Six60 take the stage in historic first concert at Auckland's Eden Park

Auckland's home of rugby will be home to music for the first time on Saturday night. 

Eden Park is holding its first concert, with 50,000 people expected to turn out for Six60, Sir Dave Dobbyn and other Kiwi acts. 

Ji Fraser, the band's lead guitarist, says the show is a "special achievement". 

"To be the first to open the doors up and sell out Eden Park is another special achievement. And it's exciting man! Can't wait to do it."

Six60 is no stranger to crowds this big, they played to 100,000 fans over two shows at Auckland's Western Springs last year. 

But this venue is different, this is where All Blacks have won world cups.

Fraser says he's got the jitters: "There's that first-time experience excitement definitely bubbling away".  

Eden Park, which has always been a sports stadium, is now able to hold up to six concerts a year. 

But getting here was quite the headache.

The process to get Auckland Council's consent to be able to hold concerts took about a year. Residents heavily opposed it over concerns about the traffic and noise it would create.

One of the strongest opponents was former Prime Minister Helen Clark. 

Fraser says all those who opposed are still welcome to attend, revealing the band even offered Clark a ticket: "Of course we did!"

Newshub can confirm Helen Clark is out of town for the weekend, but others have come from all over the country to witness the historic gig.

General admission tickets cost about $160. Punters will also get performances from local acts Troy Kingi, Drax Project and Dave Dobbyn.

It's Dobbyn's first gig as Sir Dave after he was formally knighted this week. 

Saturday will conclude Six60's summer tour, they say they've saved the best till last.