Top national and international talent is set to headline the Rhythm & Alps festival at the end of the year.

Leading New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams, and one of the UK’s most unique electronic music artists Dimension, have been announced to perform at Rhythm & Alps 2022.

The New Year’s Eve line-up on the Alpine Stage will feature Molly Payton, Marlon Williams, Sampa the Great, Dope Lemon, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Kora and Dimension (DJ set).

The festival Log Cabin takeovers will be presented by Otautahi (Christchurch) non-binary agency Sugar and Spice on December 30, and by house and techno label Beat and Path on New Year’s Eve.

Stage updates for this year’s festival include a makeover of the notorious Fridge stage, which relaunches as the Boombox, while the Buddha stage is taking a rest.

The electronic Wild Things stage is being rebranded as Sonarchy and, in what is a first for New Zealand, will incorporate video and laser mapping. The three-day music and camping festival opens in the afternoon of December 29, with 10,000 party›goers and 6000 campers expected.

Other artists in the 40-plus festival line-up include: Andy C, Chase and Status, Concord Dawn, Cosmo’s Midnight, Friction, Halfqueen and Paige Julia.