Pacific Entertainment was founded in the 1970’s by Ian Magan, a pioneer of commercial radio in New Zealand. Since then Pacific Entertainment has been at the forefront of live entertainment in New Zealand being responsible for bringing some of the biggest names in music and comedy to the country.
Pacific Entertainment and Ian Magan have also played a major role in the development of many successful New Zealand artists including Hayley Westenra, the Finn brothers and their Split Enz and Crowded House bands, Annie Crummer, Fred Dagg, Sharon O’Neill, the late Sir Howard Morrison, Billy T James, The Exponents, Dave Dobbyn, and Sam Hunt.
The Company has extensive experience with mounting concerts in New Zealand for all ages, across all genres, and in venues from theatres through to arenas and stadiums. Some of the notable international artists promoted by the company over the years include Michael Jackson (including the groundbreaking History tour), Pavarotti, Dire Straits (which still holds the record for being the biggest Stadium concert in New Zealand’s history), ACDC’s 1996 world tour and 2010 Black Ice tour, Westlife, Kenny Rogers, and Billy Connolly. Other touring artists include:
In particular, Pacific is very experienced in undertaking often challenging multi-date, multi-show children’s tours. National tours involving globally recognised brands over recent years include Hi 5, Thomas the Tank Engine, Dora the Explorer, and Scooby Doo.
Over the past five years Pacific Entertainment has established strong strategic links with experienced promoters in Australia to now also be able to offer the ability to tour artists throughout the Australasian region.
The company’s consistent expertise and professionalism have been key factors of its long term survival in a difficult industry, underpinning its strong reputation within the entertainment world and the lasting friendships formed with many of the artists.