School's out, ready to rock

Season of summer concerts start

Last updated 09:56 11/12/2012
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Patrick Hamilton
SCHOOL'S OUT: Chase Tangohau of Nayland College, runner up in Tasman's Got Talent, entertains during the School's Out 2012 concert on the Tahunanui Youth Stage on Saturday.

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School's out and Nelson teenagers are ready to rock this summer.

The first School's Out concert was held at the Youth Stage at Tahunanui Park on Saturday and featured three local music acts, Paper City, Little Oceans and Chase.

This concert, and others to be held, are funded by a youth events contract from Nelson City Council.

The manager of mobile recreaion service The Truck, Matt Shipman, said it had been a good day.

''It went really well. It's a great opportunity to show their talents,'' Mr Shipman said.

A rain storm during setup did put them behind time a little, having to pack everything up to keep it dry, before setting up again.

The chance of rain later might have kept a few people away, but thMr Shipman said they were happy with a peak audience of at least 150.

He said it was also great to be able to use the youth stage, which he said was ntsG under-utilised and nteunderused.

It was the first time the Youth and Community Facility Trust had
supported an event with the use of its new sound truck.

Mr Shipman said it had worked well and had allowed for easy pack down.

The School's Out 2 concert will be held on December 29.

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