Will you be going to Coromandel Gold this year?
Music festival Coromandel Gold returns this New Year for the fourth time with a stellar mainly homegrown line-up.
Shapeshifter, Kora, Fat Freddy's Drop, Shihad and Katchafire have been announced today to play the two-day festival over December 30 and 31 at Ohuka Farm near Whitianga.
International flavour will come from New York hip hop legends De La Soul and from Australian electronic band Cut Copy.
Also featuring on the bill are Black Sun Empire, AHoriBuzz, Sola Rosa and six acts are still to be announced.
Torrential rain turned last year's event into something of a mudbath with organisers digging trenches to divert the muddy streams which ended up cascading through the farm site just behind the northern end of Buffalo Beach.
But poncho-clad festival-goers were undeterred and left raving about the acts which have included Shihad, Shapeshifter and Fat Freddy's Drop.
Last year was the third time the festival has been held at the property and the 2011 concert saw the event expanded to two days. The 7000 one-day tickets on offer online sold out within six hours.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, August 14, from 9am next. Only mailing-list members will have access to the pre-sale with organisers saying that there were now over 18,000 people registered for pre-sales with only 12,500 tickets available for sale.
If tickets don't sell out during the pre-sale, a public on-sale will start on August 20, at 9am.
More info about line-up and mailing list at Coromandel Gold
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