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MarchFest 2012

Saturday 24th March 2012

Major UK act Alabama 3 have chosen MarchFest for their only South Island gig. Also on the bill is UK punk poet John Cooper Clarke, who rose to fame during the 1970s when he gigged with The Sex Pistols, Joy Division and other punk icons. The fifth Marchfest craft beer and music festival also rising Kiwi stars, The Drab Doo Riffs, the Auckland 5-piece fronted by ex-SuperGroover Karl Steven, music critic/DJ Grant Smithies, The Immigrants and The Ukes of Hazard. Meanwhile on the beer and cider front, 13 of the region's craft brewers and cider makers will be making brand new brews for the event. MarchFest will be continuing its reputation as a family-friendly, sustainable festival with a full programme of kids activities like last year and more sustainable festival facilities such as beer tokens, solar-powered token kiosks, wind power and audience-driven pedal-power.

Music Schedule:
Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged (8.45pm - 9.45pm); John Cooper Clarke (7.30pm - 8.30pm); The Drab Doo Riffs (6.15pm - 7.15pm); The Immigrants (4.00 - 5.00pm); Grant Smithies (2.30pm - 3.30pm & 5.00 - 6.00pm); Ukes of Hazard (1.00 - 2.00pm & 5.00 - 6.00pm)

Family Friendly Featured


March 24, 2012


12.00pm - 9.45pm


Nelson & suburbs


Founders Heritage Park
87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$25 (Earlybird until Feb 29th 2012) and $35 (Post-earlybird/gate sales). Under-18s FREE (must be accompanied by parent/guardian)

Tickets from From all branches of Nelson Building Society (NBS), I-Sites and The Free House ph. 035466330.


Ph. 03 548 3887

Additional Info

Official Website


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