festival info

WHERE IS RHYTHM AND VINES?

WHEN IS RHYTHM AND VINES?

WHEN IS THE LINEUP RELEASED?

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

WHAT FORMS OF ID DO YOU ACCEPT?

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

WHAT OTHER ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT RHYTHM AND VINES?

WHERE DO I GO TO APPLY FOR A JOB/TO WORK WITH RHYTHM & VINES?

WHAT ACCESSIBILITY FACILITIES FOR DISABLED ARE AVAILABLE?

Where is Rhythm and Vines?

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Rhythm & Vines is located on Waiohika Estate in the sunny town of Gisborne on the North Island’s east coast.

Rhythm and Vines
Waiohika Estate, 75 Waimata Valley Road, Gisborne

Please note, attendee entrance into the festival is via GATE D on Back Ormond Road.

When is Rhythm and Vines?

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The Rhythm and Vines camping opens up on the 28th December, with the festival officially starting at 2pm on December 29th. The festival goes through until the early hours of January 1, being the first festival in the world to welcome the first sunrise of the new year.

See below dates and times:

CAMPERS (must hold valid camping pass to access campgrounds)

  • 28th December: Checkin opens 10:00AM

FESTIVAL

  • 29th December: 2PM gates open – 12:00AM gates close
  • 30th December: 2PM gates open – 12:00AM gates close
  • 31st December: 2PM gates open – 5:30AM

Please note organisers reserve the right to alter these times. Rhythm and Vines campsite officially closes on January 1 at 4pm.

When is the lineup released?

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The first release of acts is usually announced after August, with a final release of acts in November. The festival can host up to 100 artists each year in Gisborne.

What time does checkin open and close?

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The Check-In tent is open on the below times:

  • 28 Dcember: 10AM - 10PM (for campers)
  • 29 December: 10AM - 10PM
  • 30 December: 10AM - 10PM
  • 31 December: 10AM - 10PM

Please note organisers reserve the right to alter these times. Single Day Ticketholders can only collect their wristbands from Check-In on the day of their selected ticket.

How old do I have to be to attend Rhythm and Vines?

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Rhythm & Vines is strictly R18. Anyone under this age will be denied entry. You must be 18 on the day you check in to R&V. For example (and unfortunately) if you are turning 18 on the 30th of December, then you will only be allowed entry on the 30th of Dec, not on the 29th.

What forms of ID do I need?

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By LAW, the ONLY forms of ID we can accept at R&V check in are:

  • A valid and current NZ Photo Drivers’ License
  • A valid and current NZ or overseas Passport
  • A valid Kiwi Access Card

Overseas IDs, expired IDs, Student IDs, credit cards, birth certificates, library cards, gun licenses will NOT be accepted.

Our advice to you:

  • If your ID is super old (can hardly see the photo), or you have completely changed your look - you will need to bring a secondary photo ID.
  • If you’re the silly bugger who went out onto the town with your only form of photo ID and lost it right before R&V - then unfortunately there's nothing we can do. All photo ID matters are legal issues - that means there is no wriggle room.

Make sure you have this sorted so you don’t miss out on R&V this year! Be sure to remind your mates - no discretion.

Can I bring drinks and food inside the Rhythm and Vines festival and/or campgrounds?

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ALCOHOL

Our liquor licence does NOT allow BYO alcohol (bring your own alcohol) into the festival or our campgrounds. Our lively Festival and Camp Bars located across the festival site provide a wide array of drinks at very reasonable prices.

The camp bars will be open the following hours:

  • Dec 28th: 2pm - midnight
  • Dec 29th: 10:30am - 2pm
  • Dec 30th: 10:30am - 2pm
  • Dec 31st: 10:30am - 2pm

The Festival bars located within the festival site open from 2pm each day from December 29th.

WATER AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

There are a range of food and drink offerings available within the festival. You may bring in EMPTY reusable water-bottles to the festival. There are a number of FREE water refill stations located across the festival site. Over 30 food vendors and bars have a wide range of non-alcoholic beverage options available for sale also.

Camelpaks are allowed, but will require frequent searches by security and must be empty when passing through security checks.

