Gardens Magic

The iconic Gardens Magic free outdoor concert series is Wellington's flagship Summer City event.

A big group of people attending an outdoor concert.

Photo by Pete Monk

Wellington City Council showcases a wide variety of Aotearoa’s music legends and rising stars on the Botanic Garden Soundshell stage.

As the sun goes down, the surrounding gardens are transformed with a magical lighting installation. Eighteen nights perfect for a summer picnic with family or friends.

Gardens Magic 2019

From Tuesday 8 January to Sunday 27 January 2019.


Musicians of all styles – soul, rock, pop, te reo Māori, jazz, folk, taonga pūoro, classical, choral, avant-garde and more - are welcome to apply for Gardens Magic 2019. Please fill in this online form:

Apply to perform at Gardens Magic 2019

Applications close 5pm Monday 20 August 2018.