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Americarna 2017

TSB Stadium, Mason Dr, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Wednesday 22 February 2017 – Saturday 25 February 2017 ... more

Americarna 2017

Wed 22 Feb 2017, 12:00pm–2:30pm
Thu 23 Feb 2017, 12:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 24 Feb 2017, 10:30am–9:30pm
Sat 25 Feb 2017, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where:TSB Stadium, Mason Dr, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions:All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Americarna 2017 celebrates 10 years!

Wednesday 22nd February.
The event will visit Opunake Beach for a show n shine, arriving 12:00noon, departing from 2:30pm.

Thursday 23rd February:
Americarna heads out to Waitara arriving in the CBD area at 12:30pm for lunch. Vehicles will be on display until 3:00pm at which time the event will depart for Inglewood. Vehicles will travel in convoy through the Tarata area arriving in Inglewood at 4:00pm. A street party will run in the Inglewood CBD until 8:00pm.

Friday 24th February:
First stop today is Stratford, arriving on Broadway at 10:30am. Vehicles will be on display until 12:30pm. From here the convoy heads to the Hawera CBD via Kaponga & Manaia, arriving 1:00pm for lunch. The Go-Stop drags will run on Albion Street during this time. Departure from Hawera is at 4:45pm heading back to New Plymouth for main street cruising via Mangorei Road. Cruising in the New Plymouth CBD starts from 6:00pm - 9:30pm.

Saturday 25th February:
Americarnival day! Entrant vehicles will park on display throughout the New Plymouth CBD from 10:00am - 3:00pm. There will be free kids activities on Puke Ariki Landing, with craft stalls and entertainment at Huatoki Plaza. There will also be a mini retro market on Currie Street outside the post office.

All locations are free of charge for the public to attend and enjoy the festivities!

 


 

 

 

 

 

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The Specials set to headline Womad New Zealand 2017

UK hit-makers The Specials are the first band to be announced for Womad New Zealand 2017.
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UK hit-makers The Specials are the first band to be announced for Womad New Zealand 2017.

Ska legends The Specials are coming to New Zealand to headline next year's Womad.

On Thursday the multi-racial seven-piece band were announced as the first act for the annual three day music festival, which sees thousands of people flock to New Plymouth to hear music from throughout the globe.

The UK group originally formed in Coventry in 1977 and are said to have re-defined pop music in Britain by combining the attitude of punk with the dancibility of ska and the beats of reggae.

They shot to fame in the late 70s with an album produced by Elvis Costello and had seven top ten singles, includingToo Much Too Young, Ghost Town, Nelson Mandela and A Message to You Rudy.

The band disbanded in the mid 1980s and reformed in the mid 2000s for what was meant to be a one off surprise performance.

Womad is a three day music festival which includes artists from all over the world.
   

Womad is a three day music festival which includes artists from all over the world.

However, since then they have gone on to play more than 200 shows worldwide, including Coachella, Glastonbury, the Lalapalooza Festival and the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Womad New Zealand programme manager Emere Wano said The Specials were one of the greatest bands of the late 70s and early 80s.