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Rhythm and Vines Drops Its First Lineup Featuring Vince Staples and Wilkinson

The festival returns for its 16th year this December.
By Stephen Heard
September 06, 2018
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Rhythm and Vines Drops Its First Lineup Featuring Vince Staples and Wilkinson

The festival returns for its 16th year this December.
By Stephen Heard
September 06, 2018
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With 80 percent of tickets snapped up before the first lineup drop, Rhythm and Vines has been one of the most anticipated events of festival season. Finally, organisers have lifted the lid on the first roll call of acts, and fans of house, electronic and hip hop won't be disappointed.

California rapper Vince Staples will fly in to headline the festival. Performing the New Year's Eve set, Staples follows a list of leading hip hop stars in R&V's 16-year history, including Public Enemy, Wiz Khalifa, Chance the Rapper and ScHoolboy Q.

He's joined on the bill by British drum and bass producer Wilkinson who will make his fourth appearance at Waiohika Estate — this time with a full live show. Elsewhere, French producer Tchami will team up with the mysterious Malaa for a throbbing set of deep house.

Also on the bill are Australian producer duo Flight Facilities, electronic heavyweights Duke Dumont, Habstrakt, drum and bass act Sigma and supergroup SASASAS. Superclub and dance brand Space Ibiza will also be hosting the Rhythm Stage on 30 December bringing pyrotechnics, confetti and other madness associated with the party island.

The New Zealand flag will be flying high with performances from Baynk, JessB, Montell2099, Robinson and Che Fu who is teaming up with DJ Sirvere.

More than 21,000 punters are expected across the three-day festival. A full schedule and final release of acts is due in November.

RHYTHM AND VINES 2018 FIRST LINEUP

Vince Staples
Wilkinson Live
Tchami x Malaa [No Redemption]
Flight Facilities
Duke Dumont
SASASAS
Sigma
Bicep Live
Fred V x Grafix
Habstrakt
Peggy Gou
SuperDuperKyle
Whethan
Baynk
Bob Moses
Bontan
Drax Project
Foals (DJ Set)
Javi Bora
JessB
KiNK Live
L.A.B
Midland
Mija
Montell2099
Robinson
Set Mo
Sonny Fodera
Trei
Chores
Clicks
Deadbeat
DJ Sirvere x Che Fu x MC Romz
Eastern Bloc
Eno x Dirty
Hollywoo DJS
Jack Berry
Jon Lemmon
Josie Moon
K2K
Lee Mvthews
Openside
SNIFFERS
Soaked Oats
Teto

Rhythm and Vines 2018 will take place at Gisborne's Waiohika Estate from 29-31 December. For more information and tickets, visit rhythmandvines.co.nz.

Published on September 06, 2018 by Stephen Heard

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