FOOD

Food is also not permitted into the festival however there are some exceptions for Campers staying at Onsite Camping. R&V Onsite Campers may bring into the campgrounds when they check-in:

  • A reasonable quantity of snacks / food that doesn’t require cooking  
  • Unopened non-alcoholic canned drinks (limited to six per person)
  • Due to our licensing, full drink bottles won't be allowed through security so please ensure your drink bottles are empty.

I don't want to camp. What are my options?

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We have a range of non-camping options available. They include:

  • Hotel and motel packages
  • Some rental houses are available for referenced checked festival attendees

VIEW PACKAGES

APPLY FOR HOUSES

I'm keen to volunteer or work for Rhythm and Vines. Where do I apply?

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For any jobs that may arise with Rhythm and Vines and for other application forms ranging from food vendors to performers, please head to APPLY FOR R&V.

Can I sleep in my car or campervan?

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No. Sleeping in vehicles in the carpark is prohibited. There are no Campervan facilities at R&V, sorry.

What accessibility facilities are available at the event?

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Our team are constantly working towards improving the accessibility of the site. Unfortunately there are challenges to adapting a working farmland and vineyard into a fully accessible event space, but each year our site team are making improvements to the site layout and improving infrastructure to ensure ALL of our customers can get to experience the best of Rhythm and Vines.

R&V has the following accessible features:

  • Accessible toilets situated in multiple locations around the festival site.
  • Gravelled roads leading between our major stages (not on the grass).
  • Accessibility platforms at both the Vines and Rhythm stages.
  • Accessibility parks are available on application.

If you have accessibility requirements and are wishing to attend Rhythm and Vines, we ask that you fill out this form below. This will help our team be aware of your requirements. Our customer experience team will come back to you with any specific requests and aim to accommodate where possible.

Any feedback will also help make Rhythm and Vines a better event and we thank you in advance.

ACCESSIBILITY FORM

What's prohibited at Rhythm and Vines?

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Please head to our Terms and Conditions to view prohibited items. If in doubt, don't bring it is our general advice.

TICKETS

WHEN DO TICKETS GO ONSALE AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY?

Where can I buy tickets?

CAN I BUY A SINGLE DAY TICKET?

WHY DO I HAVE TO PUT MY NAME ON THE TICKET?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISSPELL MY NAME ON MY TICKET?

I CAN’T MAKE IT ANYMORE. DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?

I'VE SOLD MY TICKET AND NEED TO CHANGE THE NAME?

I NEED A COPY OF MY TICKET, HOW DO I GET ONE?

WHAT DOES MY 3 DAY GENERAL ADMISSION PASS GET ME?

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?

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

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

WHAT IS A VINTAGE CLUB PREMIUM PASS?

When do Tickets go onsale?

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Tickets go onsale in early January each year, with the majority of the campgrounds selling out within hours.

Official Resale tickets do become available later in the year at a slightly increased price than presale tickets, but atleast they are guaranteed tickets that protect you from fraudsters and scalpers.

What is the Rhythm and Vines Refund Policy?

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Rhythm and Vines has a strict no refund policy. All tickets are required to have their names on each ticket, and will be ID checked at the venue to ensure they are over the age of 18. Should you no longer be able to make Rhythm and Vines, you will be required to sell your ticket via our official resale partner. Fees apply.

IN THE EVENT OF POSTPONEMENT

Should Rhythm and Vines be rescheduled to a new date, ticketholders will be entitled to keep their tickets for the new date. Should they no longer be able to make the new dates, customers will be entitled to a full refund.

IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION

In the unfortunate event of a cancellation of Rhythm and Vines, ticketholders will be given the option to rollover their tickets for the next festival.

Should they wish, Ticketholders will be given the option for full refunds which will be made available at the point of purchase. That is why it is important that you purchase via Resale and not privately. Ticket funds are refunded to the credit card which purchased the tickets.

Where can I buy tickets?

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Rhythm and Vines tickets are sold via these official channels:

  • Rhythmandvines.co.nz
  • moshtix.co.nz
  • Club Gisborne Outlets: Sequence, BMS and Blitz Surf shops in Gisborne.

Do not buy second hand tickets from strangers, or even friends in that matter. The only way to buy safely is through our website and our official ticketing partner Moshtix.

