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Four local acts join Whangarei Fritter Festival line-up

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The lineup for the sixth Whangarei Fritter Festival is complete with the addition of four new local acts to join Salmonella Dub, Elemeno P and Strangely Arousing on 10 March at Toll Stadium.

Mermaid Bait, Furious 3, Str8 Up and Kyle Fury will all be playing on the main stage along with the headliners as festival organisers make the change from having two stages to one big one.

"We decided to have one stage in 2018 to keep the audience focused and give local acts a chance to play on the same stage as the headliners," says Council marketing and events Team Leader Rachel O’Gorman.

"Each year we try to get different acts as there is so much local talent out there and we really want to open up the stage and be as inclusive as possible. Since Fritter Festival began in 2013, 21 different local acts performing in front of crowds of thousands and many of these acts are still performing today. We are really happy to bring four new acts into the mix."

Whangarei band Mermaid Bait has been producing an eclectic mix of rock, blues, reggae, punk rock and slow waltz tracks for several years. They sing originals and they are working on their first album.

Whangarei based trio, Furious 3 plays a range of classic party covers loved by all. A touch of reggae, kiwi favorites, hip hop and soul.

Str8 Up, a group of six dynamic, experienced musicians plays across most genres with an infectious personality that will engage and help to build excitement throughout their performance.

Originally from Vancouver BC Canada, song writer Kyle Fury plays reggae/ska and some roots country. He plans to expand his audience in the southern hemisphere one show at a time.

Early bird adult tickets are available for $39 each until 17 January or $20 for a child from Eventfinda and Forum North Box office. Groups can buy tickets for $35 each when 10 or more tickets are purchased and bus tickets from Matapouri, Whangarei Heads and Waipu are also available.

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