The 2017 Jim Beam Rock Stage is guaranteed to please with an awesome line-up. From start to finish each band knows how to deliver real kick ass rock so if you're looking for some grunt back in Kiwi rock this is where you'll find it.
FULL LINE-UP 2017
YUS! The mighty Shihad are back to take us out on a whole other level. Go hard or go home! What a damn good way to finish the night on the Rock stage. They have been rocking out for over 20 years with a massive back catalogue of hits, and will no doubt draw a huge crowd so get there early! It's gonna be epic. Check out 'Think you're so free' from their album FVEY for a warm up to the main event.
Being 4 of the original members of Blindspott, it's worth a mention Blindspott defeated Tool this year winning The Rock FM Rock Wars (against 128 international rock bands) - kiwi's love kiwi rock! Blacklistt know how to pack out the Rock stage at Homegrown and we are stoked to have them back again! Expect them to smash it hard...who knows what will happen on stage this year?! Watch 'Home'
As one of our country’s leading rock acts, I Am Giant have an incredibly loyal ‘army’ of fans. The fans love it loose and that’s what IAG deliver! Their sound has been getting progressively heavier so expect some serious mosh action. They leave everything on stage and are guaranteed to kill it at Homegrown. Watch 'Death of You'
It's been awhile since Elemeno-P have been on the Homegrown stage, and we thought it was time to resurrect this well-known act. They never officially called it quits, the crew have just been off doing their own thing, but are keen to get back on stage for their loyal fans. Their catchy, happy, sing-a-long tunes will get the Rock stage jumping! Listen to 'Fast Times in Tahoe'
The Feelers have gone from busking on street corners to becoming pioneers of Kiwi rock. Formed in Christchurch 1993, the line-up has been revitalised with founding members James Reid and Hamish Gee now joined by Andy Lynch (Zed) and Clinton Harris (Opshop). Their remastered Supersystem album with a roll call of hits has earned themselves a place in The Great Kiwi Song Book. Check out 'Never get me Down'
This homegrown Auckland 4 piece hard rock act is having huge success in the hard to crack US market. Combining baritone guitar with didgeridoo, Like A Storm have shared the stage with the likes of Korn and Puddle of Mudd and are currently touring Europe with Myles Kennedy's band Alter Bridge. They do an awesome cover of 'Gangsters Paradise' on their latest album 'Awaken the Fire' released in 2015. Listen to 'Love the way you hate me'
Boasting members from bands that have etched their mark on the local and international hard rock and metal scene such as Blindspott, Blacklistt, 8 Foot Sativa, Cold By Winter and In Dread Response, City of Souls was set to stir some interest, and stir they have! Their unashamedly explosive debut single 'Sleep' went to Number 1 on the iTunes Rock Chart. Check it out here 'Sleep'
Words like gritty, passionate, powerful, delicate, fresh and a little left of centre have been used to describe this new 4-piece from Christchurch. Decades is for all unsuspecting Rock fans to grab hold of and run with, so get to the stage early for something different, it might just become one of your fav's of the day. Check out their new track 'If it Kills me'
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.