Dotcom offers 2000 tickets to Auckland party

By Ben Irwin

Kim Dotcom has had to change the venue of a free party he is throwing next week in Auckland due to overwhelming demand for tickets.

The German internet mogul's "Party Party" - which he is putting on to celebrate his 40th birthday and the release of his new music album Good Times - was originally set to take place on Monday night at Auckland's Shed 10 venue, with 2000 free tickets up for grabs.

However, more than 15,000 people registered for tickets, forcing Dotcom to move the party to Vector Arena.

He tweeted the news shortly after 7pm: "WOW!!! Over 15,000 tickets registered for #ThePartyParty. Moving the event to Vector Arena now. This will be EPIC".

It will also coincide with the second anniversary of the FBI-initiated raids on Dotcom's Coatesville mansion.

He tweeted the news of the bash this afternoon: "The Party Party - #TPP IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC! You are all invited".

Dotcom will host the party along with some "very, very special guests".

Attendees who wear white to the party will also receive a free copy of his new album.

News of Dotcom's bash comes as the German drops hints about a potential run at politics.

On Sunday he tweeted to his 340,000 followers: "My political party will activate non-voters, the youth, the Internet electorate. We are going to make politics exciting. More on January 20".

Dotcom can't stand for Parliament as he is not a New Zealand citizen, but he can play a central role, with his millions meaning any party he created wouldn't be short on funds.

Tickets to party are available here.

- NZ Herald

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