Mumford and Sons top stadium wish-list

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Otago Daily Times columnist - and music nut - Dave Cannan has been giving a lot of thought to which act he would most like to see at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

He's made a list and would love your feedback (see below)

I'm sure fellow music fans will have been heartened to read the encouraging words of new stadium chief executive Terry Davies in last Friday's ODT, about his determination to attract a world-class act to Dunedin for a concert.

But, in case you missed it, here's one of his quotes: "I'm talking about a performer, or an act, that will sell out within three hours. It's an international act.''

And then he went a bit coy (no doubt for commercially-sensitive reasons) and wouldn't go into more detail, except to say the act would be bigger than Elton John's sellout show in 2011. Intriguing. And tantalising.

Well, on behalf of us star-starved fans, who are ready for some musical action (as memories of Paul Simon, Aerosmith and the Hollies fade into the mists of time), I thought The Wash and its readers might like to help Mr Davies out.

Why don't we compile a list of acts we'd most like to see at Forsyth Barr Stadium? Probably the only thing limiting Mr Davies' choice is money - but the only thing limiting us is our imaginations!

So, with that in mind, I'll kick off this readers' poll by stating the group I'd most love to see live at the stadium is . . . wait for it
. . . Mumford and Sons, the English quartet who played in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in November 2012, when I just happened to be in England. Talk about great timing!

But, that's just a personal choice. I'm sure there are many other favourites. 

Here's a list of possibilities (yes, a very optimistic list, I admit) for you to vote on, plus a "your choice'' option as well:

A _ Mumford and Sons.
B _ The Rolling Stones.
C _ Bruce Springsteen.
D _ U2.
E _ Pearl Jam.
F _ Fleetwood Mac.
G _ The Eagles.
H _ AC/DC.
I _ Guns N'Roses
J _ (State your choice)

Send your votes or other suggestions to, or ring 479-3519, before 4pm tomorrow and we'll announce the acts most in demand in Wednesday's Wash column.

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