MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE LIFE FM TEAM!!!
To celebrate this christmas, we've got a few early presents for you...
Win tickets to Parachute festival with 'OH SNAP!' - listen out for any two Parachute 2014 artists and you could win double passes, single passes, T-shirts, albums from Parachute artists and more!
OH SNAP! Win between 25th Nov - 6th Dec :-D
Life FM Team Parachute Picks
The Life team sat down to highlight the artists they're looking forward to seeing, they only got 3 each!
1) Ginny Blackmore
2) Gap 5
1) Kye Kye
2) Stan Walker
3) Asher (whoop whoop)
2) Paper Route
3) Kye Kye
2) Dave Dobbyn
3) Stan Walker
1) Ascend The Hill
2) Kye Kye
3) Paper Route
(and Asher brackets DJ!)
Oh, and lets not forget, Tiff!
2) John Mark McMillan
3) Ben Abraham
Parachute Festival 2014 returns 24-26 January after a sellout year in 2013 - tickets are strictly limited so get in quick!
Parachute 2014 Full Line-Up: Stan Walker, Dave Dobbyn, The Devil Wears Prada, Gungor, NewWorldSon, MXPX, Paper Route, Ruby Frost, Ginny Blackmore, Titanium, John Mark McMillan, Ascend The Hill, Kye Kye, Half Noise, Aaron Gillespie with Parachute Band, Vince Harder, Listener, MC Jin, Jireh, Guvna B, Benny Tipene, Tigertown, Steve Apirana, Paul Colman, Moorhouse, For All Eternity, Massad, Saving Grace, Ben Abraham, Brooke Duff, Ma-V-Elle, Late 80's Mercedes, Gap 5, Maaka Fiso, The Soorleys, Prepared Like a Bride, Three Houses Down, Lisa Crawley, Juliagrace, Dan Bremnes, Mariah McManus, Awaken I am, Neda, Go Stop Go, Soljah, Stevie Lujan, Masketta Fall, Tim Richards, Swarm, The Velvet Regime, Edge Kingsland, Equippers Band, LIFE Worship, Limitbreak, South Auckland Poet's Society, Jay Okesene, Arthur Ahbez, Asher, BANGLADE$H, Declaration AD, East of Eden, Fire At Will, Grace Ikenasio, Hopscotch, Hurricane Kids, Identity, Mali Mali, Nadia Reid, Nakita Turner, Paper Cranes, Rhiain and the Utter Strangers, Rookies, St Pauls Symonds Street, Strahan, Te Kooti Brotherhood, The Response, Unison, Zero T, Dominick, Hopskotch Dance Crew, Jay Okesene & The Dubtronics, Talia, Ben Keesey, Christian Hosoi, Erwin McManus
|PARACHUTE 2014 PLAYLIST||VIDEO|
We're assembling the ultimate missions team for TEAR Fund and sending them to the Philippines!
If you'd like to apply - check out our TEAR Fund Missions Dream Team site - Lifefm.co.nz/dreamteam
Or if you think you can raise the money required to join the trip and you have a talent that might prove useful in the Philippines' register next week!
Big thanks to Tear Fund – Tear Fund.org.nz
Big contrats to Sheryn who won the Anberlin VIP experience, she'll be hanging with Anberlin preshow, she'll get dinner on us, and stay after the gig in Auckland City Hotel - you can still buy tickets to get to the gig, grab them here!
Parachute has given a band the opportunity to open for Anberlin, big congrats to winners Swifts & Sparrows!
There was a lot of debate about the fight between the Tiger and the Bear, well the results are in... check the video below!
Florida's finest are bringing their tour-de-force live show to New Zealand next month.
The Winterhaven rockers will play The King's Arms Saturday August 31st.
It's been four years since the outfit breached our shores, bringing their 2008 album 'New Surrender' to life with a searing show at the Powerstation. Between then and now Anberlin has continued to solidify their place as one of alt-rock's hardest working bands, delivering the left-right hook of 2010's Brendan O'Brien-produced 'Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place' and 2012's 'Vital'.
With Absolute Punk Magazine calling 'Vital' "the best record in Anberlin's ten year career, bar none", numerous residencies in the Billboard 200 and a headlining North American tour freshly behind them, the band has never been a stronger force in an increasingly pallid rock scene.
Onstage, leaning on an impressive back catalogue of hits like 'Feel Good Drag', 'Paperthin Hymn' and 'Godspeed', the quintet plug in and bleed, making them one of the scene's most exciting live acts. Their future once deemed by their frontman as "...either world domination or destruction", the band has chosen to take the world by storm.
Just make sure you're there to see it.
Anberlin Roadtrip thanks to:
Finally... the score has been settled.
