The Jim Beam Dub & Roots stage is always a massive party just by itself! The revised layout has more room, better viewing and even better sound. With a feast of reggae from Katchafire, HoS, and Soz plus the mighty Kora and legends Shapeshifter back to close out the night, it's going to be huge!
FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT 2019
What's Shapeshifter been cookin up in Tiki's solar powered studio? We can expect some freshies for our ears! Record breaking NZ tours, appearances at Glastonbury, sold-out shows across Europe. Depth-charged bass, elastic electronic textures and barrelling breakbeats to bedrocks of soul, jazz and rave that ground their experimentation. The future-shocked soul outfit who hail from Christchurch will be headlining the D&R Stage, you're welcome! Latest video: 'Oculus' it's awesome!
These 5 fearless explorers of sound have sights fixed upon the stars, seeking out new aural avenues and frequencies to boldly go where no band has gone before. One of New Zealand's most electric and powerful live acts, Kora returns to Homegrown. Their unique style masterfully connects the dots between funk, rock, reggae, metal, hip hop and electronic rhythms, while their live shows are lauded as festival favourites. Listen: 'Carolina'
A new fusion of rock, dub, RnB with the foundation of reggae is the catalyst for Sons of Zion's ongoing popularity as well as their strong rehearsed live performance. Originally grounded in Rotorua, Whangarei & Botany, these young musicians re-planted their roots in South Auckland and have been taking on the music industry one cruisy beat at a time since forming in 2007. A huge hardcore Kiwi fan-base they are feeling the love here and world-wide. Listen to the latest: 'Drift Away'
Back to deliver one of the most authentic reggae shows around today Katchafire will be joining us so we can celebrate their latest album Legacy along with all the favourites. Built on a family movement, hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton) these guys are a global roots reggae phenomenon. Classic roots reggae with an RnB/funk rub, mashing modern dancehall & slinky reggae pop. You won’t believe how many songs you know all the words to! Watch latest single: 'Addicted'
House of Shem are one of New Zealand's iconic reggae bands. Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Burning Spear) and James Caruso (Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Nas) worked on two of their albums, mixing at Tuff Gong Studios Jamaica. Crisp! Embodying elements of roots reggae, pacific reggae and traditional Maori music. We had so many requests to have them on the bill and we’re so happy they are here - feel the whanau love! watch: 'Anything you Ask'
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.