Back to the garden

Rockquest The Search - Kyle Hannah (Drummer and Vocals backing), Ethan Hannah (Electric Guitar and vocals lead and Harmonica), Ben Allan (Bass and vocals backing), Kees Albers-Connor (Electric Guitar and vocals backing)

“When our drummer got the phone call he tried keeping his cool for the rest of the conversation,” says Kyle.

“But as soon as he hung up he went berserk. Playing at Rhythm and Vines has been our ultimate goal and to tick it off the to-do list is insane. We want to make the most of our 45 minutes with a mixture of originals and well-known covers so we are drawing inspiration from one of our favourite bands, Queen, and their iconic Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985.”

The band is honoured to be given the opportunity to play at one of the most acclaimed music festivals in the country, says Kyle.

“To play in front of young Aucklanders is one thing but being able to show the Gisborne community what we are made of is what we are most excited about.”

The lads will also perform at TW Wines campground for the three days of R&V.

The Search perform on the Garden Stage at 4pm on Sunday, December 30.

Sharing R&V’s New Year’s Eve sunset slot with NZ hip-hop artists Che Fu, DJ Sirvere, and MC Romez are dream-pop band Mild Orange, pop-punk act Openside, and indie rapper N eo. Drummer Deadbeat, multi-instrumentalist Ian Munro, producer/singer Jon Lemmon, electronic dance act Lee Mvtthews, and drum and bass artist Trei are also in the sunset line-up.

American rapper, singer, and songwriter Juice Wrld takes the stage later that night.

“He’s a big star, one of the most streamed artists this year,” says R&V founder Hamish Pinkham.

The headline act is California rapper Vince Staples. He will be joined by British drum and bass producer Wilkinson who will stage a full live show.

R&V party people who haven’t bought tickets yet will need to be quick. Camping tickets have sold out and three day festival passes were expected to have sold out by Wednesday. New Year’s Eve single day tickets were also close to selling out.

“When our drummer got the phone call he tried keeping his cool for the rest of the conversation,” says Kyle.

“But as soon as he hung up he went berserk. Playing at Rhythm and Vines has been our ultimate goal and to tick it off the to-do list is insane. We want to make the most of our 45 minutes with a mixture of originals and well-known covers so we are drawing inspiration from one of our favourite bands, Queen, and their iconic Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985.”

The band is honoured to be given the opportunity to play at one of the most acclaimed music festivals in the country, says Kyle.

“To play in front of young Aucklanders is one thing but being able to show the Gisborne community what we are made of is what we are most excited about.”

The lads will also perform at TW Wines campground for the three days of R&V.

The Search perform on the Garden Stage at 4pm on Sunday, December 30.

Sharing R&V’s New Year’s Eve sunset slot with NZ hip-hop artists Che Fu, DJ Sirvere, and MC Romez are dream-pop band Mild Orange, pop-punk act Openside, and indie rapper N eo. Drummer Deadbeat, multi-instrumentalist Ian Munro, producer/singer Jon Lemmon, electronic dance act Lee Mvtthews, and drum and bass artist Trei are also in the sunset line-up.

American rapper, singer, and songwriter Juice Wrld takes the stage later that night.

“He’s a big star, one of the most streamed artists this year,” says R&V founder Hamish Pinkham.

The headline act is California rapper Vince Staples. He will be joined by British drum and bass producer Wilkinson who will stage a full live show.

R&V party people who haven’t bought tickets yet will need to be quick. Camping tickets have sold out and three day festival passes were expected to have sold out by Wednesday. New Year’s Eve single day tickets were also close to selling out.

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