By TRACEY ROXBURGH
After teetering on the edge of Covid lockdowns this year, and dealing with a storm in 2020, King Beats has decided there’s nothing left to fear.
Founder Brendan Mulcahy says the 2022 edition of the Kingston concert’s locked and loaded for February 19, promising to be another day full of community, music, food and family.
‘‘It’s been hard navigating the event in a Covid-filled world, but this is our last year with consent, so we decided to bite the bullet and push forward to deliver another memorable event.
‘‘It’s always been about the community and impact we can make for the charities, so if we can keep dancing for a purpose, we will.’’
Profits from next year’s King Beats Charity Music Festival will be split between Garston Primary School, Central Lakes Family Services, and Queenstown Mountain Bike Club.
The World Bar and Yonder event manager Cuillin Hearty’s been brought on to help navigate
the government guidelines and event programming.
She says the government’s Covid protection framework’s new to everyone in the industry, but they’ll be following the guidelines to help keep people safe.
‘‘We’re just super-excited to put on an awesome event after another season of lockdowns, and we’ve got a killer line-up to go with it.’’
The 2022 concert will include indie-rock five-piece The Butlers and Queenstown legends Ribera (Electric Rush) and Sinclair, along with new kids on the block Zoo Brothers, Lenni Vibes, Ben Lock, Joey Mac and Jack Summersides, with more artists to be announced
Earlybird tickets are available for $60, including onsite camping, through Trybooking.com till tomorrow.
General admission will go on sale after that for $80, including camping.