New Zealand’s phukuru river festival will have its first big act this weekend with the debut of the song “The Phulkaris”.
The song is a New Zealand folk song that was popularised in the 1930s by a number of artists including the late Jimi Hendrix, as well as the New Zealand Army Band.
Phulkaris, a small river in New Zealand, is famous for its music and there have been a number who have taken the stage to perform the song.
Phukuru has been home to a number artists, many of whom have performed there in the past, including the likes of The Pogues, The Temptations and The Band, but this will be the first time it will be performed live.
The festival’s headliner, New Zealand native and Phukuru native J.K. Standerwick, has been instrumental in creating a big event for the festival, with the support of New Zealand First, which helped finance the festival.
Standerwick said he was thrilled to be the headliner.
“I’m so happy to be playing.
I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of things, a lot more than the last few years, but I’ve never been able to do something like this before,” he said.
Stagerwick said the event would give the New Zealander a chance to “get out there” and have some fun.
“The phukuri river is very beautiful, but it’s not the best thing to have a music festival for,” he added.
“It’s a big festival that’s going to be going down, and it’s going down with a lot going on, so it’s the perfect thing to do.”
Stander, a native of Canterbury, said the song was a song he would love to perform at the festival in the future.
“There’s a lot to like about the song and how it is.
I hope it goes on and on,” he told reporters.
The song, which was originally written for the New South Wales Government’s New Rivers program in the early 1930s, has a number about the river and the people of the region who rely on it.
The New Zealand Defence Force has been a partner in the festival for more than 50 years.