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. […]

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? […]

Hello, it’s your favourite amateur broadcaster here, Liam Donnelly. Because they sponsor my show, and I love them dearly, I went along to the 2023/24 Rhythm & Alps Music Festival (RnA for short). Located in the beautiful Cardrona Valley, Rhythm & Alps would have to be considered one of New Zealand’s premier music festivals. Started […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

It’s that time of year again. Winter has us in her firm, icy grasp and is refusing to let go. Thankfully, Go Live Festival is almost here! So, prepare to be blasted with musical performances hot enough to melt away even the most stubborn winter blues. We chatted with Christchurch City Council Events Producer Marc […]

RDU 98.5FM has been the leading music broadcaster in Ōtautahi since 1976. Championing our local and regional musicians by promoting their music, gigs, tours…and personalities. Part of our community are a number of Sound System crews who bring together an array of communities to experience many modern or classic genres of music performed through sound […]

Nostalgia Festival is back and better than ever – returning to your backyard on February the 11th 2023. The one-of-a-kind summer event, Nostalgia Festival is held at the replica early-1900s township in Ferrymead Heritage Park. The park features several restored cottages, a schoolhouse, church, and showrooms that all reflect the time period and let visitors […]

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