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

HOMEGROWN PRE-PARTY (Friday night - 5.30pm - 10.30pm)
Please note:
You need an additional ticket to attend the Pre-Party (can buy a combo ticket to save $10)

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 Brew 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?   
Yes you can have the tickets on your phone. Save the trees people!

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 (you need to register on our Under 18’s page - click here)

  • Birth Certificate

  • Student ID

  • New Zealand passport or Overseas passport (current ones only)

  • New Zealand driver's license


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

  • There are two ATM's on site - one at the front of the TSB Bank Arena and one in the Dub & Roots stage entrance 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 on the Promenade) & reasonable amounts of food without problems.

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 01st 2018.