What you need to know if you’re attending Friday Jams this Sunday

I gotta feeling.. that Sunday’s gonna be a good night.

The highly anticipated Friday Jams is ironically occurring on Sunday this week, and after already taking place in Australia, we have rounded up a list of what to expect.

Featuring a star-studded line up of megastars including The Black Eyed Peas, Janet Jackson, Jason Derulo and 50 Cent, Western Springs’ concert-goers are in for a real treat.

So, what do you need to know prior to the concert?


Getting there:

Western Springs is located on Great South Road in Grey Lynn, central Auckland, so if you’re planning on driving, don’t! Road closures and restrictions are being put in place around the Grey Lynn and Ponsonby area to make room for buses and to reduce congestion. There is also no specified parking area for ticket holders.

Luckily, Auckland’s public transport has got your back. Transport to and from the event is free on all Auckland trains and Northern Express buses and means party-goers can have a cheeky couple of drinks without the worry of driving.


What to buy and what to leave at home:

As any concert-goer already knows, its gonna get hot and sticky in there. Fortunately, free water stations will be provided around the grounds and attendees may also bring a bottle of water up to 750ml. Food stalls will also be set up, for those who don’t mind missing an act for some hot chips.

So what cant you bring? The list is extensive, yet fairly reasonable.

Do not bring a large bag or a large camera to the concert. Small cameras and iPhones are welcome.

Surprisingly, knives, fireworks and tasers are not allowed, so don’t bring those with you either.

The event has zero-tolerance for alcohol and drugs and if you’re found to be too intoxicated you will be escorted from the event.


The Lineup:

As everyone attending, and those who are enviously wishing they were, already know, Friday Jams has a killer of a line-up.

But what’s the order?

Gates open at 3 pm and the first acts to warm up the crowd include American rapper J-Kwan and Kiwi hip hop stars Savage and Scribe.

Grammy award-winner Kerry Hilson is next to follow, with 90s legends Sisqo and Brandy afterwards.

Promising a party of throwback anthems, Jason Derulo, 50 Cent and The Black Eyed Peas will take concert-goers into the night with their renowned 2000’s hits.

Concluding the night, the iconic Janet Jackson will hit the stage and have everyone reliving their childhood and teenage days.


If you’re considering making a last-minute decision to join the party, tickets are still available with general admission ranging from $99.90 to $189.90.