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Southern Fork Americana Fest Announced For 2016

Southern Fork Americana Fest Announced For 2016

Thursday 11th August, 2016 9:19AM

Auckland city is set to get another healthy dose of country as the The Southern Fork Americana Fest returns to town for 2016. The October festival will bring some of the top alt-country acts from North America including Hayes Carll, Lindi Ortega and Robert Ellis to our shores to play alongside some of the cream of the crop from downunder. Here are the details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Southern Fork Americana Fest 2016
The Great Pacific Tuning Fork, Auckland

Show dates are as follows:
Friday 7th October - Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats (AUS/NZ) w/ Ravens (NZ)
Saturday 8th October - Hayes Carll (USA) w/ Adam McGrath (NZ)
Wednesday 12th October - Robert Ellis (USA) + Joe Pug (USA)
Thursday 13th October - Josh Rennie-Hynes (AUS) + Liam Gerner (AUS)
Friday 14th October - Lindi Ortega (CAN) + The Cactus Blossoms (USA)
Sunday 16th October - ĎThe Shape Iím Iní featuring Ebony Lamb (NZ), Tom Cunliffe (NZ), Hopetoun Brown (NZ) and more

See below for ticketing information


Here's Hayes Carll with 'Another Like You' featuring Cary Ann Hearst...


Here's Lindi Ortega with 'Ashes' from her album Faded Gloryville...


And here is Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats with their cut 'Chief'...


PRESS RELEASE:

VECTOR ARENA, 95BFM AND UNDERTHERADAR PRESENT
SOUTHERN FORK AMERICANA FEST 2016
A CELEBRATION OF ALT.COUNTRY MUSIC FROM NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA & NZ
THE GREAT SOUTH PACIFIC TUNING FORK
7-16 OCTOBER 2015

Returning for its third year, Vector Arena, 95bFM and Under The Radar are proud to announce another dazzling line up of international and local alt.country talent as part of the Southern Fork Americana Fest 2016. Held in the intimate surroundings of The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork, between October 7-16, expect performances from some of the finest and most exciting artists on the Americana scene today.

Following on from critically acclaimed performances of previous years, the festival line up includes both rising and established artists. 2016 Grammy nominated, Texan singer songwriter and exceptional lyricist, Hayes Carll takes the stage on the Saturday night with special guest, The Easternís, Adam McGrath. Opening the festival with his usual energetic and captivating presence is New Zealandís own towering troubadour, Skyscraper Stan with his band The Commission Flats with local trio Ravens (aka Reb Fountain, Jess Shanks and Alice Ryan Williams). Canadian award winning honky tonk star, Lindi Ortega will finally be making her New Zealand debut after we missed out in 2014ís fest with support from Minnesotan duo The Cactus Blossoms who cut their teeth on obscure country songs. The established and well travelled Robert Ellis returns for his third time to the venue to celebrate his newly released self-titled album. Sharing the billing with Ellis is Texan folk-alt.country star Joe Pug. Relatively new to the scene, Australia's Josh Rennie-Hynes has quickly garnered praise as one of the countries finest songwriters on the Americana scene. Joining Josh on the Thursday night is fellow Australian Liam Gerner who brings his upbeat blues and country music.

And thatís not all! Closing out the festival in true party style get set for Sunday eveningís ĎThe Shape Iím Iní hootenanny and bbq featuring an all star band and some of New Zealandís hottest talents. Grab a tasty bbq plate and enjoy performances from NZ Country Award winner Ebony Lamb (of Eb & Sparrow), Lyttelton Recordís newest poster boy Tom Cunliffe, horn blasting superstars Hopetoun Brown and more special guests yet to be announced.

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.

Also, any purchaser of a ticket to one of the first five shows in the festival will be able to to buy a $10 ticket to ĎThe Shape Iím Iní hootenanny and bbq on Sunday 16 October.

VECTOR ARENA PRESENTS
SOUTHERN FORK AMERICANA FEST 2016
THE GREAT SOUTH PACIFIC TUNING FORK @ VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND
7-16 OCTOBER, 2016

Southern Fork presale from Friday 12 August 9am
MyTicketmaster presale from Tuesday 16 August 12pm
General Public on sale from Thursday 18 August 9am
www.ticketmaster.co.nz





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