Can I buy a single day ticket?

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Limited single day tickets are released in August each year depending on capacity.

This gives you single day access to the festival either December 29th, December 30th or December 31st.

You won’t be able to access the campgrounds on a single day pass.

Nearby Woodland's Camping offer accommodation for single day ticket holders.

Why do I have to put my name on the ticket?

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As an extended security measure to ensure you are who you say you are. When you turn up to the festival, your ID needs to match the name on your ticket. We check your ID by law to ensure you are over the age of 18.

What does A 3 Day GA FESTIVAL Pass get me?

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Your 3 Day GA Festival Pass gains you access to the festival (excluding camping) which starts at 2pm each day on December 29, December 30 and December 31.

The festival hours are as follows:

  • December 29th 2019: 2pm - midnight
  • December 30th 2019: 2pm - midnight
  • December 31st 2019: 2pm - 6am

A 3 Day General Admission Pass does NOT include camping or access toVintage Club VIP area.

In order to access the Camping areas you need a Camping pass (i.e. 3 Day GA Festival Pass + Treble Camp) or to access Vintage Club VIP areas, you will require a 3 Day Vintage Club Festival Pass.

HOW DO I UPGRADE?

This will depend on what time of year you do this (i.e. if the festival is sold out or not).

If there are still tickets available (usually earlier in the year), you will simply be required to purchase your new desired ticket and then request a refund via Moshtix of your original ticket.

Once tickets are sold out, you will be required to purchase your desired new ticket via Moshtix Resale, and then list your old ticket for resale.

CONTACT MOSHTIX

What does Vintage Club get me?

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

  • Access to the MUMM Vintage Club VIP area and bar
  • Premium food and drink options within the Vintage Club space, which is side of stage to the Vodafone Vines Stage
  • Premium facilities such as Pamper rooms and Flushing toilets
  • Viewing platform at Vodafone Vines Stage
  • Priority check-in at the festival gates
  • Express lanes at the main bars
  • A Vintage Club Pass does NOT include Camping unless your ticket specifically says so i.e. 3 Day Vintage Club Festival Pass + Treble Camp

I can't find my ticket?

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That is probably because we haven't sent them out yet. As a further security measure, we aren't dispatching e-tickets out until NOVEMBER 30.

However, if you have purchased a ticket to Rhythm and Vines, you should be able to see a valid ticket sitting in your Moshtix account. 

Go to moshtix.co.nzto log in.

You may have created your Moshtix account using your Facebook, or you may have used an email address & password. If you forgot your password you can reset it.

If the ticket isn’t in there, it is likely to be under a different email address, or perhaps you made a typo in the email address when purchasing.

For all Ticketing enquiries, please contact Moshtix Customer Service to get it sorted.

CONTACT MOSHTIX HERE

How do I change the name on my ticket?

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Due to anti-scamming measures, we have discontinued Reissues or Name Changes for Rhythm and Vines 2020. Should you wish to sell your ticket to someone else, this will need to be done via Resale only.

Another reason we have discontinued Reissues are that in the unfortunate event of a Rhythm and Vines cancellation, funds for Reissued tickets are refunded back to the original purchaser. By purchasing via Resale, this ensures that the new purchaser receives their refund direct into their account.

The only exception for this is for Meadow Camp package purchasers who may apply for a Name Change here.

What should I do if I misspelled the name on my ticket?

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Contact Moshtix Customer Services as soon as possible and provide:

  • Your order number
  • Email
  • The correct spelling of the name.

They will fix it for you as a courtesy (if you ask nicely of course).

CONTACT MOSHTIX

Will R&V be affected by COVID-19?

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We are on track to deliver Rhythm and Vines 2020, subject to government guidelines. There may be some additional measures put in place to keep everybody safe.

If you no longer feel safe to attend due to concerns around COVID-19, then you can sell your ticket via the official Resale platform.

IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION

If as organisers, we deem it unsafe to deliver Rhythm and Vines, we will look into postponement of the event. In the unfortunate event of a cancellation of Rhythm and Vines, full refunds will be made available at the point of purchase. That is why it is important that you purchase via Resale and not privately. Ticket funds are refunded to the credit card which purchased the tickets.

