Sum­mer sounds con­certs


The free Sounds of Sum­mer con­certs at the Vic­to­ria Es­planade are back.

This year‘s round be­gins on Sun­day from 2pm to 5pm with a re­turn to an older for­mat.

‘‘We’re back to themed con­certs this year so peo­ple have a bet­ter idea of what to ex­pect,’’ said Ac­cess Manawatu’s Fraser Greig.

‘‘‘‘This year 50 per cent are new Sounds of Sum­mer acts.

There are also fewer con­certs this year, re­duced from seven to five.

‘‘That en­ables us to do things a lit­tle bet­ter with the re­sources we’ve got.’’

For the first time Ac­cess will be broad­cast­ing the con­certs live on 999am and via livestream, as well as Periscop­ing the events so they can be watched from any­where.

‘‘We’re start­ing it off with an af­ter­noon of blues and funk, open­ing with Mr Dirty Hairy -a turntab­list DJ with a pen­chant for 60s and 70s psychedelia and funk.’’

Tehn comes Rip­ple Ef­fect, a UCOL Con­tem­po­rary Mu­sic band, fol­lowed by four-piece The Oroua Un­der­tones and Truly Made­fresh from play­ing New Year in the Square.

Sub­se­quent Sun­day con­cert themes will be Folk on Jan­uary 22, Chill Out on Jan­uary 29, World Mu­sic on Fe­bru­ary 5 and Rock on Fe­bru­ary 12.

De­tails can be found on the Ac­cess Manawatu web­site .


Stan­ley Pedi­gree with ‘Dirty Hairy’ on decks (be­hind) en­ter­tain the crowd in last year’s Sounds of Sum­mer se­ries.

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