Stars back under the stars
One of Tauranga’s most iconic outdoor concerts is preparing to return to the stage in style with two of Australasia’s greatest tribute bands.
After a four-year hiatus the highly popular Stars Under The Stars is back on the summer concert calendar this Sunday, December 9, at Classic Flyers.
Headlining the concert is one of Australia’s biggest tribute acts, The Neil Diamond Superhits Show, with 2016 Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Benny Awards Top Group Dreams— The Fleetwood Mac Experience also taking to the stage.
Now in his 25th year on the Australian and international touring circuit, performer Steve Cummins has been described by the president of the Neil Diamond fan club in Australia as “the only performer to have mastered the feel of Neil’s music”.
Kiwi tribute band Dreams— The Fleetwood Mac Experience, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated tribute acts, is regarded as expertly evoking the smooth rock days of the 70s and 80s when Fleetwood Mac released hit after hit.
“Stars Under The Stars 2018 guarantees to re-ignite those feelgood memories thousands came to know and love from the outdoor concerts at Mills Reef Winery between 2003 and 2014,” says concert promoter CraigWilson of Premium Entertainment.
“We have had nothing but positive feedback since announcing the concert’s return and are proud to partner with Classic Flyers to make it happen.
“Plus, what better way to celebrate the rebirth of this crowd favourite concert than with these two incredible bands.”
Positioned on the tarmac facing back towards Classic Flyers, all concert-goers can set up on the grass or asphaltwith their own seating and food. No BYO drinks are permitted but alcohol and non-alcohol drinks can be purchased once at the concert.
Classic FlyersNZ sales manager Amy Scott says it was a “no-brainer” when Craig shared his vision to re-launch the concert at the popular aviation venue.
“To collaborate on what has previously been such an iconic Tauranga event is very exciting,” Amy says.
“Most people don’t realise the outdoor area we have here at Classic Flyers is well equipped to host a range of events.
“We recently hadmore than 3000 people come through for BOP Mustang Owners Club All USA Day and with the backdrop of the Tauranga Airport you can’t get much better.”
■ 2018 Stars Under The Stars at Classic Flyers is on Sunday 9 December from 6pm-10pm, with gates opening from 4pm.
Stars Under the Stars concert promoter Craig Wilson and Classic Flyers NZ sales manager Amy Scott on the tarmac where the Stars Under The Stars stage will sit for the outdoor concert this Sunday.
New Zealand’s own Fleetwood Mac band, Dreams— The FleetWood Mac Experience plays at StarsUndertheStars.