Whitianga Summer Concert featuring ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Stone Temple Pilots cancelled

ZZ Top
ZZ Top were due to perform with Pat Benatar, Stone Temple Pilots and The Angels. Photo credit: Getty Images

The Whitianga Summer Concert featuring ZZ Top, Stone Temple Pilots, The Angels and Pat Benatar has been cancelled.

It was due to take place on Sunday, February 5.

"Due to the recent weather events facing the Upper North Island, we have had to make the heart-breaking decision to cancel the upcoming Whitianga Summer Concert, one of three shows in the upcoming Summer Concert Tour," a statement said.

A statement said the cancellation of the Coromandel event was based on information received from authorities including Civil Defence, local Council and Waka Kotahi.

The Whitianga Summer Concert was to be the second of a three-show tour around New Zealand featuring ZZ Top, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Stone Temple Pilots and The Angels.

The sold-out Taupo Summer Concert on Saturday 4 February, as well as the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert in Queenstown on Saturday 11 February will, at this stage, still be proceeding.

"We were so excited to bring our show to Whitianga after our hiatus in 2022. Due to the circumstances of the weather event we've been faced with in its lead up, the continued disruption around road access in and out of the Coromandel Peninsula, and on information received from authorities, the decision to cancel was our only option," Greenstone Entertainment CEO Amanda Calvert said.

“It is heart-breaking to have had to make this call due to circumstances that are out of our control. We feel for the thousands of loyal fans who will be disappointed to hear this news and for all the businesses and individuals in the Coromandel who benefit from events like ours. We thank everyone for their support and patience during these continued trying times, and we look forward to rocking again with you in 2024”.

Concert goers who bought tickets online will be contacted over refunds directly.