Franz Ferdinand and Datsuns To Play Rhythm and Vines

Tuesday 19 August 2008

Expectation is building for Rhythm and Vines as event organisers announce all earlybird tickets are sold out and remaining tickets are selling at a record rate.

Now festival fans have even more reason to head to Gisborne this December; the festival has released another taster of what looks like one of the most diverse music events ever held in new Zealand including even more international artists from Australia and as far afield as Canada, USA, France and UK.

Amongst the new highlights are Franz Ferdinand, whose discovery reignited the uk scene when they shot to worldwide fame in 2001 and spawned the new generation of uk super bands; the critically acclaimed Jamie Liddell will be joining the festival off the back of supporting Elton John on his world tour, we also welcome back to our shores one of New Zealand's most successful exports of recent years, The Datsuns.

Girl power also comes to R&V in the form of Anika Moa and Anna Coddington. On the dj front, DJ and big beat Producer Adam Freeland joins us on NYE; From France – we’re pleased to welcome Busy P and DJ Mehdi. Pedro Winter or Busy P is the head honcho of uber cool French electro label Ed Banger, manager of Daft Punk and the man behind latest electro sensation Justice! Joined by DJ Medhi the French hip hop producer whose sets are often hailed as “Everything black party music”. From Canada we bring you A-Trak - get ready for the fiercest name in hop hop DJing. Hand picked by Kanye West to produce him and be his tour DJ, A-Trak has been making waves ever since he won the DMC World Championships at aged 15.  A-Trak also has his own cutting edge label Fools Gold which is releasing some of the dopest cuts around today.

The second wave Rhythm and Vines line up:
Franz Ferdinand (UK), Jamie Liddell (UK), The Datsuns, Adam Freeland (UK),  Anika Moa, A-Trak (CAN), Katchafire, Busy P & DJ Medhi (FRA), Vinyl Slingers (AUS), The Mystery Jets (UK), Fort Knox Five (USA), Sampology feat Tom Thumb (AUS), Anna Coddington, Motocade, Emerson Todd (AUS), The Coshercot Honeys, Honey Claws (USA), Daniel Farley,  Tim Richards, Disco Not Disco (AUS), Cool Kids Club.

Other announced acts for R&V:

The Kooks (UK), Shihad, Digitalism (LIVE) (GER), Carl Cox (UK), Ajax (AUS), Antix (LIVE), Bang! Bang! Eche!, Clap Clap Riot, Cut off Your Hands , Die Die Die, Disasteradio, House of Shem, Jonny Love, Liam Finn, Little Bushman, Lydia Cole, Dick "Magik" Johnson, Over the Atlantic, P Money, Recloose LIVE, SJD, So So Modern, The Black Seeds, The Constituents, The Enright House, The Naked and Famous, The Phoenix Foundation, The Ruby Suns, The Secret Knives, Trei, Unity Pacific