Homegrown begins on Wellington waterfront

03:28, Feb 15 2014
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Music fans at Wellington's Homegrown festival on the waterfront enjoy the sun.
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Wellington's Homegrown festival kicks off in great numbers on the waterfront.
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Thomas Oliver and Louis Baker perform at Homegrown 2014 in Wellington.
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Jupiter Project performs at Homegrown 2014 in Wellington.
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Ladi6 performs at Homegrown 2014 in Wellington.
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Fans at the Ladi6 performance at Homegrown 2014 in Wellington.
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Head Like A Hole fans.
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Head Like A Hole onstage at Homegrown.
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Head Like A Hole onstage at Homegrown.
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LADY SINGS: Ladi6 performing at Homegrown music festival held on Wellington waterfront.
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CROWD: Fans listen to Benny Tipene at Homegrown music festival held on Wellington waterfront.
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CHILAX DAY OUT: Fans listen to Benny Tipene at Homegrown music festival held on Wellington waterfront.
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MR TIPENE: Benny Tipene at Homegrown music festival held on Wellington waterfront.
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FANS: Fans dancing to Ladi6 at Homegrown music festival held on Wellington waterfront.

As 15,000 music fans head to the Wellington waterfront for Homegrown, police are hoping for more sober crowds than last year.

Last year, paramedics were inundated with vomiting teenagers who had been pre-loading before arriving at the Kiwi music fest.

A raft of new security measures are in place this year, including pre-registration of under-18s at the event. Teens between the minimum age of 15 and 18 will have to provide their birth certificate and their parent's contacts details.

In charge of the police presence at the event, Inspector John Spence said he was hoping for a good, calm day.

"Staff are monitoring closely the levels of intoxication. The message is out there."

Homegrown opened at 1pm, with acts including Sons of Zion, Fire At Will and Thomas Oliver and Louis Baker on its eight stages.

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