Rapper Wiz Khalifa, dubstep act Kode9 and The X Factor runner-up Benny Tipene have been added to the line-up for New Year's Eve festival Rhythm & Vines.

It will be the first New Zealand performance for Wiz Khalifa, who is likely to be a highlight of the three-day Gisborne-based festival thanks to hits like Black and Yellow.

Other acts to join the bill in today's second line-up announcement include Kill the Noise, Ayah Marar, Stanton Warriors, Wilkinson, DJ Zinc, Mightyfools, Wolf + Lamb, Kode9, Tomorrow People, Louis Baker, Weird Together, PleasePlease, Benny Tipene and The Remains.

The line-up for the Hospitality Records showcase has also been confirmed, with Camo & Krooked, High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Metrik and Dynamite MC all hitting the stage.


They join a bill that already includes Empire Of The Sun, Flux Pavilioin, Shapeshifter and a DJ set by Rudimental.

The festival runs from December 29 to 31 at Waiohika estate in Gisborne.

Tickets are on sale now through www.rhythmandvines.co.nz.

The full line-up:

Empire Of The Sun
Wiz Khalifa
Rudimental (DJ set)
Chet Faker
Flux Pavilion
Julio Bashmore
Soul Clap
Kill the Noise
Hospitality Records showcase featuring Camo & Krooked, High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Metrik & Dynamite MC
Ayah Marar
Stanton Warriors
DJ Zinc
Wolf + Lamb
Tomorrow People
Louis Baker
Weird Together
The Remains
The Phoenix Foundation
David Dallas
P Money
Concord Dawn
Tahuna Breaks
Benny Tipene

- nzherald.co.nz