Author: The Team

On the 20th July – Boxed Quarter will host a homecoming. A celebration of origins. Of electronica. Deejays. Rave. A return to the source. Ōtautahi Christchurch. This sleepy city has an undisputed historical reputation around the world, as a powerhouse for dance music. The history of this story about dance music has been relatively obscured. […]

Saltbox Studio’s Ōtautahi Music Access Program has been greenlit for its second season in 2024! To celebrate, we sat down with ŌMAP’s director, Simon Claridge, for an in-depth conversation about what the program does, and why it has been renewed for a second season. Okay so, in a nutshell, explain to me what ŌMAP is. […]

Spring Time is Heart-break is the thought-provoking name behind an exhibition at the Art Gallery, taking Ōtautahi by storm. With RDU taking part in the exhibition’s launch last year, Liam thought it was about time to take a look at it himself. Working in textiles, sculpture, painting, photography, moving image, and sound. The twenty-four artists […]

Ahead of Nostalgia Festival 2024, Liam sat down with local fave, T.G. Shand – who is performing at the festival – for a chat about the festival, her music, and her inspirations. Thanks so much for having a chat! So, Nostalgia Festival 2024! You must be excited? Have you got much planned for your set? […]

It’s fair to say that the Electric Avenue Music Festival is one of the bigger days on the Ōtautahi calendar, and 2024’s Electric Ave certainly isn’t any different! Since being announced, the excitement and anticipation around Electric Avenue Music Festival 2024 has only grown and grown. Every little morsel of information that gets released we […]

Rhythm & Alps Music Festival 29th – 31st December Cardrona Valley, Wānaka Rhythm & Alps 2023, proud Thursday sponsors of the RDU Burnt Breakfast with Liam Donnelly. Rhythm & Alps is back again for yet another year of good vibes and memory-making shenanigans! Known as “the South Island’s premier music festival”, Rhythm and Alps is […]

Artist Chats is a new series on RDU’s Burnt Breakfast that highlights some of the amazing artists performing at this year’s Rhythm & Alps festival at Cardrona Valley. Check out the series below and keep an eye out for regular updates as more interviews get added! Kaylee Bell The very first guest for this year’s […]

SALTBOX Studios alongside RDU 98.5FM and Tyanhaus, with the support of the Christchurch City Council, is subsidising access for Ōtautahi musicians to create and promote new work. The program subsidised and allowed access for 20 artists or bands to produce unreleased pieces of music. With a whole year of the program now done, we are […]

SALTBOX Studios alongside RDU 98.5FM and Tyanhaus, with the support of the Christchurch City Council, is subsidising access for Ōtautahi musicians to create and promote new work. The program subsidises and allows access for 20 artists or bands to produce unreleased pieces of music. With the program in full swing, we are excited to announce […]

Rhythm & Alps have announced 16 incredible and diverse acts to perform at the 2023 festival in
December, with more to be revealed in the coming weeks.


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