As one of the first countries to see in the new year, New Zealand understandably likes to celebrate in style; almost as if they are setting the standard for the rest of the world to match.
Close to the beautiful town of Wanaka on the country's South Island, in the scenic Cardrona Valley, Rhythm & Alps does its very best to make sure that bar is set high, with a three day party leading up to the final day of the year.
The lineup for the upcoming edition is properly impressive, with the likes of Vince Staples, Bicep, Wilkinson, Action Bronson and The Cat Empire topping the bill (you can see the full lineup here).
So we decided to put together a playlist of some of our favourite offerings from acts performing this year; from woozy dream pop through to soul, house, hip hop, dubstep, reggae, drum and bass, and more.
Book tickets, accommodation and extras for Rhythm & Alps 2018 here