Lynyrd Skynyrd, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, and 10cc

Lynyrd Skynyrd

American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd shot to fame in the 70’s as a result of their driving live performances and signature tunes like the classic rock anthem Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, (which ranked the third greatest guitar solo by Guitar World and was voted #2 in a Kiwi radio station 2012 Top 1000 Songs list), Saturday Night Special and Simple Man. In 1977 three members of the band died tragically in an airplane crash. The surviving members re-formed in 1987 and the current line-up consists of core members Johnny Van Zant (the younger brother of lead singer and founder Ronnie Van Zant) on vocals, co-founders Gary Rossington (guitar) and Rickey Medlock (guitar), plus bassist Johnny Colt (Black Crowes, Train), guitarist Mark ‘Sparky’ Matejka, Michael Cartellone on drums and keyboardist Peter Keys. Skynyrd have a catalogue of over 60 albums, sales beyond 35 million worldwide and in 2005 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, and the Sex Pistols. Their new album Last of a Dyin’ Breed continues to build on the legacy that began over 40 years ago and further cements Lynyrd Skynyrd one of the most beloved bands of all time.

Starship

Mickey Thomas is the soulful voice that propelled Starship through the 80’s and 90’s. He was the lead vocalist on the mega-hit Fooled Around and Fell In Love with the Elvin Bishop Band and in 1979 he joined Jefferson Starship who immediately scored a #1 song with Jane. The group was renamed Starship and continued to record a string of hits including No Way Out, We Built This City, Sara, Count On Me, Somebody To Love, Laying It On The Line, It’s Not Over (Til It’s Over), White Rabbit and the #1 Oscar nominated hit Nothings Going To Shop Us Now (from the movie Mannequin). Since 1979 every Starship album released has gone sky high, reaching Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum sales.

10cc

English art rock group 10cc have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.  With hits such as Dreadlock Holiday, The Things We Do For Love, I’m Not In Love (which has since been covered by the likes of the Pretenders, Peggy Lee, Richie Havens, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, and the Flaming Lips!), Art For Art’s Sake, Rubber Bullets, Cry, I’m Mandy Fly Me and Donna, 10cc are responsible for some of the most lyrically dextrous and musically varied songs of the 70’s and 80’s.  Group co-founder Graham Gouldman (who wrote songs for many other artists such as Bus Stop for the Hollies, the Yardbirds, For Your Love and No Milk Today and Listen People for Herman’s Hermits) said “The band as it stands now is absolutely fantastic.  This is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc.  Hit after hit after hit.  It’s relentless.  We show no mercy.”

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Taupo Summer Concert
Saturday 08 February 2014

Taupo Summer Concert

The Region

The best thing about visiting Great Lake Taupo is there is something for everyone, no matter what the season.  If adrenaline and action is your thing then Great Lake Taupo is the place to be! With abundant accommodation and infrastructure, beautiful weather and hospitality that is unparalleled, Taupo has it all …

Situated in the heart of the North Island, the Great Lake Taupo region is home to the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. The range of activities is as diverse as the landscape itself, which boasts unique geothermal scenery, stunning waterfalls and World Heritage forest reserves. You’ll see spectacular steaming cliffs, geysers, boiling lakes, bubbling mud pools as well as the mighty Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction.


The Venue

Taupo Amphitheatre is the perfect concert venue for this NZ concert, with its brilliant wide open space in park-like settings, alongside the Waikato River. It is situated right in the middle of Taupo’s town centre, so in easy walking distance to supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars and taxi stands.

 

location map

Taupo Amphitheatre
Redoubt Street
Taupo

ticket info

General Tickets on sale 11 September 2013

$99 per person + booking fee

Tickets are available through Ticketek and all Ticketek outlets.

Children 14 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are not replaceable or refundable if lost, stolen or damaged, please treat them like cash.

Timetable

10:00am: Car park opens 11:00am: Concert venue opens 11:30am: Ellie De Lautour Redmond 1:00pm: 10cc 3:00pm: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas 5:00pm: Lynyrd Skynyrd 6:30pm: Concert finishes

Food & Drink

Alcohol is NOT permitted to be bought into the venue to comply with the NZ Liquor Licensing laws.

