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Treat Dad with these fantastic events this Father's Day

Whether your Dad likes to soak up classic tunes, laugh out loud or cheer on the home team on the pitch, we've got a few gift ideas that'll make sure he feels the love this Father's Day.

For the Dad who likes to rock out

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There's something for every Dad with a diverse line-up of live music in the capital. 

Dad will be belting out 'You're the Voice' when Aussie legend John Farnham comes to Wellington (1 Dec). America, the band behind the catchy 'A Horse with No Name' perform their folk-rock classics later this year (23 Nov). And for the indie-rock fans, singer Lloyd Cole and guitarist Neil Clark are set to play their iconic tunes on 28 Nov.

Get set for an epic stadium concert experience that Dad will love when Queen + Adam Lambert perform at Westpac Stadium for the first time ever! (5 Feb).

For the one with all the Dad jokes

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Dad will be in stitches as two world-class comedy acts take to the stage. One of Ireland's funniest comedians and 'Mock the Week' host Dara Ó Briain will charm with his fast-talking and downright funny charisma (20 Sep), and 'Black Books' star Dylan Moran brings his witty perspective on love, politics, misery and more (12 & 13 Oct).

For the one who's always cheering from the sidelines

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Help Dad gear up for a stunning summer of cricket as the world’s best cricketers come to play in our backyard.

The BLACKCAPS season kicks off with a thrilling T20 match versus England (3 Nov), before they take on India (31 Jan). Or if Dad prefers to laze in the sun and take things at a slower pace, get him tickets to the BLACKCAPS as they face India for their annual test match at the Basin Reserve (21-25 Feb).

There's also plenty happening at Westpac Stadium, with the Wellington Lions season in full swing. Throughout September and October, you'll be able to don your black and yellow and treat Dad to eighty minutes of fast-paced rugby action.

For the Dad who loves a good throwback

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The voices of The Sweet, The Hollies and 10cc are coming together as the Frontm3n to perform their acoustic classics (17 Nov). Returning to the capital with all of his greatest hits, Country Music Hall of Famer Kris Kristofferson will perform with The Strangers this spring (11 Oct). And Canadian alt-country pioneers Cowboy Junkies will charm Dad with their beautiful and reflective melodies (2 May 2020). 

Let Dad relive the good old days and pay tribute to some of the world's greatest bands, with stellar performances from the Bootleg Beatles (14 Nov) and The Bee Gees Night Fever (22 Nov).

For the armchair detective


If Dad's a fan of the iconic Belgian detective Hercule Poirot or one of the many other faces of David Suchet, head along to see a unique retrospective stage show that highlights the fascinating actor that has graced our stages and screens for decades (17 Feb).