Heading to Queen + Adam Lambert in Wellington? Here's what you need to know

Must See 04/02/2020

After months of waiting, Queen + Adam Lambert are finally in the country for their three MASSIVE stadium shows at Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin.

The Rhapsody Tour kicks off at Wellington's Sky Stadium on 5th Feb, Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium on the 7th and Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on the 10th.

Here is everything you need to know if you are attending the Sky Stadium gig.

Set times:

2pm: Car park opens
3pm: Box office opens
6pm: Gates open
8:30pm: Queen + Adam Lambert


Address: 105 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6140

Public Transport:

Sky Stadium encourages ticketholders to take advantage of public transport as there are no general parking facilities onsite for concerts.

Additional train and bus services with extra capacity will be running before and after the event. Check out the Metlink website for up-to-date information.


East by West Ferries are putting on an additional sailing after the Queen concert on Wednesday, 5th February.

This sailing will depart Queens Wharf direct for Days Bay at 11.20pm.
Tickets can be purchased onboard.


If you do need to drive, please note traffic restrictions will be in place before and after the show with road closures at Bunny St, Stout St, Thorndon Quay and Featherston St. Click here for a full list of road closures.

Parking at Sky Stadium has sold out.


Taxi, rideshare and personal drop offs are permitted at the Stadium up until 6.30pm only. After 6.30pm all drop offs must use Bunny Street, Stout Street or Thorndon Quay.

Pick-ups following the show are not available at the Stadium, please use Bunny Street, Stout Street or Thorndon Quay.

Food & Beverage:

All food and beverage outlets will be open from Aisle 4 to Aisle 32, plus temporary facilities on the Inner Plaza and the field.

Water stations - providing free filtered water for drink bottles and water fountains - are situated around the concourse and field perimeter.

Serving limits for alcoholic drinks per person will apply.

EFTPOS will be available at all outlets however we also recommend patrons bring cash in case of any technical issues.

Stadium Layout:

Wheelchair Seating:

Bowl seating
Special areas have been set aside in the Stadium bowl for wheelchairs and care-givers. Request details from the ticketing company when booking your ticket.

Events with seating on the pitch
Wheelchairs are not permitted onto the pitch. This is for your own safety in the event of an emergency. We recommend you contact the ticketing company for the event and request details of wheelchair seating.

Wheelchair-accessible toilets
These are located next to Aisles 1, 3, 7, 12, 17, 21, 26, 30, 35 (separate from main toilet blocks).

For more info on navigating around the city, click here.

What's allowed and what's banned?

What you can bring:

  • A small bag that can fit under your seat, no larger than 300mm x 210mm (A4 size)
  • One empty clear plastic water bottle (up to 1 litre) Please note that depending on the security requirements of the event, the lid may be removed and discarded on entry

What you cannot bring:

  • At the request of the Tour, professional cameras or audio recording devices are not permitted, including selfie sticks, GoPros, tablets or drones. Mobile phones are permitted.  (cell phones are ok)

If in doubt, please leave it at home. Stadium Management takes no responsibility for goods surrendered.


Sky Stadium is a smoke free venue. Smoking is only permitted:

  • On the plaza area between the turnstiles and the main doors to the enclosed public gallery.

  • At the emergency exit spiral ramp at the northern end of the Stadium (between aisle 34 and 35).

For more information, head to the Sky Stadium website.