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1000-Band At Kilbirnie Festival

1000-Band At Kilbirnie Festival

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  • Sun 26 Feb ’17, 12:00pm – 4:00pm


St Patrick's College, 581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


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If you've ever seen one of those Youtube videos where a thousand people with guitars and drums perform an epic version of a hit song and thought you'd love to be a part of a band that big, here's your chance!

The Kilbirnie Festival is hosting New Zealand's first-ever attempt at a thousand-member band on 26 February.

In what may be a New Zealand record Bandmates Wanted advertisement, the organisers are looking for 1000 (or more) guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists with enthusiasm and their own gear to rehearse and perform the Kiwi Classic "Why Does Love" by The Exponents, alongside one of the first songs to spawn the 1000-member band craze, Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly".

We will provide power, a limited number of microphones and PA speakers for singers, a radio broadcast of the click track, and a conductor. You bring your instrument, amplifier, extension cord and junction box, FM radio receiver and earbuds, and a microphone and speaker if you are a singer.

We will be running workshops Saturday 25 Feb, at 11am and 5pm, in the St Pats College hall, to help musicians learn their correct parts. We'll provide more details and FAQs when you register.

If you're keen to become part of New Zealand rock history, you can visit the Kilbirnie Festival website for more details.

We hope you will join us in creating this massive sound experiment!
Register: https://1000-band-at-kilbirnie-festival-2017.lilregie.com/

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