Automatic 80s to headline Big Easy concert

Photo credit: Hawke’s Bay Tourism

The sound of 80s songs are set to fill Black Barn Vineyards’ amphitheatre when Kiwi group Automatic 80s headline the ‘The Big Easy’ concert on Saturday 20 April.

Justin Maclaren, Pearl Runga, Danny McCrum, Clint Harris and Jayden Lee, all individually acclaimed national recording artists, have joined forces to perform a line-up of chart-topping 80s hits, including ABC, The Pretenders, Blondie, Billy Idol, INXS, and David Bowie, among many others.

Hawke’s Bay Tourism General Manager, Annie Dundas says music lovers can look forward to a cracker afternoon at Black Barn Vineyards. 

“We are so excited to have top Kiwi talent coming to the Big Easy this Easter. It’s sure to be an electric atmosphere in the amphitheatre – a great reward for completing the ride on the Hawke’s Bay Trails.”

Dave Atkin Group, a popular three-piece Hawke’s Bay band, will kick-start the afternoon from 1:30pm to 3:15pm with their well-known punchy jazz and blues sound. The Automatic 80s will be taking the stage from 3:30pm till 5:00pm. Local food trucks will also be on hand to refuel riders after their day on the Hawke’s Bay Trails.

Tickets for The Big Easy can be purchased for, including a concert-only option for just $25.


Big Easy ticket pricing

Adult entry: $35

Children (15&U): $15

Family passes: 2 adults + 2 kids $85 or 2 adults + 3 kids $100

Ticket price includes a Big Easy t-shirt, entry to the concert at Black Barn Vineyards and access to the special deals and discounts on the Big Easy route

Concert-only entry: $25

Transport: $10 per transfer.



For more information contact:

Annie Dundas

General Manager, Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Tel: 021 630 408

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