Feilding Herald : January 19th 2012
10 THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 ADVERTISING FEATURE Marton Country Music Festival 2012 4302121AA 4302121AA Tania & Tony are proud to support community events FANTASTIC RANGE OF GIFTS CALL INTO STORE 4302106AA 4302133AA BACK TO SCHOOL For all NGA TAWA SCHOOL Uniform requirements Also RANGITIKEI COLLEGE Grey School socks And GIRLS MCKINLAYS School Shoes Plus CANTERBURY Trackpants, Shorts & Ladies Swimwear All at McGruer's McGruers (Marton) Ltd Phone: (06) 327 8592 296-298 Broadway, Marton PROUD TO SUPPORT THE 2012 MARTON COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Open Mon to Fri - 7:30am to 5:00pm 141 Bridge Street, Bulls Phone: (06) 322 0900 Cell: (027) 329 7844 Email: email@example.com TAKING CARE OF ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS 141 Bridge Street, Bulls tBlls • FREE battery testing and disposal • We can overhaul STARTER MOTORS and ALTERNATORS -- NO NEED TO BUY NEW! • We sell and/or install alarms and stereos • We have the latest diagnostic equipment to use on your modern vehicle • All makes and models -- including AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES AND TRUCKS 4309307AA MARTON BARBER (2011) LTD Barber : Lynley Means 06 327 4564 5/305 Broadway, Marton "SHOP LOCAL" Men and Womens Hair Cuts No Appointment Necessary CLOSED MONDAY'S OPEN Tues-Wed 9am -- 4.30pm Thurs-Fri 9am -- 5pm Saturday 9.30am -- 12noon 4309674AA 4302149AA Lead attraction - Slick Nickel from Arizona USA Also appearing - Allan Webs ter from Australia Rosanna Ruddick from Australia Roger Tibbs from New Zealand Joy Adams from New Zealand Jordon and Kaitlyn Watene from New Zealand And many others Children under 15 free provided they are accompanied by an adult Parking $5-00 per vehicle Prices Weekend ticket $25-00 pp Friday $10-00 pp Saturday $15-00 pp Sunday $10-00 pp Marton Country Music Festival Wilson Park, Marton 20th, 21st & 22nd January 2012 4304747AA 290 Broadway 063277343 MARTON firstname.lastname@example.org Be Sun Safe at the Marton Country Music Festival call in and see our great selection of hats Marton music fest bigger this year By LAURA WALTERS Little bit country: The Texas Roses band, all the way from Italy, perform at last year's Marton Country Music Festival. Crowd drawer: The festival is popular because of its grass-roots nature. The Marton Country Music Festival has grown beyond all expectations, and this year s event will be bigger than ever. A least 300 caravans will park up at Wil- son Park, and even more people are expected to join in the weekend s activities. Event organiser Anne George said the only international event in Rangitikei would play host to musicians and country music enthusiasts from all over the country, as well as Australia and the United States. We plan to have a hell of a lot of people here, she said. Anne said the number of people attending the festival absolutely astounded her. The country music lover had been run- ning the event for the past eight years, after she went to another festival and decided she wanted to bring a bustling weekend full of country music and good times to Marton. I didn t expect it to get this big. It s getting scarily big. Anne said the reason the festival was so popular was its grass-roots nature. It s friendly, it s inexpensive, it s not commercial. The event had been getting stronger, so the organising committee decided to stick with the same combination of events. I believe it s a winning combination. If it ain t broke, don t fix it, Anne said. The headlining act for this year s festival would be American band Slick Nickel. There would be a range of professional and amateur artists on the stage, and members of the public would be welcome to give it a go with the microphone. During this time Marton would also be playing partial host to cars and entrants from all over the world who were taking part in the 2012 Vintage Car Rally. Anne said the vintage-car rally would complement the festival and the two events would breathe some life into Marton. My next big thing is to get the whole town behind it. It was a fantastic event, which hopefully more locals would support this year, she said. The organising committee was made up of six people who worked well together. Anne said while she worked hard during the year to organise the $30,000 event, she got to sit back and enjoy the festivities over the weekend. The festival was proof that country music was still popular, especially in rural towns. Country is alive and well, she said. The Marton Country Music Festival runs from January 20 to 22. Weekend and daily tickets are available. For more information contact Anne George on 06 327 7877.
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