With one eye on her happy children who are yelling and running around a park, beloved New Zealand song queen Bic Runga is talking about a rare visit home to Christchurch.
“I always like coming home, obviously it’s changed a lot, ” she says softly.
She’s seen the central business district once since it re-opened post-quake. It was an emotional experience.
“I walked around the city with an old school friend, it was quite shocking and strange. I actually got quite lost.”
She and partner Kody Nielson, former Mint Chick turned Opossom, performed together as part of Heroes and Heroines, a free concert in Christchurch last month.
Bic has just announced that she will be venturing to Christchurch to headline Heros and Heroines of Christchurch on Friday February 13th.
The concert takes place at Victoria Square. Gates open at 4pm. This will be a free event. The area will be enclosed and capacity is strictly limited (first in, first served). For show info visit www.fledge.co.nz.
Bic has just begun the process of writing new acoustic material: she will debut a few new songs at this concert.