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Win tickets to Rhythm and Vines or Rhythm and Alps with Europcar!

Here at Europcar, we love hitting the open road and exploring the best bits of our beautiful country. And summer is a better time than any to do just that, not least because of the numerous fun festivals going on up and down this beautiful land. One of our favourites is the legendary Rhythm and Vines festival, held in the beautiful surrounds of the Waiohika Estate in Gisborne. But if you’re further south, never fear – Rhythm and Alps, the Vines’ South Island counterpart, is held in the spectacular Cardrona Valley, just south of Wanaka.

Fancy a set of tickets to see your favourite bands play at New Zealand’s biggest and best festivals? To celebrate the arrival of summer, we’ve got a pair of passes to give away for Rhythm and Vines and Rhythm and Alps. Simply enter our competition below and get ready to bring in the New Year with a bang!

Make the most of summer with Europcar New Zealand

R&V 2012 Highlights by Paul Hoelen Photography_27A7616-3

What are you waiting for? The sun is shining, the beers are chilling and the bands are setting up – time to grab a cheap New Zealand car rental and get on the road for a summer to remember…

Rhythm and Vines has been attracting huge international headliners and the best local talent for over a decade, and 2014 will be no different. Join acts and DJs including Bastille, Chase and Status and Zane Lowe for the ultimate New Year festival experience.

Not to be outdone, South Islanders can enjoy their very own New Year festival at Rhythm and Alps. Nestled between the Pisa Plateau and the renowned Cardrona Ski resort, the headliners from Rhythm and Vines are happily making the trip to the stunning south, where they’ll be joined by Kiwi favourites, Shapeshifter.

Photo by Daniel Chew | DC Photos Live ©

Ready to bag yourself a set of tickets? We’re giving away one 3-day double general admission ticket for Rhythm and Vines and one 3-day double general admission ticket for Rhythm and Alps – meaning you and a mate have the chance of spending New Year at the festival of your choice – on us!



To enter, simply leave a comment at the end of this blog post telling us which of our two festivals you want to attend, which act you want to see most, and why.

The competition closes on Sunday 7th December – so you’d better move fast if you want to bag yourself a summer like no other!

New Zealand’s best festivals

R&V 29th December 2013 by Paul Hoelen Photography_20A4642

No matter what time of year it is, there’s always something exciting going on somewhere in New Zealand. And although we may not get quite as much sunshine as our neighbours across the ditch, here in New Zealand we’re lucky enough to have a compact and spectacular country that lends itself perfectly to exploring in our own set of wheels – meaning we can fill our diaries with an array of weird and wonderful festivals all year round.

So if you don’t make it to Rhythm and Vines or Rhythm and Alps this year, don’t worry – there’s always next summer. And until then there’s plenty to keep you entertained…

  • January – Buskers Festival, Christchurch

Street and stage performers from all over the world descend on Christchurch to show off their skills.

  • January – Wings over Wairarapa, Wairarapa

A 4-day air exhibition showcasing the best bits of modern aviation.

  • February – Napier Art Deco Weekend, Napier

Go back in time to the 1930s as you swagger through Napier in true Great Gatsby style.

  • February – Golden Shears, Masterton

The world’s premier shearers and woolhandlers will be anything but sheepish as they battle it out for the coveted Golden Shears crown.

  • February – Marlborough Wine & Food Festival, Marlborough region

Sample your fill of world-renowned wines and local produce at New Zealand’s longest running wine festival.

  • February/March – New Zealand International Arts Festival, Wellington

Over three weeks of dance, theatre, music, film and visual arts take over the nation’s capital.

  • March – Pasifika Festival, Auckland

Over 1000 performers showcase Pacific Island culture with traditional performances, food and crafts on offer.

  • March – Wild Foods Festival, Hokitika

Be adventurous and sample some wild and wonderful foods from bugs to worms and even scorpions.

  • March – Te Matatini, Christchurch

Be mesmerised by New Zealand and Australia’s best kappa haka teams and immerse yourself in Māori culture.

