Grammy award-winning artist Kimbra will join Chance the Rapper, ZHU and RÜFÜS to headline Rhythm And Vines 2016. Playing the Vines Stage on December 30, this announcement marks Kimbra’s welcome return to the festival after headlining the 10th anniversary in 2012.
“We have always strived to be a platform for kiwi musicians making waves around the world and her star continues to rise internationally. Her lively soulful pop sound will provide a great balance for the hip hop and bass heavy music the festival is known for.” says festival director Hamish Pinkham
Also announced, UK electronic music duo Maribou State join the lineup playing a DJ set to bring in the New Year in the Rhythm Supertop along with British Drum and Bass DJ Culture Shock, who will playing the same stage the night before on December 30. Crowd favourites Cut Snake were also announced earlier this month to headline the Cellar Stage on December 29, along with BBC Radio One DJ Heidi, who will be making her first appearance at R&V. And from across the ditch, Gisborne will be welcoming Melbourne local Oscar Key Sung and Sydney 6-Piece Ocean Alley, who are fresh from their sell out NZ Tour.
Fresh from his breakout success of his debut album Composure and with an impressive four nominees at this year’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (Including Best Male Solo Artist, The Edge Best Pop Album, Vodafone People’s Choice Award and Vodafone Single of the Year for the infectious ‘Kind of Love’), Maala will take to the infamous Vines stage on December 29. Fellow VNZMA nominee Kings will also top off a magical 2016 in the Rhythm Supertop on December 31.
Continuing with the original vision of the festival as a vehicle to promote local talent, local favourites Gromz, Baynk, Dan Aux, Chores, Aroha and Tali, Died in 69, Ekko Park, Eastern Block, Summer Thieves and Kinetic will take the bill as part of the over 100 acts set to perform at New Zealand’s longest running New Year’s festival.
A fourth stage named ‘The Discovery Stage’ will also be added to this year’s festival. This stage is set to feature the popular Giggle and Vines comedy segment and provide a platform for up and coming musicians to perform at the festival. The full lineup for the Discovery Stage and Giggle and Vines will be released in November along with the full schedule and set times.
To coincide with the day split of acts, single day tickets have now been released for sale and are expected to sell out fast. And partnering with Chatham Air to cater for a growing demand for flights into Gisborne, Rhythm and Vines have released Air Rhythm flights to Gisborne ex Auckland, starting from $365 return.
Festival organisers have released a final allocation of onsite camping to meet demand after their main two main campsites (General and Treble Camp) sold out earlier this year.
“We know some people usually wait till December to lock in their tickets but this year will be different and we strongly recommend getting in early,” says Pinkham. “Ticket sales have already surpassed last year's mark and we are heading towards selling the festival out within the coming weeks”
Chance the Rapper, Kimbra, RÜFÜS, ZHU, AC Slater, Culture Shock, Cut Snake, Denzel Curry, Dusky, Getter, Goldlink, Heidi, Hot Chip DJ Set, Maribou State DJ Set, Netsky DJ Set, Ocean Alley, Oscar Key Sung S.P.Y, Skream, Wilkinson DJ Set, Anna Coddington, Aroha & MC Tali, Bailey Wiley, Dan Aux, Eastern Bloc, Ekko Park, Eno x Dirty, Ian Munro, Kings, Lee Mvtthews, Maala, Montell2099, Name UL, Sachi, Stack & Piece, Summer Thieves, Three Houses Down, Yoko-Zuna, 2047, A-Class, ALAE, Arthur Wulf, BAVHU, BAYNK, Beat Mafia, Chores, Cold Corners, Died in 69, Disarray, Dreamer, Emal, Gentz, Gromz, Guesswhat!?, Hamish Pinkham, Harry Backhouse, Hyan, Indicate, Jono Fektious, JSH, Kadyn Webster, Katana, Kinetic, LMC, MC Crafty, MC Danny D, Mitch James, Molly + The Chromatics, Nekolye, Omni Potent, P Money, Pacific Heights, Quix, Redeyes, Rydr, Sam Lovli, Savage DJ Set, SNIFFERS DJs, Stuss, Sysyi & Rory Noble, T1R, Terace, The Jordan Luck Band, Thomas Gates-Bowey, Tommy ll & Raka, Troskie, Variant, Wade Unlucky, Cases and Bad Breed, Wayvee, Whisper, Witters, Yancey
Chance the Rapper, RÜFÜS Getter, Heidi, Cut Snake, Pacific Heights, Aroha & MC Tali, Dan Aux, Ian Munro, Lee Mvtthews, Maala, Name UL, Sachi, Arthur Wulf, BAYNK, Chores, Died in 69, Dreamer, Gentz, Harry Backhouse, Indicate, Jono Fektious, JSH, Kadyn Webster, Quix, Sam Lovli, SNIFFERS DJs, Thomas Gates-Bowey, We Mouve Presents
Kimbra, Netsky (DJ Set), Wilkinson (DJ Set), Goldlink, Denzel Curry, AC Slater, Culture Shock, Oscar Key Sung, Anna Coddington, Bailey Wiley, Eno x Dirty, Stack & Piece, Three Houses Down, BAVHU, Beat Mafia, Guesswhat!?, Katana, Kinetic, Mitch James, Rydr, Terace, Impala Presents
ZHU, Dusky, Hot Chip DJ Set, Maribou State DJ Set, Ocean Alley, P Money, S.P.Y, Savage (DJ Set), Skream, The Jordan Luck Band, Eastern Bloc, Ekko Park, Kings, Montell2099, Summer Thieves, Yoko-Zuna, 2047, A-Class, ALAE, Cold Corners, Disarray, Emal, Gromz, Hamish Pinkham, Hyan, LMC, MC Crafty, MC Danny D, Molly + The Chromatics, Nekolye, Omni Potent, Redeyes, Stuss, Sysyi & Rory Noble, T1R, Tommy ll & Raka, Troskie, Variant, Wade Unlucky, Cases and Bad Breed, Wayvee, Whisper, Witters, Yancey, Slo:wave Presents, Ruffhouse Presents
As a Merry Christmas to their fans, WOMAD are releasing the Day Schedule for the 2018 festival, so give the gift of WOMAD this Christmas! The full stage schedule will be released the last week of January 2018.
