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Connan Mockasin to headline Nostalgia Festival 2018

Back Again: Connan Mockasin returns to New Zealand and will headline Nostalgia Festival 2018.


Connan Mockasin to headline Christchurch’s Nostalgia Festival 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1st November 2017

New Zealand musical prodigy Connan Mockasin will be the headline act for Christchurch's Nostalgia 2018 music festival.

The psychedelic pop star has an impressive history, including: two studio albums, touring with Radiohead, and working with artists including James Blake, Neil and Liam Finn, Vince Staples, Mac DeMarco, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

LA-based Mockasin will be joined by the likes of The Chills, Estere, and Glass Vaults on February 10 in the 1900s replica township at Ferrymead Heritage Park.

Early bird tickets to Nostalgia 2018 go on sale today for just $37.50. Festival founder and director Johnny Gibson says people will need to get in early to avoid missing out.

“Nostalgia’s grown from year to year and has a tendency to sell out because people just love the unique location and family-friendly atmosphere.

“Walking through a beautifully restored vintage town while eating and drinking some of Canterbury’s very best produce and listening to some of New Zealand’s top artists is a pretty special experience.”

Following the success of previous festivals, Gibson says Mockasin’s commitment is even more reason for music lovers to be excited for February.

“Connan Mockasin is one of New Zealand’s most talented musicians, even though he’s kept a low profile locally. This is the first time he’s back in Christchurch since 2010, so it’s an understatement to say we’re pretty stoked to have him.

“He’s bound to come back with plenty of stories. Whether it’s touring with Radiohead and Charlotte Gainsbourg or living with Japan’s first ever Playboy Playmate — he’s full of great yarns.”

Gibson said the event would again be committed to waste reduction with reusable cups; and encouraging festival goers to use low-carbon transport like cycling, ride-sharing, and buses.

For him, the festival is also an opportunity to celebrate Canterbury’s best food and drink producers.

The event will serve a range of craft beers from Woolston brewery Cassels & Sons; wine from Pegasus Bay; and food vendors including Grizzly Bagels, The Vagabond Chefs, Heisenburger and Bear Lion.

Nostalgia runs from 12:30pm to 8pm on Saturday February 10 at Ferrymead Heritage Park.
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