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ZooMusic returns with six of the best for summer

Auckland City Council
Media release

30 November 2009

ZooMusic returns with six of the best for summer

Six of New Zealand’s top musical talents will be singing for the animals this summer at Auckland’s Zoo popular concert series, Wild Bean Cafe ZooMusic.

Opening the series is the dynamic eight-piece Wellington band The Black Seeds (29 Jan), followed by the award-winning Opshop (6 Feb).

Anika Moa performs in a double billing with Sola Rosa on 13 Feb before one of 2009’s hottest bands, Midnight Youth perform unplugged on 19 Feb at one of their only shows this summer in Auckland.

New Zealand Hall of Fame inductees, The Topp Twins (28 Feb) will take the stage with some old and new material before Opensouls and Batucada Sound Machine (double bill on 12 March) close out the series.

Now in its seventh year, the series has a well-earned reputation for delivering top Kiwi talent for locals and visitors to Auckland to enjoy at one of this city’s most unique venues. A great day and night out - a ZooMusic ticket is also entry to the zoo on concert day – so music lovers can come early and explore at their leisure.

Each three-hour concert will feature top support acts, and will support a specific conservation project – giving music lovers the opportunity to enjoy New Zealand’s hottest musical talents, while at the same time helping some of the planet’s most endangered animals, including the critically endangered Sumatran tiger and Maui dolphin.

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“With one dollar from every ticket sold, a percentage of net profit from the series and money raised on the night through Wild Bean Cafe coffee sales, we hope to raise in excess of $25,000 for five key conservation projects” says the zoo’s conservation officer Peter Fraser.

ZooMusic sponsors, Wild Bean Cafe, return for a fourth season and continue their support for the series with sustainability and conservation efforts. Wild Bean Cafe Marketing Specialist Dan McPharlin says they are thrilled be part of a fun event that supports such worthy national and international conservation projects.

“ZooMusic is more than just great music in a fabulous location – it’s about giving back and making a difference in the most enjoyable way,” says Mr McPharlin.

Wild Bean Cafe ZooMusic 2010, in association with TV3, The Radio Network, Sunday Star-Times, iSite Media and RAW. Tickets available from Ticketmaster and Auckland Zoo.

Event Details:

* Wild Bean Cafe ZooMusic 2010: Friday 29 January – Friday 12 March (6pm – 9pm)

* purchase before Christmas and be into win the ultimate ZooMusic experience including 10 VIP tickets to the concert of your choice, meet and greet with the artist / band and a behind the scenes zoo tour

* your ZooMusic ticket is also your entry, so come early and explore the zoo on concert day, but please be aware the band rotunda area will be closed off in the afternoon for set-up

* tickets available from Auckland Zoo on (09) 360 3810 , or Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.co.nz or by calling (09) 970 9700. Service fee applies.

* limited capacity venue. With tickets expected to sell fast – advance booking recommended

* prices: Adult $35 (gate) / $30 pre-purchase, Children $20 (gate) / $15 pre-purchase (under 4 free)

* Friends of the Zoo receive a 20% discount on above prices.

* for more details visit www.aucklandzoo.co.nz

Concert series line-up:

* Friday 29 January – The Black Seeds with Tahuna Breaks and Sons of Zion, supporting tuatara conservation through Department of Conservation work on Hauturu (Little Barrier).

* Saturday 6 February – Opshop with Jonny Love and Jackie Bristow, supporting the Kashin Elephant Conservation Fund

* Saturday 13 February – Anika Moa & Sola Rosa with Lisa Crawley, supporting 21st Century Tiger

* Friday 19 February- Midnight Youth (unplugged) with Artisan Guns and Lydia Cole, supporting People’s Choice (one of the other five projects supported in the series)

* Sunday 28 February – The Topp Twins with The Sami Sisters and Family Cactus, supporting kiwi conservation through the Motuora Restoration Society

* Friday 12 March – Opensouls & Batucada Sound Machine with An Emerald City, supporting Maui dolphin through the Department of Conservation

ENDS

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