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Icons Confirmed For Ruakaka Summer Music Festival

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Tuesday 26th August,2014

Icons Confirmed For Ruakaka Summer Music Festival

Summer music returns to Ruakaka, Northland with Kiwi music icons The Narcs and Sharon O’Neill headlining the line-up. The one-day music event is now confirmed for Saturday January 10, 2015 at the stunning Marsden Cove Marina following on from the inaugural event, earlier this year.

Hard edged rock band The Narcs has been a part of Kiwi culture since the early 1980s and will bring their familiar dynamic vibe and chemistry to Headline the show. Vocalist guitarist Andy Dickson says “we are genuinely excited, playing again has been a blast, something quiet special happens when The Narcs get together”.

Another Kiwi legend from the same era, Sharon O'Neill, will bring a new look all Star Band to her Ruakaka gig, including Alan Mansfield, formerly of the Robert Palmer Band and Dragon, Liam Ryan (The Narcs) and Dean Hetherington (Coalrangers), Aly Cook (award winning female country artist) as well as Jim Lawrie (Rockinghorse/Midge Marsden Country Flyers) and Jim Wallace (Richie Pickett/ The Outlaws) , who bring their own weight of talent to the act.

Blues fans will be happy to hear that Swamp Thing is a confirmed starter. The powerful blues rock duo with drummer Michael Barker formerly of the John Butler Trio and singer-songwriter Grant Haua bringing their own unique style to the festival. Eclectic Tauranga band Kokomo mix it up with their own blues and roots show that has seen them win fans wherever they go.

Other acts confirmed to date include Auckland Rock Band Mother Motor, alternative country blues solo artist Dave Coleclough & the Sou’Westers, currently climbing the Australian Country Music Charts, return to play the Ruakaka festival for the second successive year.

Foot stomping country artists Kylie Austin and Trevor V. Stevens and the Beasts are set to make their mark while Northland’s Kahunajack, Te Rina Kahle and John Michaelz get a chance to showcase their talent alongside some of the country’s musical icons in their own backyard.

Northland’s Darksyde Productions will again be supporting a local charity with promoter Lee Colvin saying that five percent ticket sales from the second Summer Music Festival will go to a local group that works with troubled youth utilising horse therapies.

Gates Open at 10:30am and Music Starts at 11am. Earlybird Tickets are available until September 30 and are only $58.

Tickets are available at:

http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2015/jan/magic-tyres-summer-music-fest
or at Wards Music, Cameron St Whangarei

Check out our website www.summermusicfest.co.nz and Facebook www.facebook.com/summermusicfest.co.nz

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