The South Island’s biggest New Year’s festival’s 10th-anniversary line-up announced!


29 – 31 December 2020 – Cardrona Valley, Wanaka


Make sure you get your ticket to the three-day music festival and amazing camping experience. Situated in the stunning Cardrona Valley, in the mighty Southern Alps of New Zealand. Enjoy the kiwi summer with the 100% Aotearoa line-up.

Fat Freddys Drop
The Phoenix Foundation
Chaos In The CBD
Wax Mustang
Red Fountain
There’s a Tuesday

Three days – Four unique stages – 100% Aotearoa line up!

2020 sees Rhythm & Alps celebrate ten years as the premier summer festival of the South Island. Today sees the release for the first announcement of the New Years festival with 100% local artists.

Home-grown talent is where it’s at the year and Rhythm & Alps festival couldn’t be more stoked to welcome to the Cardrona Valley some of the world’s highest-regarded artists right now, all proudly hailing from Aotearoa.

We really look forward to welcoming kiwis from all corners of the country to the region on their summer road trips. Pack the chilly bin full of kai, make sure you’ve got your jandals, togs, stubbies, whanau and friends and get your kiwi summer playlist ready for the roady. This is going to be one sweet as summer .. it will be worth the drive. Chur.

From December 29 to 31, 2020 the breaktaking Cardrona Valley will play host to some of the biggest names in New Zealand music.

The highest New Zealand ticket selling artist and ultimate live band SIX60 will perform as an exclusive festival appearance.

International regarded as one of the world’s finets live draws FAT FREDDYS DROP return to Rhythm & Alps alongside New Zealand’s best live rock band SHIHAD and the unapologetically kiwi international pop superstar BENEE.

These world-class acts wil be joined by one of New Zealand’s most accomplished indie-rock acts THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION, internationally reowned electronic producer QUIX and New Zealand’s finest exponents of house music CHAOS IN THE CBD.

Evolving as the kiwi rap scenes next big thing WAX MUSTANG will perform at this years summer line-up. 2020’s breakthrough songwriter REB FOUNTAIN will be delivering her standout much-loved album with the full band. Premiere rock n roll band RACING, party-rocking DJs TRUTH and international leader in the drum and bass scene TREI are all performing.

Get ready to get down with drum and bass artist FAIRBROTHER, the finest producer of trap and sad girl music FERBY, the multi-talented artist and techno DJ K2K and indie-pop-dream-folk-duo THERE’S A TUESDAY.

“We’ve carefully hand-picked these acts from around Aotearoa to highlight the diverse talent that New Zealand has to offer,” Rhythm & Alps festival director Alex Turnbull says. “This is a one-off quintessential Kiwi all-star festival, with a second announcement still to come!”

The festival, which welcomes 10,000 partygoers and more than 5,000 campers to the stunning Wanaka area, is immeasurably proud of its decade-long reign as the ultimate New Years party.

Turnball says, “We are elated to be celebrating our tenth year anniversary with possibly our best line-up yet, immaculate stage production set in a stunning and relaxed atmosphere. This year, we’re more proud than ever to be able to deliver a world-class festival in Wanaka’s spectacular Cardrona Valley.”

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