Rhythm and Vines

Waiohika Estate, Gisborne | 29-31 December 2016

WAIOHIKA ESTATE - The home of Rhythm and Vines

DECEMBER 29 - 31 2016

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+ RHYTHM AND VINES 2016

RHYTHM AND VINES 2016

We are in the midst of planning our 14th episode, and we can tell you that Rhythm and Vines will again be the best damn New Year's experience possible. Our new festival layout sees our capacity strictly limited to 16,000 people, so we encourage you to purchase tickets as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

We again will be inviting over 100 international and local artists to perform on our 3 main stages and will be investing heavily into top line production. The festival experiences will be paramount so we will be continuing to broaden the festival scope with the likes of Motorcross, Comedy, Art installations and of course ensuring you are well fed with our range of delicious food vendors.

New camp bars will be introduced with drinks at wholesale prices to ensure your stay with us is affordable, with beers starting from $3 during the day at our campsite bars. There is no BYO in our Campgrounds this year.

And of course, we will be up to our usual tricks with waterslides, NYE fireworks shows, and of course what will always be the main event, watching that first sunrise of 2017.

Please note: intoxicated persons may not be allowed into the venue. No refunds will be provided to persons disallowed entry due to intoxication.

Please drink responsibly and look after your mates.

+ General Admission Pass Questions

WHAT DOES MY GENERAL ADMISSION PASS GET ME? Your General Admission pass gets you access to the Rhythm and Vines Festival, starting from 2pm on Dec 29, through till sunrise on Jan 1. Single day General Admission tickets are also available (onsale in October).

WHAT DOES TIER 1, TIER 2 ETC MEAN?

Rhythm and Vines operates a tiered ticketing system, rewarding those who buy early with discounted tickets. Each tier has a set allocation of tickets, once this allocation is exhausted, it goes up to the next Tier. The sooner you buy, the more you save. Get it?

3 DAY PASSES Super Early Bird 1: $125 SOLD OUT Super Early Bird 2: $150 SOLD OUT Early Bird 1: $175 SOLD OUT Tier 1: $205 SOLD OUT Tier 2: $230 SOLD OUT Tier 3: $255 SOLD OUT Tier 4: $270

WHAT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AND WHEN?

From as early as March 2016, you have been able to purchase your Rhythm & Vines 3 Day GA Festival Pass and your General, Treble and Premium Onsite Camping Upgrades. Rhythm Camping is a new campground released in October due to demand.

Single Day tickets go onsale toward the end of October.

TICKET TYPES

  • R&V 3 Day GA Festival Pass, 3 Day Vintage Club Premium or Single Day Passes

  • R&V General Camping, Treble Camping, Rhythm Camping + Premium Camping upgrades

  • Campervan Upgrades SOLD OUT

  • R&V 3 Day Vintage Club VIP Premium Upgrades + Single Day Upgrades

  • Premium Accommodation Packages (Glamping, Teepees, Hub, Hotel & Motel Packages)

There is a huge variety of accommodation for those coming to Rhythm & Vines. This includes accommodation provided by R&V and also a significant amount of third party accommodation including hotels, motels, houses and other campsites. We recommend visiting the local Gisborne i-Site website for further details.

I WANT TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR MY GROUP OF FRIENDS HOWEVER NOT SURE OF THEIR DETAILS OR IF THEY’RE ALL COMING. HOW CAN I GET AROUND THIS?

We strongly recommend having all the details of your friends and making sure they are all attending the festival before purchasing tickets. There are no refunds.

However, if you purchase a ticket for a friend and you spell their name wrong or they want to pass that ticket onto someone else, you can order a name change on that ticket. To make a name change, click HERE.

Please note: The cost for name changes are $25. The cost of name changes increases to $40 in December.

The name and details on the ticket must match the name and details on the ticket holders ID exactly.

Please note: a GA + Camping ticket cannot be separated if it was purchased as a single unit.

WHEN WILL MY TICKET BE SENT OUT?

You should receive an email with a PDF of your ticket immediately following the completion of your purchase. Sometimes these can get blocked by spam filters, therefore tickets are also available to print off from your Eventbrite ticketing account.

