Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Mission Estate Concert - Massive Stage, Excitement Builds

Mission Estate Concert -- Massive Stage Erected As Excitement Builds

THIS Saturday, February 23
Barry Gibb & Carole King
with special guests
The Wellington Ukulele Orchestra
and pop star priest Father Chris Skinner

Vital stats!
Same stage as Coldplay
1000 workers on site by Saturday
50 tonne stage
200 sheets of plywood
Weather forecast: 25 degrees and fine!

Tickets available at or

The Mission Concert starring two of the world’s greatest performers, Barry Gibb and Carole King, is just days away and excitement is building in the greatest outdoor concert held annually in New Zealand.

More than 100 contractors are onsite today, erecting the stage and the number of people working on this amazing event will continue to build throughout the week, culminating on showday Saturday with well in excess of 1000 personnel on site.

The stage, measuring 15 metres x 42 metres, is the same stage used by Coldplay, reconfigured to suit the picturesque Mission Estate site – including spanning a creek!

The roof of the stage weighs over 50 tonnes and over 200 sheets of plywood have been used to construct the floor.

“It’s a hive of industry,” beams SEL concert direct Garry Craft.

With the weather forecast looking amazing for Saturday, Craft urges New Zealanders to make the most of this spell of golden weather and catch two of the greatest artists on earth perform at one venue. Tickets are still available for this concert and can be purchased via or

Craft says everything is set for a very smooth and entertaining concert on Saturday.

“There are a few changes that have had to be made as a result of changes to the liquor license but we have measures in place, designed to be straightforward and cause minimal inconvenience to concert fans.

“In a nutshell, the changes will mean that sale of liquor will be restricted to the concert paddock only.” The property between Church Road and the ticketing points will be alcohol free zones. As per previous years the Mission Concert is a Non BYO event.

Mr Craft says bag searches and ticketing will open from 2.30pm on Saturday and access to the concert will open at 3pm.

Craft also revealed one final surprise. Pop singing priest Father Chris Skinner will perform on stage at 3.30pm, singing his award winning version of You Raise Me Up among other favourites.

3:30 PM Father Chris Skinner
5:00 PM Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
6:45 PM Carole King
8:30 PM Barry Gibb
10:30 PM Approximate Finish Time


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news