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Queens Wharf Music Line-up for Finals Announced

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Queens Wharf Music Line-up for Finals Announced

New Zealand musician Gin Wigmore will return to New Zealand to headline the free Finals night concert on Queens Wharf.

Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully today announced the final music line-up for the Main Stage concerts on Queens Wharf as part of the REAL New Zealand Festival during Rugby World Cup 2011.

"These additional bands and musicians add to the impressive line-up of New Zealand talent who will play free concerts during the Tournament. This is an unprecedented opportunity to showcase New Zealand's musical talent to the world."

Supporting Gin for the October 23 concert will be Avalanche City, Cut Off Your Hands and The Checks, with Kids of 88 playing after the match.

Also announced today for the REAL New Zealand Music on Queens Wharf were Shihad and The Datsuns playing a Main Stage concert ahead of the Bronze Final match and Elemeno P have also been confirmed for a Main Stage concert on Friday 30 September, while The Adults and Little Bushman will feature in the intimate Live at The Cloud series. In total, more than 99 bands and musicians will play concerts on Queens Wharf using the Main Stage, The Cloud and RWC 2011 Fanzone – Shed 10.

Mr McCully said the Queens Wharf music programme is the biggest line-up of New Zealand musicians ever seen in this country. "It spans four decades with bands like Dragon and Jordan Luck, includes favorites like Opshop and The Black Seeds, and emerging artists. This shows the depth of talent we have in the New Zealand music industry."

Included in the Queens Wharf music programme is the Going Global Music Summit - a one day seminar and showcase programme with delegates coming from the UK, USA and Australia.

"There is considerable international interest in New Zealand music and it is a growing export earner for the country. This year, New Zealand had more musicians than ever perform at the Glastonbury Festival and New Zealand musicians also featured as part of the City of London Festival. Last year the music industry was worth $30 million in export earnings and there is opportunity to grow this exponentially."

The Going Global Music Summit showcase on Monday 12 September is open to the public and includes a line-up of 10 bands and musicians representing different styles and genres.

The full programme for Queens Wharf including the REAL New Zealand Music on Queens Wharf line-up is available at www.realnzfestival.com/queenswharf

ENDS

REAL New Zealand Music on Queens Wharf

1814 > Ardijah > Anika Moa > Annie Crummer with Will Crummer & The Rarotongans > Avalanche City > Bang Bang Eche! > Bella Kalolo & 8 Piece Band > Ben Ratima Duo > Che Fu & The Kratez > Clarke Gayford > Collapsing Cities > Computers Want Me Dead > Cornerstone Roots > Cut Off Your Hands> > DJ Chris Cox > DJ Isaac Aesili > DJ Sir-Vere > Don McGlashan & The Seven Sisters > Dragon > Eddy G Duo > Electric Wire Hustle > Elemeno P > Flip Grater > Ghost Wave > Grant Marshall DJ > GIN > Goldenhorse > Greg Johnson & Band > Halo > Hands Off > Hinewehi Mohi > Hit It & Quit It - Frank Booker & Recloose > Hollie Smith > I Am Giant > Jason Mohi Duo> Jimmy & The Good Brew > Jonny Love Duo > Jordan Luck Band > Josh Leys Duo > Julia Deans > Karn Hall > Katchafire > Kids of 88 > King Kapisi > Knives at Noon > Little Bushman > Maisey Rika > Matthew Bosher Duo > Matt Vankan Duo > Moana & The Tribe > Nick D & Yewala Soundsystem > Nathan Haines > Off The Wall > OPSHOP > Pacifika Beats bands > Patea Maori Club > Phil Stoodley Duo> Pitch Black > P Money > Seth Haapu > Shihad > Smokefree RockQuest bands > Sola Rosa Soundsystem > Southpaw Duo > State of Mind with MC Woody > Tahuna Breaks > Taisha Kuhtze > Tama Waipara > The Black Seeds > The Adults > The Checks > The Comedowns >The Datsuns > The Dozen > The Earlybirds > The Feelers > The Sami Sisters > The Sick Sundays > The Stereo Bus > The Transistors > The Turnaround – Submariner, Manuel Bundy & Cian > The Vietnam War > Thomas Oliver Band > Zed > Zowie

Queens Wharf will be the heart of the action during Rugby World Cup 2011 in Auckland. All 48 matches are live on the big screens and the best of Auckland and New Zealand is on show every day with food and wine, fashion, music, business innovation and culture all as part of the REAL New Zealand Festival. Queens Wharf is open to everyone seven days a week from September 9 to October 24 and admission is free. The programme changes daily and there’s plenty for young and old right throughout the Tournament.

Images are available from www.nz2011.govt.nz/media-resources

REAL New Zealand Music on Queens Wharf

Music on the Main Stage Friday 16 September Pacifika Beats – band tbc
Che Fu & The Kratez
Friday 23 September Pacifika Beats – band tbc
Anika Moa
Friday 30 September Smokefree RockQuest – band tbc
Elemeno P
Saturday 8 October Pacifika Beats – band tbc
Tahuna Breaks
Cornerstone Roots
KING KAPISI
Sunday 9 October Smokefree RockQuest – band tbc
Knives At Noon
Thomas Oliver Band
I AM GIANT
Saturday 15 October Pacifika Beats – band tbc
Ardijah
Jordan Luck Band
Dragon
OPSHOP
Sunday 16 October Smokefree RockQuest – band tbc
Patea Maori Club
Flip Grater
Julia Deans
Zed
THE FEELERS
Friday 21 October Smokefree RockQuest – band tbc
The Earlybirds
The Datsuns
SHIHAD
Electric Wire Hustle
Saturday 22 October Pacifika Beats – band tbc
1814
Katchafire
THE BLACK SEEDS
Sunday 23 October Smokefree RockQuest – band tbc
Avalanche City
Cut Off Your Hands
The Checks
GIN
Kids of 88


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