IS THERE A LIMIT AS TO HOW MANY TICKETS I CAN PURCHASE?

Yes, you can purchase up to 4 tickets under one account.

I’M HAVING ISSUES WITH MY TICKET PURCHASE ON THE EVENTBRITE WEBSITE?

Contact Eventbrite directly here

HOW DO I UPGRADE MY TICKET?

To purchase an upgrade, you must have already purchased a 3 Day Pass or single day pass. To upgrade, click here.

+ VINTAGE CLUB PREMIUM QUESTIONS

WHAT IS A VINTAGE CLUB PREMIUM PASS?

A Vintage Club Premium Pass is your ticket to a premium Rhythm and Vines experience. In addition to General Admission access to the festival, all Vintage Club Premium Pass holders gain exclusive access to the following benefits*:

  • Main Vintage Club VIP bar + viewing platform at Vines Stage.
  • Viewing platform at the Rhythm Supertop Stage
  • Experiential cocktail bars located across the site
  • Flushing toilets and premium showers (for our campers)
  • Priority check-in and express lanes at main bars

*subject to change

+ GENERAL, TREBLE + RHYTHM CAMPING QUESTIONS

Your General Camping, Treble Camping and Rhythm Camping ticket entitles you to camp onsite for up to 4 days from the December 28 to January 1.

WHAT IS GENERAL, TREBLE + RHYTHM CAMPING?

Camping in amongst the vines at Rhythm and Vines is an experience like no other. You will also have free access to the camp Garden Bars, Onsite Toilets and Shower Blocks and full use of facilities located across the site including food vendors, volleyball courts, shaded seating areas, camp stores and a very short walk from all the stages.

WHERE IS GENERAL CAMPING LOCATED EXACTLY?

Refer to our map above to see where General Camping, Treble Camping and Rhythm Camping are located.

General Camping is located within our beautiful Waiohika Campgrounds on Waiohika Estate, conveniently on the doorstep of the festival itself. Situated within the vines (formerly Bass and Mid Camp) the Onsite Campground is a unique location to call home for the three days of R&V.

Treble Camping is located a slight distance from the festival site (5min walk max). Super close to the carpark and far enough to get a good nights sleep should you hit the hay early.

Rhythm Camping is located in the picturesque and historic Rhythm arena (where the main Rhythm Stage used to be from 2007-2014). Located oppposite our Glamping, Tepee villages and our new Discovery Stage.

Both General and Treble are located within beautiful vines, with Rhythm Camping in an open grassy area. All campgrounds have similar facilities.

WHAT ARE THE OPENING TIMES FOR ONSITE CAMPING?

Onsite camping will open for check in at midday on December 28 and you must vacate by 4pm on January 1. Please note organisers reserve the right to alter these times.

WHEN I ARRIVE, WHERE DO I GO?

Entry gate is Gate C. This will be clearly signposted. Park your car in the free car park and proceed to the Camping Check in Tent (signposted). This is where you will receive your wristband for Onsite Camping. You can then proceed to your campground. Please note organisers reserve the right to alter these details.

HOW FAR IS IT FROM THE CAR PARK TO THE CAMPSITE?

General Camping is truly right in amongst the vines on the festival site. Expect to walk to your campsite. Depending on where your site is this may be up to 700m.

Treble Camp is located opposite the car park. However, you will be required to checkin first, which would see you walk approximately 500m or so.

Rhythm Camping requires a further 1000m walk from festival checkin to your campsite.

Suggest you leave your bags/gear in your car, go check in then head back to your car to collect.

CAN I RETURN TO MY CAMPSITE DURING FESTIVAL HOURS?

You sure can. This is part of the attraction of the Onsite Camping experience. If you want to get away from it all for a break or a quick lie down, you’re only minutes away from your tent.

CAN I VISIT MY FRIENDS AT THE OTHER CAMPGROUNDS?

Yes. Once your tent is pitched, you can access all the campgrounds.

CAN I BRING FRIENDS BACK TO THE CAMPGROUNDS?

