The Jim Beam Dub & Roots stage is always a massive party just by itself! The new layout has more room, better viewing and even better sound. With Six60 back to close out the night and headline along side Fat Freddy's Drop, it's going to be huge!
FULL LINE-UP 2018
Record breaking NZ tours, scene setting appearances at festivals like Glastonbury, sold-out performances across Europe, 4 EP's, 5 LP's (three with platinum sales) are amongst a few of the towering achievements of Shapeshifter. the future-shocked soul outfit who hail from Christchurch with their depth-charged bass, elastic electronic textures and barrelling breakbeats to bedrocks of soul, jazz and rave that ground their experimentation. What better way to be seeing out the Dub & Roots stage in 2018! Listen 'Stars'
Soul drenched vocals and jazz harmonies collide with tape delays and echo chambers, underpinned by a rhythm section; Fat Freddy's Drop are kings of the Kiwi and international music scene. Playing the 10th anniversary Jim Beam Homegrown in the band's hometown was a summer highlight and having landed back from another smashing tour of Europe and the UK, Freddy's is back at BAYS studio cooking up a new album #10FeetTall
These five fearless explorers of sound have sights fixed upon the stars, seeking out aural avenues and frequencies to boldly go where no band has gone before. One of New Zealand's most electric and sonically powerful live acts, Kora returns to Homegrown. Their unique style masterfully connects the dots between funk, rock, reggae, metal, hip hop and electronic rhythms, while their live shows were lauded as festival favourites. Watch: 'Carolina'
After a busy 2017 touring, Katchafire will be back ready to deliver to us one of the most authentic reggae shows around today. Built on a family movement, hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton) Katchafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. Their sound, classic roots reggae with an RnB and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. A crafted universal vibe, and special diversity of instrumentation and clarity of sound, always a favourite! Watch 'Irie'
Straight outta Otara, reggae band Three Houses Down has been built on a strong choral tradition and have toured and played alongside such acts as Ziggy Marley, UB40 and Shaggy. After releasing albums 'Breakout' and 'Dreadtown' 3HD toured the US, Australia, Hawaii and the South Pacific. Hit singles include 'Moon and Back', 'I Need a Woman' and Never Ever'. Check out their award winning single 'Kanikapila'
We are Tomorrow People and what a great way to kick off the party at the Dub & Roots stage! Grab your sun block, cold beverage and feel the fresh breeze from this sunshine reggae/island vibe band. Telling stories of good vibrations, celebration, love and peace, these guys will get ya in the mood for a great afternoon in the sun. Warm up and see what we are talking about with 'Take it Away'
Comprised of the legendary KORA brothers Brad on drums and Stu, fast emerging singer and guitarist Joel Shadbolt and Rory McCartney on bass L.A.B's musicianship is unquestionable. Their influences include Bill Withers, Daft Punk, Steeley Dan, Parliament, Faith No More and Toto. A unique sound of blended pop in a soulful electronic funk style while delivering a high-octane, energy packed set that brings a guaranteed party atomosphere. We are going hundy's on this one! Listen: '28 months later'
Downtown Brown on the decks and KPz on the mic, along with some guest souljars at times make up Sunshine Sound System. Smashing out shows with celebrations of hip-hop, reggae/dub, dancehall, original skook soul & funk all the way through to glitch, jungle and trap. These mad talented guys are the ONLY act to have played every single Homegrown. We love them and they will keep you on ya feet everytime they drop in.
DJ Sir Vere is a hip hop pioneer in demand. Always at the forefront of the movement, learning secrets from the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Jim Master Jay and DJ Premier. DJ Sir Vere's 'Major Flavour' albums have exploded off the shelves in excessive units, it is all or nothing with this guy! Watch 'Turn it Up (Major Flavours)'
Individual Stage Capacity
Each stage has a limited capacity and during the day access is on a
first come first serve basis.
Tickets to Jim Beam Homegrown are strictly limited and we're keeping numbers down to try and make sure everybody can see the bands they want to see but if you've got a favourite band it can't hurt if you get there a little early.
Homegrown reserves the right to change the line-up as required due to accident, illness, travel problems, force majeure,
legal dispute or any incident beyond the control of Homegrown Events Ltd.