How do I sell my ticket?

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Can't make it anymore? No worries. You can sell your ticket on our official Resale platform via Moshtix.  

As the seller, once your ticket has successfully sold via Moshtix to a new buyer, you will be refunded the face price of your ticket less a transaction fee. Booking fees paid when initially buying the tickets are non-refundable.

Different rules apply to package purchasers.

READ UP ON RESALE

I missed out on tickets. Where can I buy resale tickets?

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You will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for resale from our tickets page. Always buy tickets through resale in order to protect yourself from scammers, and scalpers. It also protects you in the event that Rhythm and Vines should cancel. Ticket funds are refunded to the credit card that the tickets were purchased on.

FIND RESALE TICKETS

camping

WHERE IS BASS, MID, SUNDOWN, TREBLE, RHYTHM AND MEADOW CAMP LOCATED? HOW CAN I ENSURE I GET TO CAMP WITH MY FRIENDS?

WHAT CAMPING IS AVAILABLE AND HOW MUCH?

HOW DO I CHANGE CAMPSITES?

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN TENT?

WHAT SIZE TENT CAN I BRING?

WHAT ARE THE OPENING TIMES FOR ONSITE CAMPING?

WHEN I ARRIVE, WHERE DO I GO?

CAN I RETURN TO MY CAMPSITE DURING FESTIVAL HOURS?

CAN I VISIT MY FRIENDS AT THE OTHER CAMPGROUNDS?

MY FRIENDS ARE STAYING IN A CAMPGROUND THAT IS SOLD OUT. I DON’T WANT TO SLEEP BY MYSELF IN ANOTHER CAMPGROUND. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL INTO THE CAMPSITES?

CAN I BRING FOOD AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS INTO THE CAMPSITES?

WHAT TYPE OF BEDDING CAN I BRING?

IS THERE POWER AT THE CAMPSITES?

CAN YOU SLEEP IN YOUR CAR OR CAMPERVAN?

Where is Bass, Treble, Sundown, Rhythm and Meadow Camp?

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Camping amongst the vines at Rhythm & Vines is an experience like no other. Campground facilities include portaloo toilets, camping shower blocks, shaded seating areas, camp stores, garden bars and food courts. All our campgrounds are located onsite, all within a very short walk from all the festival stages. The different camping zones are as follows:

BASS CAMP

Bass Camp is located within our beautiful Waiohika Campgrounds on Waiohika Estate, conveniently on the doorstep of the festival itself. Situated within the vines, near Vines Village, located very close to the Vodafone Vines Stage, Cellar and Garden Stage.  Bass Camp is also home to the popular Hub Packages.

TREBLE CAMP

Treble Camp is the festival’s largest campground. Situated within the vines, on the outskirts of the festival, Treble Camp is the closest campground to the main carpark of the festival and only 5mins walk to get from your tent through to the festival gates.

SUNDOWN CAMP

Sundown Camp is our second largest campground located right next to Treble Camp and opposite the Tepee Village. Easy access to the carpark and less than a five minute walk to the festival gates.

GOLD PASSES - SUNDOWN AND TREBLE CAMP

GOLD PASS holders within Treble and Sundown Camp gain access to express check-in, dedicated showers and flush loo facilities, chill out space and access to a powder room within Treble and Sundown Camp. Tent is not included. People who have a GOLD PASS can still tent with mates who don't have it, but only the GOLD PASS members will have access to the Gold facilities.

RHYTHM CAMP

Rhythm Camp is our smallest camping zone, nestled within the vines between Cellar Stage and Rhythm Stage.

MEADOW CAMP BY BOOKATENT

Meadow Camp is tucked in the pastures behind the Rhythm Stage. An open field camping experience, plenty of space and the quietest campground to escape it all. In a NZ first, Meadow Camp will consist of 900 pre-setup tents, set up by the team from Bookatent, with the goal of eliminating single use tents from festivals.

PREMIUM CAMP

Premium Camp offers a more refined camping product, with a limited capacity and access to more modern camping facilities such as showers and toilets. All Premium Campers get the additional benefit of Vintage Club access once in the festival itself. Premium Camp is located opposite Sundown Camp and very handy to the festival entrance.