Access to the campgrounds will be restricted to campers only. You must have an R&V Onsite Camping wristband on to gain access to these areas.

DO YOU ALLOW CAMPERVANS AT THE ONSITE CAMPGROUND?

Yes! But sorry Campervan Upgrades are now SOLD OUT. All guests with Campervan Upgrade must also have a 3 Day GA Festival Pass + Treble Camping upgrade.

IS THERE A RESTRICTION ON TENT SIZES?

Small tents are better suited to the layout of the vines – single room, two-three person tents are ideal. There is very little space for larger family sized tents and this will be restricted for use by large groups. The maximum camp site size is mostly 7m x 6m because of the vines configuration and it is expected that a minimum of eight campers are accommodated in a space of this size. Three – four small tents fit into this space.

We do not permit metal head hammers for getting thse tent pegs in. Rubber, wood, or plastic hammers or mallets only.

CAN I BRING FOOD INTO THE CAMPSITES?

You can bring a reasonable quantity of snacks / food that doesn’t require cooking and unopened non-alcoholic drinking containers limited to six per person.

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL INTO THE CAMPSITES?

No. Our liquor licence does NOT allow BYO alcohol (bring your own alcohol). Like last year, our awesome Camp Bars will provide drinks at near wholesale prices, i.e. $3 for a beer. The camp bars will be open from 10am till 4pm (subject to final licence approval). The Festival bars located within the festival site open from 2pm.

CAN I TAKE ALCOHOL BACK TO MY TENT FROM THE CAMP BARS?

Due to our licencing, alcoholic beverages will be required to be consumed in the licenced bar areas and won't be able to be taken back to your tents.

IS THERE SECURITY WITHIN THE CAMPGROUNDS?

Yes. Security will be present at all times within the campgrounds & will be checking accreditation, performing bag searches and roaming the campgrounds.

ONE WAY DOOR POLICY

This year, due to the recent change in liquor licensing laws, there is a one way door policy between the R&V festival site and the R&V Onsite campgrounds. From 12am on the first two nights of the festival, and from 2:30am on NYE night, there will be no access back to the festival stages from the campgrounds. If you plan on watching the sunrise from the vines stage on the morning of the 1st, make sure you remember to grab some warm clothes before the 2:30am cut off.

WHAT TYPE OF BEDDING CAN I BRING?

Foam mattresses are not permitted as they pose a potential fire hazard. Air mattresses and camping rolls are best suited to the onsite camping environment.

+ VINTAGE CLUB PREMIUM CAMPING QUESTIONS

This year, if you are wanting a premium camping experience, we recommend you purchasing your Vintage Club Premium Pass + Premium Camping. This provides you with access to our Premium Campground opposite our Glamping and Teepee village. Here you will access to our premium shower and toilet facilities.

Our premium camping is strictly limited to 800 people. All of our premium campers also gain access to Vintage Club Premium services across the festival.

+ TEPEE QUESTIONS

The ultimate eco-friendly camping experience run by Tepee Life. The handmade tepees are created from recycled corporate advertising banners, giving each one a unique look and feel. A stay in the Tepee Life village gives you a whole new festival camping experience.

Staying with us in the R&V Tepee Village, you join a warm, friendly tribe with exclusive access to:

  • Your very own handmade Tepee (1-4 person medium 3.4m diameter tepee or 2-6 person large 5m diameter teepee)
  • An exclusive village campsite set close to the main event, with access to hot showers and toilets.
  • Covered foam mattress for each villager.
  • Bring your own sleeping bag or duvet and your favourite pillow and whatever else you need to pimp out your tepee
  • A communal undercover chill out area with sofas, day beds and easy beats so you can enjoy relaxing with other villagers
  • Low bedside table
  • Solar powered light
  • Phone charging access through the Teepee Life onsite office.
  • All Tepee packages include the added benefits of Vintage Club Premium at the festival such as Vintage Club VIP Bar, viewing platforms, priority queues and more

The real buzz is the Tepee Village as a whole - a community of like-minded festival peeps, a home away from home that you’ll always remember, with an eco edge to boot.

Remember to pack some wild and fruity outfits and other essentials such as torch, sunblock, togs & towel, great attitude and a smile on your dial.

