The NZ Cider Festival isn't just about Cider!

A line up of talented musicians have been set - check it out below.


1:30 PM - Elisha Hobbs    |    2:15 PM Sonoraw    |    3:00 PM Brooklyn Scott    |    3:45 PM Dust & Gold    |    4:30 PM The Satellites    |    5:30 PM Rabbit Hole    |    6:30 PM The Boogie Train


Elisha Hobbs - 1:30 PM 

With a smoking hot guitar and a kitbag of original hits that can stand up with the best - this local lady is a force. No loops, hoops or electro trickery - just a toe tappin’, leg slappin', hell of a good time!

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 Sonoraw - 2:15 PM

"Sonoraw is a Nelson five-piece band who play an eclectic mix of covers by artists such as Adele, Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, The Doobie Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morrisette, Queen, and many other artists. The band consists of Betsy Hill (lead vocals), Amy Cunningham (piano and backing vocals) Geoffrey Douglas (drums and backing vocals), Daryl Thompson (bass guitar and backing vocals) and David Turnhout (guitar). As well as playing a range of well-known covers, Sonoraw has released two originals with more due to be released in 2020."

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 Brooklyn Scott - 3:00 PM

Brooklyn Scott began her singing career when she first entered the Sun City county music competition, this lead to many big wins for Brooklyn as she won the competition 3 years in a row back in 2015-2018. Since then Scott, has become more invested in her own music and covers as she won the regional smokefree rockquest 2 years in a row and placed in the top 10 for all of NZ. Scott, has performed at events such as Nelson food and wine festival, opened for Salmonella Dub and the A&P show for a number of years. Brooklyn Scott, is looking forward to performing at the Cider Festival in November.

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 Dust & Gold - 3:45 PM

'Dust & Gold’ is a Nelson born singer/songwriter collaboration, blending Nikita Fountain's beautiful songbird voice and Mark McKenzie's rich baritone over a wholesome and raw acoustic accompaniment of original material. The songs range from haunting celtic influenced ballads, to foot-tapping sing-along bluegrass tunes.

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 The Satellites - 4:30 PM

The Satellites are an exciting 3 pc covers band based in Nelson. Expect a big sound with local favourite singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney on guitar/lead vocals, Brodie Kerr on bass, Simon Terrill on drums/backing vocals.

Upbeat, sing-a-long tunes with tasty renditions of well-loved covers including hit songs from The Killers to Tom Petty to Kings of Leon and some bangin' originals. With over 45 years of combined experience, The Satellites are sure to deliver an entertaining performance that will turn heads at Ciderfest 2020.

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 Rabbit Hōle - 5:30 PM

Every show will be a new adventure...We welcome you to join us on a journey of sonic exploration, with the intention of moving your body and your spirit into a higher dimension. Rabbit Hole is an original collaboration between multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Sahn Bishop, rhythm generator Bruce McGregor, Saxophonist/EWI artist Simon Williams and guitarist Luke Wilkes. With captivating melodies and filthy beats, you won't be able to stop your feet!

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 The Boogie Train - 6:30 PM

The Boogie Train have been thundering around New Zealand for the last 15 years and are generally regarded as the regions No.1 blues party band. With sound that ranges from the origins of the blues to modern contemporary interpretations, The Boogie Train are a one-stop party every time they let off steam. ALL ABOARD!

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