Kimbra show to follow festival

It will be Kimbra’s first live show in Central Otago when she performs in Lake Hawea on January 5...
It will be Kimbra’s first live show in Central Otago when she performs in Lake Hawea on January 5. Photo: Supplied
Festival-goers craving one last dance after the conclusion of this year’s Rhythm & Alps are in luck.

The festival’s organisers announced yesterday New Zealand songstress Kimbra would play a one-off show at the Lake Hawea Hotel on January 5.

It will be the first show in Central Otago for the Grammy award-winner, who shot to fame in 2012 when she featured in Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know, which to date has clocked more than a billion hits on Youtube.

Rhythm & Alps festival director Alex Turnbull said his team was ‘‘so excited’’ to host Kimbra in Central Otago for the first time.

"An act of Kimbra’s calibre is guaranteed to be a hit with so many visitors to this region over the New Year period, so we’re expecting a sellout. It’s going to be an incredible performance."

The event will join a host of others in the Upper Clutha around New Year. The Rhythm & Alps warm-up event showcasing English electronic duo Chase & Status kicks things off on December 28 at the Lake Hawea Hotel, before the main three-day festival in the Cardrona Valley welcomes in the new year.

The hotel will also host the Top Paddock country music festival on December 31.

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