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Rhythm & Vines: Final tickets on sale now!

Media Announcement

November 27th 2008


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

Venue: Waiohika Estate and BW Campgrounds, Gisborne


Final tickets on sale now!

 If you haven’t already purchased your ticket to New Zealand’s biggest music festival event this New Year then get cracking because tickets are selling out fast!  More than 16,000 tickets have sold already and organisers are predicting the final “Harvest” 3 day tickets won’t hang around long.  And it’s not hard to see why so many people from New Zealand and around the world are planning to make the journey to Waiohika Estate Vinyard in Gisborne. Playing at this year’s event are a string of renowned headliners like The Kooks, Franz Ferdinand, Public Enemy, Carl Cox, Santogold, DJ Nu Mark, Jamie Liddell, Cut Copy, Ladyhawke, The Mystery Jets and Late of the Pier and many more. Plus a lengthy list of New Zealand music makers such as Shihad, The Datsuns, P Money, The Black Seeds, Liam Finn, Jonny Love, Fur Patrol, Katchafire, Anika Moa, Ladi 6, The Pheonix Foundation, SJD,  Recloose, Dick Johnson, The Tutts and so many more!   


Go to to purchase your ticket now!

Onsite Premium Camping is now available
For those customers who wish to relax in the beautiful and quiet rural surrounds of the Waiohika Vineyard Estate for the duration of the festival and never be more than a stone’s throw away from all of the action then the Onsite Premium Camping is for you! Onsite Premium Camping includes hot shower facilities, lock ups for valuables, communal BBQ areas and free use of the Festival town centre shuttle service to Gisborne which runs regularly, 24 hours a day. It’s just a short walk to the festival from your tent, designed so that guests can enjoy the best of both worlds – The music and onsite action as well as the comfort of camping in stunning vineyard surrounds. This is the first year that we have introduced onsite camping, and numbers are limited. So please book soon to avoid disappointment.

$35 per person per night (sold as 4 night package $140.00). To learn more visit:

Grab yourself a VIP area ticket! (Now available)

Treat yourself to a VIP Ticket at Rhythm & Vines and you’ll enjoy special after hours DJ nights, comfortable seating, great views of the main stage, waiter service, and of course exclusive upgrades with VIP festival facilities – fine food, cocktails and tended toilets, plus you can rub shoulders with the bands and celebrities onsite this year!

 Tickets for this year’s VIP are $50 per day, or $125 for a 3 day pass and can be purchased here


Onsite VIP Luxury Tented Village (Now available)

We have an extremely limited amount of exclusive Luxury Tent Packages available.

The Luxury Tented Village is the most exclusive way to experience Rhythm and Vines if you’re staying with us onsite. Located just a stone’s throw from all the festival action in one of the most serene locations at the Waiohika estate; book a ready furnished luxury tent at R&V this year, be it as a couple or with friends to share. On entering your large spacious tent you will be greeted by crisp white linen and cosy duvet on a queen sized bed. Find fresh cut flowers at your bed side, and some goodies on your pillow. These big tents are large enough to comfortably walk around in, the tents suit couples (double bed) or 2 friends sharing (2 singles). Further perks included are Hot showers/wet rooms, 24 hour shuttle to and from Gisborne, lock-up for belongings, and 24 hr security, and only a short walk to the markets and eateries on site.

Packages include:

• 4 nights luxury camping 28th to the 31st (depart by 4pm 1st January)

• Large, high quality, Kiwi Camping Co, water proof raised stand-up tents with flooring.

• Beautiful views. From your tent you will find the most beautiful sunset views directly backed onto a forest over looking fields of vines.

• Power inside each tent for laptops/mobile/hairdryer etc.

• Wireless internet

• Comfy Mattress, linen, Pillows and quilt.

• Onsite hot showers/wetrooms and bathrooms.

• Bedside Tables & lamp.

• Free Onsite priority parking.

• Free Local bus transfers to and from Gisborne (operating 24 hrs).

• Lock-up for belongings.

• Communal BBQ’s, couches and fridges for your storing your drinks and food.

• Tents are pre erected and the beds are made and waiting!

• 24 hour security.

LUXURY MAGNUM PACKAGE: 2 Person tent: $780.00 per package

LUXURY JEROBOAM PACKAGE: 4 Person tent: $1350.00 per package

LUXURY METASULA PACKAGE: 6 Person tent: $1,890.00 per package

Great value for under $100 per person per night! For details go to


Bring a Caravan, motor-home or Campervan to R&V 08 (Now available)

Rhythm and Vines is pleased to introduce its onsite motor-home option. The onsite motor-home option is for those customers who wish to relax in the beautiful and quiet rural surrounds of the Waiohika Vineyard Estate for the duration of the festival and never be more than a stone’s throw away from all of the action. Once again availability is limited. The onsite motor-home option includes your pitch, hot shower and bathroom facilities, lock ups for valuables, communal BBQ areas and free use of the Festival to Gisborne town centre shuttle which runs regularly 24 hrs.

