Katikati Twilight Concerts heading


Saturday January 9
Haiku Reserve
Main Street, Katikati

Long before YouTube and the iPod, even prior to the compact disc, there were cassettes, vinyl and the 8 track tape. Kiwis and Aussies spent their summers heading to the beach, cooking up a storm on the BBQ or partying into the night to the sounds of real music.

Acclaimed Kiwi actor and singer Shane Cortese has always loved the big New Zealand and Australian rock classics, leading him to form The 8 Track Band, which specialises in playing the big songs that we belt out at the top of our voices, the ones we all know and love and have grown up with – from the likes of Hello Sailor, The Dance Exponents, Split Enz, Icehouse and The Dudes.

With Shane out front on vocals, the band features Chris Jones on lead guitar; Robert Scott (from the Two Robbies Breakfast Show on The Breeze) on rhythm guitar; sax and keyboard virtuoso Pete France; former Push Push rhythm section bassist Steve Abplanalp and drummer Scott Cortese (Shane’s cousin) providing that solid beat all these classic songs call for.

This is not a concert just for the oldies, it’s a two-hour party… with every note played live by some of New Zealand’s best musicians!

Shane Cortese is back and sounding better than ever, and along with the 8 Track Band will ensure the dance floor never empties.

This is a fantastic way to open the new Haiku Stage and give concertgoers a summer party to remember!


Katikati Twilight Concerts are family-oriented events showcasing talented musicians – an opportunity to hear some great music and catch up with friends in a pleasant riverside setting.

This promises to be a wonderful concert season full of fun, friends and lasting memories … bring a picnic, sit back and relax, or kick up your heels to some wonderful live music.

General Information


Gates open 5:00pm.
Concert starts at 6:00pm.
Concert finishes approximately 8:30pm.


Single-entry admission is $20 and is available at the gate.

Under 15-year olds are free if accompanied by an adult.

Season Tickets

Season passes (3 concerts) are $45, a 33% saving; they are available from the Katikati Information Centre.


Concerts are held at the Haiku Reserve, Main Street (State Highway 2), Katikati.


Free parking is available close to the venue.

See site map for location.

Site map


There is no seating provided: bring along beach chairs or travel rugs.

Make a picnic of it!

Pack a picnic hamper and something to drink.


Remember a sunhat and shades … and some warm clothing for when the sun goes down.


There is a coffee cart on site.


If the weather looks doubtful, check back on this website for information.


For more information call our concert information line:
(07) 549 3549.


Katikati is a 30 minutes drive from Tauranga and two hours from Auckland.

For directions see map.

Shane CorteseKokomoAnna Hawkins
Past acts at Katikati Twilight Concerts

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