When Do Gates Open?  
Gates open at 12:30pm. Jim Beam Homegrown runs from 1.00pm - 11.00pm. 

Where do I get my Wristband?
You can swap your tickets for a wristband from 11:30am. The Ticketing tent will close at 10:00pm 

You will need to swap your ticket for a wristband that will get you in and out of the different stages during the day. These wristbands will be available from 1 location only this time.

  • Odlins Plaza between Te Papa and the Macs Brewery Bar - off Taranaki Street

*You will be REFUSED ENTRY if you are INTOXICATED from alcohol or drugs (last the distance).

Can I have my tickets on my phone?   
You can have the tickets on your phone.

What ID Is Accepted?  
Photo ID - the ONLY acceptable options for 18+ wristbands are:

  • Current NZ Drivers Licence
  • Current Passport (expired not accepted)
  • 18+ card

If you don't have one of these forms of photo ID you will be given an under 18 wristband, no exceptions, it's the law, sorry!

ID - For Under 18s (if you haven't registered you can register on the day when you get your wristband)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Student ID
  • New Zealand passport or Overseas passport
  • New Zealand driver's license


  • The majority of stalls will have EFTPOS facilities but won't hurt to bring some cash

  • There two ATM's on site - one at the front of the TSB Bank Arena and one in the Dub & Roots stage area

What can we bring?
You can bring into the event an unopened bottle of water (no glass - there is a big Pump refill station in the Market Area) & reasonable amounts of food without problems. NO food or drinks are allowed to be brought into the TSB Bank Arena (Rock Stage)

Check the back of your ticket for restricted items such as video cameras (small cameras are fine), alcohol & umbrella's - we have no provision to check them sorry.  NOTHING ILLEGAL!!

Can I smoke?
Technically Waitangi Park (Dub n Roots) is Smoke free. Please dispose of your butts thoughtfully. 

Where is Lost Property?  
Lost Property can be handed into and picked up from the Info Tents or Site Office (behind Te Papa)

Where are evacuation Instructions?  
Safety, St Johns, evacuations.. click HERE

Where should I buy my tickets?  
Jim Beam Homegrown strongly advises only purchasing tickets from our official ticket seller- Eventbrite. Buying tickets off Facebook and other platforms makes you susceptible to scams and is strongly discouraged. Get sorted early and buy your tickets when they go on sale October 8th 2018.