Homegrown Music Festival (New Zealand)

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Homegrown Music Festival
GenreRock, indie, electronic, dub & roots
Location(s)Wellington, New Zealand
Years active2008 - present

Coordinates: 41°17′14″S 174°46′44″E / 41.287256°S 174.779005°E / -41.287256; 174.779005

Homegrown Music Festival has been held annually in Wellington, New Zealand, since 2008. It showcases artists from New Zealand.


Saturday 26 April 2008

Rock stage Indie stage Electronic stage Dub & roots state
Shihad The Mint Chicks Concord Dawn Salmonella Dub
Kora The Phoenix Foundation Minuit The Black Seeds
Pluto The Checks Sunshine Soundsystem Tiki
The Feelers Motocade Recloose and Tyna Cornerstone Roots
Opshop So So Modern Dick Johnson Ladi6
Elemeno P The Rabble Takas Little Bushman
Goodnight Nurse The Coshercot Honeys Tim Phin Mike Fabulous
Autozamm N/A
The Valves


The 2009 festival was held on 14 March 2009. It was set across 5 stages along the waterfront and included 35 of New Zealand's premier bands and DJs.

Rock stage Indie stage Electronic stage Dub & roots state Amphitheatre stage
Supergroove Head Like A Hole Shapeshifter Concord Dawn Dick Johnson Vs Cool Kids Club
Blindspott Weta State of Mind Kora Nick D
Opshop Dimmer Aural Trash The Black Seeds DJ Reno
Evermore The Checks Tim Phin Tiki Sunshine Sound System
Elemeno-P Fur Patrol Dick Johnson Tahuna Breaks Manuel Bundy
Goodnight Nurse Bang! Bang! Eche! Clarke Gayford Katchafire
Streetwise Scarlett Tiger Tones DJ Spragga (Sola Rosa)
Luger Boa Brain Slaves
Knave Knixx


The 2010 edition was called Vodafone Homegrown after the sponsors, Vodafone. It was held on 20 February, with the line-up announced on 14 September 2009.

Rock stage Indie stage Electronic stage Dub & roots state
Shihad The Mint Chicks Minuit The Black Seeds
The Feelers Liam Finn Antiform Salmonella Dub
The Datsuns Cut Off Your Hands Aural Trash Ladi6
Midnight Youth Pluto Tim Phin Katchafire
Goodnight Nurse The Checks Dick 'Majik'Johnson Opensouls
Dane Rumble Bang Bang Eche Nick D Sunshine Sound System
Motocade Manuel Bundy
Knives At Noon Kora


The 2011 edition was named Jim Beam Homegrown after the sponsors, Jim Beam, and was held on 5 March 2011. It had a pop and RnB stage for the first time and had more acts than previous years.

Jim Beam rock stage Vodafone dub & roots stage Vodafone pop & RnB stage Nokia electronic stage Redbull Studio live stage Redbull amphitheatre stage
Blindspott Shapeshifter Nesian Mystik State of Mind Live The Clean 3 on 3 Breaking
I Am Giant TrinityRoots Dane Rumble The Upbeats Die! Die! Die! Downtown Brown
Black River Drive Tiki & the Dub Soldiers J Williams Optimus Gryme The Phoenix Foundation Jayson Norris
Midnight Youth Katchafire Scribe vs. Savage Dick Johnson Cairo Knife Fight Brazilbeat Soundsystem
The Checks Six60 PNC Tim Phin Kids of 88
The Feelers Salmonella Dub Kidz in Space Clarke Gayford Coco Solid
Elemeno P Sunshine Soundsystem Ivy Lies Maya and Vanya Tommy Ill
Jayson Norris Motocade The Ruby Suns
Supermodel Artisan Guns
DJ Logikal Family Cactus
DJ Lotion

This was Blindspott's first gig since reforming.

This was one of Nesian Mystik's last ever gigs.


The Checks

The 2012 edition was on 18 February 2012. For the fifth consecutive year the festival was a sell out (17,000 tickets).

Jim Beam rock stage Vodafone dub & roots stage Vodafone pop & RnB stage Jim Beam electronic stage Redbull lab Redbull amphitheatre stage
Shihad Kora Kids Of 88 State Of Mind Live King Kapisi / Che Fu / Manuel Brundy Breakdancing
Blacklistt Sunshine Soundsystem Zowie Optimus Gryme ft. Tiki Minuit ft. Gamelan Juse1
The Feelers Fat Freddy's Drop David Dallas Bulletproof The Adults Downtown Brown
Opshop The Black Seeds Smashproof Dick Johnson Ahoribuzz & Guests Manuel Bundy
The Checks DJ Sir-Vere P Money Mayavanya Tiki Acoustic Set
The Thomas Oliver Band Six60 K One Kids Of 88 Redbird Jnr
Shotgun Alley Sola Rosa Kidz In Space Karn Hall Concord Dawn vs. P Money
Black River Drive 1814 Marek Nick D & Yewala Sound System
Computers Want Me Dead

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