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Date Announced For 2009 Mission Concert

News release: 31 October 2008

Date Announced For 2009 Mission Estate Winery Concert

- Saturday 28th February 2009 -

The date for the much anticipated, annual Mission Estate Winery Concert has been confirmed as Saturday, 28th February 2009.

Sports and Entertainment Limited (SEL) Director of Operations Garry Craft says the date announcement allows concert fans to start planning accommodation and travel for next year’s concert immediately.

"Hawke's Bay is always overwhelmed with demand for accommodation during the weekend of the concert, and we are pleased to be able to confirm the date to help both concert fans and the local tourism industry.

“This year the Mission Concert website also features a Free Accommodation Listing Service which provides fans with a range of accommodation options listed by local property owners and agents."

"The 2009 Mission Estate Winery Concert is going to be one of the greatest ever presented at the Mission Estate Winery, and we look forward to being able to announce our headline act very soon. The Mission Concert has a tradition of presenting the best of international talent and 2009 will be no different.”

Since the inaugural concert in 1993, the Mission Estate Winery Concert has become a landmark occasion on the New Zealand events calendar; and has hosted renowned international acts such as Rod Stewart, the Beach Boys, Shirley Bassey, The Doobie Brothers, The B52’s, Kenny Rodgers, Sir Cliff Richard, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and Tom Jones.

Mission Estate Chief Executive Peter Holley says: "We are very proud to continue to be associated with SEL and the ongoing success of the annual Mission Concert. The Mission setting makes the concert a truly unique experience as New Zealand's premier music event".

Advance Mission Concert Club member tickets will be available very soon. Free registration for artist announcements, concert updates and priority ticket access is available at www.missionconcert.co.nz.

ENDS


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