Islands Music Festival Is One To Catch

Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 | Leave a Comment

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Urupukapuka Island

Take some stunning island locations, add New Zealand’s top musicians, mix in some great conservation causes, garnish with sun and serve up one amazing kiwi summer experience….

The spectacular Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands and Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf are the settings this summer for a series of seven concerts for conservation.

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, Salmonella DJ Soundsystem, The Topp Twins, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra and many more.

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.

Motutapu Island

Motutapu Island

The Motutapu Restoration Trust is the project we want to shout about at the Motutapu concert. Teams of passionate volunteers are ensuring that this jewel in the Hauraki Gulf becomes New Zealand’s largest island sanctuary. We think what they are doing is pretty special, so we are proud to be supporting them via the Live at the Islands events.

Both islands are now pest free, so we ask that you show your support for the conservation efforts, not only by attending the concerts, but by adhering to the bio-security requirements and check that your clothes, footwear, bags, boat and camping gear are clean of stow-away rats/mice, ants and weed seeds. Leave no trace and take your rubbish away with you and respect the environment we are lucky enough to be having fun in!

Concert-goers should head to the concerts early and enjoy the beautiful beaches, historic and archaeological walks, swimming, snorkelling and kayaking, before grabbing refreshments at the fully licensed bar. Then kick back and enjoy the sounds of some of New Zealand’s finest musicians til sunset.

Those with more energy can party into the night with the ZM Afterparty on the Beach. Full details of line ups, timings and transport options can be found at www.arkpresents.co.nz

URUPUKAPUKA ISLAND, BAY OF ISLANDS

28 DEC   NATHAN HAINES & KIRSTEN MORRELL

31 DEC   NEW YEAR’S EVE PIRATE PARTY

3 JAN      JORDAN LUCK BAND & AUTOZAMM

5 JAN      ANIKA MOA & DON MCGLASHAN

7 JAN      MINUIT & SALMONELLA DJ SOUND SYSTEM

22 JAN    THE TOPP TWINS

MOTUTAPU ISLAND, AUCKLAND

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2011

ANIKA MOA, NATHAN HAINES, KIRSTEN MORRELL, WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL UKULELE ORCHESTRA, THE EARLYBIRDS, SALMONELLA DJ SOUNDSYSTEM, LISA CRAWLEY AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Capacities are strictly limited on both islands so don’t miss out. Book at www.ticketmaster.co.nz or at Paihia Explore NZ Office

PUBLIC ON SALE   9am Friday 15 October

BIO-SECURITY MESSAGE – Help keep our islands healthy.

These islands are pest free. Before leaving the mainland please check that your clothes, footwear, bags, boat and camping gear are clean of covert rats/mice, ants and weed seeds.  For more information please see our website site www.arkpresents.co.nz or Department of Conservation website www.doc.govt.nz

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