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Summer Hummer set for Saturday

Masterton’s very own iconic music festival is returning this Saturday to Queen Elizabeth Park for its second year after an extended hiatus.

Summer Hummer was launched by former Masterton mayor and arts advocate Bob Francis in 1997 and, for 13 years, featured prominent New Zealand acts like The Feelers, Dave Dobbyn, Scribe, and The Mutton Birds.

Headlining this weekend’s show will be pop and RnB sensation Drax Project, with support from the likes of LA Women, CC’s House, and young local talent like Lo Tide, What’s The Name, Rampage, and Nari Kerehi.

Drax Project’s Matt Beachen said the Wellington-based band are “pumped” to be performing in Wairarapa at Summer Hummer, which – despite their close geographical proximity to the region – will be be a first for the talented group of four.

Meanwhile, CC’s House’s Morgan Austin said they are also excited about Summer Hummer and performing at such an iconic event, as well as performing with younger bands.

“If you don’t have the youth involved, we’ve got no future,” Austin said.

Gates open on Saturday at 1.30pm, with the music starting at 2pm.

Entry costs a gold coin koha at the gates, although you can also secure your ticket online through Eventfinda.

See Friday’s Times-Age for extended interviews with Drax Project’s Matt Beachen and CC’s House members.

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