Black Seeds big name for festival

Photo by David James.
Photo by David James.
The Black Seeds (from left) keyboard player Nigel Patterson, singer-percussionist Daniel Weetman, guitarist Mike Fabulous, singer-guitarist Barnaby Weir, bass player Tim Jaray, drummer Jarney Murphy and saxophonist Jabin Ward, top the bill for the next Shotover Sunshine Festival on February 9.

Queenstown's open-air staged music festival returns to the Coronet Peak end of Littles Rd, from noon to midnight. Buses, parking and on-site food and beverage stalls will operate.

Other acts included in the first line-up are Wakatipu favourites Tiki Taane, Sola Rosa, Sunshine Sound System, Rhythmonyx, K+lab and Analog MC with host MC KPZ. More acts are to be announced.

Earlybird tickets cost $110 and are now on sale via the festival website and Dash Tickets online.


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In the zone
Pounamu artist Lewis Gardiner uses jade, resin, flax fibre (muka) and albatross bone in a museum style layout to comment on doomed homes in Christchurch in Red Zone (2012), one of 19 sculptures and wall pieces on display in Toi o Tahuna Gallery's space above Kapa Design Gallery from Saturday until October 24. Gardiner is head tutor of the Pounamu Carving School at Te Puia, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua.