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Covid New Zealand: 30,000 pack music festival as Sydney in lockdown


The #New #Year’s #Eve party better than yours: 30,000 revellers pack a two-day #New #Zealand music festival as #Australia increases #Covid restrictions

  • 30,000 #Kiwis will celebrate #New #Year’s #Eve at #Rhythm and #Vines music festival
  • #Footage and photos emerge of packed crowds similar to before pandemic hit
  • #Envy of #Sydneysiders who will celebrate at home due to new #Covid outbreak

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#Thousands of #New #Zealand music fans will be the envy of #Sydneysiders when the clock strikes midnight on #Thursday night.

#Up to 30,000 #Kiwis will ring in 2021 with a bang when the annual three-day #Rhythm and #Vines festival wraps up at a winery near #Gisborne on the #North #Island.

#Revellers will then be among the first in the world to welcome in the first sunrise of the year several hours later.

#Across the #Tasman, #New #Year’s #Eve celebrations will be much more subdued as another lockdown potentially looming for #Sydney.

#Rhythm and #Vines revellers in #New #Zealand have few coronavirus restrictions to worry about. #Pictured are fans with a front row view of the stage on #Wednesday

#Sydney’s world famous #New #Year’s #Eve fireworks will go ahead without the one million revellers who traditionally pack the harbourside foreshore for the spectacle.

#Sydneysiders will celebrate quietly at home with five visitors or less as a coronavirus outbreak grows to 170 cases and has spread across the border into #Victoria.

There will be different scenes in #New #Zealand, where #New #Year’s festivities are already in full swing.

#Revellers have flocked to the #Rhythm and #Vines festival, which kicked off on #Tuesday.

#Footage and photos have emerged from the first two days of artists performing on stage in front of massive crowds filling the moshpit and spilling into the nearby hills as carefree revellers danced and sang with a beverage in hand.

Sydney Harbour vantage point Blues Point Reserve (pictured) was empty and crowd-free on Wednesday. It will remain that way during New Year's Eve celebrations

#Sydney #Harbour vantage point #Blues #Point #Reserve (pictured) was empty and crowd-free on #Wednesday. #It will remain that way during #New #Year’s #Eve celebrations

There are different scene in New Zealand, where a 30,000-plus crowd has  flocked to Rhythm and Vines festival near Gisborne. Pictured are revellers gearing up for the final night on New Year's Eve

There are different scene in #New #Zealand, where a 30,000-plus crowd has  flocked to #Rhythm and #Vines festival near #Gisborne. #Pictured are revellers gearing up for the final night on #New #Year’s #Eve

#And it’s not just revellers bragging about the great time they’re having.

‘30,000 person festival in #New #Zealand last night,’ #Kiwi band #We #Are #Sachi captioned footage of their performance.

#Reggae group L.A.B posted similar scenes on night one.

‘#Uum. #So this just happened tonight in #Gisborne,’ the band posted.

#Artist #Prins described the vibe at her performance on #Wednesday night as ‘absolutely insane’.

‘#What a year. #Bye 2020, you were a fun challenge,’ she posted.

#Dave #Dobbyn, famous for the 1986 hit #Slice of #Heaven also performed on #Wednesday hours before he was named a knight companion of the #New #Zealand #Order of #Merit.

This Kiwi reveller is relieved she isn't in Sydney

One reveller posed showing a massive crowd in the background

#Rhythm and #Vines festival revellers (pictured) have become the envy of #Sydneysiders

A massive crowd rocked to We Are Sachi

We Are Sachi posted footage of its performance

30,000 #Rhythm and #Vines attendees rocked to #We #Are #Sachi’s performance on #Wednesday night

#Founded by a group of university mates, #Rhythm and #Vines has come a long way since a crowd of 1,800 attended the first festival in 2003.

The event expanded into a three-day festival five years later and has become a rite of passage for more than 350,000 #Kiwis and attracts visitors and touring artists from all around the globe.

#Tame #Impala, The #Presets and #Mark #Ronson are among the biggest acts who have headlined the festival in recent years.

#Tickets go on sale 11 months beforehand in #January with the majority of the campgrounds selling out within hours.

#Prices start from $125 for a one day festival pass.

New Zealand reggae group L.A.B performed in front of a huge crowd on Tuesday night

#New #Zealand reggae group L.A.B performed in front of a huge crowd on #Tuesday night

The Rhythm and Vines festival has become a rite of passage for more than 350,000 Kiwis since the music evemt began in 2003. Pictured are revellers getting ready to end 2020 with a bang

The #Rhythm and #Vines festival has become a rite of passage for more than 350,000 #Kiwis since the music evemt began in 2003. #Pictured are revellers getting ready to end 2020 with a bang

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