Shapeshifter and Shihad will headline the Jim Beam Homegrown music festival on the Wellington waterfront.
Early tickets today went on sale for the March 2 festival, which will see 42 acts perform across six stages.
Promoters today announced some of the acts that will play, including Shapeshifter, Shihad, Concord Dawn, Katchafire, The Black Seeds, I Am Giant, Zowie, Ruby Frost, and Clap Clap Riot.
Homegrown event manager Jonnie Halstead the remaining acts would be released on November 12.
''We have still got some big names to come out - some big heavy-hitters.''
The event, which has only New Zealand acts, has sold out of its 17,000 tickets for each of the past five years.
The full line-up announced today is:
Vodafone Dub & Roots Stage: Shapeshifter, The Black Seeds, Katchafire, AHoriBuzz, and Sunshine Soundsystem.
Jim Beam Rock Stage: Shihad, I Am Giant, King Cannons, Villainy, and Clap Clap Riot.
Vodafone Pop and RnB Stage: Home Brew, Savage, Pieter T, Zowie, and Ruby Frost.
Red Bull Sound Lab: Cairo Knife Fight, Weird Together, DJ Sir-Vere featuring Che Fu, PNC and K One, Illegal Sound Clash, and The Babysitters Circus.
Lipton Ice Tea Electronic Stage: Concord Dawn, The Upbeats featuring MC Tali, Opiuo, North Shore Pony Club, and Thane Kirby with Felix5.
- The Dominion Post
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