Polyfest is back for 2023 and drawing crowds

Polyfest 2023 is back on and in person this year at the Manukau Sports Bowl in Auckland, New Zealand from March 8th to the 11th, with the Māori competition taking place at the Due Drop Events Centre April 3rd to 5th.

Due to the recent Te Matatini event in Auckland held on February 22nd to 25th, organisers of Polyfest wanted to give performers a chance to rest before jumping back on stage.

The world’s largest secondary school event features traditional Pacific performances and expects to attract more than 60,00 people.

In 2022 Polyfest was smaller with four performance stages and streamed online only, with no crowds attending due to the traffic light system in New Zealand.

This year will see Polyfest return to its usual splendour boasting 55 schools competing across six stages – Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, Māori, and diversity.

PasifikaTV is proud to be broadcasting Polyfest again this year, in what is sure to be a colourful and vibrant celebration of Pacific culture so check in with your local broadcaster to find out when it’s on their channel.