Homegrown 2014

Wellington’s waterfront rocks!

On-stage at HomegrownAn event like this year’s Homegrown perfectly demonstrates just what an awesome waterfront we have in Wellington, and why we are so lucky to have retained public access along the entire length of it.

The various marquees and stages meandered along half the waterfront – from the far end of Waitangi Park to the far end of Frank Kitt’s – with music coming from all directions. This year the walkways were still open to everyone, rather than being blocked off and only accessible to ticket-holders, and so it became this wonderful mixture of wristbanded party-goers zipping here and there to catch their favourite Kiwi acts, mixed with the general public out for a stroll on a stunning Wellington bluesky sunny day, and taking in the spectacle for free.

Into this mix was thrown various performers doing their thing on outdoor, free-to-anyone stages – and Wellington Batucada – booked for two parades from opposite ends of the waterfront, each culminating in an on-stage performance on the buskers’ stage.

It was a beautiful day, a brilliant atmosphere, everyone was having fun and enjoying the local bands, and we had a ball. Here are some pictures:

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