Things to do  |  7 Sep 2020

Christchurch’s inaugural Go Live! spring music festival is moving to November.

The timing of the inaugural music festival has changed because of COVID-19. The event was scheduled to run for nine days from Thursday 24 September, with multiple local bands playing at venues across the city.

However, the recent resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand and the resulting changes to Alert Levels across the county, means it will now be held during November.

“The pandemic has made planning and delivering events for our residents challenging. We have made the decision to still plan for a Go Live! experience, but this will delayed for a few weeks by which time we will hopefully be back in Alert Level 1,” Christchurch City Council Events and Arts Manager Lucy Blackmore says.

If Christchurch is still in Alert Level 2 in November, Go Live! will still go ahead with changes made to ensure Government advice around large events is being followed. 

“We are looking forward to our local musicians entertaining Christchurch music lovers at the Go Live! event in November and will confirm more details about the programme in the coming weeks. There may be some changes to performers and venues because of availability for the new dates,” Ms Blackmore says.