When Robbie Williams hits Wellington's Basin Reserve tonight backstage staff will work overtime to cater for his bizarre dressing room demands.

The British chart-topper is set to play to more than 10,000 fans on his Let Me Entertain You tour.

On Tuesday he takes his tour to Auckland's Vector Arena.

And as Williams prepares for his first New Zealand shows in 15 years, he has lived up to his reputation as one of the world's great music divas.


He travels with a 120-person team, including eight managers, six bodyguards and half a dozen chefs. There is also a personal hair stylist and a masseuse on hand.

At both New Zealand venues it is understood he will have refrigerators to stock a requested 50kg of ice - 20kg to be stocked the night before the concert and the remainder to be delivered at noon on the day of a performance.

Williams likes his team to be comfortable and asks for 30 sofas backstage.

He also requires 280 towels, six fire extinguishers and four different British newspapers.

The 41-year-old singer needs three dressing rooms for himself, six more for the staff and five offices.

Each dressing room must have full-length and desktop mirrors, both with illumination.

One of the rooms is reserved for Williams' father Peter who works as a backup vocalist.

On his recent 10-date tour of Australia, Williams was watched by celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Debora-Lee Furness, Delta Goodrem and UK comedian John Bishop.

At his two New Zealand gigs fans can look forward to the cheeky superstar belting out old-school rock classics such as We Will Rock You and I Love Rock And Roll in a leather kilt as well as his mega-hits Angels and Better Man.