Can I Bring Drinks and Food Inside the Rhythm and Vines Festival and/or campgrounds?

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ALCOHOL

Our liquor licence does NOT allow BYO alcohol (bring your own alcohol) into the festival or our campgrounds. Our lively Festival and Camp Bars located across the festival site provide a wide array of drinks at very reasonable prices.

The camp bars will be open the following hours:

  • Dec 28th: 2pm - midnight
  • Dec 29th: 10:30am - 2pm
  • Dec 30th: 10:30am - 2pm
  • Dec 31st: 10:30am - 2pm

The Festival bars located within the festival site open from 2pm each day from December 29th.

WATER AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

There are a range of food and drink offerings available within the festival. You may bring in EMPTY reusable water-bottles to the festival. There are a number of FREE water refill stations located across the festival site. Over 30 food vendors and bars have a wide range of non-alcoholic beverage options available for sale also.

Camelpaks are allowed, but will require frequent searches by security and must be empty when passing through security checks.

FOOD

Food is also not permitted into the festival however there are some exceptions for Campers staying at Onsite Camping.

R&V Onsite Campers may bring into the campgrounds (when they checkin):

  • A reasonable quantity of snacks / food that doesn’t require cooking  
  • Unopened non-alcoholic canned drinks (limited to six per person)
  • Due to our licensing, full containers won't be allowed through security so please ensure your drink bottles are empty.

Can I visit friends in other campgrounds?

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You will still be able to visit friends once the festival is operating, however, during load in day December 28, access to the campgrounds will be limited to your camping wristbands.

This is to ensure efficient load in and helps improve the overall camping experience.

General campers can not visit Premium Camp, Tepee, Glamping, or Prem-Tent Village, which are exclusive to holders of Premium Camp wristbands. Premium Campers are allowed to visit all other General Camp zones.

How can we ensure that we can camp with our friends?

If you are all in the same campground, the best way to ensure you camp with your friends is to arrive together. Camping spots are allocated by staff to ensure there's enough space for everyone.  Meet up with your group before heading over to Camping so that you can get neighbouring spots.

Can I change campgrounds?

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To change campsites you would need to find a ticket on the official Resale for the campground you want, and then sell your original ticket. Therefore, it is important that you buy early to get into your favourite campground.

The campground capacities ensure we have enough infrastructure in place at each campground to provide the ultimate camping experience.

If you have friends staying in another campground, you will be able to visit them if you have a valid camping wristband. You won't be able to access Premium Camp unless you have a Premium Camp wristband.

What type of bedding can I bring?

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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. Bring your sleeping bag / duvet and pillow to make your camp bed nice and cozy!

What size tent can I bring?

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For onsite camping at R&V tents need to be a normal 4-person tent or smaller (3m x 3m). No oversized tents. Tent size is limited by the width of the space between the vines which is 3m.

Do I need to bring my own tent?

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All campers are required to bring their own tents (and take them away). Unless of course, you have purchased one of our Packages which are pre-setup for you (Tepee, Glamping, Prem-Tent, Hubs and Meadow Camp).

Is there power at the campsites?

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No, the camping sites are not powered.  Premium Camp and onsite accommodation packages offer phone charging stations.  We recommend bringing a fully charged power bank to R&V to keep your phone going!

I'm camping onsite. How can I get into town?

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If you are camping onsite, there will be FREE Shuttles for Campers each morning from 9am - 1:30pm* to take you into Gisborne and back to the festival.  The bus stops in the city centre, by the main town beach, and at a major supermarket.  Get back on the bus at the same 3 stops. Make sure you get on the bus before 1:30pm otherwise you will be required to purchase a normal festival bus pass to get back to the festival.

*Times subject to change.

Can I bring a campervan to R&V?

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Sorry, no campervans allowed at R&V.  We cannot accommodate them in the campgrounds or the carparks.

We suggest contacting the Gisborne i-Site for campervan options around Gisborne.  

Can I go back to my camp during the festival?

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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.

Please note that due to the conditions of our alcohol license there will be a one-way door policy at midnight on the 29th and 30th, and then at 2:30am on the 31st.  Once you leave the festival site after these hours you won’t be allowed back in.

