The Liberal Agenda – Tūrama Festival 2020


We are incredibly proud to be presenting Tūrama Festival for its second year. 2019 was a huge success, which has pushed the team to build a bigger event for 2020.

Tūrama, which means to give light to, or to illuminate in te reo Māori will transform Albert Park into a playground for the curious. In the heart of Auckland CBD, the best of New Zealand’s creatives are developing an immersive dreamland of interactive artworks and mesmerising performance art.

Enter via the main entrance on Princes Street and you’ll find a lineup of homegrown music talent, tasty kai from a curated list of nutritious and culturally diverse food vendors, the main bar and the arts trail ticket office. Tickets to the arts trail are $8 in advance or $10 on the door. Under 16s can explore for free! Drinks from the main bar may be taken on the arts trail. We recommend allowing at least two hours to explore all the artworks.

Tūrama brings Auckland’s creative arts community together with the many diverse communities and cultures the city has evolved to encompass. For four days, Albert Park will shine bright and captivate the diversity of Auckland, the City of the Future.

Tūrama will host the official opening event of Elemental AKL, a month-long series of events run by ATEED on Thursday 1st October at 6pm. More details on the organisers and Elemental AKL below.

It is of great importance to us that everyone is able to explore Tūrama with as much ease as possible. Along with some of the artists we will be running free-of-charge tours for those who have hearing difficulties or are visually impaired on Thursday 1st October at 3pm. To sign up, please head to

The Organisers

Tūrama Festival is the creation of Noir Events and their extended team. Together they are dedicated to the design and production of breathtaking and bespoke events. Tūrama Festival aims to bring Auckland’s diverse communities together in the heart of the city for a weekend of creativity and connection. The event is a platform to showcase some of New Zealand’s best talent across a range of creative disciplines. Noir Events have ambitious plans for Tūrama Festival in the years to come. They are incredibly proud to be building an evolving community driven event with ATEED for Auckland.

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Tūrama Festival 2020 is the opening event for Elemental AKL – a month-long series of ticketed and free events put on by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Elemental AKL is a celebration of art, food, entertainment and culture. Over the month, Auckland’s eateries, bars, parks, public spaces and more transform into a place of excitement and inspiration for all ages. Elemental AKL will delight, inspire and show you why Tāmaki Makaurau is the City of the Future.


Tūrama Festival
Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th October 2020
Albert Park, Auckland CBD. For the main entrance follow directions to 3-43 Princes Street, Auckland 1010. 3 – 11pm daily, with final entry to the arts trail at 10pm.

Tickets $8 in advance or $10 on the door. Under 16s can explore for free!

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