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Next Tankapalooza tipped to get bigger

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

DRINK UP: The Twitch's fans salute the band.

“CAN’T hear jack s..t, I smell like a cigarette factory, my feet are killing me and I wouldn’t have it any other way – rock on!!!”

If Lynelle Munns’ Facebook comments are anything to judge by, the third Tankapalooza concert in Palmerston North at the weekend was a major success.

She was one of the masses of people who turned up to the Willowpark Tavern to hear 10 bands take to the 2 stages and treat the Palmy crowd to eight hours of rock music.

Event organiser Aaron Shirriffs says next year there would be three stages (inside and outside) with about 10 to 15 bands, including stages dedicated to different genres of music.

Nationally acclaimed acts shall share the stages with many of Palmy’s local talent – with aims to increase the quota of Manawatu based bands.

“It sounds a very clichéd thing to say, but a huge amount of my motivation comes from a desire to give back to Palmerston North something that should hopefully put it on the music festival map in the next few years to come,” he says.

ROCKING RASCALS: Rascal King and event organiser Aaron Sheriffs on bass.

ROCKED OUT: The Rascal Kings lead singer Danny Rodda.

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