The new-formed City Stage will please a whole new crowd. We have changed things up in Frank Kitts Park with a bigger stage but you can still kick back in the sunshine on the grass and listen to an impressive collection of artists. With the legendary Dave Dobbyn closing it off at the end of the night, it's gona be gold.
Dave Dobbyn says that since day one he has had a tune in his head. Th' Dudes, Dobbyn's 1st band left NZ with great iconic hits such as Bliss, Right First Time and Be Mine Tonight. Following on DD Smash was full of successes and #1 hits. As a solo artist Slice of Heaven spent 8 weeks at No 1 in NZ, and Welcome Home was 2005's Single of the Year. Bringing a slice of heaven to our City Stage, he's our soundtrack to kiwi lives. Watch Angelina from his latest album
These guys need no introduction, Opshop has become one of New Zealand's best-loved bands. Crafting a constant stream of massive hits and three albums, 'Maybe' saw Opshop become New Zealand's first band to go to the #1 position on iTunes NZ, beating out Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Shakira, Justin Timberlake and Snow Patrol. Their last show together was at Homegrown 2014 so we are in for a long awaited treat, so grab yourself a bevy and watch these guys do what they do best. Watch Maybe
Whether you know this NZ icon from his legendary days as Th' Dude alongside Dave Dobbyn & Ian Morris, his instrumental part in starting up the NZ nightclub scene, presenter/DJ on bFM & George FM radio or his famous DJ duo Nice'n'Urlich with Bevan Keys, one thing you should know is Peter Urlich sets the mood & packs the dancefloor with his never fail repertoire. This is Peter's first time playing at Homegrown and we know he will be a crowd fave on the newly formed City Stage.
Having just picked up the award for Best Childrens Album 2017 at the NZ Music Awards self-professed "beautiful musician/actor" is a clever, charismatic & funny as hell singer/songwriter who will grace us once again with her talents. With a list of accolades to her name, she sings like an angel & swears like a trooper. If you haven't already, make sure you check out the video interviews she does for the Herald or her chat show All Talk with Anika Moa. Watch Running
Having huge success with her singles Brown Girl & Welcome to the Jungle Aaradhna has collected a multiple of awards including Best Female Solo Artist 2016 & recently Best Pacific Music Album 2017 at the NZ Music awards. Combining her sounds of soul, rhythm & blues, Aaradhna's influenced by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Sam Cooke & Otis Redding. This soul sista is definitely gonna get ya groove on at this year's new City Stage. Check out Brown Girl
Responsible for the string of Supergroove hits that became kiwi anthems, hip-hop/soul/reggae/rap/singer-songwriter Che-Fu continued to impress when he went solo and had great success with the hit single ft DLT 'Chains.' With numerous accolades under his belt Che & band The Kratez took to London and performed at HRH The Queen's Golden Jubilee. Now they are coming to perform for us! Listen to Chains reloaded ft. Savage produced by P-Money
Maintaining a highly respected reputation for creating music with utmost integrity and passion, Hollie Smith is one of NZ's iconic musicians. Her latest album Water or Gold released in 2016 entered the NZ charts at #1 sitting in the top 10 for 3 weeks gaining Hollie NZ Music Award nominations for Best Album and Best Female Solo Artist. Incredible live performances and powerhouse vocals, we have a beautiful new treat instore. Watch Water or Gold
Christchurch band nomad have been winning over unsuspecting audiences show by show. Nominated for 'Breakthrough Artist' at 2016's VNZMA's they made their musical mark on the charts with their undeniably catchy single 'Oh My My' a ha-UGE success on itunes, Spotify and all over the airways. They opened for Hansen this year and now these 3 amigos are back to entertain and get us singing til we just can't sing no more. Watch Love Will Call
First time at Homegrown and first to kick off our new City Stage; imbuing his warm open lifestyle into his music, earnest, genuine, and positive Ciaran McMeeken is the epitome of an artist who makes music for the love of it. With music that has a classic singer-songwriter sound with genre spanning sounds of rock, blues, swing, soul and jazz, all settled by his warm inviting vocals - Ciaran we welcome you! Watch That Feeling
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.