Extend the party in Wellington with the official Homegrown Pre-Party on Friday night! Headlined by Salmonella Dub feat. Tiki Taane with support from Katchafire, L.A.B and Soulware, this is the best possible way to kick off your Homegrown weekend.
Early Bird tickets sold out in a flash! General Admission tickets are on sale now for $79.90+ booking fee.
The Pre-Party will run from 5:30pm - 10:30pm on Friday 22nd March - Frank Kitts Park. Gates open at 5:00pm
Pioneers of Aotearoa’s Dub n’ Bass scene, Salmonella Dub have always pushed musical boundaries, taking a reggae foundation and fusing it with multiple genres to create a sound entirely their own. Salmonella Dub hit the Jim Beam Homegrown Pre-Party stage with the welcome return of Tiki Taane. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a truly phenomenal live eight-piece band executed dance floor experience.
Back to deliver one of the most authentic reggae shows around today, Katchafire will be joining us for both the Jim Beam Homegrown Pre-Party and main festival (Saturday) in 2019, so we can celebrate their latest album Legacy along with all the favourites. Built on a family movement, hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton) these guys are a global roots reggae phenomenon. Classic roots reggae with an RnB/funk rub, mashing modern dancehall & slinky reggae pop. A clarity of sound, Katchafire never disappoint. Watch latest single: 'Addicted'
The pedigree and musicianship of L.A.B. is undeniable. L.A.B. was founded by the legendary Kora brothers, Brad Kora (drums) and Stu Kora (guitar, keys) and quickly engaged the extraordinary talent of Joel Shadbolt on lead vocals & guitar and Ara Adams-Tamatea from the mighty Katchafire on bass. L.A.B. are sure to bring high energy vibes to the Jim Beam Homegrown Pre-Party stage.
Soulware is a five-piece live electronic act hailing from the South Island of New Zealand. The music they create is lush, emotive, textured, thought provoking, and combines elements of Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Trip Hop, Dub Electronica, Blues and Rock. Soulware will add to the Jim Beam Homegrown Pre-Party vibes.
ARE YOU UNDER 18?
This event is R15. All people under 18 who buy a ticket to the Homegrown Pre-Party will need to pre-register on a special 'Under 18 database'. If you don't register and we don't have your details you won't be allowed into the festival. Click Here to register.