A wide selection of Gibbston Valley Wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and their award-winning Pinot Noir will be sold at the venue along with beer and non-alcoholic beverages. FREE refill water will be available.

You may bring your own  picnic and non-alcoholic drinks. A variety of local food vendors will be on site. Please note: the management reserves the rights to search  bags and coolers on entry and prohibited items will be confiscated.

Transport

Due to the Amphitheatre’s ideal central location, we encourage you to walk to the venue.

Limited on-site car parking is available at Tongariro North Domain for a gold coin donation to a local community group. There are several areas close to the venue for free parking. Please follow signage and directions on the day. Bus parking provision.

Seating

Chairs are permitted to be used at the venue but, please be considerate to the people around you.

NO umbrellas or sun shades permitted, so please bring hats and plenty of sun screen.

Cancellation

The show will go on rain, hail or shine so come prepared for NZ’s changeable weather. The concert will only be cancelled if the conditions are considered dangerous by the organisers.

If cancellation occurs, tickets will be refunded only at the point of purchase. If a change is made to the line-up and it is out of the promoters control, no refunds will be made.

Special Needs

The event is wheelchair accessible and there is a disabled viewing platform available on venue.

Parking and toilets will be available but as it is a grass venue please ensure mobility on this surface.

If you have any special requirements please contact us so as we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

General Information

No professional video or audio recording equipment is to be brought in to the venue e.g. long lens cameras. Any equipment discovered will be confiscated.

St Johns, Police and the Fire Service will be on site.

No animals except guide dogs.

No cookers or fires permitted on site.

Please bring plenty of cash as most vendors will not have card facilities within the venue. Cash out facilities are available at the venue.

Management reserves the right to remove or refuse entry to ticket holders considered dangerous or a nuisance or failing to comply with reasonable requests.

Corporate

For details on our Corporate offerings please contact andrea@tauposummerconcert.co.nz

Matakana Country Park Summer Concert
Sunday 09 February 2014

The Region

Slow down a step or two and explore a paradise in the heart of the Matakana region. Discover one-of-a-kind treats in the galleries, boutique shops, gift stores, restaurants and bars. Fusing style and culture with retail in a beautiful, architecturally designed environment, Matakana Village provides a shopping experience like no other.

From the opulence of the cinemas to the stunning shops, fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, Matakana Village is the central hub to a variety of vineyards, beaches, restaurants, cafes and regional parks. It has everything you need to enjoy your day or weekend away. Visitors can experience epicurean delights from the Saturday morning Farmers Market, Nosh food market or the various restaurants, cafes or local wine bar.

The Venue

Matakana Country Park is located just 50 minutes north of Auckland, just over the hill from the Matakana Village, within the Rodney District.  Matakana Country Park is more than just a great concert venue – it has something for all the family to enjoy! Loads of parking, adventure playground, an animal petting farm for children, and a great restaurant to relax and enjoy over winter around the large open fireplaces with a superb menu matched to gorgeous wines. During summer, you can relax outside and enjoy all that Matakana Country Park has to offer, including everything equestrian – even your own riding lesson!

Matakana Country Park offers an excellent location for the Summer Concert Series, with ample parking and a lush green site, perfect for your picnic whilst enjoying the live concert.

 

VIP Concert Experience includes:

  • Entry to the concert, and the VIP Marquee for ten guests
  • Reserved table of ten in the VIP Marquee
  • Gourmet Buffet lunch and afternoon tea
  • Cash Bar available in the VIP Marquee
  • Meet and Greet Backstage for two guests with one of the bands

Terms & Conditions:

  • Valid for tickets purchased between 1/8/13 and 20/1/14 from Gull Matakana, Warkworth I-site and Matakana Country Park.
  • Winner will be drawn 22/1/14 and notified by phone/email.
  • The Promoter, at their discretion, reserves the right to refuse access to the Meet and Greet if the recipients are deemed to be intoxicated or not behaving in an acceptable manner.
  • Meet and Greet time and artists to be advised, and is subject to change at any time.

