The Breath of the Volcano

Wed 7 Mar 2012 to Fri 9 Mar 2012
World premiere - three nights only! At last…Groupe F returns to Auckland to ignite our city with their unforgettable fireworks display.
Event type: 
General Admission $28 / Gate Sales $33; General Ad
Auckland Domain
Domain Drive


Groupe F (France)

Groupe F has lit up the Eiffel Tower, the Stade de France for the football World Cup, London Eye and the Palace of Versailles. They’ve been a sparkling presence at momentous celebrations around the globe, from the Barcelona Olympics to the opening of the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

At Auckland Arts Festival 2007, Groupe F treated 100,000 wide-eyed Festival-goers to an event of such awesome proportions that the memory was seared into everyone’s hearts forever.

For three spectacular nights, during Festival Opening Week, the Auckland Museum will be the backdrop for a new, specially created performance from these much-adored artists who make marvels with light.

Inspired by the volcanic hills of the Auckland Isthmus and the wondrous New Zealand landscape, Groupe F will draw on symbols of the land, sea and air to bring us a spectacular world premiere.

Get up close and feel the heat. Come to the outdoor theatre in Auckland Domain and immerse yourself in the wonderment of our opening ceremony. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring a picnic and a rug and enjoy the pre-show entertainment from 8pm.

This show must not be missed.


Thursday 7 March – Saturday  9 March

Gates open 6.45pm, show starts 9pm

Book at THE EDGE: / 09 357 3355 / 0800 289 842

Group bookings: / 09 357 3354

Ticketmaster outlets: / 09 970 9700 / 0800 289 842

Entry details

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Contact details

Media enquiries: 

Siobhan Waterhouse, Publicist

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Written by

Auckland Arts Festival

21 Nov 2012