Want to go to Homegrown? Too late

Last updated 11:55 08/02/2012
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ROCKING OUT: Tiki Taane performs at the Homegrown Festival in Wellington.

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Wellington's annual Homegrown concert has now officially sold out with all 17,000 tickets snaffled by Kiwi music fans.

This year's concert will be held on Wellington's waterfront on February 18 and will feature a host of local acts including Opshop, The Feelers, Fat Freddy's Drop and Tiki Taane.

It is the event's fifth year and attendees can look forward to a new area, the Lab, intended as a more intimate "collaborative" stage area.

Hosted by Nick D, the Lab will showcase super bands and host DJ battles.

Acts announced for the Lab include Shihad frontman Jon Toogood's supergroup project The Adults; AHoriBuzz, with guests including Homegrown crowd favourite Tiki Taane; and a DJ clash between drum and bass maestros Concord Dawn and hip-hop producer P-Money.

Hard-rockers Shihad headline the Rock Stage, which also hosts Blacklist - born out of the remains of chart-topping Blindspott - Black River Drive, The Thomas Oliver Band and Shotgun Alley.

At the Pop and RnB Stage, revellers will party to Smashproof, David Dallas, P-Money, and Kids of 88, while over on the Electronic Stage, DJ/producers Optimus Gryme, FM's Karn Hall, and Jay Bulletproof with Jesse G will perform.

The Dub&Roots Stage features Six60, reggae band 1814, the Black Seeds and Kora.

Event director Mark Wright attributed the success to the strength of Kiwi Music and passionate group of sponsors and media partners.

At last year's festival, thousands of concert-goers danced, swayed and sang along with the 45 bands playing across six stages on Wellington's waterfront. The event also sold out beforehand.

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