September 28 @ The Cloud
Overload NZ

Artist Setup Information

This page is information you will need to know for exhibiting at Overload.

As a requirement of entry to Overload, all artists will need to have read, understood to and agreed to the Overload Health and Safety plan. On the 1st of September we will be sending this plan to all artists – Please take your time reading through this plan, and make sure to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

Key Points

  • Set-up starts from 8am to 10am. Please put on your artist pass/wrist band before arrival. No Pass – No Entry. This also applies to your helpers.
  • Please be aware that anything which could produce fire or smoke will not be allowed inside The Cloud. Smoking & Alcohol is prohibited. Please keep your general area safe and clear of any tripping hazards.
  • Please fold your table and stack your chairs after the event closes, and leave your area clean and tidy before you leave.
  • Bring enough cash, change, food and/or drinks, and warm clothes. The Cloud is located at the waterfront, and it can get very cold! 

Set Up

Set-up time: Between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM, 28th of September (Event day).

Artist set-up time begins at 8:00 AM, 28th of September (Saturday, event day). For health and safety reasons no set-up time is allowed for artists on Friday. The venue will be open to the general public at 10:00 AM.

We recommend that you plan to finish your setup early in case of any emergencies or other issues that may come up. You must complete your setup before 10:00 AM.

Artist Passes

Please wear your artist pass at all times, and have it be clearly visible or easily accessible to show security staff. You will not be permitted early entry without your artist pass. We recommend you put this pass on before you get to the venue, to reduce any delays getting in.

No pass – No entry. No exceptions. This also applies to your helpers.

Loading and Unloading

When you are being dropped off or unloading/loading goods from a vehicle, please use Layby area on the same side of the roundabout as The Cloud (shown below with a ‘star’). Your vehicle pauses and unloads/loads at the edge of the roundabout whilst the main usual wharf traffic carries on around the roundabout. To avoid any traffic congestion, please leave as soon as possible. All unattended cars will be towed away immediately, at the owner’s expense. Speed limit around the venue is 5km/hour.


The Cloud Convention Centre has no public car parks at the venue. If are driving to the venue you will need to find public parking nearby. There are parking lots throughout the city, such as the AT Downtown car park or Wilson REO Car Park.

Clean Up

Clean-up time: Between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM, 28th September (Event day).

You can only start packing and moving your things from 6pm to 7.30pm, 28th September. You are obliged to remove all your rubbish from your area. Rubbish bins will be available around the venue for general and recyclable waste. Please separate and dispose of your rubbish correctly, make sure your area is left clean and tidy, fold your table and stack the chairs.

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