 

 

location map

Matakana Country Park
1 Omaha Flats Road
Matakana RD 5

ticket info

Local Tickets on sale 05 September
General Tickets on sale 11 September

$99 per person + booking fee

Tickets are available through Ticketek and all Ticketek outlets.

A limited number of local tickets will be available at $89 per person + booking fee. These can only be purchased directly through Matakana Country Park, Gull Matakana, and from the i-SITE in Warkworth.

Children 14 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are not replaceable or refundable if lost, stolen or damaged, please treat them like cash.

Timetable

10:00am: Car park opens 11:00am: Concert venue opens 11:30am: Loulou 1:00pm: 10cc 3:00pm: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas 5:00pm: Lynyrd Skynyrd 6:30pm: Concert finishes

Food & Drink

Alcohol is NOT permitted to be bought into the venue to comply with the NZ Liquor Licensing laws.

A wide selection of Gibbston Valley Wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and their award-winning Pinot Noir will be sold at the venue along with beer and non-alcoholic beverages. FREE refill water will be available.

You may bring your own  picnic and non-alcoholic drinks. A variety of local food vendors will be on site. Please note: the management reserves the rights to search  bags and coolers on entry and prohibited items will be confiscated.

Transport

On-site parking will be available. Parking charge is a gold coin donation to a local community group.

A shuttle service will be available between 10am and 1pm, and at the conclusion of the event from 6.30pm to 8pm.  The shuttle charge will be a gold coin donation to a local community group.

Shuttles will leave from outside Warkworth i-SITE (opposite Westpac Bank) and from Omaha Beach Surf Club taking you to Matakana Country Park.

Bus parking provisions will be available on-site as well as taxi pick-ups and drop-offs.

BUS INFO FOR PRE-PURCHASED TICKETEK TICKET HOLDERS
Matakana Return Bus Pass
Sunday 9 February 2014

Departs from Britomart:               10.30am
Departs from Albany:                    10.30am
Departs from Orewa:                     11.00am

Return to specified depot at 6.30pm or when concert finishes

$30.00 return

Bus tickets must be pre-purchased from Ticketek and produce their ticket to our drivers to gain entry on board buses for both journeys.

Seating

Chairs are permitted to be used at the venue but, please be considerate to the people around you.

No sun shades permitted, so please bring hats and plenty of sun screen.

If you wish to bring umbrellas please be aware that you will be placed in a designated umbrella area.

Cancellation

The show will go on rain, hail, or shine so come prepared for NZ’s changeable weather. The concert will only be cancelled if the conditions are considered dangerous by the organisers.

If cancellation occurs, tickets will be refunded only at the point of purchase. If a change is made to the line-up and it is out of the promoters control, no refunds will be made.

Special Needs

The event is wheelchair accessible and there is a disabled viewing platform available on venue.

Parking and toilets will be available but as it is a grass venue please ensure mobility on this surface.

If you have any special requirements please contact us so as we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

General Information

No professional video or audio recording equipment is to be brought in to the venue e.g. long lens cameras. Any equipment discovered will be confiscated.

St Johns, Police and the Fire Service will be on site.

No animals except guide dogs.

No cookers or fires permitted on site.

Please bring plenty of cash as most vendors will not have card facilities within the venue. Cash out facilities are available at the venue.

Management reserves the right to remove or refuse entry to ticket holders considered dangerous or a nuisance or failing to comply with reasonable requests.

Corporate

For details on our Corporate offerings please contact Melita@gstone.co.nz

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert
Saturday 15 February 2014

The Region

Nestled between a stunning mountain range and the sparkling waters of Lake Wakatipu, is the alpine resort town known as Queenstown.  A magical playground for adventure sports in the summer, and skiing/snowboarding in the winter, Queenstown attracts tourists year round to the South Island of New Zealand.

Queenstown appeals to everybody – it’s exciting, vibrant, family friendly, peaceful and stunningly beautiful.  There’s an incredible range of attractions for all ages! Queenstown is located in the  Otago region which  hosts some of the worlds most magnificent scenery – home to many of the scenes of ‘Middle Earth’ from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

The Venue

Gibbston Valley Winery is located less than half an hour’s drive north of Queenstown on the Kawarau River. Known as the “Valley of Vines” in an area planted extensively with vineyards and orchards and dotted with the remnants of original gold mining settlements, Gibbston Valley is internationally renowned for the quality of its wines.

