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Wairere Iti - Festival Bookers Moderator

Wairere Iti - Festival Bookers Moderator

Wairere Iti has been involved in New Zealand Music for over 30 years. As Co-founder of Auckland based booking agency Grafiti Entertainment he has toured bands extensively throughout Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand and has worked as tour manager for some of New Zealand top acts.

Currently, Wairere is the operations manager for the Soundsplash festival in Raglan and also runs his tech startup called Akudos, a cloud-based awards management platform which is used by the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and the Apra Silver Scroll Awards.

Carol Harding - Stage Management & Production

Carol has more than 30 years experience in the entertainment industry as a stage manager, producer and in production. Having worked on some of New Zealand’s largest events such as Big Day Out (20 years), WOMAD (12 years), R&V (9 years), the NZ Music Awards (22 years) her experience is vast and wide having worked with emerging artists, rock n’ roll legends to Presidents and Royalty.

Julia Deans - Artist

As the sassy and beguiling front woman for Fur Patrol at the turn of the century, the past decade has seen Julia Dean’s transition from iconic rock chick to glamorous songbird. With Taite, Silver Scroll and NZ Music Award nominations under her belt she also has vast experience touring not only with her musical prowess but also on stages in Shakespeare soliloquies, art festival shows, musicals and tribute performances.