Rhythm and Alps has dropped its official lineup announcement, with NYC rapper Action Bronson as a headliner.

Bronson is also headlining a second New Year's festival, Northern Bass, but will play "prime time" on New Year's Eve at R&A, along with acclaimed Irish electronic duo Bicep.

Other major names include the hugely influential Nightmares on Wax, funk master Dam-Funk, and another artist doubling down on NYE festivals is Jurassic 5's Nu Mark who is also playing Northern Bass.

R&A will also host DJ Wilkinson, The Black Seeds, Julia Deans, Baynk, The Butlers, Orchestra of Spheres, LTJ Bukem, DJ Yoda, The Upbeats, DJ Storm, Crooked Colours, Eva Lazarus and more.


Today's announcement adds to the already announced Matt Corby and Cat Empire, and more acts are still to be announced.

Rhythm & Alps festival director Alex Turnbull says: "We are showcasing some of the best festival acts that we have hand-picked from around the globe. It's an exciting line-up that offers something for everyone. Rhythm & Alps is the best place to be in NZ for New Year's"

R&A will also host an exclusive warm-up gig at the Lake Hawea Hotel on December 28 featuring Drax Project and more acts to be announced shortly.

Rhythm & Alps takes place in Wanaka's Cardrona Valley, December 29-31. For the rest of the lineup, tickets and info, see Rhythmandalps.co.nz.