City Beats

City Beats

1 city. 18 days. 200 unforgettable experiences. Auckland’s largest annual celebration of the arts returns to the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau this month - Te Ahurei Toi o Tām
4 March 2024

The Festival runs for 18 days from 7 to 24 March 2024. The city and regions of Tāmaki Makaurau will come alive with more than 60 events, including both free and ticketed events. City Beats is a free, communal, rhythmic journey of epic proportions.

Be part of our band of 3,000! Immediately following Culture Beats, join Demetrius Savai’inaea and his crew as they lead us on a multi-cultural and resonant rhythmic journey of epic proportions.

Join Demetrius Savai’inaea and his crew as they lead us on a multi-cultural, massive drumline!

Bring any percussion instrument of choice – poi, rhythm sticks, drum, triangle, cowbell, pot, plastic bucket or just your bare ol’ hands to name a few – and be part of Auckland’s biggest ever mass drumline, beating right in the heart of the city. Slap, tap, hit and clap your way to the rhythm of the music specially created for this occasion – by YOU!

We recommend coming earlier for Culture Beats at 2.00pm. See renowned local artists Tamashii Taiko Drummers and Ānuanua Cook Island Drum Group, with special international appearances from Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan) and Afrique en Cirque (African drumming from Canada) playing their different drums and percussion instruments.

For more info check out the deets HERE!