Wilkinson, Central Cee, Dom Dolla and Peking Duk for 2023 Rhythm & Vines festival

Rhythm & Vines has unleashed its first lineup.
Rhythm & Vines has unleashed its first lineup. Photo credit: Supplied

The annual Rhythm and Vines festival has announced its first artists for its upcoming summer event.

Wilkinson, Central Cee, Dom Dolla, Gin Wigmore and Peking Duk are among the lineup of acts who will help usher in the New Year in Tairāwhiti in Gisborne.

It will be a big year for the festival as it celebrates its 21st birthday, with the event to run from December 29, 2023 to January 1, 2024.

"From Central Cee, one of the most exciting and sought-after rappers in the world right now, to iconic electronic acts like Dom Dolla and Wilkinson, to some of the best wāhine talent Aotearoa has to offer - R&V 23/24 is shaping up to be one for the books," festival co-founder Hamish Pinkham said.

"With close to 100 acts tipped to perform at Rhythm and Vines, the first release certainly gives festival fans a taste of the party to come."

Organisers have promised a series of special surprises to mark the festival's 21 years.

The first lineup release includes:

  • Central Cee
  • Dom Dolla
  • Wilkinson
  • Hedex
  • Peking Duk
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Bbyfacekilla
  • Delta
  • Heavy
  • Disrupta
  • Emily Makis and Deadline
  • Foley
  • Georgia Lines
  • Goddard
  • Park Rd
  • Beccie B
  • Coast Arcade
  • Emilie
  • Jess Rhodes
  • Jujulipps
  • Nice Girl