Here is all the important event & venue info you need to know before you go to plan for a fantastic evening at the L.A.B concert.


Please make sure your tickets are named and downloaded before you arrive at the event. You can screenshot or download your tickets on your phone and show that when you arrive. 

Note, this is an R18 Event. No person under the age of 18 will be permitted entry.


*Please note times are approximate only and are subject to change. 
4.30pm - Gates Open / DJ
5.45pm - Troy Kingi
6.45pm - Sir Dave Dobbyn
8.00pm - L.A.B
10.00pm approx - Show Finish


Please enter via the main gate on Hamilton Street West. There will be only one gate for entry for this show. Please come early to avoid queues. 


The below roads are closed for the duration of the event - 

Hamilton Street West
Cameron Road from Wharf Street to Chapel/Brown

Taxis pick up / drop off will be on Durham St ONLY, with access from Wharf St.
Public pick up / drop off  will be on Harington St ONLY with access from Durham St. 


If you have pre-purchased a return bus tickets, these buses will run from the below locations - 

Papamoa Bus - 
Pick up from Gordon Sprat Reserve, in the car park on Alice Lane

Mount Maunganui Bus - 
Pick up from the Bus Stop area next to Blake Park on Maunganui Road

Buses will run from 1.30pm (1 hour prior to gates opening) and will be continuously running to the event until 7pm. Buses will depart each stop every 30 minutes approximately. 

Getting Home on the Bus - 

Buses will return to the same stops after the event and will begin departing from 9pm. Buses will Pick Up & Drop Off on Cameron Road, between Monmouth St and Park St. Bus departure points will be clearly signposted at the event. 

If you are yet to purchase return bus tickets and would like to add these, you can do so by logging into your account and heading to this page -

Mobility parking will be available for any patrons with a valid mobility permit, and is provided next to the road closure at McLean Street, accessed via Monmouth St.


Tauranga city has a permanent liquor ban operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means you can not carry or consume alcohol when you are in these areas. 


The concert will proceed rain or shine unless the promoter decides it’s unsafe to perform. No shade or rain umbrellas are permitted in the venue so bring a raincoat or poncho if rain is predicted.


A range of official merchandise will be available for purchase until after the show (subject to stock availability).


Patrons deemed too intoxicated by security will be turned away at entry to ensure a comfortable and friendly show for all event goers, please do not preload before the event. No refunds will be given for patrons that are refused entry due to intoxication.

The health and safety of all attendees is our number one priority. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you stay home. Please be respectful of all other patrons, including those who may wish to take extra health precautions.

Please be aware that Venue management and its representatives reserve the right to request patrons to present any clothing, bags, and other carried items for searching, including being subject to a pat down and/or a scanner search before entering.

To assist with the security process we recommend you avoid bringing bags where possible. Small bags (30cm x 30cm or under) are permitted only - Large bags and Backpacks will be denied at entry.

If you refuse to present any of the requested items for searching, you will be denied entry.

Metal or Glass water bottles will not be allowed into the event - please leave these at home. Only empty plastic bottles will be allowed in at entry. There will be a number of free water stations where you will be able to fill up your bottle.


Here is a list of all prohibited items. If in doubt, leave it at home. Any confiscated items will not be returned, replaced, or reimbursed. 

Bags larger than (A3) 400mm x 300mm (16”x12”); Video cameras and recording device (this does not include mobile phones); Photographic devices with a lens larger than a standard watch face (not exceeding 4cm in diameter) and/or a removable lens; Gang patches, colours or any gang paraphanalia; Prams and strollers; Selfie sticks, Go Pros, Drones; Banners with poles; Signs no larger than (A3) 400mm x 300mm (16”x12”) with sticks and poles detached before entering the venue; iPads or Tablets; Cans or glass of any kind; Strictly NO alcohol or illicit drugs; Branded or commercial food and drinks, including takeaways; Metal water bottles, utensils and containers, cutlery, etc.; Chilly bins / Coolers; Dangerous goods; Fireworks, flares, lasers or flashlights; Weapons of any sort, Knives, Tasers, Mace, Chains, Spurs or Studded Jewellery; Offensive weapons including, but not limited to, any object that may be used as a projectile such as aerosol cans, glow sticks, balls, containers, etc.; Musical instruments, Air horns, megaphones etc; Umbrellas or other sun/rain shelters; Outdoor Furniture including chairs or stools; Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles or scooters; Animals (excluding service dogs such as guide dogs and police or emergency service dogs); Unauthorised signage or promotional products; Any other items deemed by security or the promoter to be illegal, dangerous or a nuisance to yourself or others.


A range of catering outlets will be available along with bar service. You may bring a small amount of home prepared food such as sandwiches, baking or fruit however commercially prepared food products, including takeaway meals or soft drinks are not permitted. 

If you are under 25 and intending on purchasing alcohol, please ensure you bring ID - Accepted forms of ID are HAANZ 18+ card, NZ Drivers License or Passport. 


Lids from all beverages (including water and soft drinks) will be removed on purchase to reduce the safety risk of full bottles being thrown.

Stations with free water and cups will be available throughout the venue. You may bring a sealed bottle of water (up to 750ml capacity) or an empty water bottle (up to 750ml) to fill at the water stations. Please note that lids will be discarded on entry so please leave the lid at home if bringing a reusable bottle. No glass bottles permitted.