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AMP DISPATCH 03: Auckland Sideshows and R15 change for Christchurch

SOUTHERN AMP COMES NORTH ANNOUNCING EXCLUSIVE AUCKLAND SIDE-SHOWS!


The South Island's favourite multi-stage festival Southern Amp takes a road trip to the North this year with the announcement of a series of exclusive and very limited capacity side-shows in Auckland featuring the various international visitors and some of our own local acts from the Southern Amp 09 bill.
The Christchurch festival being held on Thursday 12th November is already on sale with the solid uptake of earlybird tickets from just $69.50 still going strong.

Also confirmed today the original R18 restriction on the Chch festival has been changed to R15 as in all previous years. Apologies for the confusion to all you 15-nearly 18 year old music fans and Earlybird tix will still be on offer as a result until October 7th...

But in the spirit of all good festivals, Southern Amp are giving a very limited number of Auckland fans who can’t make the trip down to the South Island the chance to catch the main acts in their own town as SAmp 09 makes its first small steps North.  The first two Southern Amp 09 side-shows off the rank will both be held at the newly refurbished and recently re-opened STUDIO VENUE on Auckland’s K’Road, details as follows:

GRINSPOON / MAMMAL & THE EARLYBIRDS – THE STUDIO K’ROAD – FRIDAY 13th NOVEMBER 7.30pm

Tickets $57.50 (+ bkg fee) from www.eventfinder.co.nz & Real Groovy Queen Street / R18 restricted

BUZZCOCKS ‘ANOTHER….. BITES TOUR’ + Guests – THE STUDIO – SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER 8.00pm


Tickets $79.50 (+bkg fee) from www.eventfinder.co.nz & Real Groovy Queen Street / R18 restricted

TICKETS FOR BOTH THESE SHOWS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 9.00AM. Details of further Southern Amp Auckland side-shows to be announced asap.

AMP DISPATCH 02: First Lineup announcement!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, it's our pleasure to announce... and in no particular order...

Buzzcocks
Kora
Grinspoon
The Veils
Salmonella Dub
Midnight Youth
Mammal / The Bats
An Emerald City

Check out the Artists Page for full info.

And just remember BE IN QUICK!

Earlybird tickets go on sale MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER at 9.00am at the CRAZY RECESSION-BUSTING 15% LOWER THAN 2008 price of just $69.50 + bkg fees from TICKETEK and REAL GROOVY. This general admission allocation will be strictly limited at this price and will be available for a limited period only unless sold out before... After that GA ticket prices will rise to $89.95 + bkg fees, this price is STILL a massive 20% lower than last year's GA adult price... Southern Amp 09 will be R15 restricted, ID will be required on purchase. GET IN QUICK AMP-ERS, THESE WILL NOT LAST LONG AND ARE THE BEST VALUE FESTIVAL TICKETS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE!! See you in Christchurch on November 12th...

There are more artists to announce.... so stay tuned!

AMP DISPATCH 01: FIRST NEWS...

DATE, TIME & VENUE

Christchurch will once again stage the South Island's biggest Multi-stage
festival when Southern Amp 09 kicks into life on Thursday 12th November
from 5.30pm til midnight at the Town Hall Complex in the central city. Amp-fans will not
have to freak out about work or Uni the next day either with Friday 13th
November being a holiday and the start of the Canterbury long weekend...

TICKET PRICES

Full band annoucements will go out this coming weekend with the Earlybird
allocation of tickets going on sale MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER at 9.00am at the
CRAZY RECESSION-BUSTING 15% LOWER THAN 2008 price of just $69.50 + bkg fees
from TICKETEK and REAL GROOVY. This is the lowest price that Southern Amp
tickets have EVER BEEN! This general admission allocation will be strictly
limited at this price and will be available for one month only unless sold
out before... 

CREATING A BUZZ

Finally Southern Amp can confirm lots of rumours that have created a bit
of a 'buzz' recently (especially after they released details on their own
website last week...) but we are delighted to announce that UK punk heroes
the BUZZCOCKS will be playing loud & fast like guys half their age at SAmp09!
The South Island will be treated to UK pop-punk heroes on their first Mainland
visit 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 ya charged!

SIGN UP & WIN!

So that's the first info, their is also a pre-announcement 'sign-up' draw
running at southernamp.co.nz for you and 4 of your mates to win SAmp tickets.
All FIVE of you have to be signed up to our newsletter email list to qualify
for the draw, so text, email, Twitter your mates get them to sign up and
when they have send an email to info@southernamp.co.nz with all FIVE names and email addresses. Also our 787 text alert is back in operation so FREETXT 'AMP' to 787 if you haven't already and you'll receive news and offers from Vodafone as well.  

That's the latest Amp-news, watch out for the line-up announcements later
this week and get in quick on those Earlybird tickets, THEY WON'T LAST LONG!