MORNING WAKE UP
BJORN & TIFF
ASH & SASKIA
The LIFE FM Epic Winter Minigolf competition is over!
The ultimate casual sporting competition tested the accuracy, power, control, patience and eagle like vision of Life FM's announcers and listeners alike.
The four-day competition that took place in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Taupo. The scores have been settled - and the MORNING WAKEUP have been crowned the ultimate mini-golfing CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to our awesome listeners who took out second place!
Third place was claimed by Asher and Saskia of the Afternoon show.
Check out the leaderboard and audio highlights of each day below:
|HAMILTON 1: FAMILY GOLF||MWU||ASHER|
|HAMILTON 2: FAMILY GOLF||LISTENERS||SIMON|
|TAUPO: HOLE IN 1 (Bonus Round)||LISTENERS||JASSHER|
We’re hitting the road and coming to a town near you. We’d love to meet and share with you what our direction for the future is and to find out what’s important to you.
Come and join us, meet our new CEO Mike Brewer and others of our team including some of the faces behind the voices you hear on air.
We’ll be visiting upper North Island towns throughout May and circumnavigating the rest of the North Island and South Island in the last couple of weeks in June.
For full details of where we will be and when see below:
UPDATE! - New dates announced for the tour
Christchurch Elim Cathedral of Hope
285 Cashel Street, Central Thurs 4th July 7:30pm
Timaru: Elim Church, 7 Elizabeth Place.
Friday 5th July. 12noon.
Dunedin City New Life
48 Stafford Street Fri 5th July 5:30pm
|Whangerei||St Andrews Church
cnr Bank & Hunt Street
|Tues 7th May||6:00pm|
131 Poike Road
|Mon 20th May||6:30pm|
|Rotorua||Harvest Apostolic Church
39 Old Taupo Road
|Tues 21st May||6:30pm|
142 Grey Street
|Wed 22nd May||7:00pm|
|Auckland||Greenlane Christian Centre
17 Marewa Road
|Tues 28th May||7:30pm|
|Gisborne||Gisborne Assemblies of God - Godzone
82 Grey Street
|Mon 17th June||7:00pm|
|Napier||Napier Christian Fellowship (Napier New Life)
96 Meeanee Road, Taradale
|Tues 18th June||12:00noon|
|Masterton||Masterton Commmunity Church
17 Ngaumutawa Road
|Tues 18th June||6:30pm|
|Blenheim||Blenheim Assemblies of God
22 Nelson Street
|Wed 19th June||1:00pm|
|Nelson||Nelson Baptist Church
193 Bridge Street
|Wed 19th June||7:30pm|
|Greymouth||Holy Trinity Church
201 Tainui Street
|Thurs 20th June||12:30pm|
|Christchurch||Elim Cathedral of Hope
285 Cashel Street, Central
(POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
|Thurs 20th June||7:30pm|
|Timaru||Connect Community Church
22 College Road
(POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
|Fri 21st June||12:00noon|
|Dunedin||Dunedin City New Life
48 Stafford Street
(POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
|Fri 21st June||5:30pm|
|Invercargill||Invercargill Christian Centre
165 Leet Street
|Mon 24th June||12:30pm|
|Queenstown||City Impact Church
3 Hansen Road, Frankton
|Mon 24th June||7:00pm|
|Wellington||Hutt City New Life Church
237 Cambridge Terrace, Naenae
|Wed 26th June||7:30pm|
|Palmerston North||Life Church
590 Featherston Street
|Thurs 27th June||12:00noon|
|Whanganui||The Grand Hotel - Jubilee Room, Level 1
Cnr St. Hill Street & Guyton Street
|Thurs 27th June||7:00pm|
|New Plymouth||Park City Church
94 Hurlston Drive
|Fri 28th June||12:00noon|
How it works
We want to celebrate reaching 10,000 fans on our Facebook page. While we’d love to have a ginormous party and fly every one of our fans to a secret party island in the Pacific, our events co-ordinater vetoed the idea because she’s busy working on all the awesome stuff we’re going to be doing at Parachute. So… we decided to send the party to you. In a box.
Every weekday morning from 17 – 21 September, we start the day with a list of 5 names of fans that like our Facebook page. We’ll read out the names, if you hear your name call us on 0508 LIFE FM and the first person in will win a party box full of treats from Sweet Pea Parties, Thanks, BANG Cosmetics, Harney & Sons, The Candyman and Hunting Letter Flags.
If no one calls up, we grab 5 new fan names and read them out on the Dayshow, then Afternoons, Night Show, and finally the Late Show. If no one calls up, we have our own party, without you!
For extra chances to win, make sure you’re interacting with our Facebook page, liking and commenting on our posts and generally drawing attention to yourself.
