Bright lights for opening night


Outrageous Fortune star Shane Cortese is joining WinterFest’s opening party line-up.

Cortese and the 8-Track band will crank out classic party anthems with their Run To Paradise show at the American Express Opening Party and Fireworks in Earnslaw Park on June 24.

Cortese says: “They can expect to know pretty much every song that we play - we play them fast and loud.”

Other performers include Dunedin’s Kafka Collective, led by local muso Molly Devine, local band Red, a DJ and school kids.

By 7pm the sky will boom with fireworks and the festival will be officially declared open. Prime Minister John Key might even turn up.

Queenstown WinterFest runs from June 24 to July 3.