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NZ’s biggest bands line up for blockbuster night

News release
September 17, 2009

NZ’s biggest bands line up for blockbuster night at Vector Arena

Ladyhawke, Midnight Youth, Smashproof feat Gin Wigmore, Sola Rosa, The Mint Chicks, Ladi 6 and Fat Freddy’s Drop are on stage at the 2009 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards – and Kiwi music fans are invited to be part of the action.

The awards night invades Vector Arena for the second year running and tickets to the event are on sale to the public for a mere $47.

Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards spokesperson, CEO of RIANZ Campbell Smith, says the night is the highlight of the NZ music calendar.

“It’s rare to get a line up as strong as this – and music fans are in for a great night. Moving to Vector last year enabled us to throw open the doors to everyone, and I encourage anyone who loves great Kiwi music to come down, check out the red carpet and join the 6,000 people set to watch the live show.

“We have seven bands and artists who are at the top of their game. And with a massive audience watching I am sure that they will be pulling out all the stops to bring us something special.”

Dai Henwood is back to compere the night and has promised a spectacular opening performance that will be revealed only on the night.

Legendary 60s group Ray Columbus and The Invaders – the recipient of the 2009 New Zealand Herald Legacy Award and induction into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame – is set to be honoured at the ceremony with a special performance of She’s a Mod by The Mint Chicks.

New Zealand’s musicians, TV stars and celebrities are set to take to the Red Carpet from 6pm, and C4 will be reporting on all the action.

Smith says the red carpet arrival is a great opportunity for fans to see close hand their favourite musicians and celebrities arriving for the show.

“The red carpet is the chance for our musicians to step out in style. But in true friendly Kiwi fashion, they always stop for a chat and a photo with the fans. It’s a great way to start the night and build the vibe.”

Public tickets to the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards cost just $47 plus booking fee and are available exclusively through Ticketmaster.

C4’s coverage of the awards starts at 4pm, with the ceremony screened from 8.30pm.

For more information about the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards go to


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