Festival of Colour
organisers are bringing respected New Zealand musician Don
McGlashan to Luggate next month for a surprise gig.
The festival usually is held every two years, with the next
instalment of the Central Otago arts event timed for April
However, McGlashan, perhaps best known from his time fronting
New Zealand band the Muttonbirds, is coming to play at the
Luggate Hall as part of a joint venture between the Festival
of Colour and the Arts on Tour New Zealand.
McGlashan is recognised as one of New Zealand's foremost
songwriters and artists with five entries in Apra New
Zealand's top 100 songs of all time.
His Luggate performance will come after a sell-out show in
the Wellington Festival and from a wildly popular WOMAD
McGlashan was a member of the percussion ensemble From
Scratch from 1979 to 1986 and was drummer and singer with
Auckland agit-punk band Blam Blam Blam from 1980 to 1982.
He was singer and main songwriter for the Mutton Birds from
1991 to 2002 and has composed numerous soundtracks for
television and movies, including An Angel at my Table.
Tickets for the concert on April 24 go on sale from March 29
at the Luggate Hotel or the Festival of Colour office in
Helwick St, Wanaka.