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Jim Beam Homegrown 2018 Takes Over Wellington Waterfront

Jim Beam Homegrown 2018 – 1st Announcement

Jim Beam Homegrown is back on April 7th and ready to fire on all cylinders! Kiwi music’s biggest party will take over the Wellington Waterfront with 45 acts spread over 5 stages and the first announcement is massive.

On the Jim Beam Dub and Roots Stage the 1st release includes a huge double act from Shapeshifter and Fat Freddy’s Drop. Add to that, a ‘take no prisoners’ set from the mighty Kora, a feast of Reggae from Katchafire, the educated beats of DJ Sir-Vere plus four more bands to come in the 2nd announce and this stage is a festival in its own right!

A revamped festival layout has allowed for the addition of the new ‘City Stage’. Set under the Pohutakawas next to the harbour, the kick-back vibe will be perfect for Kiwi icons Dave Dobbyn, Che Fu & the Kratez, Anika Moa, Hollie Smith and Aaradhna. Four more big names will be added in mid-November.

The hottest rock act in the country, Devilskin, will be finishing off a huge 10 hours of rock on the Jim Beam Rock Stage. Elemeno-P had such a blast last year they will also be back with the promise of new songs. Joining them will be I Am Giant, The Feelers and up and comers; Skinny Hobos. With three heavier acts still to be named it will be an epic day in the pit for rock fans.

The new incarnation of the Lab Stage brings a wall to wall line-up where David Dallas headlines alongside Stan Walker, Kings, Sachi, Theia and break-through artist Mitch James. With five acts still to come the Lab Stage line-up will just keep getting better.

The Electronic Stage boasts two world class drum and bass acts with State of Mind ft. MC Woody and Truth, who are making their Homegrown debut. Cymbol and Chores will get the tent heaving before Aroha and MC Tali bring their trade-mark set just as the sun goes down. Three more acts will seal the deal when the 2nd announcement is made.

With 27 acts confirmed and still another 18 acts to be announced on November 20th the 11th incarnation of Jim Beam Homegrown is sure to sell out yet again! For more information on the line-up or to save $30 and secure the last of the early birds on sale October 16th (only $99 + b.f.), visit -


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