What's in the Party Box
Prize: Party supplies including gorgeous paper plates, cups, balloons, cupcake cases and toppers, paper straws, napkins, lanterns etc.
Sweet Pea Parties are an online boutique party supplies store. They stock invitations, greeting cards, cupcake cases, stands & toppers, glassware, old fashioned candy, treat bags & boxes, tags and much more. They stock a wide range of brands available.... Bella Bambino, Paper Eskimo, Sambellina, Mon Tresor, French Country Glassware, Robert Gordon and more!
Prize: Lower cap or beanie, plus 15% off your next purchase at thanksyo.com
Thanks is New Zealand's best shop for fashion and streetwear clothing. There’re physical stores in Mt Maunganui and Tauranga. Its online shop is one of the leading websites to find fashion brands from New Zealand, Australia and more.
They stock leading clothing brands from New Zealand and the world including Ksubi, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Lower, Federation, Huffer, Commoners Alike, One Teaspoon, and many other brands.
Prize: Lip colour, gloss or eye colour.
BANG cosmetics is a unique hand crafted makeup brand with an emphasis on colour, creativity and multifunctional products. Made in New Zealand with love by a makeup artist.
Inspired by the theatre of makeup and the idea of creating your alter ego. We are want to help you get creative with vibrant coloured make up. We want to BANG it in NZ.
Prize: Tin of loose leaf Strawberry and Kiwi tea and HT Tagalong gift stack of 3 teas
Whether it's white tea, green tea, black tea, Oolong, flavored tea or herbal infusions you enjoy, Harney & Sons produce world-class loose-leaf teas from the pick of the best tea gardens around the world and package them beautifully in traditional classic tins and personal 'take your tea with you' Tagalong tins, which make unique gifts for those people who enjoy beautiful things.
Prize: Pack full of lollies and treats including :
• Jelly Belly Drinks
• Smarties Extreme Sour
• Pop Rocks
• Jelly beans
• Turkish Delight
• M&M Pretzels
• M&M Dark
• Kiwi Fruit Rock
• Toffee Bon Bons
The Candyman is full of old world charm with confectionery sure to tantalize the taste buds of all ages. You will find the most unique local, imported and hard to find confectionery from the States, Europe, U.K., and beautiful handmade chocolates, fudges, marshmallows, rocks, drops and so much more from right here in New Zealand!
Prize: ‘Party Time!’ fabric bunting
Hunting Letter Flags hand make fabric and paper letter flags (AKA bunting) perfect for birthdays, parties, weddings, popping the questions, births or any other time you want to get a message across.
All their flags are uniquely customizable and can be mixed-and-matched to create personalized bunting.
Which prize would you like to win?
Big thanks to Jono for filming and editing this, maybe he could do the same for you - hit him up here: www.facebook.com/JonoPratt
Due to popular demand you can now BUY the Life FM Epic Winter Hoodie... they are super comfortable, stylish and of course they're safe to jump off bridges in (as they have been field tested on staff!)
Head to LIFEFM's Print Mighty store to buy right now! They cost $50 and Life FM does receive some of the proceeds. Cheers!!
We hit the road and cruised to mighty Taupo for our first adventure activity, the Taupo Cliff Hanger Swing! One of our winners Erin was the most scared so naturally we made her go first.
We were ready to hit the mountain with some hardcore sledding, but what better way to get started by easing into the morning with breakfast in the spa pool...
This was the big one, the highest bungy jump in the North Island, and who better to throw off the bridge than Ash... Clint's been trying to get him to do it since day one with no luck, until now!
The camp finished well, with Whitewater Rafting care of Tongariro river rafting, big thanks especially heads out to Mad-dog Mike the raft guide and the dude who was in charge of keeping everyone alive!
Life FM's Epic Winter Hoodie Design thanks to Print Mighty is on now! All you need to do is whip up a design for our EPIC WINTER HOODIE... We'll be taking submissions for the next two weeks and the Life FM Team will be picking our favourite design. If you win, you'll get 10 hoodies for yourself to use as you'd like, so make sure it's something you'd wear!
Ashleigh Meyer from Auckland!!!
Ashleigh will be getting a bunch of hoodies to give away to mates all with her cool afro/ethnic style design, we loved it! The skiing cat was a close second!
1) It must have the Life FM Logo on it somewhere... and that logo has to be in our colours or black and white
2) it has to either say EPIC WINTER or somehow represent an EPIC WINTER
3) Design is to be used for a black hoodie
4) It has to be awesome
Thanks to Print Mighty!!!! check them out and get your own Hoodie done.
A big thanks to all the bands who entered! Votes were collected from all over the country, and the winner listed below had the most.
Jansen's Garage Band Winner: Arklow: Live it!
They took home $16,000 worth of gear thanks to Jansen - check them out!