Western Springs - Auckland Stadiums

Just 3 kilometres from downtown Auckland, the natural amphitheatre Western Springs hosts crowds up to 49,000 for concerts and festivals.

Sited across 10 hectares, Western Springs Stadium enjoys a variety of events in the main arena and outer fields is home to Vodafone Speedway and Ponsonby Rugby Club.





Two concerts held at the stadium were the largest concerts ever in New Zealand at the time. On 26 November 1983, one of the final dates of David Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour was attended by either 74,480 fans (according to bootleg recordings) or by 83,000 (according to the promoter years later).[7] On 14 March 1987, over 80,000 fans saw the concert by ZZ Top.
Other artists who have performed at the venue range from Led Zeppelin (1972), Bob Marley & The Wailers (1979), Elton John (1971, 1974, 1982, 1984 and 1990) to AC/DC (2010 and 2015). Including shows by Deep Purple 13/11/75, Alice Cooper 4/4/77, Rod Stewart 22/2/79, ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) 29/1/78, KISS 3/12/80, Fleetwood Mac 22/3/80, Stevie Wonder 11/4/81 (weather delayed Monday), Bon Jovi 19/09/87, David Bowie 28/11/87, Pink Floyd 22/01/88, Mick Jagger 5/11/88, The Rolling Stones 17/4/95, Genesis 23/11/86, Paul McCartney 27/3/93, Bruce Springsteen 28/03/03.













Location and contact information

Western Springs Stadium
Stadium Road Western Springs
Auckland 2140
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Auckland Stadiums
Phone: 09 5884050
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  • Outdoor Stadium

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