Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Midnight Youth to play at Waiariki O Week

Midnight Youth to play at Waiariki O Week

Platinum-selling Midnight Youth will perform at Energy Events Centre in Rotorua next Friday the 24th.

The free music event, organised and provided by Waiariki Institute of Technology, will wrap up the week-long orientation, “O Week”, for the institute’s students who start the semester on Monday the 20th. The event is open to the community as well as Waiariki students.

“We want the local community to come along and meet our students, and to create a real student atmosphere in Rotorua,” says Waiariki acting Chief Executive John Snook.

This year Waiariki will welcome more than 5000 domestic and international students to campuses throughout the region.

Midnight Youth recently toured New Zealand to promote their second album, World Comes Calling. Their debut album, The Brave Don’t Run, went platinum and peaked at number two on the New Zealand album chart in 2009.

Also in Friday’s line-up are emerging kiwi rock group Villainy. Fresh off the back of supporting Incubus at their Auckland and Wellington gigs, Villainy is working on their first album under the guidance of producer Tom Larkin (Shihad).

Opening the event will be student girl group Vocalese and the platinum band from Waiariki Academy of Singing and Music. Academy manager Richard Anaru said, “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the academy to be supporting Midnight Youth. They’re one of the biggest acts around and the scholars will learn a lot from the experience.”

Waiariki and the students’ association WITSA have created an exciting programme on campus and in town for the institute’s best ever O Week, aimed at supporting the students.

More details about O Week can be found on the Waiariki website: www.waiariki.ac.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Charlotte Yates' Mansfield Project

Katherine Mansfield's vapid verses are of even less interest than her over-rated short stories, but Yates has risen to the challenge of producing a fascinating compilation album by a variety of musicians to accompany her poetry. More>>

Howard Davis: Dazed & Confused by Beats

Beats is both a coming-of-age tale and a romantic movie about endings, set to a nostalgic backdrop of the disappearing tail of the UK's illegal rave scene. More>>

Howard Davis: And The Oscar Goes To … Parasite

For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Bong Joon-ho's latest movie has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Director. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. More>>


Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland