The Phoenix Foundation (Wgtn)
Originally we had Sam Scott singing some songs solo as our headline act. As time passed we flirted with the idea of the whole band. The result of the flirting is our first major headline act, The Phoenix Foundation. Flirting is ok sometimes if it brings in The Phoenix Foundation, who have only played here once at Rhythm & Vines many years ago, before craft beer was a thing. Now, craft beer and The Phoenix Foundation coming to our festival are both a ‘thing’.
New Zealand sludge metal four-piece Beastwars abide by one steadfast maxim: Obey the Riff. Described as "a mongrel mix of Kyuss, Neurosis, and the mighty Godflesh..." (NZ Herald) and playing "heavy tunes for heavy times" (ALARM), the Wellington-based sonic soothsayers utilize the chaos that engulfs our world as ammunition for their defiant howls into the abyss.
Temple Of The Grunge (Napier)
Temple Of The Grunge. New Zealand's premiere grunge tribute deliver a maximum impact show, featuring all of the greatest 90's alternative rock mega hits. From the visceral punk energy of Cobain, thru the classic riffs of Soundgarden to the shimmer of the Smashing Pumpkins...
Spaghetti Toast (Gisborne)
Liam and Ben kick off the days music with a powerful and tight performance for a 2 piece, original songs from locals.
More local acts may follow…