Shihad, Shapeshifter set for Homegrown

23:24, Sep 30 2012
Shihad, fronted by singer Jon Toogood, are confirmed to headline Jim Beam Homegrown on the Wellington Waterfront in March next year.

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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