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 the mighty Shapeshifter back to close out the night, it's going to be huge!
FULL LINE-UP 2018
Record breaking NZ tours, appearances at festivals like Glastonbury, sold-out shows across Europe, 4 EP's, 5 LP's (3 with platinum sales) just a few of the towering achievements of Shapeshifter; the future-shocked soul outfit who hail from Christchurch. Depth-charged bass, elastic electronic textures & barrelling breakbeats to bedrocks of soul, jazz and rave that ground their experimentation what better way to see out the Dub & Roots stage! Listen Stars
Soul drenched vocals & jazz harmonies collide with tape delays & echo chambers, underpinned by a rhythm section; Fat Freddy's Drop are kings of the Kiwi & international music scene. Playing the 10th anniversary Jim Beam Homegrown in the band's hometown was a 2017 summer highlight. Back from another smashing tour of Europe & the UK, FFD is back at BAYS studio cooking up a new album. Click 10 Feet Tall & sample how good these guys are live.
These five fearless explorers of sound have sights fixed upon the stars, seeking out aural avenues and frequencies to boldly go where no band has gone before. One of New Zealand's most electric and sonically 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 were lauded as festival favourites. Watch: Carolina
After a busy 2017 touring, Katchafire will be back ready to deliver to us one of the most authentic reggae shows around today. Built on a family movement, hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton) Katchafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. Classic roots reggae with an RnB and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. A crafted universal vibe, and special diversity of instrumentation, always a favourite! Watch Irie
Get up Stand Up with the Marley NZ All Stars: Tiki Taane, Che-Fu, Logan Bell (Katchafire), Laughton & Fran Kora, P Diggs (Shapeshifter), Annie Crummer, Ria Hall, Anna Coddington, Joel Shadbolt (L.A.B), Leon Davy, Grenville Bell, Hani Totorewa (Katchafire), Paul Russell (Supergroove), Godfrey Degrut (Elemeno-P), Shelton Woolright (I Am Giant, Blindspott), Barrett Hocking, Lucien Johnson (Black Seeds), Ara Adams-Tamatea..this Supergroup of NZ's finest comes together to celebrate Bob Marley, the legend. Don't miss this!
We are Tomorrow People and what a great way to continue the party at the Dub & Roots stage! Grab your sunblock, cold beverage and feel the fresh breeze from this sunshine reggae/island vibe band. Telling stories of good vibrations, celebration, love and peace, these guys will get ya in the mood for a great afternoon in the sun. Warm up and see what we are talking about with Take it Away
This 7 piece ensemble with a solid back bone of drums, bass, vocals and guitars, is complemented by arguably one of Wellington's finest 3 piece horn sections. Tunes of I is renowned for their original, tight and refreshingly dynamic live performances. They supported The Wailers on Bob Marley's 70th birthday and Sticky Fingers to a sold out crowd in Wellington. TOI will take you on journey with a special blend of neo-dub, roots, soul and psychedelic flavours. Watch The Circle
Downtown Brown on the decks and KPz on the mic, along with some guest souljars at times make up Sunshine Sound System. Smashing out shows with celebrations of hip-hop, reggae/dub, dancehall, original skook soul & funk all the way through to glitch, jungle and trap. These mad talented guys are the ONLY act to have played every single Homegrown. We love them and they will keep you on ya feet everytime they drop in.
DJ Sir Vere is a hip hop pioneer in demand. Always at the forefront of the movement, learning secrets from the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Jim Master Jay and DJ Premier. DJ Sir Vere's 'Major Flavour' albums have exploded off the shelves in excessive units, it is all or nothing with this guy! Watch Turn it Up (Major Flavours)
Individual Stage Capacity
Each stage has a limited capacity and during the day access is on a
first come first serve basis.
Tickets to Jim Beam Homegrown are strictly limited and we're keeping numbers down to try and make sure everybody can see the bands they want to see but if you've got a favourite band it can't hurt if you get there a little early.
Homegrown reserves the right to change the line-up as required due to accident, illness, travel problems, force majeure, legal dispute or any incident beyond the control of Homegrown Events Ltd.