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Sharon Van Etten

This year SHARON VAN ETTEN’S Are We There album has garnered five star reviews and consensual critical acclaim acknowledging her as one of the finest singer/songwriters of our time.

“the work of a modern day master” (NME)
“magnificent” (Off The Tracks NZ)

Tami Neilson with her Silver Scroll

Tami Neilson and Joshua Neilson have won the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award with their song Walk (Back to Your Arms). The soulful, retro-flavoured blues ballad was chosen as this year’s winner by APRA’s membership, made up of over 10,000 New Zealand songwriters and composers.

Foo Fighters tour NZ in 2015

Get ready Australia and New Zealand because the most anticipated rock tour of the summer has just been confirmed! Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that rock superstars Foo Fighters will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015 for their biggest shows ever, with very special guests Rise Against.

Local Beats and Brews

Local Beats and Brews proudly brought to you by Terra Entertainment and The Beatdown.

We’ve come together to host some amazing local DJ’s/Producers for a night of EDM Entertainment and tasty beverages by Ghost Brewing Co. Handcrafted Pizza available on the night.
On the line up we have

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Black Seeds chch show

The Black Seeds are coming to Christchurch this Cup and Show Week!

Long established as one of New Zealand's finest bands and with a solid foothold in Europe and North America,

NZ Hip-Hop veteran PNC is returning to Christchurch!

Julian Temple Band

Having spent the last year on the United States' West Coast, alt-blues and folk-noir artist Julian Temple and his band are back together to raise funds for a new album with an extensive New Zealand summer touring schedule.

Devilskin NZ tour 2015

New Zealand’s most explosive rock band, the incomparable Devilskin hit the road again for the country’s hottest summer tour – proudly supported by The Rock. It’s the party to be at this summer, catch their stunning live show at the following venues:

Glenda Keam

A University of Canterbury (UC) composer and music teacher has hit the right notes by being elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM).

Head of the School of Music, Associate Professor Glenda Keam, is the first New Zealander to be appointed to the Executive Committee ISCM and is the only non-European member of the committee.

Flip Grater

It's confirmed! Fresh from her jaw-dropping headlining performance at WOMAD UK, Sinead O’Connor will be exclusively joining 28 top-class music acts from around the world at WOMAD NZ March 13-15, 2015

Peter Hook and the Light NZ tour

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT are to perform NEW ORDER’S third and fourth albums, Low Life and Brotherhood in their entirety for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand in February 2015.

Mel Parsons

Kiwi touring artist Mel Parsons will join the line-up at Queensland’s prestigious Woodford Folk Festival over the New Year, along with WOMAD in Taranaki in March 2015.

Tonstartssbandht

Psychedelic wig-outs, Tonstartssbandht will bring their prodigious musicianship to Asia, Australia, and New Zealand this December and January!

Twisted Frequency Festival

Twisted Frequency is a unique Kiwi outdoor festival, showcasing a broad range of music, art, performers and knowledge in a friendly, positive environment.

Celebrate the new year with a fresh, rewarding and exciting event, aid in the growth of creative arts in NZ and across the world and join a connected community from all walks of life.

Justin Townes Earle

American troubadour Justin Townes Earle AND band will perform Christchurch and Wellington shows in October. The Christchurch show will be of significant importance as his last show in the Garden City scheduled for March 2011 was to be a sold out performance at Al’s Bar. Unfortunately the earthquakes suffered by the city caused the cancellation of that engagement.

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