the world have described Phantom as “a thrill to behold and a sensual feast for the eyes” and “a gorgeous extravaganza” … it will be a production not to be missed.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life at the St James Theatre, Wellington in June 2013. It is one of the most anticipated productions in a decade and is likely to be a sell-out. Book early for this spectacle of musical theatre.
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