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

 


The Exponents Set to Wow Crowds at Opening Party

The Exponents Set to Wow Crowds at American Express Opening Party & Fireworks

Quintessential Kiwi Rockers ‘The Exponents’ will headline the American Express Opening Party and Fireworks on Friday 20th June, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations at the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival.

No strangers to Winter Festival, lead singer Jordan Luck has performed at the celebrations several times and is delighted to have been invited back to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary.

“We love performing in Queenstown for Winter Festival. There’s definitely something about the crowd, the scenery and of course the season. It makes for a really groovy vibe.” says Luck.

With hits like ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ and ‘Who Loves Who The Most’, The Exponents provide sing-along universal appeal to the open-air American Express Opening Party and Fireworks that attracts people from all over New Zealand and further afield.

Festival Manager Lisa Buckingham says she’s thrilled that The Exponents are joining the festivities.

“Seeing ‘The Exponents’ live is something of a rite of passage for Kiwis, so they were an obvious choice for the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 40th anniversary celebrations. We hope crowds will come from far and wide to join in the party, it’s a rare opportunity to see a band of this calibre for free and in such an amazing open-air setting,” says Lisa.

Starting from 5.30pm and before the Exponents take to the stage, the top three places from Queenstown’s original song writing contest and talent-hunt ‘Songstars’ and up-and-coming talent from Christchurch ‘Nomad’ will perform.

A series of locals acts will also take the audience back in time, playing their favourite hits from the last four decades as a further tribute to the Winter Festival’s 40 year celebrations.

The outdoor concert will be officially opened by the Hon Bill English, Deputy Leader before the annual and much-anticipated Fireworks display starts at 7pm, announcing the start of Queenstown’s favourite season.

The American Express Opening Party is the official start of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival. For more information on the rest of the Winter Festival programme, or to buy tickets from May 5th, visit www.winterfestival.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks

With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Te Matatini: Minister Applauds National Kapa Haka Festival

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in Christchurch. “Te Matatini showcases the very best of Māori performing arts talent. It’s a celebration of identity, language and culture at the highest level and I’m looking forward to being amongst it,” says Ms Parata. More>>

ALSO:

Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

ALSO:

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news