The bigger and better City Stage returns to the natural amphitheater of Lower Frank Kitts Park, with a collection of legendary Kiwi icons set to keep this stage pumping across the day and into the night!
FULL LINE-UP 2019
He's back! Ready to party at the City Stage, Dave Dobbyn with all his iconic hits, he is the soundtrack to our Kiwi lives! Th' Dudes, Dobbyn's 1st band gave us great hits such as Bliss, Right First Time and Be Mine Tonight. Following on DD Smash was full of successes and #1 hits. As a solo artist Slice of Heaven spent 8 weeks at No 1 in NZ, and Welcome Home was 2005's Single of the Year. 2019 sees Dobbyn bringing another slice of heaven to our City Stage. Watch: Angelina from his latest album
Fifteen years have passed since these legends that are Elemeno-P appeared on our music scene, no wonder they make it all look so easy. Bringing an infectiously fun live show with standout skilful playing and showmanship honed by relentless touring. Inane melodies, lyrics attempting wry humour in their few variations on boy meets/loses misses girl, and fuzzy guitars to keep it grinding along through the choruses. Listen to 'Verona'
These guys need no introduction, Opshop has become one of NZ's best-loved bands. Crafting a constant stream of massive hits and three albums. 'Maybe' saw Opshop become New Zealand's first band go to the#1 position on iTunes New Zealand, beating out Mika, Avril Lavinge, Beyoncé, Shakira, Justin Timberlake and Snow Patrol. So grab yourself a bevy and watch thse guys do what they do best. Watch 'Maybe'
"One of the best live reggae acts on the planet" - Clash Music. Pioneers of a South pacific reggae/roots, firmly based island grooves, layering funk, sold, afro-beat and the eclectic elements over their dub and reggae foundations, The Black Seeds infuse raw energy and good vibes wherever they go. Fun Fact: their hit single 'One By One' was written by ex-band member Bret Mckenzie from Flight of the Conchords and was featured in Breaking Bad. Get up and dance: 'Fire'
Responsible for the string of Supergroove hits that became kiwi anthems, hip-hop/soul/reggae/rap/singer-songwriter Che-Fu continued to impress when he went solo and had great success with the hit single ft DLT 'Chains.' With numerous accolades under his belt Che & band The Kratez took to London and performed at HRH The Queen's Golden Jubilee. Tick tock the clock don't stop the countdown is on to see them back 2019. Listen to 'Chains' reloaded ft. Savage produced by P-Money
King of the Dubs, this solar powered musical activist who experiments in making stuff is up early to kick the City Stage into overdrive. Arguably one of the country's most well-known diverse artists/producers. Front man of Salmonella Dub, then onto his solo career in 2007. 'Always On My Mind' broke 2 all-time NZ records. Tiki Taane's extraordinary ability to rock the mic as both a gifted performance MC and/or a solo acoustic performer is something to be experienced first-hand. Song 'Always On My Mind’
Alae, this sophisticated band of indie pop is playing sold out shows across the nation. Their music premieres have debuted through billboard.com and Rolling Stone plus high profile global inclusions across Apple Music and Spotify playlists. Alae are undoubtedly on the rise. October 26th saw the release of their debut album Henry Street which features their singles Stone Cold, Too Strung Up which clocked over 2.3 million streams on Spotify. Watch latest single: 'All Gived Up'
DJ Takas (Mike Takarangi) has been a fan of good music since day dot. Making history with a lot of late nights as resident DJ around the Capitol and Auckland, mixing up old classics from yesteryear and new school nuggets a plenty. DJ Takas is a great way to kick things off this year on the City Stage. Be lucky enough to be on this guys dance floor.
Individual Stage Capacity
Please note: each stage has a limited capacity, access is on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Ticket sales have been limited in an effort to ensure everyone can see the bands they want to see, however-we suggest you get to the stages early to see your favorite bands. Homegrown Events Ltd. reserves the right to change the line-up where required due to accident, illness, travel issues, force majeure, legal dispute or any other issues beyond our control.