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Kora

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Kora are without doubt one of NZ most exciting live bands of the past 5 years. A combo of “heavy-metal-dub-funk-blues,” they are known for delivering blistering live sets that send their thousands of fans in NZ, Australia and beyond absolutely wild. After a recent sell-out South Island mini-tour in July, Kora are back in Christchurch performing for the first time on the Southern Amp Festival in their ONLY South Island
live performance of the 2009/2010 summer.
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Buzzcocks

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Buzzcocks are still playing loud & fast, like guys half their age! The South Island will be treated to UK pop-punk heroes on their first Mainland visit at Southern Amp since they formed in the heady punk days of 1978 and created a thousand imitators world-over. With a breakneck set featuring punk classics 'Boredom', 'Ever Fallen in Love', 'I Don't Mind', ‘Orgasm Addict’ and plenty more their wild stage gyrations, arm
swinging and fast guitars will leave the crowd exhausted and charged!
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Grinspoon

grinspoon Grinspoon have been a music festival favourite and a mainstay on the Australian music scene for close on 15 years. Led by controversial frontman Phil Jamieson, they have built a massive following through endless touring and thumping rock shows. After 18 months recording their new album ‘Six To Midnight’ the band head back on the road to showcase the new album and of course, belt out some GS classics.
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The Veils

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The Veils return to Southern Amp after touring the globe twice over since their last appearance in 2007. With their 3rd superb album ‘Sun Gangs’ released this year, the UK-via-New Zealand quartet and their striking frontman Finn Andrews are the best kind of live-set theatre around and every live set seems fraught with unanticipated intimate danger! A terrifyingly brilliant live act not to be missed.
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Salmonella Dub

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Salmonella Dub have been exciting thousands of grooving fans with their infectious live performances on countless tours and major festivals around the world since 1994. They are without doubt one of NZ’s most influential  Dub/Reggae & Roots acts of all time.  With a brand new EP ‘Freak Local’ just released and new Album due in early November, they play Southern Amp for the first time ever as part of their 2009 summer NZ circuit after returning from their 30th tour of Australia…
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Midnight Youth

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Midnight Youth have come of age in 2009! Nominated for a host of NZ Music Awards and APRA Silver Scroll, they are unquestionably the major breakthrough band of the year. Their debut album ‘The Brave Don’t Run’ is a lesson in epic, radio-friendly anthemic rock songs with choruses that stick in your head for weeks. Live they deliver as well and are on their first Australian tour with festival appearances lined up throughout the summer in NZ adding to their rapidly growing fanbase on both sides of the Tasman.  
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Mammal

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Mammal from Melbourne are like a power generator on overload! They have
so much energy in their playing and live shows that you cannot help but get swept up in it. With a mix of influences from Rollins to Rage Against The Machine filtering through their visceral, chaotic, bass-led sound, Mammal visit NZ for the first time at Southern Amp after their
first headline tour to UK has brought rave reviews.
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An Emerald City

An Emerald City
An Emerald City, NZ’s Psychedelic explorers return home after an eventful summer in Europe to bring their explosive and unique live show to Southern Amp. 2009 marked the release of their debut album ‘Circa Scaria’ recorded in an isolated west coast cave. They’ve since been based in Berlin touring Europe and creating wondrous new sounds.
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The Bats

The Bats at Southern Amp
The Bats - with the same line-up since 1983, have been playing their
distinctive style of melodic infused pop folk/rock for long enough to have
drifted in and out of fashion several times without even trying. They top
the Best Unknown Band list of many music officianados around the world ..
Back in NZ after sell-out shows on their Guilty Office CD release tour in
UK, Europe and Australia, The Bats are very pleased to be sharing the bill
with their long time favourites, the Buzzcocks, at Southern Amp.
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