Throughout the weekend there will be a spectacular showcase of some of New Zealand's best up and coming talent playing throughout Napier. The Napier Sound Shell, Cabana, Shed 2 and The Thirsty Whale will all play host to an exciting array of over 30 talented bands and solo artists. Entry is free to all these shows.
City Showcase: Spotlight London has been launching new musical talent in the UK since 2003. The event is widely recognised as being one of the most diverse and high profile festivals in the world with over 200 musicians performing in central London, covering a range of musical genres. It has launched the careers of Amy Winehouse, Gabriella Cilmi, Keane, Laura Marling, N-Dubz, Newton Faulkner, Ray LaMontagne, Razorlight, Hot Chip, Scouting for Girls and Seth Lakeman.
The City Showcase: New Zealand event acts as a showcase for new and emerging musicians who will be given the opportunity to perform at free gigs in and around Napier's Art Deco city centre, with the ultimate winner scoring the right to play in London in 2013. The winner will also get the opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with some of the industry's most influential executives.