R&A New Year's Eve acts announced

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Posted 4 December, 2023
Rhythm   Alps By Lucas Perelini

R&A site. Photo: Lucas Perelini

Airwolf Paradise will join forces with Torren Foote for an unforgettable NYE performance at the South Island's massive music festival Rhythm & Alps.

Their collaborative set is set to be an open-air all-nighter at the Cardrona valley main stage, keeping 10,000 festival-goers dancing until the wee hours.

Aussie Airwolf Paradise is known for his high-quality creative output and production prowess, with regular support from big names like Patrick Topping, Solomun, Jamie Jones, Danny Howard, Solardo, Dennis Ferrer and MK.

He joins forces with fellow Melbourne local Torren Foot. A staple in the Australian club scene, Torren Foot has become one of the most in demand DJ’s – along with gaining a lot of international attention with releases like his latest collaboration ‘New Bottega’ with Azelia Banks or ‘More Life’ - which has amassed over 6 million streams.

The back-to-back set will follow a performance by Synthony, who will ring in New Year's Eve with its immersive experience. Synthony features eight exceptional singers, a 28-piece orchestra, and the largest fireworks display in the South Island.

Rhythm & Alps is now in its 13th consecutive year as the ultimate Te Wai o Pounamu New Year's party. The three-day extravaganza, scheduled from 29 December to 31 December, 2023, features five unique stages hosting an array of global and local talent.

"Aotearoa’s premier New Year Festival will be an unparalleled celebration of music, culture, and good vibes," its organisers say.

Kicking off the festivities on the evening of 29 December, campers will be treated to an electrifying drum and bass DJ set by the British sensation Sigma, an unforgettable party experience with Peking Duk, a pulsating drum and bass session by Azifm, and the local beats of Lucy and Wānaka's very own talents, Ortega and NO.R.F.O.

The summer party continues with a blend of global and regional party instigators, including pop sensation Benee, Fat Freddy's Drop with their exclusive NZ Summer Performance, and surf-psych collective Ocean Alley.

The dynamic DJ duo Bicep, hip-hop collective Home Brew, the Australian dance sensation Peking Duk, forward-thinking rapper Channel Tres, and award-winning country-pop artist Kaylee Bell are also set to take the stage.

Adding to the excitement are the electronic vibes of the duo Sachi, the rhythm-infused beats of No Cigar, London based, but NZ’s own DJ and Producer 33 Below, the vivacious party maestro Beccie B, and the Neurofunk drum and bass virtuoso Imanu.

Three-day festival and camping tickets available now at rhythmandalps.co.nz

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Torren Foot


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