Winery tour will be back

AMANDA PARKINSON
Last updated 05:00 21/02/2014

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The success of last night's Winery Tour will see it return again to Invercargill, organisers say.

Concert co-promoter Brent Eccles said more than 1000 people attended the Winery Tour concert at Anderson Park.

"Invercargill turned on the weather for us and a great crowd turned out to the beautiful Anderson Park.

"They were treated to fantastic performances from Breaks Co-op, Stan Walker and The Exponents. There's no doubt the Winery Tour will return to Invercargill."

Families unfolded camping chairs and rolled out picnic rugs at Invercargill's 2014 Classic Hits Winery Tour concert.

The event drew more than 1000 people to Anderson Park despite the $75 per person price tag.

Breaks Co-Op prepared the audience for a night of smooth summer tunes with their acoustic sound, with the Exponents and Stan Walker also performing.

Riverton local Wol Calder said the Southland weather had heated up "just in time".

"You have to support local events, or they just don't come back," he said.

He said it was great that could enjoy a beer with friends and watch some "quality live music."

Tyla Adams, 11, was celebrating a friend's birthday at the concert.

"It's my friend's birthday party, we are excited to see Stan Walker," she said.

Event co-promoter Campbell Smith said they had worked hard on putting together a family friendly lineup.

"What we are seeing is half of the crowd, mostly the young ones, here for Stan Walker, and the older half here for The Exponents."

Smith said the tour had been trying to get back to Invercargill since 2007.

"Its a great venue here and we just wanted to get back, also helps Southland has turned out some uncharacteristic weather."

Yesterday reached a high of 26 degrees Celsius.

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