Swapping crunk juice for grape juice, RNB Vine Days is back and bringing classic hip-hop, R’n’B and pop stars to Australian vineyards.

Top of the bill is Nelly. It’s going to get hot out there among the grape vines, so hopefully Nelly brings some water-resistant cheek bandages – the chance of getting a sweat on is high.

Craig David’s back after his set at RNB Fridays Live last year. This year, instead of fiddling with a mixer on stage, he’ll come with a full live band. He will play 7 Days (next year’s vintage might be destroyed by an angry mob if he doesn’t) while you figure out What’s your Flavour. Riesling, pinot noir or chardonnay – there will be many varietals to sample.

Next up is All Saints. I’m laying it on the table right now – the group’s song Pure Shores is the best British pop song of the 2000s. Sorry, Atomic Kitten, your flame is far from eternal.

Capping off the line-up is Grammy-nominated singer Amerie – whose rhythm section-heavy single 1 Thing still bangs, and DJ Yo! Mafia.

Various presale tickets are available from October 30. General tickets go on sale at 10am Friday November 2.


Tour dates:
New South Wales
Sat February 2 – Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley

Sun February 3 – Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton

Sat February 9 – Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong

South Australia
Sun February 10 – Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale

Western Australia
Wed February 13 – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth