Breaking through

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Budding Wakatipu musicians will perform alongside one of the country’s hottest young acts at this month’s Big Break concert. 

Annah Mac, the 18-year-old Southland singer who shot to fame with hit single Focus, is star guest for the second annual concert to promote emerging local talent. 

Big Break, produced by the parent-driven RockFormation Charitable Trust, features 13 registered rock and contemporary bands plus the Wakatipu High soul, jazz and junior jazz bands. 

Annah Mac could provide the teens with first-hand experience of progressing through the music business. She started from humble beginnings, winning the Rockquest Female Musician Award in 2008 and then securing a recording contract with Sony Music last year. 

Big Break is held at the Memorial Hall on May 28. Tickets – $5 for students and $10 for adults – are available from Wakatipu High.