Within 1 hour from Auckland CBD and just over the hill from the Matakana Village with plenty of Parking and fun for all the family - children friendly with the animal petting park, adventure playground, pony rides and much, much more!
Home to the well known and fabulous Stables Restaurant and Bar, The Speckled Hen Cafe, Art Matakana Gallery, Craft Shop, The Circuit Room gym, The Remedy Room and all other things Equestrian - pony rides, horse training, rider training, on site tack shop, farrier, equine osteopath and dentist - all that you need - you can bring your pony for a holiday short term or have a long term area for grazing with full use of the equestrian facilities on site!
The Matakana Country Park Market is BACK with all new produce, arts and crafts - plenty of parking and fun for all the family!!
Every Saturday 8am - 1pm
for more information call or text Caroline 021 0223 9195
THURSDAY 2ND JANUARY 2014 - THE INAUGURAL MATAKANAVAL FESTIVAL - WITH SHAPESHIFTER, FAT FREDDYS DROP, OLMECHA SUPREME AND WEIRD TOGETHER!!
SUNDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2014 - THE SUMMER CONCERT TOUR IS BACK IN MATAKANA!!!
General Admission Ticket Prices: children under 14 FREE
Local tickets for residents $89.00 + booking fee, available from The Stables Restaurant (located within The Matakana Country Park) or you can make your ticket reservation by emailing email@example.com
$99 + booking fee from www. ticketek.co.nz
VIP Ticket Prices:
$199 + gst per person - includes undercover, tables/chairs, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and private cash bar
To reserve your tickets and or book a table of 10 email firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 944 191 First in best table!!
There will be shuttle buses doing pick up and drop off - COST - gold coin donation. Location pick up and drop off from WARKWORTH (outside I site), MATAKANA - outside the school and OMAHA (outside surfclub) - all times to be confirmed.
Greenstone Entertainment Presents
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and 10cc
Summer Concert Tour announces classic rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas (of
Jefferson Starship fame) and iconic British group 10cc will perform Taupo, Matakana and Queenstown in
Promoters Greenstone Entertainment is proud to follow the success of the 2013 Summer Concert Tour -
headlined previously by Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Bachman & Turner and America.
CEO Amanda Calvert said “This will be Lynyrd Skynyrd and Starship’s first ever NZ performances, so along
with 10cc, fans can re-discover an incredible collective catalogue of hits and finally experience the excitement
of seeing these bands live in the backdrop of some of NZ’s most stunning outdoor locations. These are ‘the
not to be missed’ concerts of the summer!”
Amanda goes on to say “On the back of last year’s successful concert featuring Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo,
Bachman and Turner, and America, the 2014 Matakana Country Park Summer Concert will feature iconic
rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, Starship and 10cc. We will have a strictly limited numbers of local tickets
available at only $89 plus booking fee available from The Matakana Country Park from Thursday the 5th of September.
Local tickets were hugely popular last year so we’d encourage locals to not delay in securing their tickets for next year’s concert now.”
American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd shot to fame in the 70’s as a result of their driving live performances
and signature tunes like the classic rock anthem Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, (which ranked the third
greatest guitar solo by Guitar World and was voted #2 in a Kiwi radio station 2012 Top 1000 Songs list),
Saturday Night Special and Simple Man. In 1977 three members of the band died tragically in an airplane
crash. The surviving members re-formed in 1987 and the current line-up consists of core members Johnny
Van Zant (the younger brother of lead singer and founder Ronnie Van Zant) on vocals, co-founders Gary
Rossington (guitar) and Rickey Medlock (guitar), plus bassist Johnny Colt (Black Crowes, Train), guitarist Mark
‘Sparky’ Matejka, Michael Cartellone on drums and keyboardist Peter Keys. Skynyrd have a catalogue of over
60 albums, sales beyond 35 million worldwide and in 2005 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
alongside Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, and the Sex Pistols. Their new album Last of a Dyin’ Breed
continues to build on the legacy that began over 40 years ago and further cements Lynyrd Skynyrd one of
the most beloved bands of all time.
Mickey Thomas is the soulful voice that propelled Starship through the 80’s and 90’s. He was the lead
vocalist on the mega-hit Fooled Around and Fell In Love with the Elvin Bishop Band and in 1979 he joined
Jefferson Starship who immediately scored a #1 song with Jane. With line-up change in 1984, the band
became just ‘Starship’ and they went on to record a string of hits including No Way Out, We Built This City,
Sara, Laying It On The Line, It’s Not Over (Til It’s Over) and the #1 Oscar nominated hit Nothing’s Gonna Stop
Us Now (from the movie Mannequin). Since 1979 every Starship album released has gone sky high, reaching
Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum sales.
English art rock group 10cc have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. With hits such as Dreadlock
Holiday, the Things We Do For Love, I’m Not In Love (which has since been covered by the likes of the
Pretenders, Peggy Lee, Richie Havens, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, and the Flaming Lips!), Art For Art’s Sake, Rubber
Bullets, Cry, I’m Mandy Fly Me and Donna, band members Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley
and Lol Creme are responsible for some of the most lyrically dextrous and musically varied songs of the 70’s
and 80’s. For the Summer Concert Tour concerts Godley (who, along with Crème, directed music videos for
artists such as the Police, Ultravox, Duran Duran, Lou Reed and Frankie Goes To Hollywood) will be joining
co-founder Gouldman (who wrote the songs Bus Stop for the Hollies, the Yardbirds For Your Love and No
Milk Today and Listen People for Herman’s Hermits) on stage for the first time in many years.
Catch three legends of rock together in three rocking “not to be missed” summer concerts!
Times: Gates open at 11am. A Kiwi support artist will kick off the show followed by 10cc at 1pm, Starship at
3pm and Lynyrd Skynyrd at 5pm. Note that these times are subject to change.
Refreshments: A wide range of quality food, beer and award winning Gibbston Valley wines will be available
at each event but concert-goers are also able to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.
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1151 Leigh Road, Matakana, 0985
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