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Biggest Rock Event Weekend Ever In NZ


Issued: Friday, 9 November 2007 Immediate Release

Wellington Promoter Announces The Biggest Rock Event Weekend
Ever To Hit New Zealand

Easter 2008 Will See The Capital Explode With Some Of The Greatest Legendary Bands On The Planet Play In A Two Day Double Concert Programme At The Westpac Stadium.

The First Annoucned Band Is Kiss Featuring Gene Simmons And Paul Stanley – The Other Bands And Supports To Be Made Public Shortly.

Wellington based promoter Capital C: Concerts, currently bringing Elton John and Bon Jovi for one-off concerts to NZ this summer, promised Wellington would not be missed out of the company’s 2008 calendar. So the news is hot. The company has plans to make ROCK2WGTN a unique ‘Rocktacular!’ that will host more than just 4-5 international rock bands plus have local musicians and a special effects package that will set landmarks in concert production.

Phil Sprey of Capital C: Concerts and his US partner Dan Allen have joined forces with another NZ promoter to make Easter Saturday and Sunday in Wellington the big destination. Says Sprey, “We are developing concerts in NZ that go beyond the basics and will deliver total experiences to a very broad demographic audience.” “This is for the baby boomers and their kids alike and appeal to more than one generation.”


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