Guess who's coming to the Mission?

MARTY SHARPE
HAWKE'S BAY REPORTER
Last updated 13:05 11/10/2012
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BARRY GIBB: Last surviving member of the Beegees.

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The artist for next year's 21st Mission Concert has been announced today.

Barry Gibb of Beegees fame will rock the Hawke's Bay venue with support from Carole King.

The annual round of rumours as to who this year’s artist may have been also included Paul Simon, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen.

The concert, which attracts up to 25,000 people to Napier’s Mission Estate winery, will be held on Saturday, February 23.

Tickets cost between $118 and $368 and can be purchased on the Mission Concert website or from Ticketek.

The concert has been held annually since 1993, and has featured  Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Kenny Rodgers, Shirley Bassey, Julio Iglesias, The Beach Boys, The Doobie Brothers, The Hollies and Lulu, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sir Cliff Richard, John Farnham, B52s, Rod Stewart (twice), Tom Jones, Eric Clapton, the legends of Motown and Sting.

Barry Gibb is the oldest and last surviving of the three brothers who formed the BeeGees.

Maurice died in 2003 and Robin died in May. A fourth brother, Andy, also a singer but not a BeeGee, died in 1988.

Gibb is touring Australia in February with concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane between February 8-16.

The Bee Gees produced a huge number of hit songs between their first album in 1965 and their last in 2001. Hits include Jive Talkin, New York Mining Disaster 1941, To Love Somebody, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love?, Words,  Massachusetts, and I've Gotta Get a Message To You.

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