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

 


Stan Walker to sing at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area

June 13 2014

Stan Walker to sing at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area

Kiwi singing sensation Stan Walker is set to rock the slopes of Coronet Peak in a one-off performance on the snow.

Stan, together with up-and-coming songstress Ginny Blackmore, will perform a one-off special of their hit chart-topping single ‘Holding You’ on Thursday June 19 as part of a live show being beamed back to Australia by breakfast programme Sunrise.

The Channel Seven show is delivering its first-ever live broadcast from New Zealand, and will be in Queenstown over two days from June 19 to 20.

Stan and Ginny will perform at 10.30am New Zealand time from a stage set up for the broadcast and performance at the top of the beginners’ area on the mountain.

Coronet Peak ski area manager Ross Copland said the performance was a “huge coup” for the mountain.

“It’s a real privilege to host these two top-quality New Zealand artists at Coronet Peak and we know they’ll be a huge drawcard,” he said.

“We’re inviting locals, visitors, and young fans from Queenstown and all around the region to come along, enjoy the free performance and experience this rare live broadcast on the snow.

“We’ll have an area especially set aside for those fans to watch the Sunrise broadcast and the performance. People should remember to dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear for the snow.

“We’ll also be showing the England vs Uruguay Football World Cup match from 7am in the base building so people can come up, watch the game, check out the broadcast, sing along to Stan and Ginny and spend the rest of the day skiing.

“We encourage our guests to make use of the Snowline Express bus service departing every 20 minutes from the Queenstown Snow Centre.”

Schedules and bus stop information are at www.nzski.com/snowline.

Sunrise is now in its 11th year as Australia’s favourite breakfast show, with an average weekly reach of three million viewers *.

Accor’s Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the heart of Queenstown, is hosting Sunrise and its viewers and will be the venue for the show’s second broadcast on June 20.

The partnership between Tourism New Zealand, Accor and Channel Seven was secured through Tourism New Zealand Australia and follows the launch of Tourism New Zealand’s latest ‘More magic in every day’ winter advertising campaign designed to encourage Australians to discover more winter magic adventures with friends in New Zealand.

Mr Copland said the value of screening live from the slopes of Coronet Peak into the homes of Australian viewers was “almost immeasurable”.

“Skiing in Queenstown is really appealing to many Australians,” he said. “Having some of their own media celebrities bringing the Coronet Peak experience live into living rooms will be a great way to showcase why so many people love to come here and ski.”

Coronet Peak opened as scheduled on June 7, signaling the official start of the winter season in New Zealand and was the first ski area in Australasia to open.

Improved air connectivity is set to make Queenstown ski areas more accessible than ever this year – the number of trans-Tasman flights is up 25% on last winter, from an average of 40 a week last year to 50 this year.

For up-to-date snow conditions and further information go to www.nzski.com

*Source: OzTAM. Combined (Metro + Regional). Wks 1-52, 2013. Sunrise: Mon-Fri. Reach: Average daily and weekly based on minimum of 5 consecutive minutes of viewed during 0600-0900. Data: Consolidated (Live + As Live + TSV).

About the artists
Hit single ‘Holding You’ was written by Stan Walker and recorded with his LA-based friend Ginny Blackmore. Stan describes the song as an up tempo ballad about love and knowing how lucky you are.

Released in April 2014, the single went straight to number one and was awarded ‘gold’ by Recorded Music NZ in its fifth week for selling 7,500 copies.

Ginny Blackmore got her big break when Christina Aguilera and Adam Lambert approached the songstress to record her songs and went on to record hit single ‘Bones’.

Stan Walker is best known for winning Australian Idol in 2009, since when he has recorded multiple chart-topping singles.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news