Organisers of the second Sunshine Shotover Festival, held
near Queenstown on Saturday, were pleased with the the
overall atmosphere and crowd behaviour.
The festival drew about 3000 party-goers, fewer than the
inaugural show in 2011, but organiser Si Hendi said the
concert was successful and he planned to continue it on a
''It was really, really awesome. We all really enjoyed it.''
He said judging by the way the artists played on stage and
the good mood backstage they all enjoyed the Queenstown
Conditions for the midday to 1am concert were perfect and
there were more than a few sunburnt faces and shoulders
around the grounds at Dalefield, directly below the Coronet
''Everyone was really well behaved. There was some awesome
energy in that crowd. The crowd was humming right from the
beginning to end,'' he said.
Soulsystem front men Jeremy London and Tim Driver said the
crowd was responsive and they would like to return to
Queenstown to play more live music.
''We played quite early on, when there was no-one on the
dance floor, but the crowd was really responsive and the
floor began to open up,'' London said.
Highlights from the evening were headline bands Kora and the
Blacks Seeds who both come on stage after 9pm.
Acting Sergeant Daniel Andrew, of Queenstown, said no arrests
were made at the concert and everyone had been relatively
well behaved. The traffic problems of 2011 had been rectified
as well, with more than 2000 places on buses available for
the return to Queenstown.