Photo by Christina McDonald.
Wakatipu High School pupils (from left) Theo Baumfield (14),
Will Gloag (15), Samuel Kelly (15) and Yuta Honda (15) are
polishing their act as they prepare to open for Lynyrd
Skynyrd, 10cc and Starship next month.
The teenagers' rock band, Bahip, was chosen to play at the
Summer Concert Tour's Gibbston Valley Winery show on February
Having only been informed of their planned appearance in
front of their largest audience to date a few days ago, they
can be forgiven for saying the success has not yet sunk in.
However, they are not new to important gigs - they performed
on the Earnslaw Park stage on New Year's Eve and have also
appeared at the Winter Festival The band is promising some
rock classics at the Gibbston Valley gig.
Wanaka country rock singer Jody Direen will also perform.
Winery chief executive Greg Hunt said the winery was working
with police to ensure traffic leaving the grass car parks
moved quicker than last year after the show's end.