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Kimbra to play one-off show near Wanaka in January

Kimbra to play one-off show near Wanaka in January

17 December 2018. For immediate release

New Zealand-born, international art pop superstar Kimbra is to play a one-off show near Wanaka on January 5, 2019.

The Grammy award-winning songstress is the latest major act to play in the Southern Lakes, brought to the region by Rhythm & Alps. Kimbra’s one-off NZ show takes place at the Lake Hawea Hotel, with support from Reuben Stone.

Originally hailing from Hamilton, the critically-acclaimed solo artist released her first single “Settle Down” in 2010 and since then has made major waves throughout the music industry with her eclectic music style spanning across pop, jazz, R&B and indie rock genres.

Following her Grammy award-winning success from featuring in “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye in 2012, Kimbra has continued to build her reputation internationally and released her third studio album Primal Heart in April 2018.

With a major international tour commencing in January 2019 starting in Brazil and moving through Europe over the proceeding months, the one-off Wanaka show on January 5 will be Kimbra’s first live show in Central Otago.

“We’re so excited to be bringing Kimbra to the Southern Lakes for the first time,” Rhythm & Alps festival director Alex Turnbull says. “An act of Kimbra’s calibre is guaranteed to be a hit with so many visitors to this region over the New Year period, so we’re expecting a sell-out. It’s going to be one incredible performance.”

Rhythm & Alps has brought other major international artists to the region for one-off shows, like iconic diva Grace Jones in Queenstown in 2017 and renowned British DJ Carl Cox, who also played in Queenstown, in November this year. R&A is also bringing Australian dance group Rüfüs with local favourites Arma del Amor to the Hawea Hotel on December 28.

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite:


Kimbra images can be downloaded here.

For more information, please contact:
Rhythm & Alps festival director Alex Turnbull – +64 21 564 099

About Rhythm & Alps
Rhythm & Alps is the South Island’s biggest annual New Year’s party and international music festival. Up to 10,000 people – including 5,500 campers and 4,500 non-camping ticket holders – are expected to converge in Wanaka’s spectacular Cardrona Valley for the 2018 event, which runs from December 29-31.

The 2018 line up features some of the hottest acts from around the globe, including highly anticipated headliners MATT CORBY and CAT EMPIRE, plus US rapper and reality TV star ACTION BRONSON, US rapper VINCE STAPLES, acclaimed electronic duo BICEP and English DJ WILKINSON. New Zealand’s best musical talent will also escalate the 2018 event – essential summer superstars THE BLACK SEEDS are performing as part of their 20-year anniversary tour, homegrown electronic innovator BAYNK returns to Rhythm & Alps once again, Christchurch musical geniuses THE BUTLERS are set to perform and veteran singer-songwriter JULIA DEANS is bringing her band to Wanaka hot on the heels of her successful We Light Fire tour.




Celia Crosbie
Written by Celia Crosbie
Celia is an award-winning former journalist who has worked for newspapers and radio stations in New Zealand and magazines in the United Kingdom. She has worked in public relations in both NZ and London. Celia also specialises in digital media strategy and website copywriting for SEO.