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Hutt City Christmas Charity Rockfest

When:

Sat 3 Dec 2016, 1:00pm–1:00am

Where: Petone Rugby Football Club, North Park Udy St, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird Admission: $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  • All Draw: $30.75 ($30.00 + $0.75 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: Robert Morgan

We've all experienced hard times at one time or another but for some, it has become an unfortunate way of life.

We are seeing more individuals and families stricken with poverty and homelessness and having to live in poor conditions significantly below national standards. Housing shortage, financial hardships, rising rental accommodation prices and increased living costs have forced people onto the streets, sleeping rough and without food or shelter. This is a problem that affects us all.

Thanks to the many night shelters, transitional emergency accommodation for the homeless and refugees, and the countless volunteers, the homeless can be given a temporary place to keep them safe, fed and warm. But with the ever increasing hardships supply is struggling to keep up with demand. We take so much for granted and many don't realise how hard it really is for those less fortunate.

Burning Embers Inc and Jenimal at Large Entertainment have joined forces to make a difference for those that need our help by running an all day/night charity event for the Wellington hungry and homeless. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre and Soup Kitchen and The Wellington City Mission. We might not be able to cure the ongoing problem, but with our contribution at least we can help make things easier.

Music has so many healing properties, and this is one of them.

20 bands have volunteered their time and energy in hopes of making a difference for the less fortunate this Christmas. We all deserve to celebrate the festive season, and we have an opportunity to put smiles on deserving faces. Christmas is about family and giving, and we endeavour to do just that. With your help, we can make a difference. So if you want to help those in need, then this is a great way of doing so, and be entertained by some of New Zealand's unsigned Indie acoustic and hard rock heroes.

Throughout the event, there will be spot prizes and giveaways, charity auctions and special treats that will be revealed on the day. Come and meet the artists and mingle amongst our up and coming stars. This is one event you don't want to miss.

We have a phenomenal line up of gifted musicians that demand the fussiest audiences. From folk to hard rock you'll be entertained by some of the best in the music business. There will be something for everyone's listening pleasure, and you will be helping a great cause. Share the event, invite all your friends and family and know that you contributed to making a difference.

There will be lucky dip draws after every even listed band. Everyone's a winner

Stage one - Acoustic Bliss

2 pm - F82decide
2.30 pm - Lucid Effect
3 pm - Angel Rose
3.30 pm - The Red
4 pm - AJ Crawshaw Music
4.30 pm - Emily Riordan
5 pm - Swamp Dixie
5.30 pm - Wickedfish

Stage two - Rocklicious

6 pm - Red Dirt Radio
6.30pm - Cult of Endless Invisible
7 pm - The Fire Cartel
7.30 pm - Evil Tomato

8 pm - Santa's special raffle draw

8.30 pm - Dr. Thompson
9 pm - The Whiskey Show
9.30 pm - Gentlemen Bastards
10 pm - Burning Embers
10.30 pm - Hault
11 pm - Bloodshot