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Music in the Mountains

The 2023 Rhythm & Alps music festival, now in its 13th year, has a stellar line up for New Year celebrations in the Cardrona Valley from December 29 until December 31.

The festival is a highlight on the Australasian music calendar with more than 10,000 festival goers expected to experience three days of music at its best. Event organiser Alex Turnbull is stoked with this year’s group of artists and performers which include big names headlining the event.

“This isn’t your average line-up—it’s a special treat crafted just for the dedicated three day pass festival-goers with a night of exclusive performances, all under the vast canopy of the Rhythm & Alps sky.”

“We are pumped to have headline acts Sigma, Peking Duck, Lucy, Azifm and Ortega alongside New Zealand artists Benee and Fat Freddy’s Drop. Other internationals include New South Wales surf-psych collective Ocean, South London production wiz Ross From Friends (DJ set), London-based electronic duo BICEP (Ninja Tune), Californian house-funk sensation Channel Tres and Aotearoa drum and bass guru Paige Julia.”

“R&A is an inclusive event, with something for everybody – performers and festival goers alike,” he says. “This year promises to be another exciting and welcoming festival across the board,”

Acts will perform across five stages and the festival will ring in New Year’s Eve with Synthony, a music event featuring an orchestra and fireworks show with more artists revealed in the lead up to the event. With over 40 per cent of partygoers from outside the Southern Lakes region there are a variety of onsite camping options available along with festival multi day and day passes.

“Regular buses will operate to the festival site from both Queenstown and Wanaka for day visitors and people can pre- book transport through Yello. We offer camping and glamping options that are curated to festival goers needs. This includes luxurious teepees, pre-pitched and carpeted with ambient lighting ready for an epic, fuss-free festival weekend.”