You just know the Lipton Ice Tea Stage is going to be heaving. Starting the day with some tunes to get ya moving, progress to a solid diet of bangers then get a bit dirty and definitely heavy. The lineup is guaranteed to kill it from start to finish and this year we have changed up the stage so there's more outside room to chill if ya need some fresh air.
1st ANNOUNCE 2017
Nicknamed Terror Snake & Downie Wolf, this Drum & Bass 2 piece from Wellington are currently touring the world but will be back in time to entertain us with their 'balls to the wall' 170bpm performance. The Upbeats have worked alongside the likes of Ed Rush & Optical, Bad Company, Hive, Gridlock, Bulletproof, Trei, State of Mind and Noisia. Sample part 1 of their 5 track D'Evolution EP on Soundcloud now.
Stack & Piece began by throwing, then playing some of the biggest parties in NZ. This duo quickly gained a reputation as THE partystarters. Stack was handpicked one of the only local supports when Deadmau5 and Skrillex played Auckland's Vector Arena. They are showing no signs of slowing down, if anything they're speeding up! Tune into George FM on a Monday night or check out 'Burning Out' from their debut EP 'The Love Goes'
Wellington DJ's Artur (Beat Mob) and Marek, AKA Eastern Bloc, met and quickly bonded over their love of nightclub tunes and shared Baltic heritage (Marek is Polish and Artur is Ukrainian). They've had some rad as time in this past year having recently released their polished collection of electronic jams aptly dubbed the 'Flamingo EP' things are only looking up for this duo! Watch 'Pop Like'
We are loving Chores! Electronic duo Sam Saunders & Thom Simmons are all over George FM with their latest single 'Telling Lies' featuring Boswell. 2016 has seen the boys knuckle down, developing songwriting and laying down feature vocals over their smooth housey grooves. Click 'back & forth' on Soundcloud for a little Sunday session while you wait on the real thing - live at Homegrown!
Host on 'The Grind' NZ's #1 dance music station George FM, and winner of the reader-voted Rip It Up Magazine "Best of Kiwi - Best Club DJ" award Aroha's eclectic dance music selections have seen her play support for some big international acts. Mix that with Tali's freestyle and soulful song, and you have got one sweet thing. One of the most prolific MC's to come out of Drum & Bass in the last 10 years, Tali has stayed top of her game. Click 'Aroha's link here.
With 2 acts still to be announced on October 31st
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.