Acclaimed rapper Mac Miller is joining the line-up for Rhythm & Vines, today's second announcement of acts confirms.

Other acts set to perform at Gisborne's three-day New Year's music festival include DJ sets from electronic heavyweights Sub Focus and Nero, as well as Kiwi acts Diaz Grimm, DJ Sir-Vere, Holli Smith and PNC.

Also set to perform are Astronaut, Barely Alive, Brendon Thomas & The Vibes, Dimension, Diskord, Dodge & Fuski, Dubloadz, Eastern Bloc, Golden Features, Ha The Unclear, Kamandi, Kove, Race Banyon, Racing, Sachi, Summer Thieves, Terace, Tim Phin, Virtual Riot, Wuki, Yung Lean and Zeds Dead.

Miller, an American rapper, has just released his third album GO:OD AM to critical acclaim. He was last here as part of the 2014 Big Day Out line-up.

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R&V's second announcement comes after the long-running festival made changes in the wake of slow ticket sales for last year's event, adding comedians and craft beer gardens while embracing a wider range of artists.

Read more: Hipsters welcome at new-look Rhythm & Vines

Previously announced headliners include folk duo Angus and Julia Stone, local legend Dave Dobbyn, and Australian reggae act Sticky Fingers.

Other artists confirmed include Concord Dawn, Cut Snake, Dan Aux, David Dallas, Jupiter Project, Peking Duk, Scribe, Pendulum, P-Money, RL Grime, Slumberjack, State of Mind, Sniffers and The Black Club with Mac Mylo.

Festival founder Hamish Pinkman says the three-day event at Waiohika Estate will be "one hell of a party".

For more information, tickets and camping options, visit www.rhythmandvines.co.nz.

- nzherald.co.nz