The Rhythm and Vines Festival have pulled more treats out of the bag today, releasing Big Shaq, Client Liaison, Tiga and more, rounding out the bill that covers 26 international and 90 local acts from all corners of the musical world.
Summer’s most exciting music festival just got bigger - and better! The final line-up announcement for Bay Dreams 2018, with Big Shaq, SWIDT, Stickybuds, PhaseOne, Montell2099, Ruse and Lee Mvtthews all added to the bill.
Bringing together some of the city’s most impressive minds, the Puāwai Festival returns to Auckland from Monday 27 November to Saturday 2 December to champion honest and authentic representation of HIV in Aotearoa. The week full of events is timed to honour World AIDS Day on December 1.
In the mid to late 90's, when grunge began to wither away and MTV strived to find the next easy to access label to attach to new batch of up and coming rock bands, global attention started to shine on the Alt Rock scene.
The I Love The 90s Tour returns to Auckland next year March 23rd at Auckland’s Spark Arena, with a completely off the chain lineup featuring classic Hip Hop crew Naughty by Nature. Vin Rock from the Grammy Award winning rap group speaks fondly of this country and love of our people.
The Soundsplash Festival is returning to Raglan in January 2018. Local reggae favourites Katchafire are returning to feature on the bill. We sent a few questions over to lead vocalist Logan Bell ahead of the festival.
Following 2015’s Kitty, Daisy & Lewis'The Third', the sibling trio are back stronger than ever, harnessing their ability to create pop-infused soul, blues, rock n roll and a large mix of genres to perfection, in the shape of their fourth studio album, Superscope.
Kylie Price has just released her new album Bones. Last week she appeared on theNZ Entertainment Podcast, where she sang a new song I Dont Want To Go off the album while talking shop about her dream gig to play with Ed Sheeran and her Philipino roots.
Last week I caught up withPeter Hook ahead of returning down under for Australasian leg of the Joy Division and New Order Substance tour. We had a great chat about the spirit of punk, what it takes to write a book and why shows like the X-factor are so unhealthy…
Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts, South Pacific reggae-soul legends, The Black Seeds are set to tour the country in September, following the release of their long awaited 6th studio album Fabric, (out today - Friday September 8th).
Jacqueline Nalpant is a Booking Agent for the Paradigm Talent Agency, and is heading to New Zealand early next month where she'll be one of the speakers for the Going Global Music Summit (Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September at Roundhead Studios, Auckland).
Since making her musical debut with her song Drift early last year, fast attracting a solid fan base and over 1 million plays across Spotify and Soundcloud in just a few months, Madeline North, better known by her musical moniker So Below, has once again blessed us with a moodier, masterful electro-pop banger, titled Ruin.
Since forming in 1998, the Antwerp, Belgium based trio Triggerfinger have long become a mainstay on the rock scene, building a solid reputation across Europe, the US, Canada and beyond, as one of the hardest-driving and sharpest dressing bands around.
Popular metalcore group Northlane are on their way to New Zealand. The Sydney band are touring North America taking in countries like Chile and Mexico as they head our way down-under next month to play Wellington’s San Fran then Auckland at the iconic Kings Arms.
Returning to New Zealand for the first time in three years, Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake are on their way to our shores next month for a quick run of shows supporting their label cohorts Northlane.
Courtney Marie Andrews has landed in New Zealand, and set to play two concerts this week with Joe Pug - tonight at San Fran in Wellington (Wed July 19) and tomorrow night at The Tuning Fork in Auckland (Thu July 20).
Auckland two-piece Skinny Hobos, Alex Elvis and Texas Holdom, are heading on a 5 date New Zealand tour with headliners Decades, Bakers Eddy and Dead Favours. Kicking off tonight in Hamilton (July 14), the tour will also take them to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and finishes up in Dunedin.
Have you ever considered sharing your most personal experiences with the entire world? Well come this Friday 14th July, that’s what Emma Cameron, the rocking front-woman of kiwi band Decades is about to do, when they release their long-awaited full length debut album, The Truth And Other People, so we sat down with the cheerful front woman to discover just what truth this album reveals..
Whilst Sonny Landreth is a well known slide-guitar master, zydeco enthusiast and phenomenal blues legend, what you may not know about him, is that he is one of the nicest gentlemen in the entire universe.
He was always the boy next door type energy, that type of person you just always wanted to be around. From day one, Shay Taylor has always been one to break the mold and live life in such a vibrant and contagious manner, that no matter who he spoke to, they walked away feeling great!
Anthonie Tonnon is taking his new Extended Player and single to Australia, and to New Zealand towns that missed the first run of dates, or sold out too quickly. He’ll also be appearing at three summer festivals this February.