Rhythm & Vines

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Rhythm and Vines
Dates 29 December - 1 January
Location(s) Gisborne, New Zealand
Years active 2003–present

Rhythm and Vines (commonly known as R&V or Rhythm) is an annual music festival held at Waiohika Estate vineyard, several kilometres from the city of Gisborne, New Zealand. The festival began in 2003 and was held for the one day of New Year's Eve until 2008 when it expanded to the three days of 29–31 December.[1]


Rhythm and Vines was founded in 2003 by University of Otago friends Hamish Pinkham, Tom Gibson, and Andrew Witters. They wanted to hold an event for their university friends to celebrate the New Year in a safe and secure location where they would be entertained by New Zealand musicians. The festival has been held each year at Waiohika Estate, Witters' family home.[1]

The first festival had one performance stage, featured dub/reggae/funk band The Black Seeds and was attended by 1800 guests. In 2004 a second stage was added and 5,500 people attended with dub/drum and bass/reggae/roots band Salmonella Dub the headline act. The 2005 event featured roots/dub/reggae/jazz/soul band Fat Freddy's Drop. The 2006 festival had four stages, featured overseas artists such as Mylo and attracted a crowd of 15,000 people.[1]

In 2008, Rhythm and Vines expanded to a three-day event which allowed the organisers to contract bands that were not previously available. This was large factor in making the 2008–2009 festival line-up the strongest yet by far, with many renowned international acts on the bill. Accommodation for the festival is mostly provided by BW Summer Festival, a seven-day camping festival that features bands such as Kora, State of Mind, and the Stafford Brothers.[citation needed]

2010 saw Rhythm and Vines sell-out, hosting international acts such as N.E.R.D, Netsky, Chase & Status, Chromeo, Justice, Flying Lotus & Tinie Tempah along with New Zealand acts Shihad, The Naked and Famous and Dragon with a record breaking, capacity crowd of 25,000.[2]



Bastille, Netsky, Zane Lowe, Chet Faker, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Just Blaze, Ta-Ku, Jagwar Ma, London Elektricity & MC Wrec, MØ, DC Breaks, P-Money, Mr. Carmack, Etc!Etc!, The Cuban Brothers, State of Mind, Addison Groove, Ayah Marar, PNC, DJ Zinc, Kink (live), Meta & The Cornerstones, Little May, Midland, The Funk Brothers, Estère, Kamandi, Team Dynamite, Third3Eye, Young Tapz, Yumi Zouma, Holly Arrowsmith[3]


Rudimental (DJ set), Wiz Khalifa, Empire of the Sun, Shapeshifter, Flux Pavilion, Dynamite MC, Kill The Noise, Julio Bashmore, Hermitude, Chet Faker, Stanton Warriors, The Veils, Ayah Marar Live, Wilkinson, DJ Zinc,Hospitality presents: Camo & Krooked, High Contrast, Danny Byrd and Metrik, Mightyfools, Dusky, Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, Kode9, The Phoenix Foundation, David Dallas, @Peace, Concord Dawn, P-Money, Tahuna Breaks, Tomorrow People, Louis Baker, Weird Together, PleasePlease, Benny Tipene, The Remains, Aroha,Paprika and the Saltshakers, Boycrush, Chaos In The CBD, Connor Nestor, Dan Aux Live, Daniel Farley, Diaz Grimm, DPTRCLB DJS, Frank Booker Live, High Hoops, Julien Dyne, Jetski Safari, Luke Walker, Matt Drake, MayaVanya, Sam Fitzgerald, Sam Hill, She's So Rad (special disco set), Stack and Piece, Sweet Mix Kids, The Beat Mafia, The Lost Boys, Tim Richards, Tommy Flowers, Young Tapz.[4]


Kimbra, Knife Party, Netsky, Chase & Status, Mark Ronson, High Contrast, Logistics, Camo & Krooked, S.P.Y, MC Wrec, The Presets, Six60, araabMUZIK,tjMaya Jane Coles, Disclosure, Tame Impala, The Black Seeds, Chali 2na, P-Money, Ruby Frost, Parachute Youth, Two Cartoons, The Kaleidoscopes, Dan Aux, Eddie Numbers, Five Mile Town


Thursday 29 December
Pendulum, Grandmaster Flash, Yuksek, Architecture in Helsinki, Zowie, Danny Byrd, Dick Johnson, The Ruby Suns, Die! Die! Die!, Nick D, Sampology (AV/DJ set), 1814, Ethnic Roots, Urulu, Chaos in The CBD, Philippa, Frank Booker, Grayson Gilmore, Brazil Beat Sound System

Friday 30 December
Calvin Harris, Erick Morillo, Cut Copy, A Skillz, Six60, Foreign Beggars, DJ Zinc, Busy P, 12th Planet, She’s So Rad, JStar, Homebrew, Eddie Numbers, Julien Dyne, Aural Trash, Scratch 22, Earl Gateshead, Jesse Sheehan, Jeremy Toy

Saturday 31 December
#djtjheaven@codeExample and DJ Wire, Skream and Benga, Youngman, Tiga, Netsky, Beardyman, The Jordan Luck Band, Jack Beats, Kids of 88, Electric Wire Hustle, David Dallas, Ruby Frost, Recloose, Jillionaire, People of Paris, Pikachunes, The Thomas Oliver Band, Antix Live, Our:House DJs, Tim Richards, Thomas Sahs, Blackbird


