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New Acts - New Activities - New Stages

New Acts - New Activities - New Stages


- For immediate release 06.12.12 -

How do you make a music festival in New Zealand stand out from the crowd, and create an atmosphere that will not just kick off a 10th anniversary in style, but also keep the crowds coming back for 10 more years? This is exactly what the Rhythm and Vines team have been asking themselves all year, and for year 10 we’re sure we’ve created something truly special.

The diverse line-up is already locked in, with a range of local and international artists such as Tame Impala, Kimbra, Mark Ronson, Home Brew, Netsky andChase and Status ensuring all tastes are catered to and people are sure to discover something they’ve never heard before. But when you’re planning for nearly 30,000 people to take over Waiohika Estate from December 29th until the early hours of January 1st, there has to be a lot more going on to create a true festival atmosphere.

Festival Production & Art
R&V’s production team are going all out this year, with expansion and improvements in all areas of the site. The stages (Rhythm, Vines, Cellar and Red Bull Music Academy) are all new this year and state-of-the-art. Meanwhile the site will be taken over by lavish structures, installations, projected imagery, and an array of lighting effects. Also new this year is the Rhythm Rider, a mobile DJ soundsystem that will move around the site. The peak of the production team’s efforts will be seen on the 31st, with a spectacular fireworks display marking R&V’s tenth midnight countdown.

Boom Town
Fans are familiar with R&V’s Electric Avenue, a quirky lane of stalls containing ‘The Fridge’ and other mischief. But now to add to the fun there will also be Boom Town, a brand-new area of vendors near the Vines Stage with all sorts of treats, like make-up artistry, hairdressing, novelties, clothing and food. There will also be fancy dress costumes - which will come in handy on the 30th for R&V’s first official Dress-Up Day!

Onsite Campgrounds
With the onsite campgrounds now expanded to accommodate 8,000 people, the R&V team has put considerable effort into keeping campers occupied each day before the stages open. A ‘Sports and Activities’ manager is now on board, and a timetable of daily events will be rolled out, including; beach volleyball, water pong, a bootcamp for the fitness freaks, sleeping bag races, a graffiti wall and more. The first and last nights of camping (28 Dec and 1 Jan) will have movie screenings, now that R&V’s facebook fans have voted for their favourite films.

Vintage Club
R&V’s VIP upgrades are becoming more popular each year for festival-goers who want a stylish respite from the heaving crowds. This year the team has created Vintage Club, where those seeking cocktails, comfort and elevated views can party in a more intimate setting.

New Acts!
With only a few weeks to go until the festival opens, R&V is happy to announce new additions to the packed line-up. There are now approximately 120 acts!

First up, Youngman is one of the UK’s most vibrant vocal talents. The MC will be heading over from London to join Benga on the Vines Stage after midnight on NYE. He has worked with Benga on some of his biggest tracks and will release his own debut album in 2013 – expect big things.

Next, UK drum and bass/dubstep producer Breakage will be making his R&V debut on the Rhythm Stage on the 31st. Former R&V headliner Roots Manuva describes his bass-heavy sound; “Breakage is a man with an ear for deep, deep, sub-sonic frequencies. He goes in low. I thinking he’s talking to sea-life.”

Filling up the rest of the festival billing is an impressive roster of local acts, including many popular local Gisborne artists such as; Soul Society, BrazilBeat Soundsystem, The Missing Link and DJ Exile.

Full list of new acts is here:

Youngman
Breakage
Julian Dyne
Clarke Gayford
The Wyld
Adnan Belushi
Aroha
Banglade$h
Black White Dynamite
BrazilBeat Sound System
Cassette Nine DJ's
Diaz Grimm
Ditto
DJ Exile
DJ Hat
Eddie Numbers
Fighting Like Stags
Front Left
Hamish Pinkham
Hexadecimal
Jarrod Phillips
Jash
Jonas, Tim Livingston & Olluss
Jono Fektious
Katie Wilbert
K/LINE
Kaleidoscopes
Matt Empyre
Mikael Wills
MTI
Randonplay
Ratsmagic
Soul Society
Stack & Piece
Suren Unka
The Leers
The Lost Boys
The Missing Link
TIMES X TWO
Tom Martin
U-Khan
Young Lyre

Rhythm & Vines
December 29-31, 2012
Waiohika Estate, Gisborne, NZ
Tickets: http://www.rhythmandvines.co.nz/


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