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We wish them a
PROUD TO SPONSOR THE
GOSPEL SECTION OF THE
GOLD GUITAR AWARDS
106 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710
Phone (03) 208 8004 -- Fax (03) 208 8005
Specialising in Dairy and Wood Products
P.O. Box 14
Ph: (03) 204 8411
20 Donald Street
Kaikorai Valley, Dunedin
P.O. Box 7045, Dunedin 9040
Ph: (03) 478 8018
Congratulations to the Gold Guitar Committee for
a great 40 years of Country Music Entertainment.
Dynes Transport Tapanui Ltd have been proud to
have been supporters over these years
Freeze Ya Bits Off Busking
The most unique
busking competition in
Busk on the streets of Gore during Queens Birthday Weekend
and try not to Freeze Ya Bits Off while competing for cash
Entertain in true country music style and celebrate being in
New Zealand's capital of Country Music during the NZ Gold
Guitar Awards and Country Music Week.
With the aim of bringing music and entertainment to the
streets of Gore during Country Music Week and to provide top
quality southern hospitality during the Finals event, the Freeze
Ya Bits Off Busking competition certainly does all that and
Held every Queens Birthday weekend in conjunction with the
Gold Guitar Awards, the competition has several sections and
if competitors are lucky enough, there are some wonderful
prizes to be won at the Dusk Busk Off Finals.
Organiser Trudie South says the competition has some
''Without them we wouldn't be able to run our event,'' she
During the weekend a number of the sponsors will have
These are Junction Cafe (H&J Smiths), Table Talk Cafe and the
Old Post Cafe.
Trudie says the competition plays an important role in the
weekend events, as it gets people out and about on the main
streets of Gore, creating an exciting atmosphere.
''We feel our event is a fun event for competitors to enter,'' she
''Where else do they get to busk outside in the middle of
Busking has formed an integral part of the Gold Guitar
weekend for a very long time and was renamed Freeze Ya Bits
Off in 2003.
''So we are this year celebrating our 10th year as FYBO,'' says
New sections have been introduced to the event over the last
few years, including Under 14 sections (open and
instrumental), as well as a primary school section.
''Our Dusk Busk Off finals event out grew its venues; first MLT
establishment Traffers, and then the Longford Function Centre,
to now be held at the Heartland Hotel for the third year.''
The final is scheduled for 4pm through to approximately 6pm
and costs $5 per person, with under 14's free.
A mini van will be running up to the Heartland Hotel, leaving
the Town and Country Stadium at 3.15pm with one stop
outside H&J Smith on Irk Street at approximately 3.30pm.
Trudie says they are delighted to welcome 'Into The East' from
Invercargill as their guest artists this year, to perform at the
Seemingly coming from nowhere, Into The East are shaping
up to be Southland's finest export in the Country and Folk
scenes. Their debut single 'On The Run' has more hooks than
a pirate convention and Fight From The Inside, the album it
comes from is a beautifully tumultuous tale of self-revelation
set to bold harmony, percussion and unexpected
instrumentation. The pair are currently touring their album
with an acoustic show full of polished songs and scuffed up
tales of their journey so far.
2013 Sponsor List
Table Talk Cafe´
Old Post Cafe´
Focus Technology Group Gore
Gore District Council
Southland Times / Newslink
Radio Network / Hokonui Gold
Eastern Gas n Hire
All entrants must register from 10am to Noon on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at Cairns Music Works, Irk
Entrants are able to choose to compete in four sections:
Unplugged: will be situated along Irk St. Primarily acoustic section
Plugged: will be situated along Main St. Primarily amplified section
Under 14: placed approximately within Irk and Main Sts
Schools: placed appropriately within Irk and Main Sts
Several sponsors will have indoor buskers, includingH&JSmiths Junction Cafe, Table Talk Cafe
and Old Post Cafe
Into The East
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