The Phoenix Foundation, Lawrence Arabia and Five Mile Town at Matua Winery in Waimauku

The Phoenix Foundation, Lawrence Arabia and Five Mile Town at Matua Winery in Waimauku

The Matua Winery is proud to announce that Music at Matua is happening for the very first time on Saturday 9 February 2013 - just 30 minutes west of Auckland City, in the sumptuous surrounds of the Matua Vineyard.

Renowned for their innovative vision and trailblazing spirit, the award-winning Matua Winery is bringing together a critically-acclaimed line-up of bands - The Phoenix Foundation, Lawrence Arabia and Five Mile Town.

The Phoenix Foundation:

With multiple Tui Awards, acclaimed gold albums and movie soundtracks to their name, as well as recent rave reviews in Europe, The Phoenix Foundation are one of New Zealand's most innovative and respected bands. From intelligent and infectiously catchy pop/rock gems, to epic, psychedelic prog rock, The Phoenix Foundation's music is a glorious pop polyglot: sunbleached harmonies, chiming guitars, progressive synthscapes and subliminal rhythms, combined at the service of consistently high-grade songwriting, yet the result never sounds like anyone else.

Lawrence Arabia:
After a busy year, which included releasing his evocative third album, The Sparrow, touring New Zealand, Australia, Europe and North America, Silver Scroll and Taite Music Award winning artist, Lawrence Arabia, will be making a welcome return. The songwriter (known as James Milne to his friends) will delight ears with his critically acclaimed repertoire that traverses harmony-laden classic pop songs to measured minimalist works that draw on the dreamy and atmospheric late-sixties work of Scott Walker and Serge Gainsbourg.

Five Mile Town:
Set to release their debut album in early 2013, young up-and-coming Auckland folk-rock group, Five Mile Town, will be showcasing new songs and illustrating why they have garnered such a healthy dose of praise for their high-energy shows. With an impressive reputation that seemingly grows by the day, Five Mile Town's intelligent, modern folk songs have been officially recognized with a prestigious 2012 Silver Scroll nomination for their song Fatal Flaw, which featured on their debut LP.

To complement the day, continue Matua's ongoing environmental initiatives and have a positive effect on the local community, a clean up of Muriwai Beach prior to the event will be run by multi-award winning organisation, Sustainable Coastlines. Information and details regarding the clean up will be released closer to the event.

Free parking will be available at Matua on the day. For those travelling from the city, event buses will be leaving from the Tournament Carpark located at 34 Sale St, Auckland (opposite Sale St bar) with parking available (Tournament parking rates apply) should they need it. The first bus will be leaving at 12pm and returning to the same location from the venue at 7:30pm.

Head west and experience Music at Matua this February - the perfect summer celebration, which blends the best of New Zealand wine, food and music in the picturesque surrounds of Matua Wines.

Earlybird tickets are available on Thursday 13 December for 24 hours exclusively through GrabOne. Limited earlybird tickets $25, so make sure you get in early.

General Admission tickets will be on sale from Friday 14 December through

Saturday 9 February 2013
Matua Wines, 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland
Gates open 1pm. Live acts from 2pm - 6pm.
For event and bus tickets, free music download link and more information, head to

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