MORE FM Winery Tour 2011 Brooke Fraser-Opshop-Midnight Youth
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|Fri 4 Feb ’11, 5:00pm–10:00pm||
|Sat 5 Feb ’11, 5:00pm–10:00pm||
Where: Ascension Wine Estate, 480 Matakana Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: Janietee
February 5 show Sold Out...tickets still available for February 4.
Brooke Fraser, Opshop & Midnight Youth complete the line up for the 2011 tour
New Zealand’s favourite songbird Brooke Fraser will headline the MORE FM Winery Tour 2011 summer series along with an all male entourage: chart-topping four-piece band Opshop and the popular Auckland rock band, Midnight Youth.
Now in its fifth year, the popularity of the MORE FM Winery Tour has seen the run more than double since its inception in 2007; now 19 shows nationwide. The tour returns again to Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana for two shows over Waitangi weekend; Friday 4th and Saturday 5th February.
Brooke has already delivered a staggering number of hit singles and radio staples from her first two albums with songs like Better, Shadowfeet, Arithmetic and Deciphering Me. Her latest album Flags, released in October 2010, has just made an impressive debut in charts around the world and at # 1 in NZ, powered by her latest number one single, the irresistible Something In The Water.
Opshop’s third studio album Until the End of Time, was released in August 2010 and also debuted at # 1 in the NZ Charts, proving time together has done nothing but enhance the band’s ability at the song writing desk and in the recording studio. And with hits like One Day, Maybe, Waiting Now and Pins & Needles, Opshop is sure to be a summer crowd pleaser.
Midnight Youth, who will open all shows, achieved platinum sales for their debut album The Brave Don’t Run and picked up awards for Best Rock Album and Best Group at the 2009 New Zealand Music Awards. The Brave Don't Run has spawned two top 20 hits; All On Our Own and The Letter – both reaching # 1on the New Zealand radio charts, while current single Just For Once is their first new offering off their soon-to-be released sophomore album (2011).
Co-promoter Brent Eccles says the 2011 line up is a great blend of pop, rock & ballads; something for fans of all ages and musical persuasions this summer:
“Ascension has been the traditional start for The MORE FM Winery Tour since it began. Over the last four years the venue has developed as much as the tour has and we now play to a purpose built concert amphitheatre. We always look forward to these shows, a great crowd and very hospitable hosts.”
After such a long time spent away from NZ, Brooke is looking forward to spending some quality time back home.
"For me, the winery tour means celebrating summer in some of the most picturesque locations in NZ with old friends and new whilst enjoying a good drop - I wouldn't miss it!"
Old pal Jason Kerrison of Opshop agrees wholeheartedly:
"The winery tour is fantastic opportunity to let loose, play a little music, sip a little vino and sample platters of delish tucker from the rich tapestry that is the New Zealand summer. We're looking forward to catching up for a wonderful festival with some old mates."
Tickets (and bus/ticket packages) go on sale on Monday 08 November with an Early Bird offer of $55 plus booking fee (ticket only) for the month of November, increasing to $65 plus booking fee from 01 December. One child under the age of 12 will be given free admittance when accompanied by one adult ticket holder.
Be kind to the environment - purchase a bus package and leave your car at home. Bayes Coachlines offers a bus service from Auckland for $30 per person. The bus will leave Auckland City from 172 Quay St (Opposite Ferry Building) @ 3:15pm / pick up Lake Rd, Takapuna (Outside Farmers) @ 3:45pm / pick up Loop Rd (outside Orewa Baptist Church) Orewa @ 4:15pm. The bus will leave promptly after the concert from the main entrance @ 10:15pm and will drop concert goers back to their original destination.
Tickets (and bus/ticket packages) can be purchased via the Winery Tour website - www.winerytour.co.nz - and Ticketmaster - 0800 111 999 or www.ticketmaster.co.nz.