▶️ Christchurch first: ‘Jam on the Tram’ free concert

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 17, 2024 |

A free gig is coming to a street corner near you.

Days out from Christchurch’s Electric Avenue music festival Tiki Taane will play a free live acoustic performance from the iconic Christchurch Tram on Tuesday 20th February starting at midday.

As the official Jam on the Tram test subject, Christchurch-born Tiki Taane said, “How insanely cool is this? I am incredibly honoured to play this uniquely fun and playful gig for the people of Ōtautahi Christchurch.”

“Christchurch has always been the underground, unofficial home of Aotearoa Drum & Bass and has a booming dance music scene so being the first to perform a ‘Jam on the Tram’ and getting the city amped up for Electric Avenue next Saturday will be epic,” Taane said.

The inaugural live solo acoustic performance will visit key destinations around the city including the Terrace, New Regent Street, and the Arts Centre in its hour-long loop around the city.

Local tourism business Christchurch Attractions is providing a heritage tramcar with open-air capacity for the occasion.

CEO Marty Byrne said, “Christchurch Attractions have a deep connection to the iconic destinations and hot spots around Christchurch and we are proud show off our vibrant and revitalised playful city.

“We are always looking at creative ways to activate our amenities so supporting Electric Avenue in giving festival goers another chance to see Tiki, a taonga of the New Zealand music industry, in an experience that is very much a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is too good to pass up.”

ChristchurchNZ Head of Major Events Karena Finnie said, “To have Tiki Taane join us days earlier and play this free concert for the city is another proof point of how major events generate more positive outcomes for the city. It is an incredibly fun and playful experience, and we endear forthcoming visiting artists to take up the opportunity and give back to the people of Christchurch in the future.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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