With a great line up of live music and entertainment, delicious food, fine local beer and wine and seafood, summer in Marlborough wouldn’t be complete without the Havelock Mussel and Seafood Festival.
This quintessentially Marlburian event has been Servin’ up a Whole Ocean of Fun for 15 years, and 2019 promises to be the best one yet!
We are excited to have Aotearoa reggae – rock legends Katchafire who will be headlining the entertainment line-up, supported by Marlborough’s own Aminor Thing and Nelson kings of swing Sun City Soul.
To tantalise your taste-buds we also have Annabel Langbein joining the Festival for the first time, along with Festival favourites Chris Fortune and Paulie Hooton.
Come and join us for a whole day of family fun at the Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival, Saturday the 16th March 2019.
KATCHAFIRE have created a universal vibe, crafting their sound from the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, fusing modern dancehall and with slinky pop, cool grooves and uplifting vibes. Built on a family movement, former lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of lead singer Logan Bell & drummer / singer Jordan Bell, moved into and utilized a retired 2nd floor apartment office block in the heart of Kirikiriroa which acted as the central hub where a handful of musicians along with his then teenage sons could make music all night long… the rest is history. After countless jams and sold out concerts, they swelled to an 8-piece collective of multi-talented songwriters and musicians and have become a staple on the Californian, European and Pacific Roots scenes.
Annabel Langbein is one of New Zealand’s best loved food writers and the star of her own international TV series Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook.
Her down-to-earth approach to cooking is both practical and inspiring. Starting with the freshest seasonal ingredients, she shows how easy it is to cook sensational food in a simple, natural way.
Annabel has been involved with food all her life and writing and publishing cookbooks for the past 20 years. But her very favourite thing is getting people into the kitchen with fun, easy-to-prepare recipes that won’t stress them out.
She believes that cooking is the simplest way in this busy world to give and receive pleasure, and that food is more than mere sustenance, it is the opportunity to connect with nature, friends and family, other cultures and your own creativity.
Aminor Thing is a dynamic three piece covers band who are one of the leading covers band in Marlborough. Leading from the front is Sam Merrall, Marlboroughs premiere soloist. With a wealth of experience under his belt, Sam has a powerfully soulful voice and guitar shredding skills that will leave no bums left on seats! Next is Phil Waters, back up vocals and Bass guru. Phil Keeps the Aminor Thing sound in Harmony with fun Bass guitar licks and a well rounded voice that matches perfectly with the lead vocals. Last but not least is Neil Sullivan providing the drum beats. A Very energetic, Hard hitting drummer that completes the sound that is Aminor Thing.