The 2018 Jim Beam Rock Stage is guaranteed to please with an awesome line-up. From start to finish each band knows how to deliver real kick ass rock so if you're looking for some grunt back in Kiwi rock this is where you'll find it.
FULL LINE-UP 2018
This monstrous powerhouse of metal from Hamilton just won Best Rock Artist 2017 at the NZ Music Awards! They are back from their 2017 UK and NZ tours and ready to blow our minds once again. With spectacular lead vocals from Jennie Skulander, the band in its entirety bring a magnitude of energy, compelling and irresistible sound with an explosive live performance. Lock up your grandmas, hold onto your hats and enjoy the ride. Watch Mountains
With a new album due out end of the year we are excited to be hearing fresh new tracks as well as all the hits from one of our country's leading rock acts, I Am Giant. With an incredibly loyal 'army' of fans' who love it loose that's what IAG deliver! Leaving everything on stage they are guaranteed to kill it again at Homegrown 2018. Watch Dead Flower the first single from their new album
They sure make it look easy, do Auckland quartet Elemeno-P. Inane melodies, lyrics attempting wry humour in their few variations of boy meets/loses/misses girl, and fuzzy guitars to keep it grinding along through the choruses. Catchy and effortless this longtime act who continue to play to sell out shows are always worth checking out. Click Fast Times in Tahoe
Villainy have crushed everything in their wake since forming in 2010 drawing critical acclaim, notching up six #1 rock singles, winning Best Rock Album at the 2013 NZ Music Awards, and supporting AC/DC in 2015 on their NZ Tour. Brace! Brace! This alt-rock band is f#%kn loud solid rock and takes no prisoners! Live energy and pushing the rock music envelope in all the right ways. We are stoked to have them back on the Homegrown bill. Watch Safe Passage
The Feelers have gone from busking on street corners to becoming pioneers of Kiwi rock. Formed in Christchurch 1993, the line-up has been revitalised with founding members James Reid and Hamish Gee now joined by Andy Lynch (Zed) and Clinton Harris (Opshop). Their remastered Supersystem album with a roll call of hits has earned themselves a place in The Great Kiwi Song Book. Check out Never get me Down
This 2-piece hairy alternative rock band from Auckland are make far more noise than any 2 people should; if you haven't seen them live now is your chance! Skinny Hobos are all over everything, gracing us on the Rock stage this year... because they rock... be ready to be sucked in, their performance is mesmerising. Watch the video to new single Suburban Living (Chapter 3)
Words like gritty, passionate, powerful, delicate, fresh & a little left of centre have been used to describe this 4 piece from Christchurch. Decades is for all unsuspecting Rock fans to grab hold of and run with, so get to the stage for something different, it might just become one of your faves of the day. Take a listen to their new single The Right Mistake from their latest album
Kick starting the rock stage for 2018 with an energetic upbeat live performance is this fresh new band from Auckland with their own form of Rock 'n Roll, full of warm riffs of goodness and sexy grooves. Coming from a rich history of NZ music with members originating from bands including Steriogram, Fire at Will, Bloodnut, Eqwanox and The Wreckagede, Dead Favours are now with more fuzz than ever. Watch Dig
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.