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Ball is Back


Scheduled for Saturday 22nd June and to be staged at the newly-upgraded Queenstown Memorial Centre, the ever popular Ball’s return to the programme is expected to be well received.

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Manager Lisa Buckingham says she is very happy that SKYCITY were equally as insistent that the ball should return to the Festival programme.

“When I first started as Festival Manager, locals and visitors alike expressed that the ball was sorely missed in 2012’s line-up, so we are delighted to see its comeback in 2013, " said American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Manager Lisa Buckingham.

"As a long term supporter of the Festival it’s great that SKYCITY is on board as a Gold Sponsor this year and that they’ve made it possible to add such a fantastic evening to the ten days of festivities in addition to the wide range of entertainment they already contribute," said Lisa.

No strangers to the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival, SKYCITY is pleased to play a larger role in the 2013 Festival.

“SKYCITY is proud to be involved in Winter Festival once again, having supported the event through providing a free live entertainment venue for a number of years," said  SKYCITY Queenstown General Manager Michelle Baillie.

"The Festival Ball is an iconic and popular event and we see great synergy with SKYCITY’s entertainment brand. This sponsorship also further illustrates SKYCITY’s commitment to the Queenstown community in supporting local groups and events,” said Michelle.

The entertainment line-up will be announced at a later date, but Lisa advises those purchasing tickets “to dust off their dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate in style”.

Tickets for the Ball will go on sale on April 29th for $149 and include a delicious three course meal, accompanied by outstanding award-winning wines from popular local producer Gibbston Valley Wines.

Gibbston Valley Wines have proudly joined the Festival sponsorship family as Festival Supporters and will be Exclusive Wine Suppliers for the SKYCITY Casino Royale Ball and all other events across the Festival programme. 

The SKYCITY Casino Royale Ball is part of the 10 day American Express Queenstown Winter Festival, taking place from June 21st to June 30th.  Aside from the ball, there is a jam-packed lineup of entertainment and other festivities planned for various venues throughout Queenstown.

To view other events in the programme, visit www.winterfestival.co.nz and sign up for the Friends of Festival newsletter to keep in the know about exciting upcoming events.

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