MORE FM Winery Tour 2011 Brooke Fraser-Opshop-Midnight Youth
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|Sat 5 Mar ’11, 5:00pm–10:00pm||
Where: Villa Maria Estate Winery, 118 Montgomerie Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- General Admission Early Bird to 30 November: $55.00
- General Admission from 01 December: $65.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Janietee
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 concludes in Auckland at Villa Maria Estate in Mangere on Saturday 5th March.
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:
“Villa Maria Estate in Mangere offers the most glorious winery venue in New Zealand. It's hard to believe that you are 5 minutes from Auckland International airport, 15 minutes from Manukau City and 20 Minute from Auckland CBD. It has magic, grandeur, sight lines and hospitality unique to Villa Maria's impeccable events team.”
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 offer a bus service for $30 per person. The bus will leave from 172 Quay St, Auckland City (Opposite Ferry Building) @ 4:00pm / pick up Ellerslie Racecourse car park @ 4:30pm. 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.