Shihad, Shapeshifter set for Homegrown

Last updated 12:24 01/10/2012
Shihad, fronted by singer Jon Toogood, are confirmed to headline Jim Beam Homegrown on the Wellington Waterfront in March next year.

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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.

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- The Dominion Post


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