Tick­ets go­ing fast for con­cert

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By DAVID HULME

Mata­mata Ro­tar­i­ans spent the week­end putting the fi­nal touches on the venue for this Sun­day’s Con­cert by the Lake and the event is look­ing like it will be a sell-out.

The con­cert, fea­tur­ing Kiwi songstress Jamie McDell, Auck­land jazz band So­ci­ety Jazzmen and lo­cal tal­ent Bryan Rawiri, is be­ing held on pri­vate prop­erty at 162 Jon­dor Rd with the acts per­form­ing on a spe­cially de­signed pon­toon.

Ro­tary Mata­mata direc­tor Don Stan­ley said the re­sponse from the Mata­mata public had been ex­cel­lent and there was ev­ery ex­pec­ta­tion the fi­nal tick­ets would sell out early this week.

‘‘We have a limited ca­pac­ity of 500 peo­ple at the venue and we have al­ready sold more than 400 tick­ets as of the past week­end,’’ Stan­ley said. ‘‘It is ex­tremely un­likely that we would have any tick­ets left by the end of the week. So if you are think­ing about go­ing, you will need to act very quickly to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.’’

The con­cert will begin at 1pm and be fin­ished at 6pm. Those at­tend­ing are en­cour­aged to bring their own pic­nic and drinks to the venue, but there will also be some food and non- al­co­holic drinks avail­able to pur­chase.

‘‘We are ex­pect­ing a very large and en­thu­si­as­tic crowd and we know the level of per­form­ers is top class,’’ Stan­ley said.

Pro­ceeds from the event will go to­wards Ro­tary projects, in­clud­ing the me­mo­rial walk­way for Pe­ria Rd to com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of World War I.

Photo: SUP­PLIED

PREPA­RA­TION: Ro­tary Mata­mata pres­i­dent Owen Farmilo helps get the venue ready for this week­end’s Con­cert by the Lake.

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