Auckland’s Laneway music festival will not go ahead this year as organisers “do not believe we can operate to our full capabilities.”
In a statement, they said: “After much deliberation, we are very disappointed to announce that Laneway Festival Auckland will not be taking place in Summer 2021.
“The current circumstances surrounding border closures and the unpredictability of future Covid-19 outbreaks have created an extremely tough environment for festivals
The festival was postoned until 2022 and organisers were “sending our love and support to all our loyal crew and suppliers who we hope to see again, along with all the punters, in summer 2022.”
Laneway, which has run for the past 11 years, usually features major international musicians as headliners; last January’s festival was led by performances from English acts The 1975, Charli XCX, and Ruel.
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Aucklanders will see their rates bills soar 5 per cent to help counteract a $1 billion fall in council revenue over the next four years.
The one-off hike, up from a planned 3.5 per cent increase, will add $36 to the rates bill of an average value home before annual increases return to the previous path of 3.5 per cent rises.
The proposed increase is included in the update of Auckland Council's 10-year budget, which starts in July.
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