What's Woodlands Camping?

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Woodlands Camping is located at a neighbouring property next to R&V. They offer multi-day camping packages as well as single night camping. This campground is R18 and non-BYO. Campervans are not allowed at Woodlands this year. Facilities include: Camp shop, toilets and hot showers, girls powder room for hairdryers etc, and availability to charge your phones, devices etc.

VISIT WOODLANDS

What does the Gold Pass get me?

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New to R&V2020 is the GOLD PASS in Treble and Sundown Camp. Your GOLD PASS includes express check-in, dedicated showers and flush loo facilities, chill out space and access to a powder room within Sundown and Treble Camp only.

packages

Rhythm and Vines operates accommodation packages for Tepee, Glamping, Prem-Tent, Hubs, Hotels and Motels. Each accommodation option includes tickets within the package. This is a fun & classy way to get your festival ticket and accomodation sorted all at the same time.

HOW DO I BUY A PACKAGE?

WHAT IS TEPEE VILLAGE?

WHAT IS GLAMPING VILLAGE?

WHAT IS PREM-TENT VILLAGE?

WHAT IS HUBS VILLAGE?

HOTEL PACKAGES

MOTEL PACKAGES

POOL PARTIES

Can I change one of the names in my accommodation package?

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You sure can. Find the confirmation email you received when you bought the package. In it there is a link to Manage Package. That will take you to your booking where you can edit the names. Name changes are free until October 31st.  After that a charge applies for name changes.

If you are wanting to change ALL of the names in the package then this constitutes a Cancellation. Cancellations are subject to a $250 cancellation fee.

Who can I contact about an issue with my accomMODATION package?

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With any specific questions about Accommodation Packages please contact the Premium Services team.

CONTACT PREMIUM SERVICES

WHAT IS THE refund policy?

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Rhythm and Vines has a strict no refund policy. However, as per the Accommodation Package Terms & Conditions it is possible to cancel and get a refund should we successfully resell your package to someone else.

Here is the process:

  • Use the below form to request your cancellation.
  • Notify Premium Services that you want to cancel by emailing mara@rhythmandvines.co.nz
  • Your package will be put back on sale via the R&V website
  • There is a $250 cancellation fee
  • Your refund will be paid when/if your package sells to a new customer.

REQUEST PACKAGE CANCELLATION

I‍N THE EVENT OF POSTPONEMENT

Should Rhythm and Vines be postponed to a new date, packages will be valid for the rescheduled event.

Should package holders no longer be able to make the new dates, customers will be given the option for a full refund.

Should the Hotel/Motels rooms not be available for the new dates, Rhythm and Vines will endeavour to find suitable replacement options for package holders. If unable to find suitable replacements, package holders will be given full refund.

IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION

In the unfortunate event of a cancellation of Rhythm and Vines, package holders will be given the option to rollover their package for the next festival.

Should they wish, package holders will be given the option for full refunds.

How do I get from my Hotel or Motel to R&V?

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All of our package motels are walking distance to an R&V bus stop.

Festival Buses from town to R&V run from 1:30pm - 8:30pm.

Festival Buses from R&V back to town run 11:00pm - 1:30am (29th, 30th Dec) and 11:00pm - 6:00am (New Years Eve).

Bus Passes go onsale in November.

BUY BUS PASS

How do I upgrade to a package?

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Each package includes tickets to Rhythm and Vines built into the cost.

If you already have your Festival Pass, and wish to upgrade to a package (which includes tickets), we can refund your initial tickets purchased once you purchase the package.

When buying the package, you will be prompted to enter in the Order Number and details for the original ticket(s) for package members.

Our Premium Services team will then request the refund of the initial ticket.  You will be issued with a new package ticket.

VIEW PACKAGES

What Packages are available?

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ONSITE PACKAGES

TEPEE VILLAGE (PREMIUM CAMPING)

Tepee Village is located within the Premium Camp zone and offers access to the Premium camping facilities. Tepees are pre-setup, and sold in 2 Person and 6 Person packages (inc Tickets). Read more about Tepee Village under Packages below. Tepees come with single mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bag or duvet.

