Something to get twitchy about
For the first time in Rhythm and Vines' 18-year history, the music festival will be live-streamed to the world on live, interactive streaming service, Twitch.
In a year where festivals around the world have been postponed or cancelled, the world will be watching as New Zealand artists put on a show to a sold-out festival audience of 23,000.
From December 29 to January 1, live and pre-recorded performances from headline acts, as well as up-and-coming talent, will be filmed and edited into a five-hour showcase that will stream from 8pm each night. The streamed programme includes the New Year's Eve countdown, which will be broadcast to thousands across the globe as New Zealand pogos out of Coviddy-old 2020 and into 2021.
The show will be hosted by Twitch streamer Ron Plays Games, who, with 50,000 fans of his own, will have the opportunity to gamify the experience for watchers tuning in alongside special guests.
To celebrate the launch, R&V will broadcast a special stream on their Twitch channel tonight.
• The stream will feature performances from Quix and Witters as they play to an empty Vines amphitheatre. Tune in at twitch.tv/rhythmandvines from 6pm.