R&V sells out . . . for some

Three-day passes for non-Gisborne residents have now sold out.

Three-day passes for non-Gisborne residents have now sold out.

An aerial view of the Rhythm and Vines operation.
KIMBRA
Kimbra

IT was a monumental week for Rhythm and Vines, with the three-day Gisborne-born festival selling out in record time.

Three-day passes for non-Gisborne residents have now sold out and a limited number of single-day passes are available.

People living in Gisborne can still buy three-day passes from Club Gisborne vendors, BMS, Blitz Surf Shop, Sequence Surf Shop and BMS (Boutique On Main Street).

Festival director Hamish Pinkham says this is the first time the festival has sold this many tickets at this stage before Christmas.

“We are ecstatic that so many people want to join us in being the first in the world to bring in 2017,” he says.

“We really have had remarkable feedback for R&V in this 14th year and it just shows people are really digging the new direction of the festival and its lineup this year.”

The much anticipated and always hotly-debated full performance schedule for this year’s Rhythm and Vines was also released yesterday.

Festival goers around the country will now have the chance to make their plans to ensure they catch their favourite acts across each of the four stages over the three nights.

The Vines Stage will see festival headliner Chance the Rapper take the stage on December 29 at 9.45pm, after what is promised to be a massive performance from Aussie dance music trio RÜFÜS.

Festival darling Kimbra will play the slightly earlier time of 8.15pm on December 30 after a performance from Goldlink, and ZHU will play his headline set right up to midnight on December 31.

Across at the Rhythm Supertop, DJ Heidi will round out the night on December 29, while AC Slater and Culture Shock will do the same on December 30.

The big night will see Kings and Dusky take the crowd into the new year with Hot Chip (DJ SET) taking charge into the early hours of January 1.

Yoga and Zumba will kick off each day on the Discovery Stage, while a lineup of some of New Zealand’s best comedic talent will take the Giggle and Vines stage daily between 4pm and 6pm.

Onsite Campers will be able to enjoy bathing pools in the Speight’s Summit Refreshment Zone, hammocks will be able to be enjoyed in the Somersby Cider Garden, as well as craft beer on tap at Gisborne’s Sunshine Brewery’s pop-up container bar.

The festival boasts over 15 mobile food operators, including Auckland’s Bird on a Wire, Ramen Takara Sushi and the well known Pita Pit.

Those that have left ticket purchases too late are invited to join an online waitlist.

IT was a monumental week for Rhythm and Vines, with the three-day Gisborne-born festival selling out in record time.

Three-day passes for non-Gisborne residents have now sold out and a limited number of single-day passes are available.

People living in Gisborne can still buy three-day passes from Club Gisborne vendors, BMS, Blitz Surf Shop, Sequence Surf Shop and BMS (Boutique On Main Street).

Festival director Hamish Pinkham says this is the first time the festival has sold this many tickets at this stage before Christmas.

“We are ecstatic that so many people want to join us in being the first in the world to bring in 2017,” he says.

“We really have had remarkable feedback for R&V in this 14th year and it just shows people are really digging the new direction of the festival and its lineup this year.”

The much anticipated and always hotly-debated full performance schedule for this year’s Rhythm and Vines was also released yesterday.

Festival goers around the country will now have the chance to make their plans to ensure they catch their favourite acts across each of the four stages over the three nights.

The Vines Stage will see festival headliner Chance the Rapper take the stage on December 29 at 9.45pm, after what is promised to be a massive performance from Aussie dance music trio RÜFÜS.

Festival darling Kimbra will play the slightly earlier time of 8.15pm on December 30 after a performance from Goldlink, and ZHU will play his headline set right up to midnight on December 31.

Across at the Rhythm Supertop, DJ Heidi will round out the night on December 29, while AC Slater and Culture Shock will do the same on December 30.

The big night will see Kings and Dusky take the crowd into the new year with Hot Chip (DJ SET) taking charge into the early hours of January 1.

Yoga and Zumba will kick off each day on the Discovery Stage, while a lineup of some of New Zealand’s best comedic talent will take the Giggle and Vines stage daily between 4pm and 6pm.

Onsite Campers will be able to enjoy bathing pools in the Speight’s Summit Refreshment Zone, hammocks will be able to be enjoyed in the Somersby Cider Garden, as well as craft beer on tap at Gisborne’s Sunshine Brewery’s pop-up container bar.

The festival boasts over 15 mobile food operators, including Auckland’s Bird on a Wire, Ramen Takara Sushi and the well known Pita Pit.

Those that have left ticket purchases too late are invited to join an online waitlist.

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