Winter Festival 2017

The 3 day Festival literally kicks off on Wednesday 28 June with a fiercely fought battle between the NZ Army and Royal NZ Air Force representative rugby teams, they are playing for the King’s Cup.

On Thursday 29 June there will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Scrum at our local Boys High School and another highlight is the British & Irish Lions Male Choir will be performing at the Convention Centre at 2 p.m.

Friday 30 June for one of their three public concerts in NZ. Music lovers will enjoy a great line up at the 2 day George Street Festival with Rock Trio Brendon Thomas & The Vibes being the headline act for Thursday 29 June and Friday’s night headline acts are the NZ Army Stage Band and Wellington based Frank Burkitt Band. Palmerston North is also hosting the World in Union Conference during this period which involves an international array of rugby academics, practitioners and educators.

Date and time of events

Wednesday 28 June – The Arena, Waldegrave Street, 2.45 p.m. Gates open at 1.45 p.m. Rugby Game ; NZ Army Vs Royal NZ Air Force – King’s Cup – FREE entry

Thursday 29 June – Palmerston North Boys High School – Featherston Street – 1.30 p.m. Guinness World record Attempt at the Largest Scrum – FREE – All welcome to participate.

Thursday 29 June – Friday 30 June – George Street Festival – Lunchtime music, cafes, restaurants 11.30 – 1.30 p.m. Evening opens up at 4 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. – Music, craft activities, light display/projections, tape art, ice carving and lots more – come on down. PLEASE NOTE CAFES AND RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN ALL DAY AS USUAL ON GEORGE STREET AND COLEMAN PLACE.

Friday 30 June – British & Irish Lions Male Choir – 2 p.m. – Doors open 1.30 p.m. – Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre – Main Street, opposite George Street – Tickets $10.00 (plus booking fees)

In addition – Te Manawa – Topp Twins Exhibition – Main Street – entry fees apply. NZ Rugby Museum – Inside Te Manawa Museum, Main Street – entry fees apply

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