By Rosie Leishman On Thursday evening, an indie rock trifecta took Christchurch’s Town Hall for the first show of their nationwide tour.  A mix of attendees waited for their favourite of the line-up, from eclectic Vera Ellen listeners, soul-searching Reb Fountain fans to long-time Voom patrons.  Starting with a lush piano intro, Vera-Ellen created ethereal […]

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 […]

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 […]

We caught up with the founder of SOLE music Sacha Vee to chat about what the series is about, what you can expect at each seminar and navigating the music industry.

Nostalgia Festival is coming up on 10 February 2018 at Ferrymead Heritage Park, and we are proud to bring you the RDU stage at the festival! Get your tickets here: https://www.nostalgiafestival.co.nz/tickets/ LAURA LEE LOVELY Calling the UK home for the last three years, the Christchurch native has returned to New Zealand to embark on her […]

SACHA VEE performing Monday for our first live to air in the new studio on Up Again with James Dann! See her and Stef T perform this Friday 24 March at Blue Smoke. Tickets here: https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/5085

WE ARE UP FOR AN AWARD!!!!!!! Anatomy of a Song is up for Best Music Feature at the New Zealand Radio Awards. You can stream the awards LIVE from 4:50pm right here:http://radioawards.co.nz/page/live-broadcast R-D-U! R-D-U! hoo hoo hoo hoo.  

Sad to say it’s coming towards the end of the year. The last 7 Walls of 2015. BUT we’re stoked to announce HABSTRAKT is back. After smashing it last year with BAR9 the Never Say Die icon is back in the Dux once again. DETAILS: The Wall ft Habstrakt Thursday 5 November DUX LIVE – […]

RDU Live Sessions Episode 7 – Aldous Harding by Rdu 98.5fm on Mixcloud RDU Live Sessions is a radio series that showcases the talents of the Christchurch music scene across a diverse range of genres and artists, hand picked by our Programme Director, Gabriel Calcott. Each episode is made up of two elements. A live […]

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