Frequently asked questions - Party in the Spark

Find out everything you need to know about Spark Arena, ID requirements and ticketing before you head to Party in the Spark.

When is Party in the Spark?

Wednesday 4 March. Gates open at 5.30pm, finish time 11pm.

Where is Spark Arena?

Mahuhu Crescent, Parnell.

Directions to the arena

What is the lineup?

Peking Duk

Drax Project

Mako Road

Katayanagi Twins

What time do the acts start?

Set times will be released closer to the event.  Follow the event page for more information.

Who can attend and how much are tickets?

UOA students - $45.40 + booking fee

Other tertiary students - $55.40 + booking Fee

Members of the public (not studying at a tertiary institution) - $85.40 + booking fee

When do tickets go on sale?

Tuesday 21 January.

How many tickets are available?

5000 tickets are for sale.

Is this event R18 or all ages?

This event is R17.

Can I bring my friend who isn't a UoA student?

Yes, a small number of tickets are available for the general public. These tickets are slightly more expensive than tickets reserved for University of Auckland students.

How do I find out more?

Visit the Facebook event page

How can I book tickets?

All tickets can be booked through

What's the difference between seated and standing tickets?

The different tickets types is used at this event to help with gate selection and free-flowing crowds at the start of the event. Once you are inside the venue, you are free to move anywhere - seated or standing.

I have a question, who can I contact?

AUSA via the AUSA Facebook Page 

I have bought a ticket but can no longer go. Can I get a refund?

Refunds are not available but you can sell your ticket via the Ticketmaster resale site.

What do I need to bring on the night?

Make sure you bring along your student ID, this is your proof that you are a
registered student at UoA or another tertiary institution. If you haven’t yet
received your student ID, make sure you’re able to show evidence of an
enrolment/orientation e-mail you have received from the University. Failure to provide this will mean that you will need to pay the difference between your student concession ticket price and the cost of a general admission ticket.

If you are over 18 you will need proof of age to be able to purchase alcoholic drinks.

Will food and drink be available for purchase?

Yes, there are various uotlets on both levels selling a variety of food and drink. The venue bars serve Heineken, IPA, low alcohol beer, NZ wines and a range of soft drinks and water.

How do I get there?

Use the Auckland Transport journey planner to plot the best route to and from the arena.

I'm driving, where can I park on the night?

Spark Arena has no public parking on site, and we encourage the use of public transport. However, for those who choose to drive, there are approximately 7,000 carparks within a 1.2km radius.

The closest carpark buildings are as follows:

Arena Car Park (Dockside Lane, off Tapora Street, 5 min walk)

Britomart Car Park (On the corner of Quay Street and Britomart Place, 8 min walk)

Railway Car Parks (Te Taou Crescent, off Beach Road, 5 min walk)

Tangihua Street Car Park (Tangihua Street, 6 min walk)

I've forgotten my ID, can I still get in?

You must have ID to get in.  Failure to show you are 17 or older means you cannot enter the event.  If you do not have your University of Auckland ID and do not have confirmation that you attend the University, you will need to pay the difference between your student concession ticket price and the cost of a general admission ticket.