Southern Amp 2008 Shifts Up A Gear

Thursday 24 July 2008

Southern Amp shifts up a gear for 2008 . . . the third staging of the South Island’s biggest music festival takes place on Sunday 9 November at Westpac Arena Festival Park in Christchurch from 12.30pm.

Southern Amp is bringing in more international acts than ever before and each of the three stages this year will be completely undercover making the event a ‘weather-free’ festival with a strictly limited capacity!

The festival site is being specially designed and will be built around the existing Westpac Arena to comprise three fully-covered live music stages, more great thrill rides, a separate buskers’ stage, market stalls, loads of other stuff to do and plenty of bars & food outlets. Southern Amp 2008 is R15 restricted and will be held once again at the start of NZ Cup and Show Week, the busiest week on the Canterbury calendar.

The Main Stage will be inside the Westpac Arena with a mix of International, Australian and NZ rock acts; the Ministry Of Sound Stage will be in a huge mega-marquee outside the Arena featuring the best of Australasia’s current dance talent and a third NZ Music Stage in a big top circus tent will be presenting some of NZ and Christchurch’s best live bands.

 

SOUTHERN AMP 2008 LINE-UP – first announcement

- The Living End

- The Dandy Warhols

- The Potbelleez

- Tiki Tanne

- Testament

- Gyroscope

- The Jordan Luck Band

- Goodwill

- Autozamm

- Concord Dawn

- Little Bushman

- Dimmer

- Die! Die! Die!

- Fur Patrol

- Goodnight Nurse

- State of Mind

- The Valves

- Pitch Black

- The Exiles

More announcements on the NZ Music Stage will follow in the next few weeks.

Southern Amp 2008 - It’s gonna be a huge day, we’ll see you there.