BW 2014 Summer Festival - First Line-Up Announced!

BW Summer Festival have released their full festival line-up for what's set to be the biggest BW Summer Festival yet!

Aussie group, 'Sticky Fingers' and locale group, Homebrew, are now named among the absolutely massive line-up including Flume, Shapeshifter, David Dallas, Peking Duk and a number of other smaller DJ's.


BW Summer Festival Camping is selling very fast and the first and second tier tickets to BW Summer Festival are sold out with only tier three and four remaining. So, the earlier you buy, the more you'll save - get in quick!!

Over the past two years Harley Streten, AKA ‘Flume’ has made himself known around the world with his self-titled, self-produced album that reached the top of both the iTunes chart and Aria Albums chart. Award winning songs ‘Holdin On’ and ‘Sleepless’ have seen Flume invited to some of the biggest music festivals in the world, while his recent remix of Lorde’s ‘Tennis Court’ has propelled him onto the United States music charts.

No stranger to New Zealand, the Sydney born music producer first played at R&V in 2012 to a packed out Celler Stage. At that time Flume was still a relative up and comer on the electronic music scene but has since become one of the biggest music producers in the world and the most requested act by BW Summer Festival fans.

“There was a loud voice coming from our ‘BW’ fans to secure Flume. It is a 2014 New Zealand exclusive performance. We know it will be a show to remember and on top of the rest of the acts we have lined up for the week, Gisborne will again pumping this New Year’s holiday,” says Festival Co-Director Toby Burrows.

A total of 15,000 people are expected to roll into Gisborne on the 27th and 28th of December for the BW Summer Festival making up over half of the attendees of the 3 day festival R&V which kicks off on the 29th December. The camping is spread over 5 huge sites dotted along the golden sands of Gisborne’s iconic Midway Beach and features a range of summer time activities.

BW Summer Festival and BW Camp Group Liquor Licensing

The feedback around the changes to liquor at BW has been massive. We have taken all the feedback on board, we understand it and have discussed it with the local authorities. In light of this we are going to be able to remain limited BYO for 2014.R estrictions will apply as last year and these can be found on the BW Summer Festival website.

The main reasons for the liquor reform in NZ is to reduce alcohol related harm.

A big part of this has been the reduction of intoxication and you would all have noticed the reduced tolerance around intoxication from licensed premises right across the country. The Sound Shell and the Rhythm and Vines festival site will remain licensed premises. Those who are deemed to be too intoxicated will not be permitted to enter these sites as per the law.

BW Summer Festivals number one goal as event organisers is for everyone to have fun and be safe. We want you to drink responsibly and not ruin you or your mates festival experience by being too drunk or playing up.

We have a week full of entertainment and good times planned for you all and we can't wait for the 27th December to arrive, See you all soon!

The Edge @ Rhythm & Vines 2013