Homegrown festival

On Friday, I met Janne once more before she left.

Oriental Bay

But the big thing was of course Vodafone Homegrown, a festival with over 30 kiwi bands playing on 5 stages over 11 hours. I went with Meredith and her friend Zoey and it couldn’t have been a better festival experience, starting with the awesome weather, the fun atmosphere and of course the great music.

Homegrown festival

These are the bands I saw at least partly, in chronological order: Salmonella Dub, Ladi6, Sunshine Sound System, Cornerstone Roots, Opshop, Elemeno P, The Phoenix Foundation, The Black Seeds, The Mint Chicks, Tiki. There were also buskers, breakdancers, a Brazilian drum group and awesome fire poi to admire.

Here’s some more photos, music and video from the day:

New Zealand Dub/Roots stage:
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– Ladi6 – I Can See: www.sendspace.com/file/qisnxr
– The Black Seeds: www.sendspace.com/file/pr3td9

Rock stage in the TSB Arena (for which we had to queue):
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– Opshop – No Ordinary Love: www.sendspace.com/file/49raci

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– Elemeno P – www.sendspace.com/file/pzqxgb

Indie stage:

– Phoenix Foundation – Bright Grey: www.sendspace.com/file/pzqxgb

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