N.E.R.D., Justice (DJ set), Shihad, Carl Cox, The Gaslamp Killer, Chase & Status (DJ set), Chromeo, Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Netsky, Flying Lotus, Mystery Jets, High Contrast, Tinie Tempah, Miami Horror, Hollie Smith, Hudson Mowhawke, Flip Grater, BARB, Bulletproof, P-Money, Electric Wire Hustle, Mt Eden Dubstep, Dick Johnson, Blackbird, Afternoon Raj, Dragon, Tim Richards, Chaos In The CBD, Optimus Gryme and Our:House Presents.[5]


Moby, Empire of the Sun, John Butler Trio, The Checks, 2ManyDJ's (Live), Editors, Biffy Clyro (Cancelled), Roots Manuva, Future of the Left, LCD Soundsystem (DJ Set), Fake Blood, The Juan MacLean, The Proxy, Krafty Kuts, Major Lazer, Midnight Youth, Kora, Open Souls, Sola Rosa, Dane Rumble, Lisa Mitchell, P Money, White Rabbits, Ajax, Bag Raiders, Bang Gang, State of Mind, Emerson Todd, Dick Johnson, Antiform, PNC, Optimus Gryme, Family Cactus, Computers Want Me Dead, Emerald City, Dictaphone Blues, Bionic Pixie, Brand New Math, Six60, Blackbird, Dan Aux, Tim Richards, Joel Armstrong, Cam Robertson, Aural Trash, Logan Baker, Vital Soundsystem, Brazilbeat Soundsystem, Dan Farley, Bondi House DJ's, Dean Campbell, Jason Howson, Mikey Havok, P Vans, Nick D, R.I.A, Cool Kids Club, ThirtyEightFourty, Shirtpants, Maya & Vanya, Alex Bull, Aroha, Beat Mafia, Ange, DJ Hat, DJ Lotion, DJ Robba & MC Dreadeye, ELM, Flex, Snowy, Jonas


Public Enemy, The Kooks, Franz Ferdinand, Santogold, Late of the Pier (Cancelled), Jamie Lidell, DJ Nu-Mark, Mystery Jets, Shihad, Carl Cox, Ladyhawke, Fur Patrol, Digitalism, A-Trak, Adam Freeland, Ajax, An Emerald City, Anika Moa, Antix, Aquasky, DJ Audit, Bang Bang Eche, Batrider, Blackbird, The Black Seeds, Brain Slaves, Brazil Beat Soundsystem, Busy P and DJ Mehdi, Connan Mockasin, The Cribs, Cut Copy, Cut Off Your Hands, The Datsuns, Die! Die! Die!, Katchafire, Module, Motocade, P-Money, The Phoenix Foundation, The Ruby Suns, SJD, So So Modern, The Tutts, Unity Pacific, The Enright House, Brain Slaves


New Young Pony Club, Scribe, Hollie Smith, Don McGlashan, M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T, State Of Mind, MC Twincam, North Shore Pony Club, Automatic & Rik Blake, Blue King Brown, Concord Dawn, The Mint Chicks, The Checks, dDub, Jakob, The Tutts, Die! Die! Die!, Dick Johnson, Aural Trash (Greg Churchill & Angela Fiskin), Cyril Orson, DJ Philippa, Motocade, The Have, The Electric Confectionaires, Charlie Ash, Blackbird, Tropical Downbeat Orchestra, BrazilBeat Sound System, Ben Throp Trio, Skankamelia, Dubdoubt, An Emerald City


Mylo,tj Katchafire, Kora, Spektrum, Shapeshifter, Ladi 6, Dick Johnson, Batucada Sound Machine, Skankamelia, One Million Dollars, Rhombus, Opensouls, Missing Link, Connan & the Mockasins, Blackbird, Electric Confectionaires, Sola Rosa, Hollie Smith, Mark De Clive-Lowe, State of Mind, Minuit, Sunrise Ceremony, Sunshine Sound System, Silverbeatz, Sandy Bay Sessions, DJ Lotion, Beat Company, Brazilbeat Sound System, Tim and Elm, DJ Phillips, Public Access, DJ Tapan, Cyril Orson, The Rinse with DJ Moorhouse.


Salmonella Dub, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Black Seeds, Kora, Shapeshifter, Ladi 6, The WBC, Cornerstone Roots, dDub, Taliband


Salmonella Dub, The Black Seeds, Cornerstone Roots, Greg Churchill, The WBC, Tommy, Skankamelia, Stevie G, Andy & Tas (SYD)


The Black Seeds, The WBC, Soane, Blackbird, Paradigm, Paselode, Groundswell, Dejusa, Callam, Milk Milk Lemonade, BrazilBeat Sound System, Lophonix, Shortcutz

Rhythm & Alps[edit]

Rhythm & Alps (commonly known as R&A) is the South Island partner festival of Rhythm & Vines held in Cardrona Valley near Wanaka, New Zealand.[6]

Rhythm & Sands[edit]

Rhythm & Sands is the international extension of Rhythm & Vines held most recently in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Rhythm & Vines history". Rhythm and Vines. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  2. ^ "RHYTHM AND VINES SELLS OUT!". Rhythm and Vines. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Rhythm And Vines". Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rhythm And Vines 2013 Second Line-Up Announcement". Under The Radar. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  5. ^ FESTIVAL: Rhythm & Vines Announce Second Line Up - Rip It Up Magazine
  6. ^ http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/rhythm-and-alps/wanaka
  7. ^ http://www.kohphanganthailand.com/full-moon-party/rhythm-sands.htm

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