GLAMPING PACKAGE (PREMIUM CAMPING)

Glamping Village is located within the Premium Camp zone and offers access to the Premium camping facilities. Glamping tents are large pre-setup Bell Tents, sold as 2 Person and 4 Person packages (inc Tickets). One great thing about Glamping is that you can choose your bed sizes - single or double bed(s).  Glamping comes with bedding - sheets, duvets, pillows.

PREM-TENT VILLAGE (PREMIUM CAMPING)

Prem-Tent Village is located within the Premium Camp zone and offers access to the Premium camping facilities. Prem-Tents are pre-setup canvas tents sold as a 2 Person package (inc Tickets). Prem-Tents come with single stretchers. Bring your own sleeping bag or duvet.

HUBS (GENERAL CAMPING)

Hub Village is located within Bass Camp zone which is a general camping area. Hubs do not have access to Premium Camp facilities or Vintage Club VIP included within the ticket. Hubs are pre-setup sold as packages which come in 2 Person Deluxe or Essentials. Deluxe includes bedding - sheet, duvet, pillows. Essential just comes with the mattress. Hubs all have double mattresses.

OFFSITE PACKAGES

HOTEL PACKAGES

The Emerald Hotel Package is the top of the line R&V experience. Packages include Vintage Club Premium Passes, three nights accommodation at the 4 star Emerald Hotel, buffet breakfast, exclusive bus and pool party access.

MOTEL PACKAGES

A range of packages are on offer, with accommodation at quality Gisborne motels and motor inns. Packages include Vintage Club Premium Passes, four or five nights accommodation (depending on the motel) and festival bus pass. Some motels have age limits and may require a bond. Please read descriptions carefully.

How do I apply to rent a house?

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You can apply for a rental house via Rhythm Houses below:

APPLY HERE

You will need to create an account and then apply for the house you are interested in.

  • References are required.
  • Applications are approved by the homeowners.
  • These are not party houses, they are people's family homes.
  • A bond will be held and a high standard of behaviour is required.

I live in Gisborne and want to rent my house out for R&V?

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To list your house for rental with our service please visit our Rhythm Houses website.


APPLY HERE

getting here

Rhythm and Vines is located in Gisborne, on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island (Waiohika Estate, 75 Waimata Valley Rd).

Once in Gisborne, you have the ability to park at the festival site, or you can catch one of our Festival Buses.

Taxis will also be operating in Gisborne.

If you are staying onsite camping, catch a free Go Tairāwhiti bus each morning from 9:30am to take you into the Gisborne township and back.

BUS PASSES

BUS TICKETS

WHERE ARE THE FESTIVAL BUS PICK UPS?

WHERE ARE THE FESTIVAL BUS DROP OFFS?

WHAT TIMES WILL THE BUSES BE OPERATING?

DO YOU HAVE CAR PARKING AVAILABLE?

HOW DO I GET TO R&V FROM MY HOTEL OR MOTEL?

I'M STAYING ONSITE - HOW DO I GET INTO TOWN?

I'M CATCHING A BUS INTO THE FESTIVAL - WHERE CAN I LEAVE MY CAR?

WHERE ARE THE FESTIVAL BUS PICK UPS?

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There will be six pick up points taking passengers to the festival:

  • Gisborne City (Fitzherbert Street)
  • Gisborne City (i-Site) 
  • Wainui (Okitu Store)
  • Kaiti School
  • Gisborne Girls High School
  • Lytton West Shops

Please note, buses will not pick up passengers outside of the pick up locations listed above.

WHERE ARE THE FESTIVAL BUS DROP OFFS?

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There are four separate unloading locations for patrons leaving R&V

  • Wainui (Okitu Store) 
  • City (Fitzherbert Street)
  • City (iSite) 
  • Showgrounds

Buses will drop patrons upon request along the designated bus route, providing it is safe to do so.

WHAT TIMES WILL THE BUSES BE OPERATING?

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Go Tairāwhiti buses (exclusive to R&V Onsite Campers) will be running from 9:30am - 1:00pm on Dec 29, 30 and 31.

Day Festival Buses to site from town will be running from 1:30pm - 9:30pm on Dec 29, 30 and 31.


