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Christmas in the Park announces 2010 talent


27 October 2010

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park announces 2010 talent!

Coca-Cola invites the nation to gather family and friends together to celebrate the festive season and enjoy one of New Zealand’s most popular, free outdoor Christmas musical extravaganzas, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.

The iconic event, being held in Christchurch on Saturday 27th November and in Auckland on Saturday 11th December, has attracted this year’s most talented entertainers in New Zealand.

Coca-Cola is proud to give New Zealanders the gift of Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park. This is an opportunity to see performers at a Christmas event that’s been billed as the happiest night of the year, says Bruce Weston, Consumer and Commercial Manager, Coca-Cola Oceania.

This year’s line-up includes leading dance groups, a high energy cheer team, two forty member choirs and a bevy of hot, new talent who, together with some of the countries most popular entertainers, will present a magical night of top class entertainment, guaranteed to delight the thousands of concert-goers who flock to the shows year after year.

Popular TV host Drew Neemia will wow the crowd together with Wellington’s soul-sister Bella Kalolo, New Zealand Idol runner-up Michael Murphy, musical theatre star Rebecca Wright, blonde bombshell Ainslie Allen, and of course, the “godparents” of Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, Jackie Clarke and Frankie Stevens.

CCCITP_AKL_1427.JPGThe Auckland concert will present Autozamm’s lead singer Nick Major, award winning country star Tami Neilson, celebrated singer-songwriters JuliaGrace, Tamara Ricketts and Danielle Rana, along with rising stars Edward Laurenson, Anna Hawkins, Paddy Leishman, Heather Wilcock plus many more.

Popular R&B singer J. Williams will star at the Christchurch concert, hosted by popular radio hosts Simon Barnett and Gary McCormick who’ll introduce some of Canterbury’s most exciting stars including Ali Harper, Henare Kaa, Michael Sharp, Naomi Ferguson, Rutene Spooner, Lydia Solvander, Max McGillivray, to name but a few, and South Island hip hop champions, Intensity’ and Nelson’s leading dance group Origin’ will be making their Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park debut.

Executive producer Alan Smythe says, Since 1994, millions of Kiwis of all ages and backgrounds have flocked to Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park to enjoy top quality, free entertainment. It is quite simply, a truly special event, and a wonderful gift from Coca-Cola to the people of New Zealand.

See Ainslie Allen and dancers from Diamond Entertainment at this year’s Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

This year, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is supporting Surf Life Saving New Zealand, helping Kiwis to have a safe summer at the beach.

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