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Big Gay Out headlining trio dubbed "a bit of a coup"

Thu 13 Dec 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Kids of 88, Brooke Duff and Maree Sheehan Kids of 88, Brooke Duff and Maree Sheehan will headline the 2013 Big Gay Out, at Auckland’s Coyle Park on Sunday 10 February. Get it On! spokesman Joe Rich says it’s a bit of a coup to get such fantastic headline acts. “We try and make each event pretty special and this year’s line-up just goes to show what a big event the Get it On! Big Gay Out has become. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Artist bios: Kids of 88 won international acclaim with their debut album Sugarpills featuring smash hits My House and Just a Little Bit which won the duo the Vodafone New Zealand Music Award ‘Single Of The Year’ in 2010. After two years of international touring, MTV appearances, music awards and publishing deals, Kids of 88 released their second album Modern Love earlier this year with singles Tucan, La La and The Drug. Brooke Duff has been working hard over the last 18 months to build her music career, culminating in her hit single Til the End which reached number nine on the New Zealand Music Chart. She recently performed at the ‘Band Together’ concert for Christchurch in front of 140,000 Cantabrians. Maree Sheehan is also fast becoming a big name on the New Zealand music scene. Her new album, Chasing The Light, is set for release in early 2013. The album showcases Sheehan’s rich vocals and songwriting experience, weaving songs of loss and love with upbeat feel-good summer tunes, like Rock With Me and the reggae-infused Do I Wish. What else? “There will be a full seven hours non-stop entertainment on the main stage,” Rich says. “There will be lots of talented local community performers too, and shows from Auckland divas Buckwheat and Cindy of Samoa, to name just a few.” In addition to stunning summer tunes, the licensed dance tent and beer garden both return and there will also be a dedicated Marketplace with over 80 market stalls ranging from delicious food and beverage outlets and stalls of locally produced and specialty products, services and community organisations. “If you’ve never been to the Get it On! Big Gay Out before, you don’t want to miss this one,” says Rich. “Dancing to awesome summer vibes in the sun with stunning views of Waitemata Harbour – life doesn’t get much better than that!"    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 13th December 2012 - 1:03pm

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