Carl Cox Headlining Rhythm & Alps’ International Bill

British house and techno pioneer Carl Cox will headline the Dec. 30-31 Rhythm & Alps festival in New Zealand. 

It traditionally draws 10,000, with 80 percent using the camping facilities. The first artist lineup for the festival’s fifth year draws from international sources. New Zealand EDM acts including Weird Together, Electric Wire Hustle, Ahoribuzz, Reality Chant & Deadly Hunta, Arma Del Amor and Summer Thieves are joined by Chali 2na & The House Of Vibe and Machinedrum from the U.S. and Stickybuds from Canada.

Australian acts are MC Remi, Sticky Fingers and Opiuo Band. Also from the UK are Ed Rush & Optical and Dub Phizix & Strategy.

DJ Marky hails from Brazil, Stickybuds from Canada and Kaiser Souzai from Germany.

Promoter Alex Turnbill said, “We’ve got an unprecedented first announcement of a talent-packed roster of artists over two days and we expect the lineup to appeal to a wide range of music lovers of all ages. With more live music than ever before, and set in the stunning, iconic location in the Cardrona Valley, R&A 2015 will be the place to be for New Year’s Eve celebrations.”