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Open Air Orchestra featuring Blackbird Ensemble, Julia Deans, Bailey Wiley, Alae and Jessie Cassin. Special headline act to be announced!

Line-up:  Tami Neilson, Blackbird Ensemble, Julia Deans, Bailey Wiley, Alae, Jessie Cassin

Genre:  Classical, Pop, Alt, Indie, Soul, RnB, Funk

Date:  Saturday, 24 March 2018

Time:  6pm-9pm 

Venue:  Bell Park (Lloyd Elsmore Park), Bells Road, Pakuranga, Auckland

Accessibility:  Some designated limited mobility car parking available. Accessible toilets on site.

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Tami Neilson has now been announced as the headliner for Open Air Orchestra.

New to Music in Parks, Open Air Orchestra brings you a night of pop classical cross-over. A mix of old and new popular hits, a few traditional and classical pieces and some surprises - these are songs like you’ve never heard them before. Featuring live music from Tami Neilson, Julia Deans, Bailey Wiley, Alex Farrell-Davey (Alae), Jessie Cassin and Blackbird Ensemble - backed by a 20 piece orchestra.

With deep, mesmerising vocals and the dynamism of country music, APRA Silver Scroll winner Tami Neilson is guaranteed to captivate any audience.

Adventurous, brave and heart-stopping, Blackbird Ensemble crosses genres, eras and boundaries to reinvent classical music for a new generation.

Former Fur Patrol front woman and arts festival favourite, Julia Dean's music blends rock, pop and electronica with a hint of country.

Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern live musicianship. Spotify streams for her tracks Take It From Me and Dos Fuegos are sitting at over 300,000 for each track and climbing.

Fronted by lead singer Alex Farrell-Davey, this emerging pop and folk group possess a unique sound that needs to be experienced. Alae were nominated for the Taite music prize for Best Independent Debut 2017.

Jessie Cassin is an Auckland-based singer and songwriter, and has worked in the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, session singing, TV and radio.

Bring a date, friends or family for a night under the stars. Pack a picnic or grab a tasty bite from the food trucks.

See the Music in Parks 2018 series out with a bang at the Season Finale!

Brought to you by Auckland Council Music in Parks and Howick Local Board.

This is a smoke free event.


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