The countdown is on for the first Queenstown Blues &
Roots Festival on Saturday, April 26 - a one-day outdoor
event featuring a spectacular line-up of national and
To celebrate the inaugural concert at the Queenstown Events
Centre, the promoters and the Queenstown Times are
offering a free double pass to the lucky reader whose name is
the first to be drawn from the hat.
Headlining the day will be California rock band the Doobie
Brothers, along with British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello
and the Imposters, New Zealand collaborative group Fly My
Pretties, dub, funk, afrobeat and soul group the Black Seeds,
veteran blues musician King Leo and all-girl group the
Johnnys, who deliver Johnny Cash songs.
The non-stop, full production music festival is due to begin
at 11am, with the first act on stage from noon.
Up to 15,000 people are expected to attend.
An array of Wakatipu food, beer, wine and market stalls will
also be on site.
Tickets for the first Queenstown Blues & Roots Festival
are on sale now, but you can be in to win two free tickets by
entering the Queenstown Times giveaway.
• Email your name and daytime telephone number, with
''Queenstown Blues and Roots Festival'' as the subject, to
Friday at noon. The first name drawn will win the two tickets
and will be notified on Friday.