Homegrown: the most Kiwi music ever assembled in one place

Press Release – Homegrown
Now with an impressive 8 stages and 62 acts, Homegrown is set to create history this weekend. After the massive first announcement and a mad rush on early bird tickets, a further 25 acts have been added to a line-up that will see the most Kiwi music ever assembled in one place at one time.

On Saturday, the entire Wellington waterfront will come to life with Homegrown’s most diverse line-up to date; including award-winners, exclusive collaborations, old favourites and a wealth of rising talent. There really is something for everyone with an amazing line-up, two new stages, new layouts, more free to the public entertainment and a wider range of food, beverage and VIP options.

Tickets are still available.

This year the Dub and Roots stage will open up more grass and hospitality areas to accommodate a truly epic line-up. Crowd favourites Six60, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Black Seeds and Ladi6 will be joined by Katchafire, Sons of Zion, Sunshine Soundsystem and DJ Sir-Vere.

The Rock stage has a hard edge to it with Blacklistt fresh off their new album release alongside Devilskin, a resurgent Head Like A Hole, Villainy and Fire at Will. There is also a classic run with The Feelers, Opshop and Gin Wigmore making her Homegrown debut.

The Red Bull Sound Lab’s line-up reads like a festival in it’s own right. Where else can you find collaborations like Tiki Taane teaming up with Jayson Norris, The Black Seed’s frontman Barnaby Weir with his Flash Harry All-star Jam; Thomas Oliver and Louis Baker with guest performances from Iva Lankum, Tiki and River Run Wild. Rock also gets a decent look-in via Jon Toogood and The Adults, Cairo Knife Fight and the raw and unrivaled power of Beastwars. DJ Redbird Jr and Red Bull 3style champion DJ Spell will hold it down throughout the day and the Decepikonz reunite to finish off the night in style with a heavy dose of hip hop.

Long before the Deceptikonz grace the stage, the neigbouring Pop and RnB stage will be heaving with a veritable feast of Aotearoa hip hop and cross-over pop. Including an exclusive reforming of Nesian Mystik for their very last show on NZ soil. Alongside P Money, Smashproof, Savage, @Peace, Swiss, Donnell &Brownhill, Awa, PNC & Pieter T, Dane Rumble, Jupiter Project and DJ Marek.

The Lipton Ice Tea Electronic stage delivers a mix of new and old with first time appearances from PleasePlease, Aroha and Misfits of Zion. Dick Johnson & P Money team up for a much anticipated DJ battle; State of Mind ft. MC Woody, The Upbeats and Optimus Gryme with MC Tiki will lock in the hours of darkness with the best drum and bass and dubstep on offer.

A new inclusion this year is the free to the public ‘Locally Sourced’ stage in Frank Kitts Park. The impressive collection of local talent has grown to include Benny Tipene, The Digg, Paddy Fred, Jesse Sheehan, Eb and Sparrow, Phoebe Hurst, Totems and Vanessa Stacey. There are plenty of gems here and your day will be better for checking them out.

The Lagoon offers a gourmet food and hospitality hub with more free entertainment including the revamped Urban stage complete with breakdancing, graffiti art, DJ battles and also the new Buskers stage showcasing a selection of our internationally acclaimed buskers.

Jim Beam Homegrown 2014 will be huge! Every Homegrown festival has sold out and early birds have already gone at break-neck speed. Tickets are available from www.homegrown.net.nz Don’t miss out!

Full Line-Up

Dub & Roots Stage
• Six60
• Fat Freddys Drop
• The Black Seeds
• Katchafire
• Ladi6
• Sons of Zion
• Sunshine Soundsysem
• DJ-Sir-Vere

Rock Stage
• Blacklistt
• Gin Wigmore
• The Feelers
• Opshop
• Head Like A Hole
• Devilskin
• Villainy
• Fire at Will

Red Bull Sound Lab
• The Adults
• Cairo Knife Fight
• Beastwars
• Tiki Taane & Jayson Norris
• Flash Harry All-star Jam
• Thomas Oliver & Louis Baker
• Deceptikonz
• DJ Spell
• DJ Redbird Jnr

Lipton Ice Tea Electronic Stage
• State of Mind ft. MC Woody
• Optimus Gryme ft. MC Tiki
• Misfits of Zion
• The Upbeats
• P Money vs. Dick Johnson
• Weird Together
• PleasePlease
• Aroha

Pop and RnB Stage
• Nesian Mystik
• Savage
• P Money
• Smashproof
• @Peace
• Swiss, Donnell and Brownhill
• Awa, PNC & Pieter T
• Dane Rumble
• Jupiter Project
• Marek

Locally Sourced
• Benny Tipene
• The Digg
• Totems
• Paddy Fred
• Vanessa Stacey
• Eb and Sparrow
• Phoebe Hurst
• Jesse Sheehan

Urban Stage
• 3 on 3 breaking
• Triple S Graffiti Crew
• DJ Battles
• Juse1
• DJ Stretchmark
• Downtown Brown
• DJ Spell

Buskers Stage
• Shay Horay
• Mullet Man
• Sport Suzie
• Mr Fungus
• Fraser Hooper
• Wellington Batucada

(First published October 29)

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