Festival Info

The ACBFF is a cashless environment for your convenience.

You’ll get an easy to use electronic wristband upon arrival that you can top up with credit throughout the day. There is an one-off activation fee of $3.50. All it takes to purchase a tasty treat is a simple scan of wristband from our friendly vendors, easy as!

Getting To & From The Festival

We strongly encourage the use of public transport as Spark Arena is a walkable distance from Britomart Station where you will find rail, bus and ferry connections. Check out the Auckland Transport's Journey Planner and Auckland Transport's Spark Arena Event Info pages.

The best place to drop off passengers is by Spark Arena’s footbridge on Quay Street. View this handy map with directions.

Sometimes roadworks and motorway closures take place in the late evening around the time events finish. We suggest you check the NZ Transport Agency's list of motorway closures before the festival so you're forewarned and can plan your driving route to and from the festival as needed.

If you need more accessible parking please contact our venue customer services team at info@sparkarena.co.nz or on 09 358 1250 at least seven days before the festival.

The closest parking facilities are as follows:

  • Arena Car Park
    (Dockside Lane, off Tapora Street, about 5 mins walk)
  • Britomart Car Park
    (Corner of Quay Street and Britomart Place, about 8 mins walk)
  • Railway Car Park
    (Te Taou Crescent, off Beach Road, about 5 mins walk)
  • Tangihua Street Car Park
    (Tangihua Street, about 6 mins walk)

If you also have tickets to the big concert at Mt Smart Stadium on the same night, it’s easy to attend our festival beforehand. Spark Arena is just a short walk from Britomart station from where you can enjoy a free train ride out to Mt Smart.

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