Rhythm & Alps Drops First Lineup for the 2022 Festival

August 10th 2022
Rhythm & Alps have today announced 40 incredible and diverse acts for the 2022 festival lineup, which sees the return of international artists to the Cardrona site for the first time since 2020.

The festival welcomes the electronic duo Cosmos Midnight, the smooth and soulful Dope Lemon and Melbourne-via-Botswana-via-Zambia poet and rapper Sampa The Great from Australia. 

One of the most iconic figures in global dance music culture Andy C, four-time award-winning DJ & Producer from Manchester, Bou, the exciting, unique and diverse Drum & Bass DJ Harriet Jaxxon and superstar radio host, promoter and DJ, Moxie are just some of the talent coming out of the UK this year. 

Dynamic acts from Brazil, Sweden and Germany are scheduled to perform alongside homegrown talents such as iconic Drum & Bass group Concord Dawn, up-and-coming indie surf-rockers Flaxxies, heavy blues-funk-rock luminaries Kora, breakout gen z Soundcloud rapper Lil Bubblegum and the award-winning force in Aotearoa's Drum & Bass scene Paige Julia.

The Rhythm & Alps 2022 Festival Line-up In Alphabetical Order
Alice Agnes, Andy C, Aunty El, Becca B, Bou, Chase And Status DJ Set, Concord Dawn, Cosmos Midnight, De-Tu, Deadbeat, DJ Marky, Dope Lemon, Flaxxies, Friction, Halfqueen B2B Babyfacekilla, Harriet Jaxxon, K+LAB, Kings Of The Rollers + Inja, Kink, Kora, Kornel Kovac, Kravis, Lil Bubblegum, MC Jewels, Memphis LK, Molly Payton, Motez, Moxie, Mr Meaty Boy, Ninja Las Vegas, Paige Julia, Patella, Pino, Pitch Black, Sally C, Sampa The Great, Sinjin, Sofia Kourtesis, Wattson, Workforce

A second lineup announcement is expected in late August.

Festival organiser Alex Turnbull says "We are thrilled to welcome the festival back for 2022, this year we have focused on a very diverse lineup. We've also been building a brand-new stage for our acts to perform on that's probably the most dynamic stage in the country. I can't wait for people to experience it"  

The mighty Wanaka NYE festival Rhythm & Alps is immeasurably proud of its 12-year-long reign as the ultimate Te Wai o Pounamu New Years' party. 

The three-day music and camping festival opens in the afternoon on December 29th, when punters will stream in over the iconic Cardrona river, from when the gates open until the last act finishes in the wee hours of January 1st 2023, Rhythm & Alps will be filled with thousands of good humans for the hottest kiwi summer indulgence in music and celebration. 

The three-day festival welcomes 10,000 partygoers and more than 6,000 campers. Just over 40 per cent of the people who attend come from outside the region, helping bring a significant increase in regional spending and a palpable buzz to Wanaka and surrounding areas.

Turnbull adds “We are over the moon that we are entering the 12th edition of Rhythm and Alps Festival. R&A is the country's favourite road trip and we welcome people from all over Aotearoa to the Southern Lakes for their ultimate NYE experience.” 

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