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!
FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT 2019
He's back! Ready to party at the City Stage? Dave Dobbyn, with all his iconic hits 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'
"One of the best live reggae acts on the planet" - Clash Music. Pioneers of a South pacific reggae/roots with firmly based island grooves, layering funk, soul, afro-beats 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 Brett 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’ and his now legendary album ‘2b S.Pacific’. 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 immediately into overdrive. Arguably one of the country's most well-known diverse artists/producers. From front man of Salmonella Dub, then onto his solo career in 2007, 'Always On My Mind' broke 2 all-time NZ records. Tiki's extraordinary ability to rock the mic as both gifted performance MC and solo acoustic performer is something to be experienced first-hand. Song: 'Always On My Mind'
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.