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Chartfest 2012 Line-up Announced

Chartfest 2012 Line-up Announced

Friday 20th April, 2012 2:21PM

Charfest, Christchurch's annual New Zealand music festival, have announced the line-up for this years event which will launch Music Month on Tuesday May 1st. Here are the event details...

Anika Moa, Nadia Reid, Hanna Harding
Tuesday 1st May, CPIT Rakaia Centre (all ages event)

Von Voin Strum, House Of Mountain, Anthesiac, Killshot Medics
Saturday 5th May, Dux Live

The Unfaithful Ways, Runaround Sue, Devilish Mary & The Holy Rollers
Friday 11th May, Lyttelton Yacht Club

Lupus Lunar, Ipswich, The River Jones
Saturday 19th May, The Darkroom

The Christchurch Acoustic Collective featuring: Tiny Lies, Hera & Jed Parsons, Phil Doublet & Tor Sutton, Works End, and more
Saturday 26th May, Alvarados Cantina

Press Release:

CHARTFEST Christchurchís annual music industry event returns to the city for itís fourth year this May. CHARTFEST, like everything in Christchurch since 22nd February 2011 is in a transitional phase but in 2012 the key intention is to support new emerging venues and our struggling artist community. Instead of one large event on one day in NZ Music Month we are spreading CHARTFEST 2012 over 4 weekends in May to cater for varying genres of contemporary music. The events kick off with an official launch party in association with the Christchurch City Council at the CPIT Rakaia Centre on May 1st.

CHARTFEST 2012 will ultimately provide gigs for over twenty of the cityís music groups at five different locations throughout the month of May. These events are designed to show case and celebrate some of the exceptional talent that exists here in Christchurch, while providing a highly enjoyable and entertaining experience for Christchurch music fans to attend free of charge.

Like everything in Christchurch recently CHART has also undergone some transformations. Jeff Fulton ended his 5 years as CHARTís Manager in December and we sincerely thank Jeff for his sterling efforts and commitment to the local music industry during that time. Jeff has been replaced by Marc Royal as CHARTís new Manager effective February this year. Marc has been involved with the music industry for over 15 years having spent time working in both Australia and New Zealand. Marc is an experienced roadie, stage technician, and musician and has recently played a key role record production and artist management.

ďI look forward to sharing my experiences and support as a musician and manager, and offering my ideas and insights into the future developments of CHART and the Christchurch music scene. This city has been responsible for producing some of the finest talent in the country and I will be doing my utmost to see it return to being the thriving musical community that it once was". - Marc Royal Marc will be supported by Nick Vassar who has been our website coordinator as well as part-time assistant to the Managerís role for the past 2 years. So some changes at the helm but CHART are committed to providing support wherever we can for the local community and working towards rebuilding our highly successful Christchurch music industry.

Tuesday 1st May 5pm
CPIT Rakaia Centre (all ages event)
Anika Moa, Nadia Reid, Hanna Harding

Saturday 5th May
Dux Live 8.30pm
Von Voin Strum, House Of Mountain, Anthesiac, Killshot Medics

Friday 11th May
Lyttelton Yacht Club 8.00pm
The Unfaithful Ways, Runaround Sue, Devilish Mary & The Holy Rollers

Saturday 19th May
The Darkroom 9.00pm
Lupus Lunar, Ipswich, The River Jones

Saturday 26th May
Alvarados Cantina 8.00pm
The Christchurch Acoustic Collective featuring: Tiny Lies, Hera & Jed Parsons, Phil Doublet & Tor Sutton, Works End, and more.

 





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