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Rhythm and Vines announce their third wave line up

Media Announcement
September 2008


Rhythm and Vines announce their third wave line up!

Dates:              29th December 2008, 30th December 2008, 31st December 2008, 1 January 2009

Venue:             Waiohika Estate and BW Campgrounds, Gisborne


Rhythm and Vines fans are being advised by event organisers to “grab your tickets while you can” as they steam ahead towards selling out! Figures are already up on last year with two thirds of tickets already sold for the three day New Year’s Eve music festival.

Marketing Director Toby Burrows is pleased that fans have embraced the new three day concept so quickly.

“The trend in previous years has been for some people to try and buy last minute but we’re now selling tickets for the show internationally, so sales have been higher than expected. With early birds sold out the current ticket price for all three days is $185 but this allocation is also close to sell out.  We don’t want fans planning on coming to Rhythm and Vines to be disappointed so we recommend they get in quick!” he says.

To tempt your musical taste buds even more…  Now comes the third (but not quite final!) instalment of the Rhythm and Vines line-up.

“In this third announcement we’ve added another 21 acts to the already rocking line-up. That should tempt music lovers from far and wide to check out this music event extravaganza, never seen before in this beautiful country!” says Hamish Pinkham, Rhythm and Vines program director.

The third Rhythm and Vines line up:

Santogold (USA), Late of the Pier (UK), DJ Nu Mark (JURASSIC 5 –  USA), Cut Copy (AUS), The Cribs (UK), Antiform LIVE & MC Twin Cam, Ladi 6 (MC & DJ Set), DJ Switch (UK), Aquasky (UK), South Rakkas Crew (USA), An Emerald City, Batrider, DJ Audit (CAN), Soane, Olmecha Supreme, Blackbird,  Module LIVE, Brazil Beat Soundsystem, 38:40 DJ Collective, Dj Lotion, plus 4th line-up announcement still to come!!!

Amongst the new highlights are Philadelphia new-wave sensation Santogold whose debut record of 2008 took the world by storm with rave reviews and hype from Rolling Stone, Spin and the BBC. Santogold (aka Santi White) plays intelligent pop combined with beautiful dance beats and an 80’s feel. Her angelic voice, sassy lyrics and quirky songs have already gained a huge following throughout the universe and has even secured her the support slot for Coldplay’s upcoming North American tour!

From the infamous streets of Castle Donington, England, come four-piece electronic punks Late Of The Pier. Their debut album Fantasy Black Channel was released in August 2008 and has been heralded as one of the best British releases of the year. Another band not to be missed amongst the late hours of R & V if you are a fan of modern psychedelia and synthesizer infused rock’n’roll!

From Sao Paolo to Sydney, from Toronto to Tokyo, DJ Nu-Mark’s carefully crafted, explosively energetic DJ sets never fail to get a party rocking. The man with the plan and most famous for being the beats behind Los Angeles based hip hop superstars Jurassic 5 is one of the world’s best at his craft and knows how to make soul, funk, hip-hop, and samba effortlessly blend together and to get those people shaking asses on the floor.

With a number 1 Australian record under their belt Melbourne three-piece Cut Copy  make rock music to dance to and dance music to rock to. Their most recent record In Ghost Colours is one of the finest alternative releases of 2008 and features the hit song So Haunted. With a sound similar to former R & V guests New Young Pony Club, and a live show second to none, Cut Copy will be one of the festival’s most special guests this year.

Known for their raucous and unpredictable live shows UK indie rockers The Cribs will add a slice of British attitude and snarl to R & V. Featuring twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their younger brother Ross Jarman, The Cribs have also recently been joined by ex-The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr who has been made a formal member of the group since 2008. Described by Q magazine as ‘the biggest cult band in the UK’ The Cribs were also recently personally invited to support the Sex Pistols at four of their five comeback concerts in Brixton in November. No wonder the hype machine has been rolling along about these guys!

Other acts announced will be local drum and bass sensations Antiform with MC, the soothing soul of Ladi 6 who is one New Zealand’s best loved voices, British turntable battle hero DJ Switch, also from Britain the three piece breaks and jungle misfits Aquasky, and Orlando based electro hip hop reggae duo South Rakkas Crew. Plus many many more!

Who’s playing when? The Rhythm and Vines line up by day:

29th December

Franz Ferdinand

The Kooks

Jamie Liddell



Liam Finn

The Mystery Jets

Anna Coddington


Emerson Todd (House of Downtown)

Cut Off Your Hands

Collapsing Cities

House of Shem


Tim Richards

South Rakkas Crew

The Ruby Suns

The Enright House

Lydia Cole

The Constituents

Brazil Beat Soundsystem

Daniel Farley


30th December

The Datsuns

Cut Copy

DJ Nu Mark (Jurassic 5)

Late of the Pier

Antiform LIVE (& MC Twin Cam)

Anika Moa

DJ Switch

Phoenix Foundation

Ladi 6 (MC & Dj Set)

Recloose LIVE

Busy P

DJ Mehdi

Little Bushman


Fort Knox Five

Unity Pacific


Die Die Die


The Naked and Famous

Coshercot Honeys

An Emerald City

DJ Audit

The Secret Knives


31st December



Carl Cox


A Track

The Black Seeds

Adam Freeland

Magik Johnson

Antix LIVE

The Cribs

P Money

Vinyl slingers



Sampology feat Tom Thumb

Bang Bang Eche

So So Modern

Over the Atlantic

Honey Claws

Nervous Surgeons


DJ Trei

Disco not Disco

38:40 DJ Collective




BW Campgrounds


Our official accommodation partner is the ever growing BW Campgrounds. Due to very popular demand BW is filling fast and has opened up 2 new camps to cater for the demand. “Band Camp” and “Skools” will offer a more secluded spot for campers

The entertainment at BW Campgrounds is set to go off!  The list includes:

Kora, Kid Kenobi & MC Shureshock (AUS), State of Mind, Concord Dawn, Opensouls, Stafford Bros (AUS), Fast Crew, Solaa, Kolab, Dan Aux (AUS), Ben Wah, Thomas Sahs (USA), 38:40 DJ Collective, Skankamelia, DJ Exile, Beat Mafia - plus more to come!

And don’t forget about the Bikini Jam, R&V pre and after parties, beach parties, tow-at surfing comp, skate comp, beach soccer comp amongst a host of other summer time activities. For more details and to reserve your crew a spot visit


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