The Jim Beam Rock Stage is guaranteed to please with an exciting move outdoors on the Waterfront for 2019, giving punters a better festival experience with easier access to the bars, facilities and food vendors. Our first-line-up release is wall-to-wall premium Kiwi Rock with three more awesome acts to be named, November 5th!

FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT 2019

  Blindspott

Blindspott

Best mates growing up and arguably one of the greatest Rock bands ever to come out of New Zealand, with two number 1 albums and selling nearly 60,000 records. As best mates often do - they had their differences but now they are back after 10 years to play the Jim Beam Homegrown stage harder than ever and we’re amped about that! It's going to be one hell of a great reunion for us all. Watch 'Phlex

  Devilskin

Devilskin

This monstrous powerhouse of metal from Hamilton will be back from yet another successful worldwide tour, ready to blow our minds once again. With spectacular lead vocals from Jennie Skulander, the band in its entirety brings a magnitude of energy, compelling and irresistible sound with an explosive live performance. Lock up your grandmas, hold onto your hats Devilskin are back! Watch their brand new single 'ENDO'.   

  The Feelers

The Feelers

From busking on street corners to becoming pioneers of Kiwi rock. Fresh from celebrating 25 years of success, Feelers fans can expect all the gems written throughout their kick ass career. Magic will be performed! The revitalised line-up sees founding members James Reid and Hamish Gee now joined by Andy Lynch (Zed) and Clinton Harris (Opshop). An hour of roll call through the hits plus their latest these guys don't disappoint. Listen: new single 'I'm Alive'

  Skinny Hobos

Skinny Hobos

This 2-piece hairy alternative rock band from Auckland make far more noise than any 2 people should, if you haven't seen them live, now is your chance! Big riffs big drums Skinny Hobos are all over it. Their debut album recorded at Neil Finns Roundhead Studios is out now. Gracing us on the Rock Stage again this year, again because they rock - be ready to be sucked in! Their performance is mesmerising; HOBROS know how to rock the house yo! Watch new video 'Jacked Like the Ripper'

  Racing

Racing

Auckland based 4 piece Racing take rock & roll and inject it with a chemical haze so potent the listener is left both pleased and punished. They've been likened to "the thoughts of a crocodile in flood season". The band crafts a swirling sea of groove & hypnosis into rock anthems drenched in tropical dance music. A brewed soup of equal parts Marilyn Manson & Depeche Mode. Able to push the envelope across genres these heavy hitters turn it up! Watch, listen, dance & be delighted: 'Devils Work' 

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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.