Rhythm & Alps 2019 shares first lineup

If you are heading to the South Island this summer, be sure to get your tickets to its biggest New Year’s bash, Rhythm & Alps. The music festival is back for 2019, with another stellar lineup in tow.

From December 29 to 31, the breathtaking Cardrona Valley will play host to some of the biggest names in music.

Heavyweight producer and DJ Wilkinson will headline the festival alongside a full band and small string orchestra, bringing all his hits to a stacked New Year’s Eve set.

Popular trap and bass producer RL Grime is also returning to Aotearoa New Zealand for the festival, while Jon Hopkins, Floating Points, Honey Dijon, Shy FX and Freddie Gibbs are among those rounding out the international names.

When it comes to local talent, homegrown acts Opiuo, Ladi6, Mako Road, The Butlers and State of Mind are sure to bring a quintessentially Kiwi vibe to the all-star festival.

Rhythm & Alps festival director Alex Turnbull said all acts were “hand-chosen” from around the world to showcase an assortment of genres.

“We’re unbelievably excited about the calibre of this year’s artistic selection and we know this festival won’t disappoint. It’s another international level line-up, with a second announcement still to come,” he said.

Rhythm & Alps

Cardrona Valley, December 29 – 31, 2019