View photos of your Tepees at WHERE TO STAY.

+ GLAMPING QUESTIONS

Glamping is your ticket to a luxurious camping experience at Rhythm and Vines.

  • Your very own Glamping tent (2-4 person tents available)
  • Pre-made beds and sheets provided
  • Close location to premium showers and toilets
  • All packages include the added benefits of Vintage Club Premium at the festival such as Vintage Club VIP Bar, viewing platforms, priority queues and more

+ HUBS QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE HUBS? Cute little hubs provide you and your friend (or for yourself) with a cozy, covered double bed nestled on the hillside in General Camping. There are two types of Hubs - Essential and Deluxe.

Deluxe Hubs include duvet, sheets, pillows for two, 2 x camp chairs and handy solar light. Essential hubs includes the essentials, which is the Hub and a double matress.

View photos of our hubs at WHERE TO STAY

+ ECO TENT QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE ECO TENTS? Pre-set up, cozy, waterproof and recyclable tents

How well do they last in the rain? The Pepaden tent designed to last up to a week of rain. It is made of high grade cardboard and treated in a hydrophobic coating which helps repel water.

What sort of bedding should I bring? Pepaden is a third larger inside then your standard two person tent. Measuring 1.6m by 2.2m it is big enough for a couple of single airbeds/mats or a double + room for bags.

Can we group tents together? Sure thing. If you and your friends have purchased a couple of tents and want them set up next to each other, email will@pepa.nz with the name of the people who purchased the tents and we will make sure to set them up together. Any other inquiries email will@pepa.nz

+ HOTEL AND MOTEL PACKAGE QUESTIONS

WHAT IS HOTEL AND MOTEL PACKAGES? We try and make coming to Gisborne as easy as possible, especially for those whose camping days are numbered and need the added comfort of a Hotel or Motel.

We partner with the Quality Hotel Emerald Gisborne, the Portside Hotel and a range of excellent local motels and motor inns to offer the R&V Hotel and Motel Packages. Packages include 3-4 nights accommodation, your R&V Premium passes and more.

+ NAME CHANGES

WHAT IS A NAME CHANGE/TICKET TRANSFER?

A name change allows you to change the name on your ticket. A ticket transfer allows you to then transfer that ticket out of your ticketing account and into somebody else’s TICKETING account. The name and details on the ticket must match the name and details on the ticket holders ID exactly to gain entry into the festival.

After Dec 1st name changes cost $40.

Please note: a GA + Camping ticket cannot be separated if it was purchased as a single unit.

HOW DO I CHANGE NAMES?

Register and pay for your name change here.

+ FESTIVAL INFO & HOURS

WHAT DAYS ARE THE FESTIVAL ON AND WHAT TIME WILL YOU OPEN AND CLOSE?

R&V kicks off on the 29th December (camping opens 28th) through until the early hours of the 1st of Jan. See below dates and times.

  • 29th December 2016: 2PM gates open – 12:00AM gates close
  • 30th December 2016: 2PM gates open – 12:00AM gates close
  • 31st December 2016: 2PM gates open – 6:00AM gates close

Please note organisers reserve the right to alter these times.

WHAT TIME DOES CHECK-IN OPEN AND CLOSE?

  • 28th December 2016: 12pm – 10pm
  • 29th December 2016: 12pm – 10pm
  • 30th December 2016: 12pm – 10pm
  • 31st December 2016: 12pm – 11pm

Please note organisers reserve the right to alter these times.

WHEN WILL THE LINEUP BE ANNOUNCED?

The lineup will be released in August 2016. Second release is late October.

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL AND FOOD INSIDE THE RHYTHM & VINES FESTIVAL?

Rhythm & Vines (including our Campsites) are a licensed premises, so no alcohol is permitted to be brought onto site. Attendees attempting to do so maybe denied entry. There are plenty of bars and food vendors on site.

You can bring a reasonable quantity of snacks / food that doesn’t require cooking and unopened non-alcoholic drinking containers limited to six per person.

No glass vessels allowed on site.

