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The Datsuns announced to play Music in Parks 2010

Auckland City Council
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The Datsuns announced to play Music in Parks 2010

The Datsuns, The Warratahs, Jennifer Zea, Clap Clap Riot, Hammond Gamble, Otis Mace and Dimmer are just some of the acts announced for the 2010 Music in Parks season.

This is the 17th year Auckland City Council has produced what is the largest free outdoor music and film series in New Zealand. The 2010 programme runs from January to March and features 40 events in some of Auckland’s most stunning parks and reserves.

Music in Parks is made up of four series, each with its own unique flavour; Summer Sounds features multiple billings of award winning artists offering everything from rock to reggae. Headline acts for 2010 include the The Datsuns, Dimmer, Sweet and Irie and cherished favourites, The Warratahs and Hammond Gamble.

“Currently I am in the icy grip of a chilly European winter,” says The Datsuns guitarist Christian Livingstone. “The thought of playing a show on a hot summer day in the park sounds great to me!”

Jazz at the Rotunda is Auckland’s longest running jazz festival and stages some of the city’s finest jazz musicians. This year’s series boasts 12 weekly jazz concerts set in the historic Auckland Domain Band Rotunda. Featured in the 2010 programme are Lewis McCallum, Jennifer Zea and tribute concerts to Pat Metheney and Russ Garcia .

The Culture Garden series presents a wide range of niche musical genres in Auckland’s most intimate park settings. This is an opportunity to discover new music and relish in the proven talents of Steve Abel, the New Zealand Opera and Forbidden Joe. If dancing is your cup of tea, don’t miss the ever popular ‘Tea Dances’ in March.

Movies in Parks is Auckland’s annual celebration of New Zealand achievement in cinema with a host of kiwi themed flicks. Each event opens with performances by some of Auckland’s hottest up and coming bands such as Collapsing Cities, Sons of Zion and Broken Heartbreakers. Confirmed movies for 2010 include the World’s Fastest Indian, Goodbye Pork Pie and State of Play.

“We’re thrilled to be offering Music In Parks for the 17th year running,” says Councillor Greg Moyle, chairperson of the of the Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee “It’s great to be able to offer Aucklanders the chance to enjoy the wealth of musical and creative talent in this city, in the setting of our beautiful parks and reserves throughout the summer. I hope everyone gets out there to a range of events.”

Music in Parks 2009 is proudly sponsored by Air New Zealand Grab a Seat, The Radio Network, Juice TV, The Lion Foundation with Movies in Parks being sponsored by Wild Bean Café and Mediaworks.

Visit www.musicinparks.co.nz for the full Music in Parks 2010 programme and details of participating artists.

Note to editors:

Full programme for Music in Parks 2010

Date Raindate Venue Concert Series Artists
Sat 2 Jan, 11am – 6pm nil Horse Shoe Paddock, Kaitoke, Great Barrier Island The Culture Garden J.T. and Band
Sat 9 Jan, 10am – midnight nil Port Fitzroy Boating Club, Great Barrier Island The Culture Garden Sean Kelly and Friends -Nerissa and guests
Sun 10 Jan, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda SNH featuring Chris Melville - Coach
Sun 17 Jan, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Auckland Jazz Orchestra - Caitlin Smith
Sat 23 Jan, 2 – 6pm Sun 24 Jan Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier Summer Sounds Dimmer - LA Mitchell - SJD - Computers Want Me Dead
Sun 24 Jan, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Tony Parker's New Orleans Joy Makers - Aaron Nevezie
Sun 24 Jan, 6 – 8pm nil Dingle Dell, St Heliers The Culture Garden The NBR New Zealand Opera Interns
Sun 31 Jan, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Little Big Band - Bruce Morley and beat poetry
Sun 7 Feb, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Miho Wada - Rojak
Wed 10 Feb, 7.30pm nil Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden Movies in Parks The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009) - music by Collapsing Cities
Thur 11 Feb, 7.30pm nil Glover Park, St Heliers Movies in Parks The World's Fastest Indian (2005) - music by Collapsing Cities
Fri 12 Feb, 6 – 9.30pm Sat 13 Feb Blockhouse Bay Beach Reserve Summer Sounds The Warratahs - Hammond Gamble
Sun 14 Feb, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda LippizanEars - French Toast
Wed 17 Feb, 7.30pm nil Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden Movies in Parks Dean Spanley (2008) - music by Sons of Zion
Thur 18 Feb, 7.30pm nil Glover Park, St Heliers Movies in Parks The Price of Milk (2000) - music by Sons of Zion
Sun 21 Feb, 4 – 7pm nil Sturges Park, Otahuhu Summer Sounds Sweet and Irie - Kidz in Space - Computers Want Me Dead
Sun 21 Feb, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Pat Metheney Tribute - Barry Saunders
Wed 24 Feb, 7.30pm nil Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden Movies in Parks Rain of the Children (2008) - music by Broken Heartbreakers
Thur 25 Feb, 7.30pm nil Glover Park, St Heliers Movies in Parks River Queen (2005) - music by Broken Heartbreakers
Sat 27 Feb, 2 – 6pm Sun 28 Feb Nixon Park, Kingsland Summer Sounds The Datsuns - The Bats - Clap Clap Riot - Computers Want Me Dead
Sun 28 Feb, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Tamara Ricket - Karen Hunter
Sun 28 Feb, 6 – 7.30pm nil Winter Gardens, Auckland Domain The Culture Garden Carolina Moon
Wed 3 March, 7pm nil Grey Lynn Park Movies in Parks Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) - music by Collapsing Cities
Thur 4 March, 7pm nil Owairaka Park Movies in Parks Sione's Wedding (2006) - music by Collapsing Cities
Sun 7 March, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Lewis McCallum Band - Otis Mace, Guitar Ace
Sun 7 March, 6 – 7.30pm nil Winter Gardens, Auckland Domain The Culture Garden The Trusts Waitakere Brass Band
Wed 10 March, 2- 4pm nil Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Rd The Culture Garden (Tea Dance) Orquesta Amadeus
Wed 10 March, 7pm nil Grey Lynn Park Movies in Parks Selected short films - music by Sons of Zion
Thur 11 March, 7pm nil Owairaka Park Movies in Parks State of Play (2009) - music Sons of Zion
Sun 14 March, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Jennifer Zea - Dave Boy
Sun 14 March, 6 – 7.30pm nil Winter Gardens, Auckland Domain The Culture Garden Steve Abel - Rebecca Le Harle
Wed 17 March, 2- 4pm nil Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Rd The Culture Garden (Tea Dance) The Alibis
Wed 17 March, 7pm nil Grey Lynn Park Movies in Parks Show of Hands (2008) - music by Broken Heartbreakers
Thur 18 March, 7pm nil Owairaka Park Movies in Parks Separation City (2009) - music by Broken Heartbreakers
Sun 21 March, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda I'll Never Forget What's Her Name - Paul Ubana Jones
Sun 21 March, 6 – 7.30pm nil Wintergardens, Auckland Domain The Culture Garden Members of the New Zealand Youth Choir
Wed 24 March, 2 – 4pm nil Highwic House The Culture Garden (Tea Dance) National Dixie
Sun 28 March, 2 – 5pm nil Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain Jazz at the Rotunda Cherie Mathieson and Godfrey de Grut
Sun 28 March, 6 – 7.30pm nil Wintergardens, Auckland Domain The Culture Garden Forbidden Joe
Wed 31 March, 2- 4pm nil Highwic House The Culture Garden (Tea Dance) Quantum

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