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Rhythm and Alps Festival Announced + Line-up

Rhythm and Alps Festival Announced + Line-up

Wednesday 14th September, 2011 6:00PM

Rhythm and Vines have announced a sister festival in the South Island aptly titled Rhythm and Alps. Taking place out of Christchurch,  the full line-up has also been revealed and includes internationals Flying Lotus and Grandmaster Flash who will play the Gisborne festival also.

Here is the full line-up...

Grandmaster Flash,
Skream and Benga, Flying Lotus, Foreign Beggars, LTJ Bukem, Netsky, Dub Fx, Brookes Brothers, Six60, 1814, Homebrew, Antix, Stinky Jim, A Hori Buzz, Tali Live and Acoustic, The Eastern, Dubwise & MC Silva, Soulware, Soulsystem, Ghost, Cyril Orsen, Fried Chicken SoundSystem, DJ Substance, Soul Trader, Kev Fresh, Nacoa, DJ Tido, Knuckles, Seth Hamilton, Tim Seargent, Toby Nice, Reality Chant, Confucius and Dave Boogie.

Rhythm and Alps
28th and 29th December, Terrace Downs, Mt Hutt - Christchurch

Press Release:

R&V ANNOUNCES SISTER FESTIVAL RHYTHM AND ALPS AT TERRACE DOWNS, CANTERBURY, DECEMBER 28-29

Featuring Grandmaster Flash, Skream and Benga, Flying Lotus, Foreign Beggars, LTJ Bukem, Netsky, Dub FX, Brookes Brothers, Six60, 1814, Homebrew and more!

Taking its award-winning festival down south, Rhythm and Vines is holding a new sister festival in Canterbury this December!

The new festival Rhythm and Alps will be held over two days, December 28 and 29, at the picturesque Terrace Downs resort at the base of Mt Hutt just outside of Christchurch.

Big on bass culture and electronica and featuring 34 renowned international and local acts, the festival’s line-up includes some of the stars of the R&V mothership including US hip hop and turntable legend Grandmaster Flash, Belgian drum and bass star Netsky, and Kiwi bands of the moment Six60 and Homebrew.

Most of the 34 acts are exclusive to the South Island festival however including US experimental multi-genre producer Flying Lotus and UK drum and bass DJs/producers LTJ Bukem and Brookes Brothers.

A heavily weighted local line-up includes South Island favourites Dub Fx, 1814, Antix, Stinky Jim, A Hori Buzz, country band The Eastern, Dubwise, Soulware, Soulsystem, Cyril Orsen and Soul Trader, while Wellington’s Fried Chicken Soundsytem and Kev Fresh also get a look-in.

Program Director Hamish Pinkham says organisers are excited to bring a taste of R&V to Canterbury, while at the same time ensuring that Rhythm and Alps has its own unique flavour.

“Surrounded by the beautiful vista of the Southern Alps, Terrace Downs is the South Island equivalent of our Gisborne home and the ideal location for a music festival. “Rhythm and Alps will very much have its own South Island flavour and that’s reflected in a line-up heavy on bass and dance culture with local favourites Dub FX, 1814, Antix and Stinky Jim.”

Pinkham says the team would love for Rhythm and Alps to give R&V a run for its money. “At the moment though we’re just focused on putting on a great show. We hope locals will get on board and support it.”

With two-day passes at $159 and one-day passes from $89, several thousand festival-goers are expected, with most likely to come from the South Island. Various accommodation options are available including free onsite camping as well as hotels and holiday homes in the surrounding area. VIP packages will also be on offer. Pinkham says after nine years, the Gisborne-based Rhythm and Vines has built a loyal fan base with last year’s festival selling-out with a record 25,000 people. Last year also saw the festival pick up best Festival/Event award at the annual Tourism Industry Awards.

With most festival-goers coming from the North Island and a definite gap in the market in the South Island, the team saw an opportunity to bring R&V artists down south while in New Zealand.

He says both he and fellow director Alex Turnbull from Bench Music have strong southern ties and a history of sell out shows and with “test events” held in Dunedin and Queenstown, so it was a natural progression to look at the South Island. “After such a hard year, we’re bringing a kick-ass international and local line-up and world-class event right to Canterbury’s doorstep. It’s the definitive outdoor South Island event of 2011.”

Tickets are on sale now through 1-Night . A limited allotment of early bird 2-day passes are on sale now for $129. A GA 2-day pass is $159, with one day passes at $89 for day 1 and $119 for day 2.

Go to www.rhythmandalps.co.nz for more info or join us on Facebook: Rhythm.Alps and stay tuned for more updates to come.

Rhythm and Alps 2011 Line-Up
Grandmaster Flash,
Skream and Benga, Flying Lotus, Foreign Beggars, LTJ Bukem, Netsky, Dub Fx, Brookes Brothers, Six60, 1814, Homebrew, Antix, Stinky Jim, A Hori Buzz, Tali Live and Acoustic, The Eastern, Dubwise & MC Silva, Soulware, Soulsystem, Ghost, Cyril Orsen, Fried Chicken SoundSystem, DJ Substance, Soul Trader, Kev Fresh, Nacoa, DJ Tido, Knuckles, Seth Hamilton, Tim Seargent, Toby Nice, Reality Chant, Confucius and Dave Boogie.

Tickets are available through www.1-night.co.nz:
Early Bird 2 Day Festival Pass - $129
R&A 2 Day Festival Pass – $159
R&A 1 Day Festival Pass for Day 1, December 28 - $89
R&A 1 Day Festival Pass for Day 2, December 29 - $119


Links
rhythmandalps.co.nz

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