30 March, 2017

iHeartRadio New Zealand is excited to announce New Zealand band SIX60 will be performing a free live concert on Friday 21 April at Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena.

Formed in Dunedin in 2008, SIX60 consists of Matiu Walters (vocals, guitar), Ji Fraser (lead guitar), Chris Mac (bass, synths), Eli Paewai (drums), and Marlon Gerbes (synths, samples). The band met while studying at Otago University and are named after the street number of their Castle Street flat.

The five-piece released their debut album in 2011, produced by Kiwi icon Tiki Taane, and debuted at number one in the New Zealand charts. Their second self-titled album sat in the New Zealand Top 20 for two years, making them one of New Zealand’s highest charting acts.

Best known for singles such as Don’t Forget Your Roots, Rise Up, Special, and White Lines, SIX60 are loved by Kiwis of all ages, up and down the country.

The iHeartRadio Show will be an exclusive performance with a full 90-minute set. For those who miss out on the free tickets, the concert will be live streamed with 360 degree cameras, a first for iHeartRadio New Zealand and 2degrees gigs. Keep an eye on www.iheart.com for details.

NZME Group Director - Entertainment Dean Buchanan says, “New Zealanders love SIX60 and their songs are belted out on road trips all over the country.  Their Auckland show sold out within an hour so we’re thrilled to bring the band to Christchurch for a free gig, while still giving Kiwis everywhere the chance to join in with the live stream.”

Win tickets to this exclusive gig through iHeartRadio New Zealand and 2degrees. To enter the competition, head to the iHeart competition pageor the 2degrees perks website to go into the draw.

Follow SIX60 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube,or visit the website.

www.iHeartRadio.co.nz – 20 million songs, 850,000 artists, 1,900 radio stations all in one free app!

 

ENDS

 

For further information please contact:

Kate Barron

Niki Schuck PR

+64 27 422 0079

[email protected]

  

About NZME

NZME is one of New Zealand’s leading media and entertainment businesses with its brands connecting with over 3.1 million kiwis[1]. Whether reading, listening, watching or engaging with NZME brands, they can get the content they want - where and when they want it. NZME is listed on the NZX Main Board with a foreign exempt listing on the ASX.

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Sources:

[1]Nielsen CMI, fused database: November 2016 (based on population 10 years +). Based on unduplicated weekly reach of NZME newspapers, radio stations, and monthly domestic unique audience of NZME’s digital channels