Southern Amp 09 - Line UpTuesday 1st September, 2009 12:00PM
Southern Amp 09 takes place on Thursday 12th of November in the garden city and the lineup announced today is, Buzzcocks, Kora, Salmonella Dub, Grinspoon, The Veils, An Emerald City and Mammal
Christchurch will once again stage the South Island's biggest multi-stage festival when Southern Amp 09 kicks into life on Thursday 12th November from 4.30pm til midnight at Westpac Arena in Addington. Amp-fans will not have to freak out about work or Uni the next day either with Friday 13th November being a holiday and the start of the Canterbury long weekend! This year's Southern Amp will feature 2 massive main stages standing side-by-side along one side of the Arena pumping out continuous live vibes. Main Stages AMP-A and AMP-B will give a much wider view, a much more 'closer to the action' overall experience, but most importantly NON-STOP LIVE MUSIC, as soon as A ends, B will burst into life. There will also be a 3rd stage featuring some of our best local bands & DJs + the usual outdoor area for bars, food stalls etc. With a maximum of just 5000 tickets being put on sale this year we expect these tickets to be snapped up quickly.
Joining the eclectic mix on Southern Amp this year are:
Buzzcocks are still playing loud & fast, like guys half their age! The South Island will be treated to UK pop-punk heroes on their first Mainland visit at Southern Amp since they formed in the heady punk days of 1978 and created a thousand imitators world-over. With a breakneck set featuring punk classics 'Boredom', 'Ever Fallen in Love', 'I Don't Mind', 'Orgasm Addict' and plenty more their wild stage gyrations, arm swinging and fast guitars will leave the crowd exhausted and charged! (Website - www.buzzcocks.com | Myspace - www.myspace.com/buzzcocksofficial )
Kora are without doubt one of NZ most exciting live bands of the past 5 years. A combo of "heavy-metal-dub-funk-blues," they are known for delivering blistering live sets that send their thousands of fans in NZ, Australia and beyond absolutely wild. After a recent sell-out South Island mini-tour in July, Kora are back in Christchurch performing for the first time on the Southern Amp Festival in their ONLY South Island live performance of the 2009/2010 summer. (Website - www.kora.co.nz | Myspace - www.myspace.com/koraroots )
Salmonella Dub have been exciting thousands of grooving fans with their infectious live performances on countless tours and major festivals around the world since 1994. They are without doubt one of NZ's most influential Dub/Reggae & Roots acts of all time. With a brand new EP 'Freak Local' just released and new Album due in early November, they play Southern Amp for the first time ever as part of their 2009 summer NZ circuit after returning from their 30th tour of Australia. (Website - www.salmonelladub.com | Myspace - www.myspace.com/officialsalmonelladub )
Grinspoon have been a music festival favourite and a mainstay on the Australian music scene for close on 15 years. Led by controversial frontman Phil Jamieson, they have built a massive following through endless touring and thumping rock shows. After 18 months recording their new album 'Six To Midnight' the band head back on the road to showcase the new album and of course, belt out some GS classics. (Website - www.grinspoon.com.au | Myspace - www.myspace.com/grinspoon )
The Veils return to Southern Amp after touring the globe twice over since their last appearance in 2007. With their 3rd superb album 'Sun Gangs' released this year, the UK-via-New Zealand quartet and their striking frontman Finn Andrews are the best kind of live-set theatre around and every live set seems fraught with unanticipated intimate danger! A terrifyingly brilliant live act not to be missed. (Website - www.theveils.com | Myspace - www.myspace.com/theveils )
Mammal from Melbourne are like a power generator on overload! They have so much energy in their playing and live shows that you cannot help but get swept up in it. With a mix of influences from Rollins to Rage Against The Machine filtering through their visceral, chaotic, bass-led sound, Mammal visit the south for the first time at Southern Amp after their first headline tour to UK has brought rave reviews. (Website - www.mammaltheband.com | Myspace - www.myspace.com/mammaltheband)
An Emerald City NZ's Psychedelic explorers return home after an eventful summer in Europe to bring their explosive and unique live show to Southern Amp. 2009 marked the release of their debut album 'Circa Scaria' recorded in an isolated west coast cave. They've since been based in Berlin touring Europe and creating wondrous new sounds. (Website - www.anemeraldcity.blogspot.com | Myspace - www.myspace.com/anemeraldcity)
EARLYBIRD TICKETS go on sale MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER at 9.00am at the CRAZY RECESSION-BUSTING 15% LOWER THAN 2008 price of just $69.50 + bkg fees from TICKETEK and REAL GROOVY. This general admission allocation will be strictly limited at this price and will be available for a limited period only unless sold out before.
Post Earlybird: GA ticket prices will be $89.50 + bkg fees, STILL a massive 20% lower than last year's GA adult price. There will again be reserved premium seating tickets facing straight onto the double main stages priced at $99.50. This year Southern Amp 09 will be R18 restricted, ID will be required on purchase.
Visit - www.southernamp.co.nz for all information.