King Beats ready for a rave

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The only thing he needed was for the Alert Level to come to the party. King Beats organiser Brendan Mulcahy says he’s ‘‘having a nightmare’’ with the Kingston festival, planned for this Saturday, in light of the uncertainty around...

Burlesque and more

By PHILIP CHANDLER It's Queenstown’s sauciest annual show. The Valentine’s Burlesque Ball’s on again this Saturday night at Queenstown Memorial Centre. Organiser and burlesque dancer, Queenstowner Oblivion Westwood (left), says this year ‘‘it’s more variety show than just burlesque’’.             ‘‘We’ve also got comedy, drag,...

New party venue

By MATTHEW MCKEW Reggae in the Park’s back for another year to celebrate the legacy of Jamaican music legend Bob Marley — but it’ll be held in a new location. Thousands annually pack in to Queenstown Gardens every February 6 to...