Northland Musicians Wanted for Island Concerts

November 1st 2010
Promoters of the Live at the Islands concert series on Urupukapuka Island this summer are looking for local singer songwriters to play as opening support acts.

The stellar line up includes this year's Best Solo Female Artist Tui winner Anika Moa, Nathan Haines and the Dream Band, Minuit, the Jordan Luck Band, Autozamm, Don McGlashan, Kirsten Morrell (from Goldenhorse), Salmonella DJ Soundsystem and The Topp Twins.

"We are excited to have many icons of the NZ music scene playing in our first year" says promoter Ayliss Ripley, "and we want to ensure we highlight the extensive local talent too."

"This is a great opportunity for us to lift the profile of local Northland musicians," continues Ayliss. "You can be a solo artist, duo or a band. We have opening support slots available on the main stage, as well as opportunities to play at the wharfs and Zane Grey restaurant as people arrive."

Interested Northland artists should email a bio or myspace link to no later than 19th November and indicate which concert they would be available for. Full details of the series' programme, timings and transport options can be found at

ARK concerts support local conservation projects and at Urupukapuka we are supporting Project Kiwi Care a major contributor to Bay of Islands conservation initiatives including Project Island Song. This is a major ecological restoration programme. They plant trees and release rare and endangered birds back onto the islands, helping restore the Bay of Islands to its former natural glory.

Concert-goers should head to the island early and enjoy the beautiful setting as well as some of the wonderful local musicians.

Explore NZ & ARK present Live at the Islands
In association with ZM, Yealands Estate Wine and grabaseat


28 DEC Nathan Haines, Kirsten Morrell and DJ General Lee / ZM Afterparty
31 DEC New Year's Eve Pirate Party with The Dirty Dozen / ZM Afterparty
3 JAN Jordan Luck Band, Autozamm and DJ General Lee / ZM Afterparty
5 JAN Anika Moa, Don McGlashan and DJ General Lee / ZM Afterparty
7 JAN Salmonella DJ Soundsystem, Minuit and DJ General Lee / ZM Afterparty
22 JAN The Topp Twins plus special guests

Capacities are strictly limited so don't miss out.
Book at Paihia Explore NZ Office or
On sale now!


All concerts (except New Year's Eve Pirate Party)
Concert Ferry
Adult $27.50 $35.00
Child $15.00 $20.00
Family Pass $70.00 $90.00

NB: NYE All Tickets $30

Help keep our islands healthy

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