The people who bring you Rhythm & Vines today announced a sister event in Canterbury this December – called Rhythm & Alps. The new festival will be hold 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.
Tickets are on sale now through 1-Night www.1-night.co.nz. 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.
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.