The Auckland Arts Festival Garden has taken over Aotea square in Auckland. Surrounded by performance spaces it includes the Paradiso Spiegeltent and iHeartRadio Soundstage that host a variety of performers. The soundstage is showcasing various musicians – all for free. There’s plenty of seating artfully arranged around the Garden, some in the sun, some under shelter. Even when full the Garden doesnt feel crowded. It’s a lovely place to sit during the day, enjoying a cider slushy, (or other beverage, or frozen treat or delicious snack), chilling out to the music. In the evening it transforms into the type of space where everyone you know turns up for a chat and a laugh. IT’S MAGIC!