Tickets still available for huge dance party

Nelson Mail, 26 December 2000

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Tickets are still available for the New Year's Eve dance party the Gathering.

The massive outdoor party lasts four days and three nights. This year's line-up boasts around 180 DJs and 82 live acts, including Salmonella Dub, Storm and Digital.

More than 10,000 people are expected to bop and pulse their sweaty bodies in time to the hammering music.

The party has been extended this year to 72 hours, and will run from noon on December 31 until noon on January 3.

There will be seven dance zones, either outdoors or in a giant marquee. Each zone has a massive sound and light system so partygoers can totally lose themselves to the beat.

This year the Gathering has moved from its original site on Takaka Hill to a giant natural amphitheatre of grassy terraces in Cobb Valley Rd, Upper Takaka.

Gatherers are asked to park their cars and pitch their tents between Waitui Bridge and Blue Hole. The gates will open at noon on December 30.

Dogs and alcohol are forbidden, and under 16-year-olds need to be accompanied by an adult.

You can still buy tickets online for $160 at or phone 0800 2BOOKIT (0800 226 6548). Tickets are also available from The Artery, New St, Nelson.

Nelson Mail, 26 December 2000

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