More Annoucements, Final Week Of Earlybird Sales!
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Southern Amp 2008 – More Annoucements, Final Week Of Earlybird Sales!
Southern Amp 2008 is delighted to announce more international acts to join the stellar line-up of artists announced last week. The third staging of the South Island’s biggest music festival takes place on Sunday 9th November at Westpac Arena Festival Park in Christchurch from 12.30pm. Each of the 3 stages at Southern Amp this year will be completely UNDERCOVER making the event a ‘weather-free’ festival with a strictly limited capacity!
What Seether have done since 2002 – when they released their US debut “Disclaimer” – is capture the attention of music fans across the globe with epic riffs and thunderous rhythms. The reworked “Disclaimer II” went platinum in USA when a new rendition of the ballad “Broken” became a Top 20 US chart hit. Seether’s success carried forward with 2005’s “Karma and Effect”, which debuted on the Billboard Album Charts at #8 containing the huge hit “Remedy”. After a stint in rehab, Shaun Morgan, front man/guitarist and principal songwriter’s new outlook on life and music has resulted in this year’s excellent “Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces”, easily the South African-bred, LA-based hard rock band’s most innovative studio album yet. “Fake It” – the radio smash that launched the disc has been a huge hit in NZ followed by the equally anthemic “Rise Above This”. Their headline slot at Southern Amp will be the band’s FIRST EVER (and long overdue…) concert appearance in NZ.
The Aston Shuffle hailing from Australia’s capital Canberra, are a little electro, a little techno, but all house. In 2005 after being friends and associated production whores Vance Musgrove & Ross McGrath started their digital label project as a group effort to get their unreleased tunes out to the masses. Now under the influence of Ministry of Sound they are skyrocketing and heavily in demand for their white hot remixes… When the swing on their tunes hits the Ministry of Sound Stage at Southern Amp NZ dance fans will be very pleasantly surprised how hard it will be to keep their bodies from going retarded.
Midnight Youth, a five-piece Auckland band fresh from recording their debut album in New York have opened for the likes of Incubus, INXS and OK GO over the past two years. With 3 top 40 NZ radio tracks under their belts, a major record deal on the cards and strong support on music TV, this young band are a live act worth watching out for on the NZ Music Stage at Southern Amp.
Tainted make no bones about being one of NZ’s best live metal bands. The hard working Christchurch band’s long-awaited debut album “Carved and Created” will be finally be released in October and is expected to be one of the biggest NZ metal releases for quite a few years. Tainted will once again unleash their talent at Southern Amp on the NZ Music Stage this year.
As with previous years the 1st release of tickets will be a VERY LIMITED EARLYBIRD SPECIAL at just $79.50 (excl booking fees). FREE text AMP to 787 on a Vodafone mobile which will immediately return the special password required to purchase Earlybird tickets. These tickets will be strictly limited to FOUR tickets per person and are on sale through TICKETEK (either online, by phone or at any Ticketek Outlet) until Sunday 10th August or UNTIL SOLD OUT. General public on-sale date after all Earlybird tickets have sold through will be Monday 11th August at a higher price. These WILL sell out as they did last year, so don’t miss out.
For all details visit - www.southernamp.co.nz
SOUTHERN AMP 2008 LINE-UP
SEETHER / THE LIVING END / THE DANDY WARHOLS / THE CHARLATANS / GYROSCOPE / THE POTBELLEEZ / TIKI / TESTAMENT / THE JORDAN LUCK BAND / LITTLE BUSHMAN / AUTOZAMM / GOODWILL / CONCORD DAWN / GOODNIGHT NURSE / STATE OF MIND / PITCH BLACK / THE ASTON SHUFFLE / FUR PATROL / DIE! DIE! DIE! / THE EXILES / DIMMER / THE VALVES / MIDNIGHT YOUTH / TAINTED and many more…