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Rhythm and Vines 2010 First Announcement - NERD To Headline

Rhythm and Vines 2010 First Announcement - NERD To Headline

Friday 13th August, 2010 10:43AM

Yep summer is officially on it's way with festival line-ups being revealed all over the show the latest being Rhythm & Vines who announced last night that N*E*R*D will headline the festival this year. Also announced were Justice (DJ Set), Shihad, Chromeo, Boys Noize, Tinie Tempah, Mystery Jets, High Contrast, Miami Horror, Hollie Smith, BARB, P Money, Electric Wire Hustle with Optimus Gryme.

Two NYE festivals have already sold out so better get in quick to avoid disappointment - tickets are on sale from today with a black Friday special for Visa cardholders - head to ticketek for more.

PRESS RELEASE:

RHYTHM & VINES ANNOUNCES FIRST LINE-UP FOR 2010 N*E*R*D, Justice (DJ set), Shihad, Chromeo, Boys Noize and more!

The wait is over. Rhythm & Vines, New Zealand’s biggest and best New Years Eve festival, are proud to announce the first instalment of their mega three-day line-up for 2010!

N*E*R*D, Justice (DJ set), Shihad, Chromeo, Boys Noize, Tinie Tempah, Mystery Jets, High Contrast, Miami Horror, Hollie Smith, BARB, P Money, Electric Wire Hustle, Optimus Gryme and Our:House Presents.

A hybrid of rock 'n roll, funk and hip-hop, R&B, pop, country, blues and even sci-fi, international superstars N*E*R*D fronted by none other than Pharrell Williams are set to explode on the main stage.

Fresh from the release their fourth album NOTHING, the American trio who have toured with the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Lupe Fiasco will perform in New Zealand for the first time after having to cancel in 2009.

French chart toppers Justice bring their own brand of electro dance to R&V with massive tracks like D.A.N.C.E and DVNO in which “the melodies are ripped to shreds by the beats, electro teaches rock a lesson and pop gets a botox injection.”

Joining them on the dance tip are Canadian electrofunk groovers Chromeo, German electro producer and DJ Boys Noize and Aussie disco-house throwback stylers Miami Horror.

English indie band Mystery Jets are back in Gisborne after a memorable performance in 2008. This quirky quartet will be touring on the back of their infectious ‘Dreaming of Another World’ single that perhaps sums up the unique R&V experience.

The UK’s number one grime artist, rapper Tinie Tempah makes his first trip to our shores, while Welsh drum and base DJ and producer High Contrast returns with his innovative style of production fusing everything from jazz and funk, to film soundtracks and disco.

From closer to home are Kiwi rock heavyweights Shihad who take us into midnight on New Year’s Eve. Super-cool new super-group BARB is the new baby of local darlings Liam Finn, Lawrence Arabia, Eliza-Jane, Seamus Ebbs and Connan Mockasin.

One of the founding fathers of New Zealand dub step, Optimus Gryme spearheads a popular new genre appearing at the festival this summer, while homegrown party brand Our:House hosts the Cellar stage on New Year’s Eve.

Developing their own sound and twist on modern hip-hop, psychedelic and soul, Electric Wire Hustle will have your neck snapping while your ears crane to its soulful vocals.

And back because we love them so much are P Money and Hollie Smith, both fresh off their new album releases.

Stay tuned for more artists to be announced in October, along with details of which days/nights artists will be performing over the three days of the Festival.

Tickets go on sale through Ticketek www.ticketek.co.nz on Friday 13 August at 9am. Visa Entertainment is offering Visa Cardholders the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets at discounted Black Friday prices on Friday 13 August only.


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