The Weekend Sun Competition


Award-winning magician and illusionist André Vegas is bringing his spellbinding family show to Trustpower Arena during the school holidays for one day only!


You won’t want to miss this fast-paced colourful show packed with music, comedy, adorable animals (including Chocolate the giant rabbit, chihuahuas and doves) and spectacular illusions. And it wouldn’t be a magic show without audience participation!


André’s family show will captivate all ages from pre-schoolers to grandparents, and don’t worry if you’ve seen him before, the show will of course include some old favourites along with some new surprises and effects not seen in the Bay of Plenty before!  


You may remember André from the TV Show New Zealand’s Got Talent. He was the illusionist at Rainbow’s End for three years and he and Linda have just won New Zealand’s Best Children/Family Magic Act at Magicana in Auckland.


“We had a great turnout when André performed in 2020 and we are excited to be bringing André back by popular demand,” says Bay Venues programmes manager Shane Gillum.


“With tickets starting from $8, it’s a great, low-cost activity during the school holidays.”


There are two show sessions on Thursday, July 22 (11am and 2pm). Shows run for 45-minutes and following the 2pm show there will be adventure play equipment set up for kids to enjoy, including the mini ninja warrior course for another $5 per child. For more info and to purchase your tickets, visit:


The Weekend Sun has one family pass to see award-winning magician and illusionist André Vegas at Trustpower Arena.


Competition Results

Congratulations to our winners, Graham and Donna!