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 at Botanic Garden at night.

Photo by Pete Monk

Wellington City Council fills your January nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest – from local legends to rising stars! There’s something for everyone.


12-31 January 2021

Gardens Magic 2021 - Call for performers

We are looking to showcase a diverse range of family friendly music and welcome applications across all styles – Māori, classical, jazz, indie, pop, folk, rock, country, choral, avant-garde, blues, ska, reggae, world music and more.

We are still planning for Gardens Magic in January as per Covid-19 Alert Level 1. Considering adjustments for any impacts due to Covid-19 is also part of the planning. Performer applicants will be informed if any adjustments are made.

Apply to perform at Gardens Magic 2021


Applications close 5pm Monday 7 September 2020.

Below are some of the amazing acts from Gardens Magic 2020. Photos by Delia Shanly.