Fatboy Slim-headlined Auckland Gardens Music Festival forced to move venue due to 'damage'

With just 11 days to go, organisers of Auckland's inaugural Gardens Music Festival have been forced to "scramble" and change their planned venue due to "damage" at the original site of Victoria Park .

The Festival is being headlined by British DJ Fatboy Slim and will also feature Peking Duk and US producer LP Giobbi, who has been announced for 2023's Coachella festival, among its acts.

"Due to damage caused to the grounds by a previous event, Gardens Music Festival will now take place at its new home - the iconic Auckland Domain, and we cannot wait to see everyone there," said Endeavour Live Co-Founder Kyle Bell.

Victoria Park had recently held the Plane Sailing Festival with Grammy superstar Diplo headlining. 

In October, it was announced Fatboy Slim would be playing Aotearoa for the first time in four years. 

The hit DJ and producer will also be playing Waiheke Island's Stonyridge Winery on Tuesday, January 31 and Auckland's Sky Tower on Wednesday, February 1.

He'll then play Christchurch, Napier, Wellington, Queenstown and Taupō as part of a nationwide tour.