Night Festival Buses to town from site will be running 10:30pm - 2:00am (29th, 30th) and 10:30pm - 6:00am (31st).

Do You Have Carparking Available Onsite?

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Yes, there is free parking onsite. Please be patient however, as there can be queues. And also be aware that Police will be conducting regular breath testing.

How can I get into town from R&V Onsite Camping?

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This year, thanks to Trust Tairawhiti, there will be a free morning bus service for anyone with a camping wristband. The service is provided to encourage campers to visit Gisborne, it’s beaches and shops, while also helping reduce traffic congestion.

Go Tairāwhiti Bus Service Times 

(exclusive for R&V Onsite Campers)

  • Dec 29 - 9am-1:00pm
  • Dec 30 - 9am-1:00pm
  • Dec 31 - 9am-1:00pm
  • Jan 1 - 9am-1:00pm

Drop Off and Pick Up Locations

  • R&V Festival Site
  • Gisborne i-Site

Where can I park my car in Gisborne?

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For those busing to R&V and looking for somewhere to leave their car, Gisborne has several public car parks.

GISBORNE PARKING

Is there car parking on site?

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Yes, there is free parking onsite. However if possible, please avoid peak hours of around 5pm-7pm during the festival, and expect delays when leaving as Police will be operating breath testing stations to ensure people are driving safely.

What time do the buses run?

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Day Festival Buses (Gisborne to R&V) will be running from 1:30pm - 8:30pm.

Night Festival Buses (R&V to Gisborne) will be running 11:00pm - 1:30am (29th, 30th) and 11:00pm - 6:00am (31st).

Where are the festival bus stops?

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PICKUP POINTS (Gisborne to R&V)

  • Gisborne City (Fitzherbert Street) - to R&V
  • Gisborne City (i-Site) – to R&V
  • Wainui (Okitu Store) - to R&V
  • Kaiti School - to R&V
  • Gisborne Girls High School - to R&V
  • Lytton West Shops - to R&V
  • Please note, buses will not pick up passengers outside of the pick up locations listed below.

DROP OFF POINTS (R&V to Gisborne after the festival)

There are three stops for patrons coming back into Gisborne after R&V:

  • Wainui (Okitu Store)
  • City (Fitzherbert Street)
  • City (iSite)

Buses will drop patrons upon request along the designated bus route, providing it is safe to do so.

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

WHAT IS AWOP?

HOW DOES IT WORK?

WHERE CAN I TOP UP?

WHAT IF I HAVE MONEY LEFT ON MY AWOP?

What is AWOP?

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AWOP (Another Way of Payment) is a festival bank system Rhythm and Vines uses to keep the event cashless. This helps minimise queues at the bars and improves access control. An RFID chip inside your wristband holds your money.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You can top up your wristband with cash or via Eftpos, Visa or MasterCard at the onsite Top-Up booths (Festival Banks). The wristband will be given to you when you 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.The first time you top up your electronic wristband there will be a once off service fee of $5. The maximum top up at any one time is $300. Any on site purchases will be made by scanning your AWOP chip and will deduct funds from your account.

WHERE CAN I TOP UP?

At various locations across the festival site. The exact locations will be released closer to the festival, but don't worry about queues as there will be plenty of AWOP stations all over the site.

WHAT IF I HAVE MONEY LEFT ON MY AWOP?

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Refund booths will be operating at the R&V Onsite camping on January 1st. Refunds are also available from the AWOP site until January 31st. Head to the AWOP website to organize your refund. Check the details on the back of the RFID chip on the wristband, as you will need to provide the Chip Number to get your refund.

What if I have money left on my AWOP?

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Refund booths will be operating at the R&V Onsite camping on January 1st. Refunds are also available from the AWOP website until January 31st. You will need to provide the Chip Number, on the back of the RFID chip on your wristband, to get your refund. Don't forget about it! If you miss the refund deadline, sorry there is nothing we can do.

AWOP REFUNDS

Can I pay for stuff with cash or eftpos?

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You use Cash, EFTPOS or a credit card to load money onto your R&V wristband. But after that everything is paid for with AWOP.  

Festival stores, bars and eateries only accept AWOP.