Rhythm & Vines Second Line Up Announcement

Wednesday 4 September 2013

Rhythm & Vines Second Line Up Announcement

Performing for the first time ever in New Zealand is Wiz Khalifa, an American rapper and songwriter best known for his Billboard number one hit Black and Yellow. The rapper started writing hip hop songs at age 9, and has since gone on to work with Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Akon, and 2 Chainz. Wiz Khalifa came into the limelight in 2005 and is highly rated as one of the top rappers in the USA. 

Due to popular demand the UK label Hospitallity Records are bringing some of their finest DJ’s including Camo & Krooked, High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Metrik and Dynamite MC.

Kill the Noise is the buzzing young producer and DJ whose unique take on electronic dance music has kept him rocking around the globe; from packed nightclubs to sold-out festivals such as Coachella, EDC, Lollapalooza and Hardsummer. His music has been released on some of dance music's most prestigious record labels including Deadmau5's Mau5trap Recordings, and his own imprint, Slow Roast Records. 

Ayah Marar is a name the entire dance music community is talking about right now. Dubbed 'The Queen of UK Bass' she has released singles on Ministry of Sound and Hospital Records and now on her own imprint Hussle Girl. Ayah will be playing live at R&V. She can count Calvin Harris as a musical collaborator with the hit Thinking About You which went top ten in 5 European countries. Now that she has paid her dues, she's ready to become the biggest female artist in dance music. 

Further additions to the line up include Stanton Warriors, Wilkinson, DJ Zinc, Mightyfools, Wolf + Lamb, Kode9, Tomorrow People, Louis Baker, Weird Together, PleasePlease, Benny Tipene, and The Remains. 

More acts are yet to be announced for the 3 day festival. R&V’s line up to date includes the following: 

Rudimental (DJ set), Wiz Khalifa, Empire of the Sun, Shapeshifter, Flux Pavilion, Camo & Krooked, High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Metrik, Dynamite MC, Kill The Noise, Julio Bashmore, Hermitude, Chet Faker, Stanton Warriors, Ayah Marar Live, Wilkinson, DJ Zinc, Mightyfools, Dusky, Soul Clap, Rustie, Wolf + Lamb, Kode9, The Phoenix FoundationDavid Dallas@PeaceConcord DawnP-MoneyTahuna BreaksTomorrow People, Louis Baker, Weird Together, PleasePlease, Benny Tipene, The Remains 

Rhythm Group's CEO Kieran Spillane says, “We are really excited by the quality of international and local artists we have secured for 2013. This will ensure that Rhythm and Vines continues to be New Zealand's most popular music festival. Ticket sales indicate it is going to be a festival to remember. We have a full time team working the whole year around creating an amazing festival experience and we cannot wait to bring this to festival goers in Gisborne.”