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Following the success of the inaugural Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert  earlier this year, legendary international rock bands the Doobie Brothers and Little River Band have been confirmed to headline the Summer Concert  in 2012.

The Queenstown concert will be held on Saturday, 11 February and will be again be staged at Gibbston Valley Station – a new resort development, set alongside Gibbston Valley Winery – with locals offered first opportunity to secure tickets to the concert.

Alpine Entertainment Limited director Amanda Calvert says the inaugural event’s success presented an exciting challenge for event organisers. “Earlier this year, we were pleased to welcome Dr Hook and Creedence Clearwater Revisited, who received a huge amount of support and enthusiasm from local fans – with over 15,000 people in attendence – and presented a very hard act to follow,” says Ms Calvert.

“So we are very excited to be able to follow such a strong double-act with the renowned Doobie Brothers and Little River Band – legendary rock bands that we are sure will attract music enthusiasts from across the generations.”

“We have also made several changes to enhance the experience of the attendees, specifically the extra effort put into addressing the traffic problems. We have spent a considerable amount of time working with traffic engineers and our traffic management company to over come this issue.”

With performances spanning the seventies and eighties until today, the Doobie Brothers have enjoyed broad appeal, with hits such as ‘Listen to the Music’, ‘Long Train Runnin’’, and ‘What a Fool Believes’ and many many more. Little River Band has also had chart success through the last three decades – with classics including ‘Cool Change’, ‘The Other Guy’, and ‘Take it Easy On Me’ – and is often considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands.

Gibbston Valley Winery chief executive Greg Hunt says the winery is looking forward to hosting the event for the second year in a row. “We wanted to continue the tradition we started last year; to bring high quality international music acts to the people of Queenstown,” says Mr Hunt.

“That’s why we have made sure that locals are the first to get access to tickets, as it is not every day that we are able to welcome such renowned bands to the region. And it is only thanks to the strong support we received for the first event that we have been able to make the Summer Concert  an annual event at Gibbston Valley.”

Destination Queenstown chief executive Tony Everitt says interest is likely to be high. “The Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert  is a perfect addition to the Queenstown summer calendar – a great day out with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere,” says Mr Everritt.

“We are extremely pleased that the organisers have been able to make this an annual event, as it is a great day for local people, and is also a key attraction over the summer for visitors to the region.”

The Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert 2012 will be held at Gibbston Valley Station on Saturday, 11 February 2012. Gates open at 12noon, and the concert commences from 1pm, with a New Zealand band (yet to be announced).

The pre release to the people of the Queenstown Lakes District will be available from Wednesday 7 September at the I-Site in Queenstown and Wanaka and Gibbston Valley Winery and ticket pricing will remain at $89 per person.

The general ticket sale will be available through Ticketek,- from Monday, 12 September.  Children under 11 years of age are again admitted free-of-charge when accompanied by a ticket-holder. For more details, visit: or

A wide range of Food, beer and Gibbston Valley Wine will be on sale at the event. Special concert hampers can be pre-ordered from Gibbston Valley Winery before the show or online at: or through Ticketek. Concert-goers are also able to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.