Fes­ti­val re­turns

The out­door venue pro­vides a stun­ning lake and moun­tain back­drop to the fes­ti­val...

Central Otago Mirror - - GARDENING -

The Top Pad­dock Fes­ti­val re­turns to Lake Hawea on De­cem­ber 31 to ring in the new year.

The out­door venue pro­vides a stun­ning lake and moun­tain back­drop to the fes­ti­val, with camp­ing avail­able on site or at the nearby Lake Hawea Hol­i­day Park.

Head­line act Kaylee Bell has had a whirl­wind year per­form­ing at Keith Ur­ban and The Dixie Chicks’ New Zealand shows.

Bell has an im­pres­sive his­tory of in­ter­na­tional shows in Nashville and at Aus­tralia’s ma­jor mu­sic fes­ti­vals. She prom­ises to bring her cap­ti­vat­ing stage pres­ence, huge voice, and catchy coun­try-pop to the Top Pad­dock stage.

Her rous­ing sing-alongs in­clude smash sin­gles Get­ting Closer (#1 on the NZ iTunes sin­gles chart), Pieces (#1 ra­dio chart in Aus­tralia, NZ APRA Best Coun­try Song 2015), and That’s What I Call Crazy (Aus­tralia’s Top 10 Most Played Coun­try Songs of 2016). Join­ing Kaylee on the bill is Aus­tralian rock-coun­try band Hur­ri­cane Fall.

The four-piece found im­me­di­ate suc­cess with their de­but self ti­tled EP peak­ing at No.2 on the iTunes coun­try chart in Aus­tralia. They prom­ise a di­verse set of cov­ers and orig­i­nal ma­te­rial to get the crowd danc­ing.

Wanaka lo­cal coun­try-pop princess Jody Direen has opened for Leann Rimes and Scotty McCreery and this year added the 2017 Voda­fone NZCMA best al­bum Tui award to her awards war chest.

Top Pad­dock Fes­ti­val, Lake Hawea Ho­tel. Lineup in­cludes Kaylee Bell, Hur­ri­cane Fall, Jody Direen. As­sem­bly Re­quired, Cam Lux­ton, Jenny Har­raway and more.

WHEN: De­cem­ber 31, 2017.

SUPPLIED

Kaylee Bell per­formed along­side the Dixie Chicks at Mis­sion Es­tate in April 2017.

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