Wānaka Sun       

Rhythm & Alps set for success

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 01 Aug, 2019 | By Ollie Blyth journalist@thenwanakasun.co.nz

The South Island's largest New Year's music festival are gearing up with a long list of acts for this year's event in December. Rhythm & Alps festival director Alex Turnbull and his team of organisers have recently announced a first line up of acts for the event, including some fairly large names. “We've hand-chosen these acts from around the globe to showcase a swathe of musical talent that cherry picks from all genres and musical styles,” said Turnbull, “we're unbelievably excited about the calibre of this year's artistic selection and we know this festival won't disappoint. It's another international level line-up, with a second announcement still to come.”

Among the collection of artists set to perform are a number of international talents, London artist Wilkinson will headline as the festival's premium slot with a full band and small string orchestra. His most recent 2019 hit, ‘All For You' is already becoming something of an unofficial Kiwi anthem among fans, who will be excited to hear him live.

Also in the international lineup will be American trap and bass producer RL Grime, British electronic artist Jon Hopkins alongside Sam Shepherd and Floating Points. Other acts of note will include UK Shy FX, US rapper Freddie Gibbs, US Honey Dijon alongside UK HAAi. 

A number of New Zealand talent will also be in the lineup to represent the nation. Acts will include Opiuo, Ladi6, Mako Road, The Butlers and electronic State of Mind. 

“Rhythm & Alps is regarded as the safest festival in NZ and the best place to be in the country for New Year's,” Turnbull says, “with awesome music, immaculate stage production, amazing weather and a relaxed atmosphere, we're proud to deliver a world-class festival in Wanaka's spectacular Cardrona Valley.”

 

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