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Southern Fork Americana Fest: The Eastern with The Bads

Sun Oct 8th, 2017
The Tuning Fork,

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All Ages
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$27.80 adv
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We are sad to announce that due to a recurring injury, The Warratahs are no longer able to perform in the festival. However, we are excited to let you know that Lytteltons hardest working band, The Eastern have joined the bill alongside The Bads and opening act Hawkes Bay based singer-songwriter Stretch & band on Sunday 8th October. With over 10 years and 1000 shows under their belt, The Eastern have earned a reputation for thrilling live performances and we are delighted to finally have them heading our way to rock our stage.

A vehicle for the musical escapades of Brett Adams and Dianne Swann, created under the fiery skies of Waitakere, Aotearoa New Zealand, The Bads have recently released their critically acclaimed fourth album, Losing Heroes, named their most genre-varied album to date which teams with shoegaze-country and indie-rock, delighting the senses. The Bads have toured the country extensively and have previously opened for Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Tim Finn and Joan Armatrading.

Napier-based singer-songwriter Stretch will serve up his dark-hearted ballads and thick, roof-raising choruses as he hits the stage with his full band in support of The Eastern and The Bads. His heavy-folk undertones have taken him across the country and has seen him perform with some of New Zealands most well-respected musicians.

Now in its fourth year The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork, 95bFM and Under The Radar with support from Jim Beam, are proud to announce the lineup for the Southern Fork Americana Fest 2017 as it returns full steam this October.

2017's lineup brings together a stellar cast of local and international names in alt-country. This year includes lauded Nashville-born songwriter Justin Townes Earle with support from Canadian-based quartet The Sadies. With 20 albums under their belt, USA cult favourites Son Volt will hit The Tuning Fork for the first time as will Grammy nominee (Best Folk album & Best American roots song) Robbie Fulks. Jonny Fritz, Robert Ellis and Cory Chisel return with their super group side project Traveller with support from Nashville's rising star Joshua Hedley.

This year's lineup also includes a heady dose of New Zealand's finest, with beloved folk-noir act Eb & Sparrow launching the festival in style on a double bill with country-folk darlings The Miltones. Followed the next night by local legends The Eastern with The Bads. The Shape I'm In: Hootenanny & BBQ will also make a welcomed return after its successful debut last year.

2017 also sees festival passes available for the first time since the festival's debut in 2014. Passes will be in limited supply, so snap one up quickly before they sell out.
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 purchase of a ticket to shows on the following dates (7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th October) will be able to buy a $10 ticket to ‘The Shape I’m In’ Hootenanny and BBQ on Saturday the 14th of October. This offer will be available when purchasing other tickets.

alternative, country/folk, The Eastern, The Bads, Stretch

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