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Rhythm and Vines — the acts

To paraphrase a line from a song by Broods, one of the guest acts at this year’s Rhythm and Vines, everything’s looking peach.

For some reason international acts won’t be able to make it to the three-day music festival but with the largest ever mass gathering of New Zealand musicians ever assembled, R&V is set to launch 2020 into outer space.

Acts added for the 18th anniversary include world-famous-in-NZ performers such as Broods, Dave Dobbyn, Sachi, and Shihad. Joining them will be award winners The Beths alongside a special appearance from Bic Runga. More than 100 artists are now booked to perform at R&V.

The three day line-up is made up of —

December 29

Opening night will be headlined by Shapeshifter, People’s Choice L.A.B, Shihad, Dave Dobbyn, electronic heavyweights in Chaos in the CBD, Concord Dawn, State of Mind, The Upbeats feat. MC Tali and newly-minted award winners Lee Mvtthews to round off a punchy start to the party.

Expect to also see JessB, Aroha & Tali, Balu Brigada, Foley, Frank Booker, Illbaz, K2K, Sin, Sweet Mix Kids, The Leers, 0800, Bontempo, Champion, Kadyn Webster, Mck, Pixie Lane, Pollyhill, Poris, Prank Sinatra, Strangely Arousing, Swiss Army Wife, Tizza, and Zeisha.

December 30

Women lead the way on December 30 with the return of Broods, Ladi6 and the debut of award-winning indie act The Beths. UK drum and bass export, and now honorary New Zealander Alix Perez is confirmed to perform on December 30, and will be joined by D&B producers Flowidus, and Need For Mirrors.

Day two of the festival will also be populated by Sachi, Mako Road, P Money, Chores, Dick Johnson, Harper Finn, High Hoops, La Women, Leaping Tiger, Levyne, Mermaidens, Miss June, Otosan, Paige, Park Rd, Willy Mav X Elipsa, Ainslie Allen, Bloom, Brook Gibson, Hollywoo, Kedu Carlo, Max Pepsij, Nayler, Sammie, Samson, Sean Hill, and Teto.

December 31

The most popular ticket is New Year’s Eve. No one has had a bigger year globally than Benee. Joining her for headline performances will be Fat Freddy’s Drop, Quix, Bic Runga, and Wax Mustang.

Also lined up for the day is Mild Orange, Trei & Jabz, Church & Ap, Daffodils, Dj Sir-vere, Eastern Bloc, Eno X Dirty, Fairbrother, Imugi, Katayanagi Twins, Muroki, No Comply, the Butlers, There’s a Tuesday, Vayne, Witters, 33 Below, Aunty El, Aw B, Bavhu, Cameron Morris B2b Jesper Tjärnfors, Cassie Henderson, Emwa, Flaxxies, Giorgio Bot, Hot & Dangerous, Indyah, Laiika, Lauren Gin, Peach Milk, Sam Cullen, Sam Lovli, Snead Place, Syrup, and Tyler Staunton.

Mako Road