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First Line-Up Announcement For Parihaka Festival

First Line-Up Announcement For Parihaka International Peace Festival

Thursday 1st October 2009

Last night Festival Director Te Miringa Hohaia announced the first confirmed acts for the fifth anniversary Parihaka International Peace Festival, held at the historic Parihaka Pa in South Taranaki between 7 and 11 January 2010.

Mr Hohaia said, "We have contracted other topline acts but we are very proud of the line-up standard of this initial announcement."

Confirmed acts are Brisbane bands Kooii and Kingfisher, the newly formed Bellbirds featuring Don McGlashan and Sean Donnelly, Herbs, King Kapisi, L.A. Mitchell, Ladi 6, the Lewis McCallum Orchestra, Moana & The Tribe, Rio Hunuki Hemopo and SJD.

"We will be announcing another thirty acts or so before our event, including a couple of the top players in the NZ music industry."

Two stages will again feature at the festival, along with a speakers' forum, film tent, extended children's recreation and more. Apart from his mainstage performance, King Kapisi will host a performers' workshop for teenagers. Acclaimed choirmaster Stephen Taberner will again organise and rehearse the Parihaka Festival Choir.

Early Bird Tickets, priced at $175, are now available for a limited time, only at Pre-Gate Tickets will rise to $195, which includes camping and parking. One day passes are also available – further details at

The Parihaka International Peace Festival
7-11 January 2010
Parihaka Paa
South Taranaki.


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