Monday, 19 August 2019


Three Dog Night, Foreigner and Heart rocked in Whitianga

Three Dog Night, Foreigner and Heart rocked in Whitianga

Holiday makers made the most of Auckland Anniversary Weekend in Whitianga, when the Summer Concert Tour pulled a crowd of 8,500 people ready to rock out to international legends - HEART, FOREIGNER and THREE DOG NIGHT.

Crowds arrived in droves at the new Summer Concert Tour venue, held at the Whitianga Waterways Arena, and enjoyed another stunning summer day amongst the homes and waterways of this awesome location.

Before the international groups took to the stage, the concert kicked off with kiwi duo Simon Claxton and David Shanhun who set the scene for the day of live music ahead.

Closing with crowd favourite “Joy To The World” Three Dog Night got the crowd moving at 1:00pm and that was just the beginning of the party. Mid-afternoon, rock legends Foreigner - led by Mick Jones, with the amazing Kelly Hansen on vocals, had the crowd all singing along enthusiastically to hits including “I Wanna Know What Love Is” and “Cold as Ice.” The Whitianga Waterways Arena was full of people dancing and partying, with the finale yet to come.

Rapturous crowd applause welcomed Heart to the stage for their opening hit song “Barracuda.” The powerful vocals of Ann Wilson accompanied by her sister Nancy on guitar commanded complete attention and showed everyone why they were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

A couple of lucky concert-goers even had Happy Birthday sung to them by the crowd.

Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment says, “The first two concerts were a huge success! Whitianga was a wonderful location to bring the Summer Concert Tour and we will be back.”

Three international rock bands, a great new venue and a perfect Sunday made this concert fly. The final concert of the Summer Concert Tour 2015 is yet to come, next weekend in Queenstown on Saturday 31 January.

There is still chance to win a fantastic winter breakaway weekend in Whitianga for two, including accommodation at Waterfront Apartments, day passes to The Lost Spring, a trip on the Glass Bottom Boat and vouchers for No 8 Bar and Brasserie, Hot Water Brewing Company and The Espy Café. Just let us have proof that you were at the Whitianga Summer Concert before 13 February.



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