Dunedin CBD lights up for Pink concert at Forsyth BarrPosted by On


Dunedin is painting — or, more accurately, lighting up — the town pink to welcome back one its favourite pop stars.

American singer Pink will perform at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night, her third concert at the venue, and to celebrate the city is lighting up some of its best-known buildings with a pink-coloured hue.

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin Airport, Tūhura Otago Museum, Forsyth Barr Stadium, the Grand Casino and St Paul’s Cathedral were lit up in pink over the weekend to celebrate the singer’s arrival.

Local businesses joined in on the fun with Pink-themed drinks, while Tūhura Otago Museum is planning a “funhouse” extravaganza before the concert where people can enjoy some face-painting and live music at a pre-Pink party, promotional material from the Dunedin City Council said.

It is believed Pink, her entourage and some equipment arrived in the city on two Boeing 737-838s and a private jet from Perth last night, following a show in that city on Saturday.

Dunedin’s St Paul’s Cathedral was lit up last night to celebrate the arrival of American pop singer Pink. Photo / Stephen Jaquiery
Dunedin’s St Paul’s Cathedral was lit up last night to celebrate the arrival of American pop singer Pink. Photo / Stephen Jaquiery

One of the Qantas 737 flights arrived at Dunedin International Airport at 8.30pm, the other at 9.30pm, and a private jet, a Bombardier Global Express XRS, was wending its way towards Dunedin at 9.30pm last night.

Pink may be one of the early arrivals to Dunedin, which is set to be packed to the…

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