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Lineup for Cheap as Chips 2008

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Here we go again! The most sun-shiny line-up yet is set for this year’s favourite Sunday afternoon outing…and as always, it’s still Cheap as Chips!

Announcing the line up for
Cheap as Chips
2008

Sunday 9 March
Ilam Oval, Christchurch

Featuring...THE BLACK SEEDS
SOLAA THE CHECKS DUBWIZE
DISASTERADIO CHARLIE ASH
BANG!BANG!ECHE!
And of course, fine RDU98.5FM DJ talent

Every year, thousands flock to experience the summer bash that sees this country’s TOP performers get down for a flavour-filled Sunday afternoon in the sun. This is Christchurch’s biggest annual contemporary music event, and as always, we are bringing entertainers from the forefront of the NZ music scene together, for a Sunday afternoon in the sun, where you’re guaranteed to get the most band for your buck.

The performers:

The Black Seeds are New Zealand’s mainstay of good time summer music. If you don’t have one of their Gold or Platinum selling releases, try the house next door and you’re bound to find a happy camper, who’s tent is pitched by The Black Seeds’ awesome blend of Funk, Jazz, Reggae and Dub. This institution of the kiwi summer are set to appear at the most friendly ticket-price ever for Cheap as Chips 2008.

The Checks are remarkably young but they sure have impact. Already, this rock and roll conglomerate have supported REM, performed on the NME New Music Tour and have perfected their incredible live performance of spit n’ sawdust Rock n’ Roll, sending audiences worldwide into frenzied enjoyment. Start practicing your flailing.

All Christchurch natives know that Solaa have been representing at the Funk Olympics for more than a decade and that they have consistently set the benchmark for gold live performances. These guys practically channel the sun and serve it up in one big blazing set every time they take the stage. Have you bought your ticket yet? Charlie Ash will appeal to all of your senses with their striking Electro-Pop-Punk sound, and their stunning Pop-Electro-Punk getup. While Mailee Matthews (of Fly My Pretties fame) holds down the bassline, prepare yourself for the arresting vocal offerings of Rosie Riggar. And hold onto your socks.

Snypa Levi and DJ Messanjah together bring Dubwize back to Cheap as Chips in 08 for a second showing of their excellent Reggae-Dub stylings. You’ll be treated to new material this time round, destined for release on their forthcoming album. See it in March and say you heard it first… Disasteradio in disastereo! This one-man wall of ‘80s-inspired synth-pop is kooky, clever and essential course material if you want to know who is on the cutting edge of the NZ music scene.

The winners of RDU98.5FM’s 2007 Dux de Lux RounDUp band competition, Bang!Bang!Eche! are here, and you’d better sit up and listen. These fledglings of the Christchurch music scene are deceptively cute, but surprisingly punchy and they bring to the stage all the fervor one would expect from a group with a name like theirs.

And don’t forget the fine RDU DJ Talent…it wouldn’t be Cheap as Chips without this lot, and we all know that providing substantial refreshment at parties is all part of the good host manual.

The lovely RDU DJs will appear throughout the afternoon with their inter-set morsels to keep the afternoon flowing smoothly. The whole shebang will be presented by the almighty MC Sticky Fingaz – this guy is the cake AND the icing.

TICKETS ONLY $23.00 (ADULT), $10.00 (CHILD 6-12 years inclusive), and are available from: COSMIC CORNER – www.cosmiccorner.co.nz, REAL GROOVY, and THE SAVOY BROWN – HIGH STREET or TXT ‘CHEAP’ TO 858 FOR A TICKET TO YOUR VODAFONE MOBILE OR GET YOUR TICKET FREE WITH YOUR UCSA O-PASS

See the flyer for further details

BOOKING FEES WILL APPLY

Children 5 years old and under are admitted free


ENDS

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