Attendees of the forthcoming FIFA Fan Festival hosted by host city, Hamilton can enjoy New Zealand-based singer-songwriter, Robinson and other artists, including Ella Monnery, AACACIA and Lou’ana.
Kiwi personalities Jono and Ben are also stoked to be part of the tournament celebrations.
The FIFA Fan Festival runs from 20-23 July 2023 at Claudelands Events Centre. Entry to festival is free to people of all ages, providing a fun and interactive destination to experience the best in football, music, entertainment, local culture and games.
Headlining on Friday, 21 July is New Zealand-based singer-songwriter, Robinson, who stormed the charts with ‘Nothing to Regret’ earlier this year and boasts an impressive 123 million listens on Spotify.
“New Zealanders absolutely love sport and to be hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is so incredibly exciting! I also can’t believe I’m performing at the FIFA Fan Festival. It truly is a dream come true and I feel so honoured to be a part of such a special event,” says Robinson.
Across the four days, attendees can enjoy a programme of local artists, virtual experiences, Hungerball, Zorb Football, a silent disco, glitter makeup sessions with local drag queens, cultural performances, informative panel events, a poi workshop and taa moko facial art lessons. Japanese and Zambian culture will be on show on Saturday, 22 July.
Known as ‘the place to be outside the stadium’ fans will be able to watch matches played in other host cities live on the big screen.
Fans will be able to watch the opening ceremony and match between New Zealand and Norway on Thursday, 20 July.
Jono and Ben will MC the evening Robinson performs on 21 July and are excited.
“Getting the world’s best footballers in New Zealand is super inspiring and exciting for my daughters,” said Ben Boyce. “We can’t wait to go along to see the FIFA Women’s World Cup right here in our own backyard – the only thing my daughters have seen in their backyard previously is me overcooking dinner on the BBQ!”
There will be free shuttle service from the festival to the venue of the first match in Hamilton on Saturday, 22 July.