Rhythm and Alps lineup announced
The lineup for Canterbury music festival Rhythm and Alps 2012 at Terrace Downs on December 28-29 was announced today.
It will feature more than 50 acts, both local and international, across four zones.
Headliner SBTRKT Live is exclusive to the South Island, showing Rhythm and Alps can give its big brother, Gisborne's Rhythm and Vines festival, a run for its money.
British act Disclosure will support SBTRKT in the Alpine Arena and many other acts will appear at both festivals, giving fans across the country a chance to see a world-class lineup this summer, organisers say.
The event was held for the first time last year and festival director Alex Turnbull said he was committed to ''delivering a world-class event for the people of Canterbury'' and building the festival.
R&V founder Hamish Pinkham said "the vision is continuing'' and he could not be happier to see the Rhythm magic settling into the South Island.
The four zones at Terrace Downs this year will comprise the main Alpine Arena, the improved electronic Rhythm Room, an eclectic Campground Stage with indie, punk and noise bands, and a stage called Where the Wild Things Are, surrounded by forest.
The festival lineup includes a Hospital Records showcase, High Contrast, Camo and Krooked, Logistics, S.P.Y. MC Wrec, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), alongside The Upbeats, Crushington, Die! Die! Die!, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, AHoriBuzz, The Nudge, Hermitude, Opiuo, Gas Lamp Killer, DJ Yoda, Spektrum, Electric Wire Hustle, Ruby Frost, Tripswitch, She's So Rad, Tali Live, Reality Chant, Jah Red Lion and MC Silva, Thank You City, Pikachunes, Dub Terminator, Tim Richards, Glass Vaults, Alphabethead, Departure Lounge, Amiria Grenell, The Shocking and Stunning, Razorwyre, The Transistors, Louis Barker, Hey Lady, Kev Fresh, DJ Spell, Deejay Dredford, O.G., the Merchants of Flow, Soulsystem, DJ Tido, Will Styles, Mike T, Chiccoreli, Bone Traders, Seth Hamilton, Soul Trader, St Eden, Cure Motel and more to be announced.
Various accommodation options are available, including free onsite camping as well as hotels and holiday homes in the surrounding area. New and improved VIP packages will also be on offer.
Tickets are on sale now at rhythmandalps.co.nz from $119 to $169 for two days, including camping.
Organisers said today they expected the allocation of 5000 to go quickly.
Click here to hear a selection of tracks from this year's R&A line-up on Spotify.