AUCKLAND WAS THE FIRST MAJOR CITY IN THE WORLD WHICH FLIPPED THE SWITCH ON 2019
Auckland was the first major city in the world to welcome in 2019. For this event, the city presented a visual and entertainment extravaganza to light up Auckland’s cityscape this New Year’s Eve.
Thus, for the first time, Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge joined the celebrations with a sparkling display from 9pm. Then, they build up to a countdown to midnight. So, the lights of the bridge pulsed in time with the Auckland Sky Tower.
At the stroke of midnight, Vector Lights exploded into a five-minute spectacular designed to complement SKYCITY’s fireworks display from the Sky Tower. Then it continued until 1am.
Of course, up town on Federal Street, SKYCITY hosted Auckland’s biggest street party with the headliners Jupiter Project and Jetski Safari.
Moreover, another highlight of Auckland’s celebrations was the Wondergarden Festival at the harbour-side Silo Park. It featured world-class international and local acts. Among them, the British DJ, Nightmares on Wax. Of course, the headline act for Wondergarden was excited to see in the New Year in Auckland.
Besides, the people had a great panoramic view from those places. Therefore, they enjoyed the Vector Lights of the bridge and the Sky Tower’s fireworks alongside the international and local acts.
Vector Lights shined until 1am, illuminating the waters of the Waitemata Harbour which in two year’s time will be the home of the next America’s Cup.
Vector Lights is part of a smart energy partnership between Vector and Auckland Council in collaboration with the NZ Transport Agency, the guiding light toward a smart energy future. Its 98,000 LED lights are solar powered.
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