PLAYS: DECEMBER 29
STAGE: VINES STAGE
Sydney, Australia-based RÜFÜS make atmospheric indie electronic dance-pop. Formed in 2010 when a rain-soaked vacation to Byron Bay turned into an impromptu jam session, RÜFÜS feature the talents of guitarist Tyrone Lindqvist, keyboardist Jon George, and drummer James Hunt. The trio quickly released two EPs, 2011's RÜFÜS and 2012's Blue. In 2013, they delivered their debut full-length album, Atlas, on Sony. Atlas topped the Australian charts and was quickly followed by the Desert Night EPs. As their international exposure increased, they ran into some complications with the use of their name in the American market, forcing them to change their name to Rufus Du Sol in the United States. RÜFÜS returned in 2016 with their sophomore full-length album, Bloom, featuring the singles, "You Were Right," "Like an Animal," and "Innerbloom."
RÜFÜS return to New Zealand after selling out two shows in Auckland earlier this year.