Christchurch’s biggest two-week music festival is here! Go Live! features 30 local acts across 9 events and it’s all free!

Closing out the Victoria Square Live Zone will be a collection of diverse and well-established Christchurch singer-songwriters. From country and folk, to alternative rock and pop, you can hear a great mix of acoustic and electric music with a relaxing Sunday afternoon vibe. 

Katie Thompson is a versatile and prolific alt-country artist. Channelling the timeless fragility of folk, while embodying the visceral energy of Americana, country, rock and blues influences.

Deep Water Creek, fronted by singer-songwriter Matty Smith, will deliver a dynamic set of his signature sonic country songs accompanied by some special guest musicians.

The Ranchsliders impressive line-up features the rhythm section from the iconic Coalrangers band - drummer Allan Cattermole and bassist Geoff Farmar, with keyboardist John Sanchez-Lloyd and guitarist Phil Doublet.

Rounding out the show  are headliners The Eastern. Hailing from the port town of Lyttelton, The Eastern are a string band that roars like a punk band and swings like a gospel band. Known best for their high energy live shows and sing along anthems. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience The Eastern at the grand finale of Go Live! Festival.

Sunday's timings:

1pm – Katie Thompson
2pm – Deep Water Creek
3pm – The Ranchsliders
4pm – The Eastern

How to get there:

  • Driving? Paid parking is available! You can access the car park via Armagh Street.
  • Biking? Stands are available outside Tūranga.
  • Busing? Victoria Square is a 10 minute walk from the Bus Interchange and the Manchester Street super stop is close-by.

This is a smoke-free, vape-free and alcohol-free event. Tickets are not required for this event. 

Katie Thompson -

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Deep Water Creek Band -

The Eastern -