Several top dubstep artists are coming to New Zealand for Rhythm & Vines' Auckland-based warm-up concert Soundcheck.

Featuring dubsteppers Nero, Rusko and Labrinth, and local hip-hop group Home Brew, R&V Soundcheck is being held at Vector Arena on October 5.

Organisers say the Soundcheck line-up differs to this year's Rhythm & Vines festival, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.

Artists for the three-day New Year's Eve festival in Gisborne will be announced in August.


Soundcheck's pre-sale tickets are available from Ticketmaster on July 11, with a full release issued on July 12.

Meanwhile, Rhythm & Alps - Rhythm & Vines' southern sister festival - will also be holding a Soundcheck event on October 4 at Union Hall in Dunedin, featuring Benga, Rusko and Kiwi DJ P-Money.

Pre-sale tickets are available from July 16 through, and go on a full release on July 17.

Elsewhere, Mumford & Sons have added a second Wellington show to their upcoming New Zealand tour after the first sold out.

The British folk-pop band will perform at Wellington's Town Hall on November 5, the night after their sold out show on November 4.

They also play Auckland's Vector Arena on November 2, and Christchurch's CBS Canterbury Arena on November 6.

Tickets for the band's new show are on sale now.

- Herald online