[gallery ids="6545,6546,6547,6548,6549,6550"] Rhythm and Vines is famed as one of the biggest music events in the Southern Hemisphere, well known for being the first festival in the world to welcome the sunrise of the new year. For 2015, the festival has changed things up a bit – new cool branding, a wider selection of musical genres, and more afternoon and early evening entertainment. Their first release was this morning, announcing Australian festival folk rock band Angus and Julia Stone as one of the headliners. The duo will be supplying a chilled Coachella vibe at sunset on New Year’s Eve, further playing into the languid, laid-back atmosphere of Gisborne in the height of summer. Australian band, Sticky Fingers has developed a cult following in New Zealand with their summer time ska reggae vibes, whilst Cut Snake have a deep house sound loved by music enthusiasts worldwide. Legend, Dave Dobbyn returns after his triumphant performance in 2012. Of course the festival had to keep their essence of dance, bass and trap music; Pendulum, RL Grime, Peking Duk and Slumberjack are some of the first to be announced, as well as with leading bass culture music brand, UKF curating their own stage with stage headliners soon to be released. Kiwi artists, Scribe, Concord Dawn, Jupiter Project, P-Money and David Dallas, are also all heading back to the festival to showcase their latest projects. To celebrate the announcement of the first acts of the 2015 lineup, the festival has released tickets back on sale at the tier one price of $200 for today only, with the allocation expiring at midnight. Head here for tickets and more information.