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Exciting Line-up for 2018 Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

Exciting Entertainment Line-up for 2018 Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

A strong entertainment line-up is in place for the 2018 Hokitika Wildfoods Festival as key entertainers have been booked.

Back again after their extremely popular performance from 2017 is the New Zealand Army Band, who has just returned to New Zealand after performing at the 5th Nanchang International Military Tattoo in China in October. The New Zealand Army Band has performed at arts festivals, sport fixtures, educational institutes, orchestral and jazz band concerts, carnivals, pageants and tattoos around the globe.

Other confirmed acts include Taranaki band, The Slacks, whose Kiwiana-inspired song “Big Aroha” went viral in November 2016, and The River Jesters, a modern blues and psychedelic rock quartet from Dunedin. The River Jesters have just returned from an Australian Tour and released a new album entitled “Beautiful Mire”. The band reports that they “are really looking forward to visiting Hokitika and experiencing the Wildfoods’ vibe”.

Wildfoods Manager, Sarah Brown, says, “We are delighted to have confirmed high quality kiwi bands offering a range of music genres for festival goers. Other performers, including international acts, are in the process of being confirmed and we look forward to being able to release more updates very soon.

“I’m also pleased to be able to report that former Westland District Councillor, Jim Butzbach, has been confirmed as the 2018 Wildfoods Assistant. Jim brings a high amount of enthusiasm and local knowledge and I’m excited to have him on board.”


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