We are pleased to announce the final line up for the Whangarei Fritter Festival on Saturday 28 March at Toll Stadium and it’s filled with local talent. Co-Lab, Legacy, Two Kay and Taylah Barker will be joining Kiwi legend Dave Dobbyn, reggae band 1814, Tahuna Breaks, Tempist Fujit and JPG.
Marketing and Events Manager Rachel O'Gorman from Venues and Events Whangarei says, "People want to see the local artists on the stage complimenting those big NZ names so that’s exactly what they’ll get. These bands have character and are all passionate musicians and they work hard to get themselves out there, you always see them performing at bars, festivals, functions and in the street."
Co Lab have been together for about two years. From humble beginnings and regular busking in the mall to competitions such as the top 12 in the National Smoke free Rock quest and more recently the X Factor NZ. They are firmly cementing themselves on the Northland festival scene whilst also playing multiple other gigs.
Whangarei band Legacy are experts at getting people grooving on the dance floor. They play a huge mixture of songs to suit all tastes covering styles like the Blues, modern pop and rock.
Two Kay are a group of talented teenage boys from Whangarei. They first got together for the 2014 Bay of Island Jazz and Blues festival, where they received standing ovations everywhere they played. They play good old Rock n roll to modern blues from artists such as Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young to Ed Sheeran.
Taylah Barker is a singer/song writer from Kerikeri with a modern blues/soul sound. She has performed at many festivals and also opened for 'Fly My Pretties' on their homeland tour. She is an acoustic performer, but her vocals are distinctly powerful.
They will be supporting Kiwi legend Dave Dobbyn, reggae band 1814, Tahuna Breaks, Tempist Fujit and JPG.
Tickets for the festival are selling fast and are available from www.eventfinda.co.nz and Forum North Box Office.