Road closures for One Love Festival this weekend

Around 20,000 people are expected to attend the One Love Festival this weekend. Photos:File Image/SunLive.

Motorists are being advised to expect delays in Tauranga this weekend as thousands of people descend for the annual One Love Festival.

Dubbed one of the biggest music festivals in New Zealand, One Love is expected to have almost 20,000 people attend.

“We are excited once again to bring a huge calibre of local and international acts to One Love, we can't wait to show our festival-goers what we have in store,” says Pato Entertainment event organiser Pato Alverez.

One Love operates over two days on January 25-26 at the Tauranga Domain. Gates open at 11am and close at 10.30pm on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday.

Road closures will be in place to ensure safe pedestrian access to the event from 12am Saturday, January 25, to 6am Monday, January 27.

Those road closures are as follows:

Cameron Road from Brown Street to Wharf Street.

Durham Street from Wharf Street to Harington Street.

Hamilton Street from Willow Street to the end Hamilton Street West.

Harington Street from Willow Street to Cameron Road.

Park Street from Cameron Road to Willow Street.

Monmouth Street from Cameron Road to Willow Street.

McLean Street from Cameron Road to Willow Street.

“Resident access will be maintained throughout the event. Please expect increased foot traffic in the city centre on the weekend,” says a Tauranga City Council spokesperson.

Due to the festival playing music that will be audible beyond the venue, the festival must finish at 10.30pm on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday.

“A noise management plan was approved as part of the resource consent process. As part of this a robust monitoring process has been put in place to monitor noise levels throughout the event.”

One Love Festival’s consent permits amplified noise during the following times:

Saturday, January 25: 12pm – 10.30pm

Sunday, January 26: 12pm – 10pm

Sound checks between 10am – 11am both days

Hourly noise monitoring updates will be provided on twitter/@digital_satori

The event organiser has also provided a waste management plan which include cleaning up surrounding streets throughout and after each night of the event.


Tauranga City Council

If you have a question or would like to lodge a complaint please phone the Customer Services team on 07 577 7000 or send an email to

One Love event organiser

You can also contact the event organiser directly on the residents’ hotline on 027 251 2526 to ask questions about the festival or to report any issues during the event.

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Posted on 24-01-2020 06:25 | By

Awesome to see more events, vibrancy and money coming into the CBD, now just need to upgrade the stadium, get more hotels and apartments in the CBD and complete a new council building to bring all the workers back.

Who needs Toilets and Parking?

Posted on 23-01-2020 09:40 | By Cynical Me

Wait till the CBD gets all its high rises. Be even worse.


Posted on 22-01-2020 11:32 | By dumbkof2

once again total chaos in central tauranga. no parking very few toilets no shelter roads blocked off. very few places for disability people. these things should be held at baypark.