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Stellar Concert Line up for Gibbston Valley

Greenstone Entertainment will celebrate their 15th year anniversary in 2025 with an all-star, powerhouse bill featuring renowned artists Gold Chisel, ICEHOUSE, Bic Runga and Everclear at the 2025 Summer Concert Tour.

The 2025 Summer Concert tour will play in Queenstown at Gibbston Valley Winery on Saturday, January 18, followed by Taupo on Saturday, January 25 and Whitianga on Sunday, January 26. It has been a regular fixture on the summer concert calendar, performing to around 450k people since inception.

Greenstone’s CEO, Amanda Calvert says the company is looking foward to delivering their best concert series yet.

With this being our 15th anniversary, we are privileged to celebrate it with Cold Chisel, ICEHOUSE, Bic Runga and Everclear. The Summer Concert Tour has cemented itself as an annual pilgrimage where friends get together and enjoy some of the best music of our lifetime. To think that over the years we have entertained so many people at our shows, hosted over 42 musical legends, had a massive economic impact on regional towns, and have made friends with so many great people along the way.

Bic Runga

The 2025 entertainment line up includes;

Australian rock royalty, COLD CHISEL, will be bringing their 50th Anniversary tour, ‘The Big Five-O’ across the ditch to celebrate with a Kiwi summer. They recently announced 23 dates across Australia this October to December with 20 shows selling out within hours of going on sale.  After the legendary Jimmy Barnes underwent open heart surgery in 2023, the rocker admitting he never thought he’d see these milestone performances come together. He says, “The Big Five-0 is a landmark moment. There have been plenty of times where I never thought I’d live to see this day so I’m going to make the most of it. I can’t wait to celebrate with my mates and with all the fans who have been such a big part of our story. We’re gonna smash it!”  Piano player and chief songwriter Don Walker said the band was going all out. ‘We’ll be doing a set which reaches back across our whole song catalogue, which should all make The Big Five-0 a tour to remember,”Guitarist and singer Ian Moss has reassured fans they’ll hear the most popular hits in the setlist. “There are a minimum of 15 songs that our audience demands to hear. This time we’ll be playing all of them plus we’ll be throwing in lots of musical surprises.”

ICEHOUSE is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most iconic bands, transcending age groups with their hit songs, well known and loved by audiences across generations, playing to sell-out, capacity audiences in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the World.  Formed by Iva Davies, the band’s lead singer and musical creative force, ICEHOUSE have gone on to have an amazing 28 Platinum albums, ten Top 40 albums and over 15 Top 40 singles on the New Zealand Charts including “Great Southern Land”, “Hey Little Girl”, “Electric Blue” and “Crazy” to name a few. Iva Davies says, “We loved touring New Zealand in 2017 with the Summer Concert Tour and can’t wait to be back again to be part of the 15th year celebrations in January.”

Since the release of her first single “Drive” in 1996 – BIC RUNGA (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) has been awarded almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award. Bic has won the most Tui Awards (New Zealand Music Awards) by any individual, ever (twenty). She has won Best Female Vocalist four times and Best Producer three times. In January 2006, Runga was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Zealand New Year’s Honours List. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Legacy award at the New Zealand Music Awards and inducted into the New Zealand Music hall of fame. Bic adds, “I’m excited to be part of the Summer Concert Tours 15th year celebrations. I can’t wait to perform alongside an iconic line up of artists that I’ve admired for so long, at some epic summer locations right here in Aotearoa!”

Everclear

EVERCLEAR, are one of the leading alternative rock bands to emerge from the ‘90s, yet founder, vocalist and guitarist Art Alexakis has made it clear that he has no plans to slow down. Since forming in 1992, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career by any measure, spanning 11 studio releases, including four that have been certified Gold or Platinum, selling over 6 million records, and achieving 12 Top 40 Hit Singles on Mainstream Rock, Alternative, and Adult Top 40 radio, including tracks “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” “Wonderful” and “Everything To Everyone”, as well as numerous videos, thousands of shows, and various other accolades, including a 1998 Grammy nomination. “We’re stoked to be joining a lineup of such legendary acts. It’s been seven years since we’ve been to New Zealand and we couldn’t be more excited to get back and connect with our Kiwi fans and to be included in this awesome festival”, adds Art Alexakis.

Ticket prices start from $159 + booking fee or until sold out. Express Entry, VIP and Greenstone Club options are available. Locals in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga can secure limited locals tickets from 9am Thursday, June 27 from the following locations:

🏔️Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown i-Site, Wanaka i-Site
🛥️Taupo Customer & Visitor Centre
🐠Whitianga i-Site, Pauanui Info Centre