2010 Burton NZ Open – The Open Sessions

July 28th, 2010

WANAKA, New Zealand (28 July 2010) – Not all the action at the 2010 Burton NZ Open will be taking place on the mountain. Bringing it to the streets of Wanaka, the “Open Sessions” consist of a comprehensive line up of gigs and parties – the first of which will be the official Burton NZ Open Launch Party at Lonestar Wanaka on Tuesday 10th August.

Tunes for the evening will be provided by the Peacekeepers, featuring the unmistakable vocals of P Digsss, along with the refined DJ skills of Sambora. This heavyweight duo have been ripping up festivals and dance floors across the country with their original style of dubstep and soul drenched drum and bass. There’ll be 1000 free tickets available through local Burton retailers, and the first 650 of these to show up at the door will be allowed entry.

The Opium Bar in Wanaka becomes the focus for the next two nights, with an Open Sessions Afterparty on both Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th August. Queenstown musical icon Downtown Brown, whose roots are implanted deeply in reggae, soul, and hiphop, will be on hand to get the groove happening during the first Afterparty, while DJ Reno takes the stage on the second evening with his mix of hiphop, soul, jazz, house, funk and broken beat.

On Friday 13th August the Sessions step it up with the first of two Shapeshifter gigs. In past years the final Saturday night show has always sold out, so securing tickets to the Friday show could be a good way to make sure you don’t miss out on seeing one of New Zealand’s most dynamic and high powered live acts. Their stadium rave styled music is built to bring together music lovers of all genres, delivering monstrous live grooves, synthesized and barreling drum and bass, massive dub sound-scapes and hard rock for a truly epic live experience.

Saturday 14th August sees the culmination of the Sessions, and a second Shapeshifter concert at the Lake Wanaka Centre. With the Burton NZ Open scheduled to be completed on this day, the gig is sure to be wall-to-wall with pretty much anyone and everyone involved, and a great conclusion to the event.

The Burton NZ Open marks the first stop on the prestigious Burton Global Open Series and is also a 5Star event on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. Full details and updates will be available via www.opensnowboarding.com and the event will be webcast live on www.go211.com

FULL SCHEDULE:

Tuesday 10th August

Burton NZ Open Launch Party, Lonestar Wanaka, 9pm
Features: Peacekeepers (Sambora and P-Digsss of Shapeshifter)

Wednesday 11th August

Open Sessions After Party, Opium Bar, Wanaka, 10pm
Features: Downtown Brown (of Sunshine Sound System)

Thursday 12th August

Open Sessions After Party, Opium Bar, Wanaka, 10pm
Features: DJ Reno (Devin Abrams of Shapeshifter)

Friday 13th August

Shapeshifter (Live), Wanaka Events Centre
Tickets: Base, Quest, and Amplifier.co.nz

Saturday 14th August

Shapeshifter (Live), Wanaka Events Centre
Tickets: Base, Quest, and Amplifier.co.nz