When : 7 p.m. Sat, 28th June 2014
Where : Ohakune
There is no such thing as bad weather... Just inappropriate clothing!
At 600m above sea level and only 1,000m away from the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, the Ohakune Mardi Gras is one huge night of dress-up fun and partying.
With the most electrin atmosphere this side of the hemisphere, the Ohakune Mardi Gras will leave you and your mates with more than just new Facebook photos.
Weird Together is the new studio and live project from NZ Producer / DJ extraordinaire Dick Johnson and George FM Breakfast Host / Making Tracks TV presenter Nick Dwyer. Spurred on by Nick's love of exotic music and crazy sounds from all far corners of the globe, as well as Dick's love of taking said sounds, then molding and sculpting them into solid grooves that make people want to dance.
Whistlejacket is a four-piece band that plays something they like to call "modern day pop art" music. The band is named after the original "Whistlejacket" work of art, a famous 1762 George Stubbs painting of the Marquess of Rockingham's racehorse.
Formed in Canberra, Australia in 2010, Peking Duk consists of Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles who both come from live music backgrounds.
Upon the release of their Passion Pit bootleg remix in May 2012, the pair gained immediate attention from acclaimed blogs around the world. Since then they have released two singles, both of which have hit number one on the ARIA Club Chart & featured in the Australian Single Charts. Peking Duk have played numerous shows around Australia, Asia and North America, and their music has been supported by artists such as Tiesto, Steve Aoki and A-Trak.
In 2013, Peking Duk placed 5th in the Australia wide InTheMix Top 50 competition, this was their second year in a row in the top 10 of the competition. 2013 also saw Peking Duk receive strong support from national youth broadcaster Triple J. Along with having their tracks added to rotation, Triple J also gave Peking Duk the opportunity to be a Triple J Mix Up resident which saw them present & host a weekly DJ Mix on Saturday nights for a month.
As dubstep production duo Mt Eden (formerly Mt Eden Dubstep), Jesse Cooper and Harley Rayner are truly putting New Zealand dubstep on the map. You could write that off as industry hyperbole, but in this case a little braggadocio is entirely apt: to date the New Zealand based act can claim over 100 million collective plays of their tracks on YouTube - more than any other New Zealand act, ever.
What started as a hobby in their early teens (they were 13 and 14 when they started mixing together on their computers), has morphed into international success for the pair, who only started posting their music online after a friend created a YouTube channel for them in early 2010. Within months their total hit count was in the millions and rising - all of a sudden the bedroom producers and amateur DJs were staring down the barrel of international renown, and feeling appropriately blown away.
Having first made their mark with the epic ‘Sierra Leone', Mt Eden have since remixed tracks by Ellie Goulding Ruby Frost and legendary producer DJ Fresh, as well as many other incredible local and international artists - simultaneously building a large enough collection of their own material to warrant the release of their EP MEDS.
General Lee is the host of the Ministry of Sound radio session in New Zealand on 91ZM. Every weekend he plays to a 40,000+ audience making him the most listened to Dj in town.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: A liquor ban is in place in Ohakune, outside the Venue
Visitors and locals need to be aware that Police will be enforcing a liquor ban for the weekend of the Ruapehu Mountain Mardi Gras. There is a 24-hour liquor ban within the Town (50km area) banning the consumption of alcohol in public places; we want people to have an enjoyable time, but not at the expense of others.