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Auckland Live Summer in the Square  - Latin Fiesta: CANCELLED

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¡Vamos a la fiesta!

It’s heating up in Aotea Square with Auckland Live's Summer in the Square Fiesta Weekend!

Auckland Live is proud to announce the full 2022 Summer in the Square line-up, with Aotea Square coming to life as Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s vibrant central destination for free, outdoor family fun this summer. Chill out in the urban garden as sunny days turn to balmy nights and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat with friends while enjoying back-to-back curated festival weekends. With a programme packed with music, fashion, circus, fiesta, dance, spoken word, and films, this stellar line-up of fierce local talent has something for the whole whānau right in the centre of our city, from 28 January - 26 February.

Kicking off the festivities is the return of the beloved Auckland Latin Fiesta on 28, 29 & 30 January. Prepare to party all weekend long, basking in the scintillating sounds, tastes, and experiences of Latin American culture in Auckland. Don your dancing shoes for three days of free salsa and tango dance classes, live music featuring a 15-piece Latin band, samba parades, Brazilian forró bands, and Latin DJs. Turn up the heat and sample traditional foods from the market while celebrating the vibrance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Latin American community.

See the full schedule below.

Friday 28 January

Latin Stage
2pm - 11pm: Food trucks open
5pm - 6.30pm: Salsa dance lesson and Social dance
6.30pm - 7pm: Samba Parade: Samba Passion & AK Samba
7pm - 11pm: Havana Groove Band

Brazil Stage
6.30pm - 7pm: Samba Parade: Samba Passion & AK Samba
7pm - 11pm: Trajah Roots Band + DJ

DJ Stage
5pm - 8pm: DJ Chino
8pm - 11pm: DJ JC

Saturday 29 January

Latin Stage
11am - 11pm: Food trucks open
12pm - 1.30pm: Henrique Morales Quartet
1.30pm - 2.15pm: Capoeira lesson with Bruno
2.30pm - 3.30pm: Ricky de Medeiros
3.30pm - 4.30pm: Dance Lesson with Salsa Crew NZ & North Shore Latin Dance
4.30pm - 6.30pm: Social Dance
6.30pm - 7pm: AK Samba Parade to Brazil Stage
7pm - 11pm: Matecito Latin Band + DJ King Salsa

Brazil Stage
12pm - 1pm: Latin Fitness with Viva Dance
1pm - 1.30pm: Traditional shows Kunza, Renacer, Lisette, Tierra Viva
2pm - 3.15pm: Chico & Gypsie Kings Tribute Band
3.45pm - 5pm: Radio Rebelde
5.30pm - 6.30pm: Samba lesson with Gabriela
6.30pm - 7pm: AK Samba Parade from Main Stage
7pm - 11pm: Samba Maracana + DJ Mister Deejay

DJ Stage
12pm - 3pm: DJ Dudley - Latin Mix
3pm - 6pm: DJ Neat - Kizomba
6pm - 8.30pm: DJ Ksanova
8.30pm - 11pm: DJ Chino

Sunday 30 January

Latin Stage
11am - 6pm: Food trucks open
12pm - 12.45pm: Zumba United
1pm - 3.15pm: Bachata lesson and social dance with Sweet Azucar
3.30pm - 6pm: Chico con Tumbao Feat Basteano

Brazil Stage
12pm - 13.45pm: Mariachi New Zealand
2pm - 3pm: Chaos, Valerie & El Brujo, Spanish pop
3pm - 3.45pm: Brazilian Zouk lesson with Viva Dance
4pm - 6pm: Fohobodo Trio

DJ Stage
12pm - 3pm: DJ King Salsa
3pm - 6pm: DJ Dharsh & Dani - Zouk

Welcome back to Auckland Live, where our venues are open for Covid-19 Protection Framework compliant events. All visitors must show a valid My Vaccine Pass, sign in and wear a face covering when required.

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