Gibbston’s rocking revival

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Top international bands Dr Hook and Credence Clearwater Revisited will head a new annual outdoor festival for Queenstown music fans, Mountain Scene can reveal. 

The legendary groups will rock the inaugural Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert on March 5 next year. 

The gig is to be staged at Gibbston Valley Station – a new resort development next to the award-winning winery. 

“The venue is less than half an hour’s drive from Queenstown and offers stunning views and fabulous wines, so it’s the perfect partner for an outdoor concert in a relaxed and gorgeous setting,” Amanda Calvert, spokesperson for organisers Alpine Entertainment, says. 

“We are very excited to secure such a great venue to showcase these two highly-regarded acts.” 

Dr Hook will belt out classics like When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman and Sylvia’s Mother. 

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, launched in 1995 and featuring original Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook and Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford, appeared at a Millbrook Resort concert about 10 years ago. 

They’ll perform evergreen hits such as Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary and Down On The Corner. 

Resort promotion body Destination Queenstown reckons the concert lineup has broad appeal for locals and visitors alike. 

“It’s exciting to secure two such legendary acts and I’m sure they’ll be a big drawcard,” DQ boss Tony Everitt says.