It's summertime and artists and bands around the country are gearing up for festivals and tours. We've caught up with a bunch of Kiwi artists and asked them a couple of questions: Today Six 60 frontman Matiu Walters.
1. What are you up to this summer?
Before we start our tour on the 27th, I will be spending Xmas in Wanaka days on the lake fishing and water skiing (weather dependent).
2. What's your favourite thing about playing summer festivals/tours?
We get to have a road trip in the best time of year, and party with a few thousand people every night.
3. Three things you need at every summer festival/gig:
Sunglasses, clean undies and hair of the dog
4. The best summer venue in New Zealand and why?
Every venue on this tour is awesome - last year both The Mount and Riwaka were massive. Really looking forward to Matakana though, its our first time there and we get to play along side Shihad, David Dallas, and I am Giant...
5. If you're not on stage yourself - who's your favourite summer act?
A few times I have seen Shapeshifter and Shihad over summer... they are the shit live.
Six60 Summer Tour Dates
Dec 27 - Oakura - Butlers Reef (w/Iva Lamkum)
Dec 28 - Gisborne - BW Campgrounds
Dec 29 - Lower Hutt - Station Village Complex (w/Iva Lamkum)
Dec 30 - Riwaka - Riwaka Hotel (W/David Dallas)
Dec 31 - Rhythm and Vine, Gisborne
Jan 2 - Coroglen - Coroglen Tavern (w/David Dallas)
Jan 4 - Mount Maunganui - Brewers in the Park (w/David Dallas)
Jan 5 - Matakana - Matakana Country Park (With Shihad, I Am Giant, David Dallas & King Cannons)
Jan 6 - Opononi - Opononi Hotel (w/David Dallas)
We have a double pass for one of the shows to give away (excluding BW Campgrounds and Rhythm and Vine)
How to enter:
To enter the competition send an Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, post code and phone number before 10am on Monday, December 24 to go in the draw. Please ensure the email subject line says, Six60 and let us know what show you want to go to.
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Prize winners will be determined from a random draw of eligible entries received before 10am on Monday December 24. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Prize cannot be exchanged for cash or other property. The winners need to make their own way to the venue.
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