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Party in Wellington this Easter

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Friday, 14 March 2008

Wellington is going to be rocking hard this Easter, with a weekend long music event set to fill the airwaves of New Zealands culture capital.

The outstanding line up will be unleashing performances from rock icons and local acts in what is going to be a nonstop extravaganza.

The Easter festivities will kick off with a performance by reformed 90s alternative rock group Smashing Pumpkins and chart-topping Queens of the Stone Age at the TSB Bank Arena on Thursday 20 March.

This kick-starter will be followed by premier day/night festival Sandwiches SummerSet 08 on Saturday 22 March, which will showcase 12 hours of live music and world-class hospitality at the capitals iconic Basin Reserve.

Headliners at this event are UK-based Tom Middleton, Norman Jay (the superstar of Nottingham Hill Carnival) and LTJ Bukem, supported by New Zealand luminaries including The Black Seeds, Shapeshifter, Minuit and Rhombus.

The much anticipated and never before seen ROCK2WGTN spectacular will also commence on the same day as SummerSet, and will be taking place at the Westpac Stadium from March 22-23.

Rock icons KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Alice Cooper and White Snake are the headline acts taking to the stage alongside Drusilla, the 6 metre tall dragon-like creation designed by Weta Workshop.

More musicpumping action will occur at the Opera House on Easter Monday with a performance by alt-country group Wilco, and those who are continuing their stay in Wellington will be treated to one of the countrys best loved groups, Split Enz, on Tuesday 25 March at the TSB Bank Arena.

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