Van Wel joins winery tour lineup

19:26, Jan 22 2013
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Clara van Wel will play at at New Plymouth's Sentry Hill Estate on February 12 as part of the Classic Hits Winery Tour.

Up-and-coming teenage sensation Clara van Wel is joining some of the country's top musicians as part of the 2013 Classic Hits Winery Tour.

The New Zealand's Got Talent winner has been added to the existing lineup of Fat Freddy's Drop, Anika, Boh and Hollie and the Adults, featuring Jon Toogood and Julia Deans.

The tour arrives at New Plymouth's Sentry Hill Estate on February 12.

Van Wel is no stranger to the winery tour stage, having opened her local show at Blenheim's Villa Maria Winery last year.

Promoter Civic Events invited her to perform after seeing her clips on YouTube.

It's been a whirlwind few months for the 15-year-old student from Blenheim after she wowed the show's judges and won the hearts of the New Zealand public with her original compositions.


In December, she released her debut single Where Do You Find Love, which debuted at No 3 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.

She is currently recording her debut album, which will be released in March.

Co-promoter Campbell Smith said he looked forward to having van Wel back for a full tour.

"We have known for more than a year how brilliant Clara is.

"Now the rest of the country knows, and winery tour fans are going to get a chance to see her perform live.

"It is rare for us to add an extra artist to the bill, but Clara is such a special talent that she will really add something to what is already an exceptional lineup."

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