R&V is a 3-day international music festival held in New Zealand, famed as one of the biggest and best festivals in the Southern Hemisphere.

Running for 15 years in a row, R&V is the first festival in the world to welcome in the New Year. 

From Chance The Rapper, Netsky, Wilkinson to ZHU, Getter, Sachi and many more, Rhythm and Vines is where music and celebration come together.

This is a festival you don’t want to miss out on, and we can deliver it in style.

Gisborne, New Zealand

Starting from $40 a week, per person

Dec 28th, 2017 - Jan 1st, 2018


Package Details

All packages include R&V 3 Day Vintage Club Premium Passes. This gets you access to the Vintage Club VIP Bar, viewing platforms, priority queues and more

Choose between glamping in style, joining the teepee village or treating yourself to a luxury hotel. Each package deal provides a unique experience for all you festival goers looking to have some fun.

What's included in each package?

Secure your spot from $250 & you can pay the rest off in weekly installments:

+ Flights return from Auckland to Gisborne leaving 28th returning on the 1st

+ Pick up and drop off from Gisborne airport to onsite camping 

+ Exclusive pre festival party in Gisborne held on the 28th supported by We Mouve DJ's free with package purchase

+ 3day Vintage Club Premium Passes (VIP) to Rhythm & Vines

+ Your choice of Glamping, Teepee & Hotel options for 4 nights

+ Video & photography teams to capture all your festival moments

+ Exclusive Festmate party pack containing everything you need for R&V

Check out the accommodation options below








Glamping Package Deal

Flights + Glamping + VIP Tickets + Transfers + Pre Party

A camping experience with the added bonus of feeling like you’re in a motel! All the basic necessities to provide you with a comfortable stay while enjoying the outdoors.

- 2 - 4 person tents

- Pre-made beds, with sheets provided

- Towels

- Premium shower and toilet access

- Buy Your Glamping Package Today!

Lock in the date and book today! 







NOTE: An additional flight from Christchurch option is available for an additional $250 each.

Email team@festmate.co.nz if you're interested.






Teepee Package Deal

Flights + Teepee + VIP Tickets + Transfers + Pre Party

Rhythm and Vines Teepee Village is the best spot for being only a walk away from the festival fun! Chill out at different spots around the village to relax, hang out and listen to some good tunes.  

- 2 person or 6 person Teepee's available

- Foam mattress for each person

- Undercover chill spot with sofas, day beds and music

- Phone charging accessibility

- Solar powered lights

- Toilet and Hot shower access

Buy Your Teepee Package Today!




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NOTE: An additional flight from Christchurch option is available for an additional $250 each.

Email team@festmate.co.nz if you're interested.






MOTEL Package Deal

Flights + MOTEL + VIP Tickets + Transfers + Pre Party

Limited available, please enquire below for availability.

- 3 or 4 nights accommodation

- 1-4 person rooms

- Bus to and from R&V

- R&V wristband delivery 




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So how does it work?

You pick the package that suits the most, make a booking and all you have to do is show up to the Auckland airport with a bag packed ready to go.

A flight with Air Chatham's will take you and your mates, along with fellow festival goers down to Gisborne on a quick and easy flight. Each flight will be kitted out with booze, live DJS and festival themes to get you in the festival spirit.

On arrival you will be greeted by Festmate’s transportation crew who will drive you from Gisborne airport to your pre-booked accommodation where you can continue the party. Festival tickets will be delivered on arrival so you have everything you need to access R&Vs premium spots.

Each package is specifically tailored to getting you and your mates to and from the festival while partying in between.

Day after the festival ends our Festmate crew will meet you at your accommodation late afternoon. From here they will have you on the road heading for Gisborne airport to enjoy a relaxing flight back home to Auckland airport.


General FAQs

How do I secure my package?
Fill out the registration form and provide a $250 deposit. This will secure your package with the expectation to pay weekly instalments leading up the festival date.

What are the payment methods?
We accept direct debit and credit card payments.

What happens if I pay my deposit and can’t make it?
We will endeavour to help where we can however cannot guarantee a full refund.

How old do I have to be to attend?
This is restricted to 18 years and over only.

What forms of ID do you accept?
- Valid and current NZ photo driver’s license
- Valid and current HANZ 18+ card
- Valid and current NZ or overseas passport

Can I get in to the festival if I have lost my ID?
No ID, No entry.

Rhythm and Vines FAQ

How many people can we have in a group?
- Teepee package allows for 2-6 person max
- Glamping package allows for 2-4 person tents max
- Hotel package allows for 4 person per room, multiple rooms available

What is a Vintage Club Premium Pass?
In addition to general admission this ticket provides exclusive access to the following:
- Main Vintage Club VIP bar and viewing platform at Vines Stage
- Viewing platform at the Rhythm super top stage
- Experiential cocktail bars located across the festival
- Flushing toilets and premium showers (for campers)
- Priority check-in and express lanes at the main bars

Where can I get food and drink from?
Food courtyards, vendors and camp shops are located within the festival gates.

What are the opening hours for the food and drink stalls?
28th Dec: 2pm – 10pm
29th Dec: 7am – 12am
30th Dec: 7am – 12am
31st Dec: 7am – 12am
1st Jan: 12am – 2pm 

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