No inappropriate drinking apparatuses, such as funnels, bongs, scrumpy hands etc.

Attendees must allow authorised staff to search their clothes, bags, containers or other possessions for items in violation of these conditions of entry.

No gross intoxication will be tolerated.

DO YOU ACCEPT CASH, EFTPOS OR CREDIT CARD AT YOUR STORES IN THE FESTIVAL?

No. Everything is paid for via an electronic RFID chip (AWOP) which is located on your wristband which you will be given at check in to the festival. Stations will be located all over the festival for you to top up as well as refund any money remaining.

IS THERE POWER AT THE CAMPSITES?

No, none of the campsites are powered. However, there are phone charging stations located around the festival site. Fees may apply.

+ AWOP

WHAT IS AWOP?

AWOP (Another Way of Payment) is festival bank system Rhythm and Vines uses to keep the event cashless. This helps minimise queues at the bars and improves access control.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You can top up your wristband with cash or via Eft-pos, Visa or MasterCard at the onsite Top-Up booths (Festival Banks). The first time you top up your electronic wristband there will be a once off service fee of $5 and there is a maximum top up at any one time of $300.

WHERE CAN I TOP UP?

At various locations across the festival site. Exact locations released closer to the festival.

WHAT IF I HAVE MONEY LEFT ON MY AWOP?

Refund booths will be operating at the R&V Onsite camping on January 1st 2017.

Refunds are also available from AWOP until March 10 2017.

Check the details on the back of the RFID chip on the wristband.

+ AGE & ID

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND R&V?

R&V is strictly R18. Anyone under this age will be denied entry.

WHAT FORMS OF ID DO YOU ACCEPT?

By LAW, the ONLY forms of ID we CAN/WILL be accepting at R&V are:

  • A valid and current NZ Photo Drivers’ License
  • A valid and current HANZ 18+ Card
  • A valid and current NZ or overseas Passport

Expired IDs and ID such as Student IDs, credit cards, birth certificates, library cards, gun licenses will NOT be accepted. If you do not have one of the accepted forms of ID you will be refused entry.

Please note: The liquor license holder reserves the right to deny entry to any person who they suspect does not have a valid/legal form of ID or who they suspect are not of the age of 18+.

LOST ID

If you have been left without any of the above identification staff at the festival gate may accept:

A copy of your birth certificate sighted by Police/ JOP and that has been sent to us prior to the 28th, with JOP/ Police officer name and contact details clearly displayed.

+ FESTIVAL BUSES + CARPARKING

WHERE ARE THE FESTIVAL BUS PICK UPS/DROP OFFS?

Gisborne iSite / Info Centre Local Bus

This bus takes you from the Gisborne iSite to Rhythm and Vines and back. This is run by a private contractor.

GDC Local Bus

This bus takes you from the Fitzherbert Street Gisborne District Council offices to Rhythm and Vines and back. This is run by a private contractor.

Okitu Store Bus (WAINUI)

This bus takes you from the Okitu Store to Rhythm and Vines and back, stopping at the Gisborne District Council offices / Fitzherbert Street bus stop. This is run by a private contractor.

Bus service will commence at 1:30pm each day and will operate regularly throughout the day.

DO YOU HAVE CAR PARKING AVAILABLE?

Yes, the entrance to the car park is Gate C off Back Ormond Road, just past Grey’s Bush Reserve. The car park is alcohol-free – Police will be patrolling the site. Charges may apply for single day parking (parking is free for Onsite Campers).

Please note organisers reserve the right to alter these details.

+ VINES VILLAGE

WHAT IS VINES VILLAGE?

The Vines Village is an extended commercial space and centralised chill out zone for onsite camping customers during the day and for all paid R&V customers during the evening.

The Vines Village features:

  • Shade area
  • Food courtyard
  • Vendors
  • Camp Shop
  • Ice Sales
  • Phone Charging
  • Activities and events

Opening Hours:

  • 28th Dec: 2pm – 10pm
  • 29th Dec: 7am – 12am
  • 30th Dec: 7am – 12am
  • 31st Dec: 7am – 12am
  • 1st Jan: 12am – 2pm

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