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.

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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.