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Fat Freddy’s Drop added to growing Parihaka lineup

Press Release: Parihaka International Peace Festival 2010

Fat Freddy’s Drop added to growing Parihaka lineup

Legendary New Zealand band Fat Freddy’s Drop has been announced as a further major act at the 2010 Parihaka Peace Festival, in South Taranaki on 7-11 January.

Fat Freddy’s will make their first New Zealand performance following their European and British tour to promote their latest album, Dr Boondigga and the Big BN. They were last seen at Parihaka at the inaugural Peace Festival in 2006.

“We’re honoured to welcome Fat Freddy’s Drop back to Taranaki and to Parihaka,” says Festival Director Te Miringa Hohaia.

The band joins House of Shem,,Cornerstone Roots,,Tommy and the Fallen Horses and Departure Lounge in the latest announcement of acts for the 5-day festival. A full list of acts announced so far is included below.

For the first time ever, festival gates will open on Thursday evening, with the Visionaries Stage showcasing the best in Taranaki music and musicians to the several hundred campers expected.

“This year we wanted to include more acts and musicians in the programme as well as meet the demand from festival-goers keen to be on site ahead of the Powhiri at noon on Friday.

“Opening the camp site earlier is just one of the new ideas we have developed to make Parihaka 2010 an amazing experience,”

Early-bird tickets are available until 7 November from www.parihaka.com

The Parihaka International Peace Festival is a unique festival based at the spiritual and historic Parihaka Pa. The festival honours the teachings of the Pa’s 19th century leaders in the landscape of today. Firmly rooted in non-violent resistance, the Parihaka International Peace Festival is the culmination of projects aimed at restoring Parihaka.

Full list of artists for Parihaka 2010 announced so far:

The Aviators

Bella Kalolo

The Bellbirds

Cornerstone Roots

Departure Lounge

Fat Freddy’s Drop

Harbour City Electric

Herbs Unplugged

Hikoikoi

The Hot Grits

House Of Shem

King Kapisi

Kingfisha

Thew Kingites

Kooii

L. A. Mitchell

Ladi 6

The Lewis McCallum Orchestra

Moana & The Tribe

Rio Hunuki Hemopo

Sacha Vee

SJD

Tommy & The Fallen Horses

ENDS

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