  • March – Homegrown, Wellington

See the best of New Zealand’s Homegrown talent in the scenic surrounds of Wellington’s Waterfront.

  • May – Bluff Oyster Festival, Bluff

Get your hands on some of the South Island’s best seafood, washed down with plenty of fine wine and entertainment.

  • June – Queenstown Winter Festival – Queenstown

Head to New Zealand’s very own winter wonderland for ten days of parties, performances and fireworks to kick off the snow season.

  • June/July – Matariki Festival, Auckland

Celebrate the Māori New Year with a month-long festival of food, culture and entertainment.

  • July – Chocolate Carnival, Dunedin

Sweet-toothed travellers will love this chocolate themed festival, sponsored by Cadbury.

  • August – Wellington on a Plate, Wellington

Go on a gastronomic journey of New Zealand with Wellington’s huge celebration of all things food and drink.

  • September – Scallop Festival, Whitianga

There’s cooking demonstrations and fine local food aplenty in this seafood lovers’ paradise.

  • October – Taranaki Wave Classic, Taranaki

One of the biggest windsurfing events in the Southern Hemisphere, don your wetsuit or simply watch the action unfold.

  • November – Canterbury A&P Show, Canterbury

Canterbury’s biggest farm show provides plenty of family fun with entertainment, animal shows, exhibits and competitions.

  • December – Rhythm and Alps, Wanaka

Running at the same time as the legendary Rhythm and Vines, this is the only two-day music festival in the South Island.

  • December – Rhythm and Vines, Gisborne

The original and best New Year’s festival, attracting big international names as well as top local talent.

R&V 31st December 2013 by Paul Hoelen Photography_20A9903









Fancy a pair of tickets to Rhythm and Vines or Rhythm and Alps? Leave a comment below telling us which festival you want to attend, which act you’re looking forward to seeing most, and why, and you’ll be in with a chance of bagging a double general admission ticket for you and a friend!



Competition terms and conditions

The promotion is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand excluding employees and their immediate families of employees of Europcar, their agencies or anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.
Entrants must be 18 years old or over.
The promotion begins at 9.00am NZDT on Friday 28th November and closes at 11.59pm NZDT on Sunday 7th December.
To enter, you must leave a comment on this blog post stating preference of festival (Rhythm and Vines or Rhythm and Alps), which act you would like to see and why.
In the event of duplicate entries, only the first submitted entry will be considered in the promotion.
The prize winner will be chosen by random selection.
The prize winners will be notified within seven (7) days of selection.
If the promoter is unable to contact a prize winner within 3 days, the prize will be forfeited. A new prize winner will then be selected by random selection from the remaining entries.
The prize of 1x 3-day double General Admission pass to Rhythm and Vines or 1 x 2-day double General Admission pass to Rhythm and Alps will only be valid for the 2014 Rhythm and Vines or Rhythm and Alps events.
The promoter accepts no responsibility for the quality of products and services received by the prize winner in their entry.
No purchase necessary.
By entering this promotion all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions.
Losing entrants will not be notified. Europcar may select entries to appear in promotional material on the Europcar website (www.europcar.co.nz), on Europcar blog (blog.europcar.co.nz) and/or on Europcar’s social channels.
Entries will not be considered as part of this promotion if, at the sole discretion of Europcar, they contain language that is in any way threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory,invasive of another’s privacy, in breach of confidence, embarrassing to any person or likely to deceive any person, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or otherwise contrary to any law.
The Promoter reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any time without notice.
In all cases the promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The prize winners may be required to take part in related publicity or other marketing related activity, and such participation is a condition of accepting a prize.
Europcar accepts no liability or responsibility for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.
This promotion and these terms and conditions of entry are governed by New Zealand Law and the courts of New Zealand shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with this promotion.
Rhythm and Vines and Rhythm and Alps images courtesy of Rhythm Group.



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