This stage will bring a quality mix of bands and artists busting out some fresh tunes to keep you entertained. The Lab stage is located at Odlins Plaza and is a prime place to be with an intimate space for 1,000 people, tasty treats and access to Mac's Brewery and St Johns Bar....you may not want to leave!
1st ANNOUNCE 2017
Self-professed 'beautiful musician/actor' this clever, charismatic & funny as hell singer/songwriter will grace us again with her talents and we are stoked about that! With a long list of accolades to her name, Anika Moa sings like an angel and swears like a trooper. If you haven't already, make sure you check out her video interviews she does for The Herald, she's hilarious and she's interviewed many of our favourite artists. Watch 'Running'
Skinny Hobos, a 2-piece alternative rock band from Auckland make far more noise than any 2 people should. Their performance is described as mesmerising; you'll be sucked in! Supporting US bands Radio Moscow & Kings Destroy, along with kiwi's Shihad, Villainy and Blacklistt; Skinny Hobos are certainly getting amongst it. Watch their single 'The Merchant of Tirau' and you'll understand why we had to have this fresh act on the bill.
Onehunga rap team Spycc & INF believed to be the masterminds orchestrating music that makes people 'feel good'. The duo understand things like 'emotions' and their personal encounters aided the composers to skillfully embody and evoke emotion to whomever is exposed to their music. Also from Onehunga beatmaker and producer SmokeyGotBeatz, who's been getting the attention from LA hip hop heads will be joining the stage. Listen to 'Midnight Groove'
Team Dynamite channel late 80's hip hop & according to their FB profile their music sounds like it was made for summer. It makes board shorts actually look cool and it's the kind of music that makes you wanna hug the bus driver because he opened the door for you. Lyricists Tony Tz and Lucky Lance have a mad chemistry and musically the sound is driven by Haz Beats who has the smoothest flows. Check this one out 'Very On' and see what ya think.
Mikey Mayz emerged into the music scene with a fresh, organic blend of Neo-Soul, R&B and Hip Hop. Having had a busy year releasing 3 singles, Mikey collected the 'Phil Fuemana Award' for most promising act. His writing ability,
far beyond his years not only reflects his romantic nature but expresses a positive perspective on life. Sesh will be jumping on stage with his extensive word play and beats. Listen 'Bring you own' feat. Sesh and Sid.
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.