The Lines of Flight music festival has become an institution in the Aotearoa/ New Zealand experimental music community. Based in Ōtepoti / Dunedin, it has happened every two years (or so) since 2000 and has been fundamental in nurturing and connecting a nation-wide community of adventurous, open-minded music-makers. The following is a personal history of the festival.
This is a tribute to Peter Stapleton, the driving force behind Lines of Flight, who sadly died of cancer in March 2020. He has left a huge hole in the Dunedin and Aotearoa music community, but continues to be an inspiration to so many musicians and fans.
- Rory Storm and the Invaders - Crude - Dave Black - The Stumps - Sam Hamilton - Gate - Greg Malcolm - Birchville Cat Motel - isyd - Lovely Midget - Eye - Ray Off - Alastair Galbraith/Maxine Funke/Dino Karlis - Richard Francis - A Handful of Dust - Omit - Adam Willetts - Audible 3 -
- Seht - Lee Noyes and Radio Cegeste - Sign of the Hag - Eye - Mela - Our Love Will Destroy the World - Kusum Normoyle - Dead C - The Forgotten Guests - Alastair Galbraith - Hi-Asobi - Stanier Black-Five - Pumice - Rosy Parlane - Futurians -
- Stephen Kilroy - The Ladder is Part of the Pit - Greg Malcolm - Jeff Henderson / Hermione Johnson - Sam Hamilton - Bruce Russell / Peter Wright - Omit - The All Seeing Hand - Magnetic Field Data - Memory Burn - Alastair Galbraith - Eye - Black Yoghurt - Foxtrot - Gate - Murderbike - Futurians -
- Radio Cegeste - Stanier Black-Five - The Aletheia Ensemble - Jeff Henderson / Hermione Johnson - Noel Meek - The Ladder is Part of the Pit - Sonny Carver - Eye - Peter Kolovos - Omit - Birdation - Teen Haters - Sandoz Lab Technicians - A Handful of Dust - Nick Graham - Rubbish Film Unit - Two To Tutu Too - Alphabethead - Olympus - Our Love Will Destroy the World -
Peter is a Dunedin-based musician and event organiser. He ran the biennial Lines of Flight experimental music festival with Peter Stapleton for many years, and has helped tour many international acts. He has played guitar in past bands including Lapdog, Pointsman, Empirical and Eye, and currently plays in Ghost Bells and A Dream is like a Magic Cloak.