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Rhythm and Vines 2015, Day Two highlights

Rhythm and Vines 2015, Day Two highlights

29 – 31 December 2015, Waiohika Estate, Gisborne

After a massive day one, day two of Rhythm and Vines 2015 was no different. After exhilarating performances from headliners Peking Duk and RL Grime last night, many festival-goers eased back into the day with a spot of yoga, while others got stuck in with a high-intensity Zumba session.

Popular attractions such as the Fruju water slide, Bass camp pool, new man-made lake and Epic Beer and Gisborne Gold beer gardens were hotspots throughout the day as festival-goers relaxed, soaked up the Gisborne sun and prepared themselves for the night ahead.

Over $3000 was raised in support of The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, with revellers getting into the festive spirit by parading around in head-to-toe pink outfits for Rhythm and Vines’. Pink onesies, tutus and leotards were spotted among the vines on both females and males.

With the early evening sun shining and not a cloud in sight, psychedelic pop/reggae band Sticky Fingers brought the ultimate summer vibes with their laid-back yet lively tunes when they took to a packed out Vines stage this evening. They were followed by the mysterious, golden-masked producer, Golden Features, who got the crowd amped for the night’s stacked line-up of some of the biggest electronic music acts in the world.

In yet another first for the festival, Rhythm and Vines have partnered with international music giant UKF to round off the night’s festivities. Taking over both the Rhythm Supertop and Vines stage are DJ sets from some of the world’s finest electronic heavyweights such as Zeds Dead, Sub Focus & ID, Nero, North Base as well as Dimension & Kove.

To finish, Pendulum provided a surprise Mystery Guest performance in the Rhythm Supertop to get everyone fired up for their New Years performance.

Rhythm and Vines organiser Hamish Pinkham said this year’s new format has been incredibly well received by everyone from festival first timers to those returning for their thirteenth straight year.

“Feedback is hugely positive. From yoga to FMX motocross, through to several different music genres, punters are enjoying the variety and new layout of this year’s Rhythm and Vines,” says Pinkham.

Tomorrow the festival will be celebrating the last day of 2015 by welcoming a host of talented international and local artists to ring in the New Year, as well as the popular New Year’s Eve show that will feature a huge fireworks display.

The full lineup (in alphabetical order) for each stage of Day Two Rhythm and Vines 2015:
· Rhythm Supertop stage: Ariana, Dimension & Kove, Diskord, North Base, Nick Fraser, Race Banyon and State of Mind.

· Vines stage: Brendon Thomas & The Vibes, Golden Features, Nero, Racing, Soulsystem, Sticky Fingers, Sub Focus & ID and Zeds Dead.

· Cellar stage: Beach Boy x Bay Road Clique, CTFD, LVX x Kariiba, Montell 2099, Morgan Taylor, Name UI, Times x Two, T1R, Sysyi and Vernon X Bastian.

· Old Mout Cider shack: Cori Gonzalez Macuer, Jamie Bowen, Matt Stellingwerf, Melanie Bracewell, Will Wood and Paul Douglas.

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