AUM is a platform for art, and New Years is our benchmark event. The beautiful festival site will be highlighted by live art, installations, scuplture, painting, world class lighting, mind blowing laser shows and large scale projection mapping and artistry. 

We are curating a showcase of brilliant local and international artists across the whole show, and along with our resident lighting and audio visual teams our aim is to dazzle you and take AUM to a whole new stratosphere of colour, shape & light.


Each year we are blessed by many wonderful performance artists from all around Aotearoa, and the world. From circus acts, to roaming creatures and aliens, to fire and glow performers, poets, story tellers and even burlesque late a night when the wee ones have gone to bed.

This year will be no different. In fact, this year you can expect even more than pervious years as we work to expanding the offerings of these beautiful art forms throughout the festival programme.
There will be a gala show and multiple stage performances, as well as roaming art to enjoy. You will even be able to interact with many of these wonderful artists and learn a thing or two of their skills.

As always, keep an eye out for our incredible resident performers, XENOSQUAD! They never fail to blow peoples minds!


This New Years you will enter a magicial world carefully designed and dressed to transport your stress and worries away as you become part of this years story, Never-Land.

Months of stunning design work and beautiful artistic collaboration will be brought to life in by far and away our most extravagant, themed event decor project ever. We pride ourselves on having some of the most beautifully decorated events in New Zealand crafted by some of the most talented artists in the business. To give to you exceptional, beautiful, inviting and engaging environments to play in is an honour and a blessing to us. It’s another way to say thank you to our exceptional, beautiful, inviting and engaging AUM family of supporters. You deserve the best.