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29 – 31 December 2020 

Cardrona Valley – 40 minutes’ drive from Queenstown

Celebrating 10 years in 2020, Rhythm & Alpes is going massive! 

Massive line ups, massive scenery and massive fun! Party your way through three days of New Zealand’s biggest names in rock, reggae and electronic music. Stay onsite in tents, campervans, or the latest in luxury, glamping tents. This is definitely the coolest way to ring in the new year!

Quick Facts 

Three Nights – Four Stages 
50 performing acts
100% Aotearoa line Up 
10,000 festival goers 
Sustainability focused

The stunning location provides an ultimate backdrop to the 4-stage festival – located in the Gibbston Valley and only 15 mins from Wanaka and 40 minutes from Queenstown, there are experience options to suit your festival mood. 

R&A Experience 

Not just a music festival but an experience – whether you are a start-to-finish festival goer or like the flexibility of coming and going on a daily basis, or like to take in the atmosphere from the comfort of the VIP area – this festival has it all. From bars & vendor village – to stages and music production that’s offers a complete visual and sonic experience, the 2020 line up is not the only reason you should be travelling to the Cardrona Valley for New Years this year. 


R&A is a fully licenced festival, you’ll find three bars serving ice cold beers, wine and cocktails and over 15 diverse nourishment vendors. There are toilets a plenty, phone charging facilities and secure parking available onsite.


Pitch a tent or bring your camper van – you’ll have access to hot showers, plenty of toilets and a full vendor village and an exclusive camper store.


If you’d prefer to stay in the comfort of your accommodation or if you are local, there are daily buses (cost applies) to and from Wanaka and Queenstown and also plenty of secure parking.

VIP Experience 

For something a little more elevated, escape the crowds to the exclusive VIP area – comfort, relaxation and additional service and facilities will see you toasting the New Years in style. 

Tickets are strictly limited. 


The organisers are working towards a zero waste festival and are dead set on protecting the local environment whilst providing a safe and entertaining festival. All suppliers and festival goers are encouraged to reduce waste so come prepared and do your bit. 

Whether you are local or visiting the area, closing out 2020 with the ultimate Southern music festival experience, in front of Aotearoa music legends and in an environment that inspires, has got to be at the top of the list.