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City Showcase: Spotlight New Zealand


Sat 27 Nov 2010, 7:30pm–11:45pm

Where: The Cabana, 11 Shakespeare Rd, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Wristband to cover full weekend of gigs on a first come first served basis: $32.00 ($30.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Jacquie Sutherland

One of Napier's favourite gig venues is host to 4 bands who have successfully won through the application process to perform at City Showcase.

Phil Edwards Band - already at the Soundshell get a chance to you show you why they were the TRN competition winner.

Popstrangers - a three-piece band from Auckland New Zealand capturing elements of noise, pop and psychedelia. They have been described as 'A psychedelic swoon with fast/slow dirty/angelic

And electro/indie/new wave band from Christchurch, Ed Muzik and the Burning Sensations and exciting new young band, The Leers, consisting of four best friends from Mt Manganui.

New Zealand has been selected as the first country outside of the UK to host City Showcase – the London music festival that launched superstars Amy Winehouse, Keane and Razorlight and Napier is set to host the event.

New and emerging musicians will be given the opportunity to perform at gigs in and around Napier’s vibrant Art Deco city centre including in bars, cafes, boutiques and bookshops creating a musical village, with evening gigs moving to the well established concert venues which will be supported by headline acts.

The audience will be invited to vote for their favourite act and the festival will culminate in a finale - Finding the Future - in front of a judging panel made up of leaders from the New Zealand music industry at the iconic Soundshell on Sunday afternoon.

Daytime events will be free but wristband holders will be eligible for promotions whilst the performance is taking place. Entry to evening gigs, workshops & the Soundshell will be by wristband only, costing $30 for the whole weekend. Entry on a first come first served basis subject to age restrictions as some venues.

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