You turn up on December 28, set up your tent and get welcomed to your very own Pre-Party for Rhythm and Vines. From then on, your home is nestled within the vines for 4 days as you and your friends see in the New Year. Shower and toilet facilities located throughout the campgrounds, and a range of pre-setup camping options.
Exclusive to R&V onsite campers only, the Waiohika Warmup is a chance for festival goers to get loose and limber on the night of December 28. 3 stages will be in full flight which include Greenhouse stage, Garden Stage and Cellar Stage. Our exclusive party for 14,500 campers, will get you primed for the dance marathon ahead.
Situated in the stunning Vines Amphitheatre. The Rhythm and Vines mainstage will be your temple for the remaining few days of the decade.
The Jagermeister Rhythm Stage returns for a second year. Hearty bass and expansive dance floor situated between the Rhythm Shipping Containers. Come here prepared to dance your ass off.
Legend has it that once you find yourself in the Cellar, you will never dance the same again.
You will find your new favourite band hidden in amongst the lush gardens of Waiohika Homestead.
Exclusive to campers, expect a better world with these Greenhouse emissions.
Formerly known as the Fridge, The Chiller is not a place to chill. Some of the world's best friendships have been found between these four small walls. You will love the Chiller... if you can find it.
The Rhythm and Vines Cinema will be showcasing some classics for those wanting a bit of Rhythm and Chill.
Get down and boogie at the Goose Club, a nightclub like no other and where things will no doubt get loose as a...
The Vype Village is located within the heart of the festival and is the perfect meeting point. With over 20 Food Vendors operating, and a huge Vype shadesail to keep you sheltered from the sun or rain.
Be greeted by Grand Central as you walk into the festival site. Shop Rhythm Merch store, food vendors, arts and crafts. Grand Central provides.
It’s easy to over-do it with 3 days of festivities so make sure you are replenishing your body and soul while at the festival. Our wellness area is a calm oasis, including yoga, avocado toast, nourishing treats, and plenty of space to rest and rejuvenate. Escape the crowd or simply come have a chat.
Head up the Vines amphitheatre hill to the Clean Collective Canopy bar to enjoy the flavours of Clean Collective. Soak up the views, burn some calories and drink clean while you are at it.
Conveniently located next to the Jagermeister Rhythm Stage, The Meister Bar is the place to be this year with an all new experience coming for 2019. #BeTheMeister
Enjoy the full range of Red Bull Energy and Organics at the Red Bull Playhouse. Looking back over the festival site while tucking into the Garden Stage for a boogie to your new favourite band.
Exclusive to Vintage Club Premium pass holders. Come and enjoy a wider drinks selection including Beefeater Pink Gin cocktails, Maker's Anonymous Wine and MUMM champagne to name a few.
Exclusive to campers, the Greenhouse Garden Bar is tucked in the vines nearby 9000 Treble, Sundown and Premium Campers. The place to be, open 10:30am each day.
Come enjoy some local craft brews from Sunshine Brewery.
Tairāwhiti - "The coast upon which the sun shines across the water." Gisborne being the land of the first light means you will be first to bring in the New Year.
Make sure you pack your best costume this year as December 30 will again be our Dress Up Day. Expect to see some steller get ups that best represent the past decade and anything that has now turned 10, prizes will be up for grabs so get creative!
Slide your way into the new decade with the Vype Waterslide. A man-made shoot down the hillside into the waiting pond at the bottom of the hill. You can't really say you have done Rhythm without vyping down the Waiohika hills.
Come check out some of Rhythm's best skateboarders.
Make sure you have your meeting point sorted with friends to catch the final countdown of the year. A masterfully crafted countdown video will make you laugh and cry as we farewell the decade and welcome in the new.
If the waterslide within the festival isn't enough be sure to check out the Rere Rockslide, this waterfall that creates a natural waterslide is located at a 30min drive east of Gisborne and is a great way to refresh throughout the day.
Another great way to spend your day out of the campsite is heading over to Wainui beach, which is known for its good surf along the East cape and located just six kilometers from the centre of Gisborne city.
A definitive highlight of Rhythm & Vines is the pool party scene at the Emerald Hotel. Three afternoons of pre-Rhythm poolside daze with top DJs spinning the sounds of summer. Rub elbows with artists and celebs. Have a few drinks. Have a boogie. Go for a swim. Then hop on the exclusive Platinum Package festival bus out to R&V. Limited to 150 people each day. Make sure you don't miss out.