The Local Stage...kick back in the sunshine on the grass and listen to an impressive collection of emerging local artists. This stage in Frank Kitts Park is where you'll discover some real gems. It's also free to the public too and surrounded by food stalls and vendors, with a relaxed summer vibe.
FULL LINE-UP 2017
This 9-piece band embodies the musical melting pot of Louisiana. From the French Quarter of New Orleans to the streets of Wellington, Richter City Rebels are infectious! Trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and percussion join forces to bring the ultimate Mardi Gras party to any festival. Their ain't no soul like New Orleans soul and there ain't no party like a Rebels party! 'We do it like that'
Captain Imon Starr is outstandingly versatile. Rooted in traditional rhythms of Reggae, Jazz, Blues, Dub and "world music", traveling to the frontiers of slamming soundscapes, and riding the vehicle of hip hop hard lyric and improvisation. Sister Zoe Moon vocalist and songwriter for Brockaflower combine to coin the phrase Afro futuristic roots music to give the uninitiated an idea as to what to expect. Listen to 'Space belongs to us' from the woods.
Few artists come new to the game with such fearless and complete approach to music. Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern, righteous and true live musicianship. The star of the show is her golden voice -both effortless and organic; it's like having honey poured into your ears. Live on stage is where Bailey really works her voodoo. Listen 'Run with it'
Raw Collective started when producer/emcee Raw Deezy was looking for a musician to help craft and create something new. He found what he was looking for in Pauly Plum. Calling upon Jack Cromie, Blain Fitzpatrick and Ben Hunt a foundation was built combining funk, jazz and old school hip hop. Unique samples to loop with drum beats then melodies, bass, horn lines and vocals and you have the full sound of what Raw Collective has become. Watch 'Dont leave your luck'
This Wellington rock quartet has established themselves as one of the most in-demand young rock bands in the capital. Last year they released their debut EP 'Plastic Wasteland', won Battle of the Bands 2015 and did a rollercoaster tour of Europe. 2016 saw Bakers Eddy open for US rockers 'Highly Suspect' at the Powerstation. These guys kill it live! Watch 'Something Outside'
Mad Handsome an exciting hip-hop duo hailing from Wellington. MC/Producers CK and Kaivai met through mutual friends and instantly hit it off, recording demos within hours of meeting each other. Combining their song writing and performing talents, Mad Handsome take listeners on a journey filled with fun, subversive lyrics, catchy hooks and head-nodding beats. Listen 'Lying and cheating'
The Hutt Valley native blends upbeat percussion and a golden falsetto to create a remarkable pop track, and with minimalist electronic undertones to add depth to the song that fans of fine print will definitely like. Two beautiful new tracks recently unveiled 'I had a king' and 'Inside my head' Listen 'Inside my head'
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.