Central to that reputation is Gibbston Valley Winery, the region’s first commercial vineyard and winner of over 220 national and international wine awards.

Surrounded by towering mountains, bordered by the beautiful Kawarau River, Gibbston Valley Winery offers not only stunning views and fabulous wines, but a perfect location for a Queenstown concert in a vineyard setting.

 

 

location map

Gibbston Valley Station
1820 Gibbston Highway
State Highway 6
15 minutes from Queenstown Airport

ticket info

Local Tickets on sale 05 September
General Tickets on sale 11 September

$99 per person + booking fee

Tickets are available through Ticketek and all Ticketek outlets.

A limited number of local tickets will be available at $89 per person + booking fee. These can only be purchased directly through the i-SITE in Queenstown and Wanaka, A Taste of Gibbston in Arrowtown, and at Gibbston Valley Winery.

Children 14 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are not replaceable or refundable if lost, stolen or damaged, please treat them like cash.

Timetable

10:00am: Car park opens 11:00am: Concert venue opens 11:20am: Bahip 12:00pm: Jody Direen 1:00pm: 10cc 3:00pm: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas 5:00pm: Lynyrd Skynyrd 6:30pm: Concert finishes

Food & Drink

Alcohol is NOT permitted to be bought into the venue to comply with the NZ Liquor Licensing laws.

A wide selection of Gibbston Valley Wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and their award-winning Pinot Noir will be sold at the venue along with beer and non-alcoholic beverages. FREE refill water will be available.

You may bring your own  picnic and non-alcoholic drinks. A variety of local food vendors will be on site. Please note: the management reserves the rights to search  bags and coolers on entry and prohibited items will be confiscated.

Transport

On-site car parking is available, accessible from Gibbston Highway.

Parking fee is a gold coin donation to a local community group.

Please follow signage and directions on the day.

Bus parking provision off Gibbston Highway. No overnight campavan parking will be available. Taxi drop-off and collection points will be available.

BUS INFO FOR PRE-PURCHASED TICKETEK TICKET HOLDERS

Departures to the concert - every 10 minutes from 9.30 am – 1 pm depart O’Connells Mall Camp St Queenstown to Gibbston Valley Winery main entrance via pickups at Frankton Bus Shelter, Kawarau Rd and Arrowtown Bus Centre, Arrowtown.

Return transfer from Gibbston 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm depart Gibbston Valley Winery main entrance for return journey to O’Connells Mall Camp St, Queenstown via drop offs at Arrowtown Bus Centre, Arrowtown and Frankton Bus Shelter, Kawarau Rd, Frankton. NB: Coaches will continue until every person has returned.

NOTE  Passengers have to pre-purchase their bus tickets through Ticketek, and produce their ticket to our drivers to gain entry on board buses for both journeys.

Seating

Chairs are permitted to be used at the venue but, please be considerate to the people around you.

No sun shades permitted, so please bring hats and plenty of sun screen.

If you wish to bring umbrellas please be aware that you will be placed in a designated umbrella area.

Cancellation

The show will go on rain, hail, or shine so come prepared for NZ’s changeable weather. The concert will only be cancelled if the conditions are considered dangerous by the organisers.

If cancellation occurs, tickets will be refunded only at the point of purchase. If a change is made to the line-up and it is out of the promoters control, no refunds will be made.

Special needs

The event is wheelchair accessible.

Parking and toilets will be available but as it is a grass venue please ensure mobility on this surface.

If you have any special requirements please contact us so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

General Information

No professional video or audio recording equipment is to be brought in to the venue e.g. long lens cameras. Any equipment discovered will be confiscated.

St Johns, Police and the Fire Service will be on site.

No animals except guide dogs.

No cookers or fires permitted on site.

Please bring plenty of cash as most vendors will not have card facilities within the venue. Cash out facilities are available at the venue.

Management reserves the right to remove or refuse entry to ticket holders considered dangerous or a nuisance or failing to comply with reasonable requests.

Corporate

For details on our Corporate offerings please contact Melita@gstone.co.nz