Everything you need to know about Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Zealand shows
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Everything you need to know about Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Zealand shows

Anthony, Flea, John and Chad are headed to NZ.
17 January 2023 9:32AM

It’s been three years since Red Hot Chili Peppers stepped foot on our soil, but they’re finally headed back to NZ.

Anthony, Flea, John and Chad are playing two stadium shows, in Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on January 21st, and Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on January 26th. Plus, Post Malone is opening for them.

Auckland

We’re hosting an official Red Hot Chili Peppers pre-gig down at Sweatshop Brew Kitchen on Sale Street in Auckland CBD. Join us from 2pm for some cold ones, yarns with Mel and Rog, and some free sh*t! 

We’ve got free singlets for the first 100 people, plus the first 150 people can snag a free bus ticket to the gig. 

Set times:

5pm - Doors at Mt Smart Stadium open

6:45 pm - Show starts

*NOTE: Set times are subject to change. 

Parking & Transport (via Auckland Stadiums)

Free special event buses will be running approximately every 10 mins from the City Centre (120 Quay Street) to Mt Smart Stadium from 5pm until 7:30pm, and from O’Rourke Road to the City Centre after the concert.

Travel on scheduled bus services is included with your concert ticket from 3pm on Saturday until end of service. Show your ticket when you board. Go to AT.govt.nz/journey planner or use the AT Mobile app to plan your journey.  

There will be buses shuttling from Otahuhu Station to Penrose Station from 5pm, and from Penrose Station to Otahuhu Station after the concert. Mt Smart Stadium is approximately a 10 min walk from Penrose Station.

Plus don’t forget that we’re taking the first 150 people who want a bus ticket at our pre-gig. The busses will be leaving at 4.30pm, 6pm and 7pm respectively. 

Travel on train services is included with your concert ticket from 3pm on Saturday until end of service. Show your concert ticket at the manned gate and if asked on board by staff.  

There is work scheduled on sections of the rail network and rail replacement buses will operate: 

Southern line – buses will replace trains between Newmarket and Papakura

Onehunga line – buses will replace trains on the whole line 

Eastern line – buses will replace trains between Otahuhu and Manukau 

If travelling by train we recommend disembarking at Otahuhu Station, as Penrose Station is currently closed. There will be buses shuttling from Otahuhu Station to Penrose Station from 5pm, and from Penrose Station to Otahuhu Station after the concert. Mt Smart Stadium is approximately a 10 min walk from Penrose Station.

Go to AT.govt.nz/journey planner or use the AT Mobile app to plan your journey. 

A dedicated taxi drop off/pick-up will be available on Station Road.   

For more transport information, click here

There is NO general public car parking available at the Stadium and streets within the immediate precinct of Mt Smart Stadium, and the Penrose railway station will be closed. 

Some local businesses offer their premises for parking at a cost. Please note, if you park at a premise within the road closures exit may be delayed for up to an hour following the concert finish time. 

For more info on parking, click here

To find out what you can and can’t bring into the stadium, click here

Dunedin

We’re also pre-gigging in Dunners! Join us from 2pm at Vault 21 in The Octagon. Jay and Dunc will be broadcasting live from the bar, plus we’ve got free singlets for the first 100 people. 

Set times:

6:45 pm - Show starts

*NOTE: Set times are subject to change. 

Parking & Transport (via Forsyth Barr Stadium)

Forsyth Barr Stadium is just a 20-minute-walk from the Octagon, connecting with all major bus services. There are normal timetabled bus services from the city centre to the Albany/Fourth Street area - check the timetable here

On the day of the gig, access to the Stadium east end carpark is only for Forsyth Barr Stadium Members with parking permits. Traffic will be extremely heavy, so the closer you park to the Stadium, the longer it will take you to leave the area after the event. 

Dunedin’s taxi companies will be very busy during events, so we recommend you pre-book for both legs of the journey. The taxi pick-up and drop off area is located outside of Gate D.

Bike stands are available outside of the stadium for cyclists. 

There is a walkway linking the wharf area from Wickliffe Street near the corner of Fryatt Street to Forsyth Barr Stadium. There is free car parking all around this harbour area.

For a list of what you can and can’t bring into the stadium, click here

See you there team.