$30 per person, per night non-powered (sold as a 4 night package $140.00) For more information and to purchase go to:

NB - These pitches are not powered, though we may be introducing this in the future.

The three day line up

29 December

Franz Ferdinand (UK), The Kooks(UK), Santogold (USA), Jamie Liddell (UK), Liam Finn, Ajax(AUS), The Mystery Jets(UK), Cut off Your Hands,  Katchafire, South Rakkas Crew (USA), Aquasky (UK), Jonny Love, The Ruby Suns, Collapsing Cities, Anna Coddington, Olmecha Supreme, House of Shem, The Enright House, Lydia Cole, Tim Richards, Wellie Players Club, The Constituents, Brazil Beat Soundsystem, Jade, Ben Throp, RIA, Dean Campbell, Tim Livingston, Elm, Ollus, Acoustic Assassin, Toby Burrows, The Missing Link, Cam Robertson, Daniel Farley, Sean Murray, Lewis Mearns, plus more on the day…


30 December
Public Enemy (live)/ USA), DJ Nu Mark (Jurassic 5 / USA) / Cut Copy (AUS), Ladyhawke, The Phoenix Foundation, , Anika Moa, Ladi 6 (MC & DJ Set) Late of the Pier(UK),  Recloose LIVE, Busy P & DJ Medhi (FRA), Fort Knox Five(USA) DJ Switch (UK), SJD, Antiform LIVE & MC Twin Cam, Die Die Die, Little Bushman, Electric Wire Hustle, An Emerald City, Conan Moccasin, DJ Audit (CAN), Cool Kids Club, The Naked and Famous, Olmecha Supreme, , The Coshercot Honeys, Public Access (Tom Sahs USA) Blackbird, The Secret Knives, Unity Pacific. Reclose DJ set, DJ Lotion, Dylan C, Matt Randomplay, Soane, Trash Disco, Alex Bull, +1, Jonus, Gavin S, Anna Macdonald, Richard Alexander and loads more again on the day…

31 December
Shihad, Carl Cox (UK), Digitalism LIVE (GER), Fur Patrol, The Black Seeds, The Datsuns, Adam Freeland(UK), A-Trak (CAN), Antix(LIVE) Dick "Magik" Johnson, The Tutts, Vinyl Slingers (AUS), P Money, So So Modern, Emerson Todd(AUS), The Tutts, Disco Not Disco(AUS), Module LIVE, BLVD Nights, Honey Claws (USA), Sampology feat Tom Thum (AUS), Motocade, Disasteradio Bang! Bang! Eche, 38:40 DJ's Clap Clap Riot, DJ Hat, Ben Davis (The Bionics UK) P Vans & Steppa D, Over the Atlantic,  DJ Substance feat MC homebrew, Beat Company, Exile & JFG, Beat Mafia, Bulletproof, DJ Trei, Nervous Surgeons etc…

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, Misfits of Science, Dan Aux (AUS), Ben Wah, Thomas Sahs (USA), 38:40 DJ Collective, Skankamelia, DJ Exile, Beat Mafia - plus more to come!

Tickets available now for all these shows even if you are not camping at BW. See there website for details and tickets!!!

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

Simply not interested in regular camping? Fancy a roof over your head or even after a bit of luxury? Tell us about it and we may be able to help!

We’ve had a few people asking us about other accommodation options so we’ve started putting our feelers out and it looks like we may be able to add some new options; We would like to include Campervans and caravans onsite with facilities; VIP camping on site and private house share, we just need to understand a bit more about the demand so we can work out what we need to provide you with.

If any of these options could be what you’re after and your bursting to find a solution, whether that be have it all laid out for you for when you arrive, or a cool spot to park your campervan Check out the following link to register your interest:

Rhythm & Vines Ticketing                                     

Festival Package (Pass to all days 29th, 30th and 31st Dec)


“Pruning”   $145 + b/ fee*   SOLD OUT

“Budburst” $185 + b/fee* SOLD OUT

“Harvest”    $210 + b/fee*  ON SALE NOW


Day visit only Tickets

29th Dec (DAY ONLY)   $65 + booking fee*                 

30th Dec (DAY ONLY)   $65 + booking fee*                 

31st Dec (NYE ONLY)   $135 + booking fee*               

* VIP (Special Reserve)

Details will be released soon – We recommend that you grab a discounted package while they last.  You will be given an opportunity to upgrade to VIP later.

*Booking Fee.  We now use eTickets!  No more paper tickets or courier fees.  eTickets also means a reduced booking fee of only $4.50 per ticket.

Earlybird Bus Special - Book the bus now for only $18.  This includes return trips from BW campgrounds to the R&V festival site for all 3 days.  To reserve your spot, select Early bird Bus when you buy your tickets. 


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