Ticket of the Year

Ticket of the Year: Tell us your favourite live events of 2019

It's that time of year again. Across the globe, voting in Ticketmaster’s ‘Ticket of the Year’ is underway, and it’s time for you to have your say – what was the best Kiwi event you went to in the last 12 months?

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We love live just as much as we do, but we can’t pick our favourite events alone, so we need your help.

2019 has been jampacked with incredible live entertainment – from world-class concerts put on by our favourite local and international acts, to theatre that made us gasp, laugh, and cry, and sporting events that have had us on the edge of our seats. It’s hard to sum it all it up in just a few sentences.

Now it’s your turn to sift through your memory bank and let us know which event you think deserves to be named out 2019 Ticket of the Year. That’s right we want to know the very best event you saw.

The much-anticipated vote will take place on Ticketmaster New Zealand’s official website from Monday 4 November until Sunday 10 November.

All live music, theatre productions, sporting events, festivals, and shows that took place throughout 2019 are in the running. As well as looking back on the last 12 months, ‘Ticket of the Year’ will also help us find out what your most anticipated event of 2020 is. The results will be announced on Wednesday 20 November.


In 2018, P!NK at Spark Arena, Auckland took out the top prize, followed closely by Sam Smith also at Spark. Ed Sheeran at Mt Smart Stadium and Forsyth Barr Stadium, Bruno Mars and Celine Dion at Spark Arena, and Foo Fighters at Mt Smart Stadium all landed in the top ten.

Looking ahead to this year, you chose Eagles, Post Malone, and Arctic Monkeys as some of your most anticipated events of the year.

Prizes up for grabs

To say thank you for voting, and to prepare your event calendars for 2020, you could score yourself a $500 Ticketmaster gift card. Everyone who submits a vote for ‘Ticket of the Year’ will go into the running – all you have to do is tell us what your favourite live event of 2019 was. It’s that simple.

Head to to cast your vote. We can’t wait to see what you choose.

We love a good brag, so share this competition – and a picture of your favourite event – with your mates using #Ticketoftheyear and you could be featured in our global fan gallery.