The Jim Beam Rock Stage is guaranteed to please with an exciting move outdoors on the Waterfront in 2019 that was very popular, giving punters a better festival experience with easier access to the bars, facilities and food vendors. Our rock line-up for 2020 is wall-to-wall premium Kiwi rock- come get it in your eardrums!
FIRST LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT 2020
The LEGENDS that are Shihad will be rocking us through until the end, an understated ‘good time’ is guaranteed! Back in 1988 - Jon Toogood & Tom Larkin put an ad on a music shop notice board and Phil Knight answered. Then, ‘fan-turned-bassist’ Karl Kippenberger joined to make up Shihad -heavy rock at its finest! NZ’s most loved and respected icons, 33 years solid. Check this out, click here: Empty Shell/We Will Rock You! HG 2010
Lock up your grandmas, hold onto your hats, Devilskin are back! There’s no sign this monstrous powerhouse of metal is slowing down. Full throttle ahead as they complete yet another successful nationwide tour celebrating a decade of Devilskin! Have your minds ready to be blown by this bands magnitude of energy and compelling, irresistible sound that make up their explosive live performance. Click here to watch ‘All Fall Down‘
One of NZ’s biggest rock bands at its peak. Crushing everything in their wake since forming in 2010, notching up six #1 rock singles, winning Best Rock Album at the 2013 AND 2016 NZ Music Awards, hand-picked to open for AC/DC! Brace! Brace! This F**** loud solid rock band take no prisoners! Live energy and pushing the rock music envelope in all the right ways. Their blockbuster live performances are just one of the reasons for their sold-out nationwide tours. Click here for their latest ‘Dreams‘
20 years since Zed’s debut album Silencer took Robbie Williams out of the #1 position on the Official NZ Top 40 Charts. Reunited and gracing us on the Rock Stage, the band who was part of the wave guitar bands at the turn of the century (Inc: The Feelers, Goodshirt etc) is long overdue for their debut at Homegrown. ‘Group of the Year’, ‘Album Of The Year’ & ‘Best Male Vocalist’ at the 2001 NZ Music Awards. They’ve supported Coldplay & Robbie Williams. Be part of their comeback & embrace your inner ‘Renegade Fighter‘ here.
This new five-piece cinematic rock band! Tight! Young in ages they have been stalwarts of the NZ music community for around 10 years. Experience + youthful enthusiasm = rock + alternative + electronic + pop! Exciting + fresh + cinematic listening experience. They’ve amassed over 110,000 monthly listeners and over 7 million followers on Spotify -Written by Wolves mean business. Take the bull by the horns, see them while we have them at your feet and let the wolves come out to play. Watch: ‘Tell Me What You’re Running From’
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.