Auckland Lantern Festival 2015
Footage from the final night of the Auckland Lantern Festival 2015.
This was the 16th annual lantern festival, and was held from 26 February to 1 March, at Albert Park, which is next to the University of Auckland's main campus.
The festival had over 800 lanterns; musicians and other performers, stalls selling toys, stalls for various organisations and associations, and many food stalls (along Princes Street). There were thousands of guests.
0:00 Last remaining daylight - Various lanterns (including monkey, ox, mouse, bull and tiger lanterns). Traditional Chinese music can be heard in the background.
0:30 Dusk - Long dragon lanterns in the distance.
0:46 Night - Dragon lanterns floating in the Albert Park fountain.
1:21 Princes Street - Large crowds and some of the food stalls. The University of Auckland's Clock Tower can be seen in the background (glowing red for the festival).
1:40 Karaoke - Attendees had the opportunity to sing karaoke in front of an audience.
2:12 Long Shen Dao performing on stage - Long Shen Dao is a reggae/rock/ska band from China.
3:06 Fireworks - At the end of the lantern festival, Long Shen Dao counted down to the fireworks display. The fireworks were launched from the Auckland Sky Tower.