Where to stay

Pre-quake Ōtautahi Christchurch is literally the fastest growing city this side of the hemisphere – and getting yourself into our CBD for the weekend means you’re guaranteed a trip filled with exciting new discoveries.

To get right into the heart of the Big Band Festival (and lots of other great stuff happening in our CBD) you couldn’t get a better location than the Crowne Plaza, looking over the 2019 site for the famous Labour Monday Big Band Picnic, and about a half to two blocks from every other Big Band Festival event in the city. You can’t go past them for comfort of stay either – modern furnishings in beautiful rooms with great views of Ōtautahi Christchurch. Furthermore, they are kindly sponsoring our gala event and have offered a great deal to participants of the festival: all you have to do is book a room via THIS LINK and you will receive 30% discount off “superior king” rooms. Incredible.

If you’re a band wanting to be billeted, please contact us to see if we can pair you with another band.