Kiwi music goes off in Gibbston


One great Wakatipu venue, four top Kiwi acts, 1500 stoked punters.

The winery tour winding its way through the country proved a crowd-pleaser in Gibbston.

More than 1500 concert-goers attended the concert at Waitiri Creek in Gibbston this evening to see Fat Freddy’s Drop, trio Anika, Boh and Hollie, The Adults and Clara van Wel.

It was an all-ages crowd which turned out for the show on a beautifully warm sunny evening on Tuesday night.

Clara van Wel kicked things off before Shihad frontman Jon Toogood and ex-Fur Patrol singer and guitarist Julia Deans took to the stage with Dimmer’s Shayne Carter. They played an outstanding 60-minute set before Kiwi songbird trio Anika Moa, Boh Runga and Hollie Smith performed.

Kiwi favourite Fat Freddy’s Drop finished off the show playing as the darkness arrived, closing just after 10pm.

This is the 11th in a series of 17 shows in a nationwide tour that concludes in Hamilton on March 3.

Concert co-promoter Campbell Smith was pleased to be back in one of his favourite spots: “Absolute perfection, the most beautiful day in the most beautiful place on earth. The bands played as well as they ever have, the crowd was brilliant and our new venue, Waitiri Creek, was fantastic. This was one of the best shows we’ve ever done.”