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Southern Fork Americana Fest Reveals First Line-Up For 2015

Southern Fork Americana Fest Reveals First Line-Up For 2015

Thursday 13th August, 2015 9:52AM

With its inaugural run successfully in the bag last year, the Southern Fork Americana Fest is returning for 2015. Held at Auckland's Great South Pacific Tuning Fork the festival hosts a string Americana artists from the States, Australia and New Zealand throughout the month of October. The first-line up announcement sees Californian outfit Dawes and Texan duo Jamestown Revival on the bill alongside out friends from across the ditch, Wagons. Also revealed in the announcement are performances from local groups The Eastern and The Bads. Here are the details...


Southern Fork Americana Fest 2015 (shows announced so far)

Saturday 10th October - Launch Night feat. The Eastern and Friends
Saturday 17th October - Wagons
Sunday 18th October – Jamestown Revival
Thursday 22nd October – Dawes w/ The Bads


Here's a video from Californian act Dawes for their single 'Things Happen'...


Take a look at a clip for 'California' from Jamestown Revival...


And check out is The Bads with 'So Alive', the title track from their second album...


PRESS RELEASE:

VECTOR ARENA PRESENTS SOUTHERN FORK AMERICANA FEST 2015 A GATHERING OF AMERICANA ARTISTS FROM NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA & NZ LIVE AT THE GREAT SOUTH PACIFIC TUNING FORK THROUGH OCTOBER 2015

Vector Arena is proud to announce the return of the Southern Fork Americana Fest! Following the successful inaugural festival in 2014, The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork will once again play host to an array of international and local Americana artists.

With more artists and shows to be announced the line up for 2015 is already looking very exciting. Confirmed acts include LA based roots rockers Dawes, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “authentically vintage” their passion for the music they write and sing shines through on their latest album All Your Favourite Bands which features cameos from alt. country stalwarts Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (who is also the producer). Joining Dawes will be a pair of NZ’s most respected songwriters in the form of The Bads.

Hailing from Texas, Jamestown Revival will bring their deep-rooted harmonies and unique musical style that draws from the sound of the South and classic American rock. Their debut album Utah takes its name and sound from the cabin in the Wasatch mountains of the aforementioned US state where they recorded it. Hotly tipped to become leaders in the Americana revival their debut prompted Americana taste makers No Depression magazine to confidently state that “There is no doubt Utah will be considered one of the best albums of the year.”

Flying in from across the Tasman, Wagons are returning to the Tuning Fork for their last raucous, high energy show in the city for the foreseeable future. Henry Wagons is sneaking off to work on solo material for a new album and tour so the band are having a break for a cup of tea and a sit down. We already know you love this lot as you turned out in force last time they played here so don’t delay on snatching up a ticket for this one!

Lyttelton’s hardest working band, The Eastern will be opening the festival in true party fashion with their energetic rootsy country style and some special guests yet to be announced. Not just content with making waves in New Zealand, The Eastern have exported their sounds across the world and gained rave reviews along the way including five stars from Q Magazine and No Depression labelling them as “One of the best modern roots bands.” Keep your eyes peeled for more information on the opening night as it is shaping up to be a real foot stomping party!

Show dates are as follows with additional shows to be announced shortly.
10 October – Launch Night feat. The Eastern & friends
17 October – Wagons
18 October – Jamestown Revival
22 October – Dawes w/ The Bads

More details about the festival can be found at the www.southernfork.co.nz

TICKET PRICING

To once again offer enthusiasts the chance to see more acts and to encourage music fans to discover new artists, the festival will have a special ticket pricing scheme, enabling them to receive discounts on multiple ticket purchases. Each show is colour coded. Buy a ticket to a red show, and you can buy tickets to white shows at 25% off and blue shows at 50% off. White show ticket buyers can get blue show tickets at 25% off. These offers are only available for advance purchases.

ABOUT THE GREAT SOUTH PACIFIC TUNING FORK

Launched in June 2013, The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork has quickly established a reputation as one of the best spots in Auckland to see a variety of eclectic artists, with its intimate and comfortable surrounds and top-notch sound system having made it an audience favourite.

In particular, alt. country and Americana acts have found a welcoming home at the venue, which has in the last year hosted a virtual who’s who of top local and international artists including Jason Isbell, Ryan Bingham, Justin Townes Earle, Marc Ribot, Pokey LaFarge, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Shakey Graves, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Tift Merritt, Marlon Williams, Tami Neilson and a whole lot more.

VECTOR ARENA PRESENTS
SOUTHERN FORK AMERICANA FEST 2015
THE GREAT SOUTH PACIFIC TUNING FORK @ VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND THROUGH OCTOBER, 2015

MyTicketmaster presale from Tuesday 18 August 5pm General Public on sale from Friday 21 August 9am www.ticketmaster.co.nz






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