EXPERIENCE THE RHYTHM

Rhythm and Vines has been delivering the ultimate New Year’s experience since 2003, and is New Zealand’s longest running music and camping festival. The stunning Waiohika Estate plays home to over 20,000 partygoers each year who have made the journey to Gisborne to celebrate New Year’s with their friends.

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If you have yet to pop your R&V cherry, or are overdue a return to the field of dreams, your Rhythm experience awaits.


WAIOHIKA ESTATE - WORLD CLASS FESTIVAL VENUE

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The stunning Waiohika Estate is situated 15-20 minutes drive outside of Gisborne. Nestled in the Waimata Valley, the venue is a truly unique festival setting unlike anywhere in the world.

Over 100 international and local acts perform across 7 stages. From some of the hottest talent in Hip Hop, Electronic Dance, Drum and Bass, Trap, Rock, R&B, Folk, Comedy you name it. The festival offers something for everyone.


CAMPING AMONGST THE VINES - VINES VIBES VINES

15,000 campers stay onsite in amongst the vines, providing a surreal camping experience unlike no other. Friends pitching tents together surrounded by vines, bars, food trucks and music. Seven different camping zones provide unique opportunity for people to meet, party and eventually rest before each big day of celebrating the year that was. At $100 a camping pass, this works out at $25 per day. Huge value for money.


NEW YEAR’S COUNTDOWN - I’M NOT CRYING, YOU ARE

The New Year’s countdown video has become it’s own show. Masterfully edited to capture some of the year’s biggest moments, the video brings out them feels right before the countdown on mainstage.



MAI FM WATERSLIDE - SLIDE YOUR WAY INTO NEXT YEAR

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The venue boasts its very own waterslide. Your friendly festival waterslide is located right in the heart of the festival. Slide your way into next year, win prizes and wash away your sins. 



VINTAGE CLUB VIP - RHYTHM IN STYLE

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Tuck yourself away from the masses side of stage in our cosy Vintage Club VIP zone to enjoy a wider array of cocktails and beverages and VIP comforts such as flushing toilets and other premium amenities. Enjoy other perks across the festival such as viewing platforms and priority queues across the festival bars.