• Sir Tom Jones to headline Harvest Moon concert at McLean Park in Napier

Sir Tom Jones to headline Harvest Moon concert at McLean Park in Napier

Legendary Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones will become the first international act to perform at Napier's McLean Park when he headlines the Harvest Moon concert next year.

The 83-year-old, whose career has spanned more than six decades, will perform on Saturday, April 6 2024, in what will be his only show in New Zealand. 

Joining Tom Jones will be Gin Wigmore and Kiwi supergroup The Magnificent 7 featuring Peter Urlich, Jordan Luck and Eddie Rayner.

Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise says this is a concert the whole community will get behind.

"I am personally very excited and thrilled for our city that Tom Jones is going to be the very first international headliner to perform at McLean Park.

"His voice, his hits, his huge personality are iconic and what better way to celebrate as a community than by welcoming him here to our gem in the middle of the city, McLean Park.”

It will be the third instalment of Harvest Moon - the brainchild of renowned music promoter and Hawke’s Bay local Hamish Pinkham. Previously the John Butler Trio and Angus & Julia Stone have headlined the festival. 

"It's going to be the first international act at the iconic McLean Park. And I know the region and the country are really excited about someone of the calibre of Tom Jones coming to a renowned summer region like Hawke's Bay," Pinkham told Hawke's Bay App.

"It's going to be a fantastic way to cap off summer. We know the region needs a lot of love, and this is one way we can put a smile on people's faces with such a legendary artist." 

Jones continues to sustain his popularity around the world, captivating audiences with his timeless discography of hit songs including ‘Sex Bomb’, ‘Deliliah’, and ‘It’s Not Unusual’ to name a few. With a career spanning over six decades, Jones is widely considered to be one of the greatest singers and recording artists of all time, selling over 100 million records and continuing as an esteemed and influential figure in the music industry.

New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Gin Wigmore needs no introduction. She first came to our attention after winning the International Songwriting Competition at 18 years old and was the youngest and first unsigned artist to win the Grand Prize.

She was also the first artist from New Zealand to sign with Island Records and has now released four albums to critical acclaim. Her first album release “Holy Smoke” is currently certified 4x Platinum and her second album “Gravel & Wine” 2x Platinum. Many of her best-known tracks (Kill Of The Night, Black Sheep, Man Like That, Girl Gang) have been featured in Film and TV shows around the world.

New Zealand supergroup The Magnificent 7 will be warming up the Harvest Moon party. Featuring the talents of Jordan Luck (The Exponents), Peter Urlich (Th’ Dudes) and Eddie Rayner (Split Enz), the band will be bringing with them a back catalogue of hits from three of NZ’s greatest bands - The Exponents, Th’ Dudes and Split Enz.

Formed several years ago as a good-time project to play the iconic songs of their respective bands, Luck, Urlich and original Split Enz keyboard maestro, Rayner are joined by other notables including Dave Gent (Exponents), Brett Adams (Mockers) and Bryan Bell (Dead Flowers). Their repertoire features legendary tracks such as ‘Be Mine Tonight’, ‘Victoria’, ‘I Got You’, ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me’, ‘Give It A Whirl’ and ‘Bliss’.

Produced by Endeavour Live. Presented by Magic. Thanks to Napier City Council.