The Bats and Pine
Back when the 'good old Dux' and Goodbye Blue Monday were the places to play, The Bats and Pine were regulars at many a gig... and for one night only, they'll be performing back-to-back again!
Founded here in Christchurch in 1982, Flying Nun pioneers The Bats have been 'kicking it' for four decades, clocking nine albums and an impressive tally of extra singles, b-sides, compilations and tribute songs. Unsurprisingly, narrowing to a set of 'faves' can be a daunting task but with loads of experience and their tenth album Foothills due for release this year, it's a challenge they're more than happy to rise to.
And after an eight year hiatus, with five albums under their ponchos, Pine are returning for a very special one-off set, supporting the Bats. Their jangly, low-fi guitar based tunes are reminiscent of Yo La Tengo and Nada Surf and saw them become the first ever South Island signing to Auckland's Arch Hill Recordings.
It won't be loud but it should be pretty.
6:30pm: Doors open
7:40pm: The Bats
Service fees apply
The Avon Rooms, that sit on the banks of the Avon River, will provide stunning and unrivalled backdrop for your event. With striking wooden features throughout, each room is as unique as the other and will see their historic elements rejuvenated with additions such as integrated technology and automatic blinds further enhancing each space.
86 Kilmore St,
All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator, which is situated inside the main entrance foyer adjacent to bar area.
Wheelchair seating is available in the Stalls (four seats – in rows S and T, two each side) and Dress Circle(two seats – one either side in row H ).
There are also a further four specially modified ADA seats in the Stalls (two on each aisle of rows I and M), where the arm rest of the seat opens so a person can move easily from their wheelchair.The theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
Accessible toilet and washroom facilities are located on each level of the theatre, two in the Stalls foyer area, one in the Dress Circle foyer and two in the Grand Circle foyer.