Rhythm and Alps
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Wed 28 Dec ’11, 10:00am||
|Thu 29 Dec ’11, 10:00am||
|Fri 30 Dec ’11, 10:00am–5:00am||
Where: Terrace Downs Resort, 619 Coleridge Rd, Windwhistle, Rakaia
- Limited early bird 2-day passes : $119.00
- 2-day pass: $159.00
- VIP 2-day pass: $249.00
- One day pass for day 1: $89.00
- One day pass for day 2: $119.00
- Booking fees may apply
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.”
Camping at Terrace Downs is free for holders of a 2-day pass for Rhythm and Alps!
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Dubwise & MC Silva
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