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UB40 ready to reggae

Tuesday January 29, 2019 Written by Published in Entertainment
Having a big day setting up at the National Auditorium yesterday are Aaron Bennet (left) and Vaughan Tindall. 19012813 Having a big day setting up at the National Auditorium yesterday are Aaron Bennet (left) and Vaughan Tindall. 19012813

Rarotonga is pumped for the biggest international concert the island has seen, with the New Zealand Sound production team for 2019 UB40, setting the stage yesterday.

 

The 1.5 tonnes of equipment arrived with UB40’s front man Ali Campbell, Astro, musicians and crew on Sunday.

The National Auditorium is expected to host a crowd of more than 2000 people for the event this evening.

Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Anthony Turua says this is a momentous occasion.

Staff of the ministry are working closely with the organisers and the New Zealand sound technicians.

Many tickets have been purchased from overseas; Cook Islander Trina Marona landed on the island from Germany on the weekend, as well as Cook Islanders from Perth, Australia and New Zealand.

UB40 merchandise will be available for purchasing at the National Auditorium when the doors open at 5.30pm today.

There will only be one entry point this evening, the main entrance between the National Museum and the Ministry’s offices.

Parking is available at the Tupapa field at $5 per vehicle, the Takamoa Theological College is also accessible – for a gold coin donation.