Marlon Williams’ rescheduled Nelson concert has been given the green light for Tuesday night.
The region’s ongoing battle with forest fires had led to his original Tūrangawaewae tour gig at Neudorf Vineyard in Upper Moutere last Friday being postponed. Neudorf Vineyard is located 38 kilometres from Nelson’s city centre and roughly 30km from Pigeon Valley.
However, Neudorf marketing director Rosie Finn said with the state of emergency set to lift on Wednesday, it was now all go for the popular singer-songwriter’s performance.
“It’s been a heroic fire-fighting effort and great to hear today they feel they’ve turned a corner,” she said. “We’re incredibly grateful to Marlon and the promoters who are flying all the sound gear back from Dunedin [where he performed on Sunday night] so as not to disappoint their Nelson fans.”
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Finn said people who held tickets to Friday’s gig will use those for admission and there will be door sales, “but all refunds will handled through the Ticketmaster website or from our cellar door for those who bought direct from there”.
There will be a collection for the Mayoral Relief fund at the concert, with Neudorf Vineyards already making a donation of $1000, she added.
Support act Emily Fairlight could not make the changed date, which means the concert will start promptly at 6.30pm with Kiwi music veteran Don McGlashan, and wrap up around 9.15pm. Gates open at 5pm.