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Rhythm and Vines 2011-2012 First Line-up Announcement

Rhythm and Vines 2011-2012 First Line-up Announcement

Wednesday 17th August, 2011 6:15PM

UPDATE: If you're looking for the 2012-2013 lineup announcement it's over HERE.

Now the old kid on the new years festival block, the first round of acts for this years Rhythm and Vines has been announced and includes....

Pendulum, Calvin Harris, Cut Copy, Grandmaster Flash, Yuksek, Netsky, Foreign Beggars, Busy P, 12th Planet and A.Skillz

Along with locals...

Kids Of 88, Six60, David Dallas, Homebrew and Ruby Frost

More acts to be announced, ticketing and further info below.

Rhythm and Vines 2011-2012

29th, 30th and 31st December
Wai-O-Hika Estate, Gisborne

Press Release:


Pendulum, Calvin Harris, Cut Copy, Grandmaster Flash, Yuksek, Netsky, Foreign Beggars, Busy P, 12th Planet, A.Skillz and more!

Wait no longer! Rhythm and Vines, New Zealand’s award-winning festival is back with a massive three-day line-up to help you bring in the New Year this December. Delivering the best of electro, dubstep, hip hop, D&B, dance and indie pop, Rhythm and Vines 2011 will play host to an international line-up including Pendulum, Calvin Harris, Cut Copy, Grandmaster Flash, Yuksek, Netsky, Foreign Beggars, Busy P, 12th Planet and A.Skillz.

Local talent joining them at the Gisborne festival will include Kids Of 88, Six60, David Dallas, Homebrew and Ruby Frost, while the Red Bull Music Academy features hot new talent from around the globe.

With their high-octane performances and exhilarating sets, Pendulum is set to deliver an unforgettable live performance at this year’s festival. Selling over one million albums worldwide, these Aussies have been smashing the international festival circuit of late and return to New Zealand with their unique mash-up of D&B, electro, alternative rock, metal and more recently dubstep.

One of the biggest dance producer/ DJs in the world today, Calvin Harris brings his brand of electro dance and hands-in-the-air anthems to the R&V main stage. With a gold-selling album, massively successful tracks like ‘Ready For the Weekend’, and remixes for everyone from Dizzy Rascal to Kylie Minogue and Cut Copy, this Scotsman has plenty under his kilt.

Speaking of Cut Copy, these Aussie pioneers of neon-drenched indie pop have built a formidable reputation for their brilliant live sets. Having toured with heavyweights Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and Daft Punk and played at festivals Lollapolooza and Coachella of late, expect to be taken on a journey of epic sonic proportions. Founding father of hip-hop Grandmaster Flash returns to Kiwi shores. The first DJ to lay his hands on vinyl and play the turntables, this American legend helped invent the role of a DJ today.

French electro-house maverick Yuksek makes his first trip downunder complete with energizing house beats, catchy hooks, acid loops and hints of pop, glam and indie. While back after a standout performance at last year’s festival and because we love him, is everyone’s favourite Belgian beatmaker Netsky.

From the UK are Foreign Beggars. Described as changing the face of UK hip hop, their genre-defying range of styles and flavours fuses hip hop, grime, dubstep and more recently dance music.

French DJ/producer and owner of Ed Banger Records Busy P returns to R&V after a three-year break.

Incinerating dancefloors with his off axis beats and subsonic frequencies is 12th Planet, one of the founding fathers of American dubstep, and the most in-demand dubstep DJ and producer in LA today.

Another UK export is turntable extraordinaire A.Skillz. A.Skillz’ incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D'n'B, dub-step and breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with a unique style of scratching and mixing.

From closer to home, the Kiwi contingent at this year’s festival includes new wave-electro duo Kids of 88 who’ve been busy winning over fans overseas including celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, and Six60 with their fresh Kiwi fusion of roots, reggae and hip hop.

Rounding out the local flavour are “next big things” in hip hop Dave Dallas and Homebrew, and pop-darling of the moment Ruby Frost with her arresting voice, theatrical costumes and onstage charisma.

And for some of the very best talent the future has to offer, the new Red Bull Music Academy brings a sprawling array of diversity from around the globe. Stay tuned for news about more R&V artists to be announced late September. After the success of last year’s sell-out festival and a killer line-up on the cards, organizer Hamish Pinkham says this year’s festival is shaping up to be a biggie. And with an unprecedented 13,500 tickets already sold through pre-sales, organisers expect this year’s festival to sell out in record time.

Tickets are on sale now through 1-Night A standard GA 3-day pass starts at $209, but prices will go up so make sure to get in early to get the best price.

More info from Rhythm & Vines website below.


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