The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

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Punk It Up

Following on from a packed sold out event in September 2015, at Auckland’s “soon to be lost forever” The Kings Arms Tavern in Newton, PUNK IT UP returns this April 8th, ready to melt your f**king face off.

Leading the charge in the main room as MC is Dr Rock himself, Barry Jenkin. He’ll be introducing a stellar lineup of bands:

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Master Blaster

& the first part of the “all-nighter” topped off by punk covers act bankRobbers (along with some very special secret guests).

Keeping you pogoing between bands will be a bunch of Auckland’s finest “selectors” including DJ Dubhead, Phil Armstrong, and Miss Dom.

It’s a total venue takeover - bands in the main bar, and in the true spirit of punk, likeminded partners Sea Shepherd New ZealandRockEnrol, and Auckland Peace Action (among others), who will be holding court in the front bar with supporter stalls to help you get involved. There will also be heaps of punk paraphernalia from the bands performing, and a bunch of artists that aren’t, just because we can!

Then, after you’ve sweated out a couple of kilos in front of the stage in the main room, we’re moving the music to the front bar, where the party continues into the wee small hours with hosts 95bFM: Dirtbag Radio, joined by DJs Lise, No Tag’s Andrew Boak, and Miss Dom.

The first 100 “early bird” tickets are available from Thursday 2/2/2017 at 9am from

Earlier Event: April 7
Caravãna Sun, w/ Strangely Arousing
Later Event: April 11
Quiz Night

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