The Red Bull Sound Lab showcases a tasty selection of NZ's best musicians jamming, collaborating and pulling out fresh tunes. There's also a number of one off performances you won't see anywhere else.

The Sound Lab is located in Odlins Plaza and is a prime place to be with great views overlooking the waterfront, access to the lagoon stages and space for 1,500 people with tasty treats, a large Red Bull bar and Jim Beam Bourbon garden.

Line-up

Tiki Taane & Jayson Norris                      
Two guys, two guitars, crazy good vocals and a blend of soul, roots and rock. Tiki's a household name and with Jayson back from the UK for Homegrown you'd struggle to find two more talented guys. On their own they'll own any crowd, together they're just down right a must see!
Flash Harry All-star Jam                    
The Black Seeds frontman, Barnaby Wier complete with an all-star cast delivers his side project 'Flash Harry'. It's not genre specific... it has funk and electro, but also rock and dub flavours. It's slick, but raw...What is it?...is it dance? dub? rock? pop?... who cares where it fits. It just does. It's Flash Harry.
Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker & guests
This will be one to remember! There is not enough room to fully give this band of creative powerhouses credit; Thomas and Louis with special guests Tiki, Iva Lankum & River Run Wild. They are kicking off the day at 1pm but you'll be lucky to squeeze into the Red Bull Lab to catch this special perfromance. Get there early!
The Adults                    
New Zealand's rock supergroup, originally started as solo project for Shihad frontman Jon Toogood in 2010. It has fast grown into a musical collaboration involving many of our nations finest musicians. This years line-up includes; Jon Toogood, Ladi6, Aaron Tokona (WETA, Cairo Knife Fight, Ahoribuzz) and drumming officianado Steve Bremner.
Cairo Knife Fight                      
How much noise can 2 men create? The Knife Fight is a full, rich, layered infectious sound, headed by drummer/vocalist/bass/synth of Nick Gaffaney & complemented by the enigmatic Aaron Tokona on deadly guitar & loop pedal. They've supported The Foo Fighters & Tenacious D and bring a rep for 'all out audio assault'.
Beastwars                      
New Zealand sludge metal four-piece Beastwars abide by one steadfast maxim: Obey the Riff. Described as "a mongrel mix of Kyuss, Neurosis, and the mighty Godflesh..." (NZ Herald) and playing "heavy tunes for heavy times" (ALARM). This is a set that will blow the lid of the place. It's heavy and it's good!
Deceptikonz
Formed in 1996, and hailing from the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa, the Deceptikonz are New Zealand's lyrical ambassadors for Hip Hop music. Consisting of 4 MC's: Savage, Devolo, Alphrisk and the mighty Mareko. Deceptikonz are true Hip Hop Pioneers in NZ, this is the real deal and only at the Red Bull Lab!
DJ Spell
New Zealands Red Bull THRE3STYLE Champion: DJ Spell is a B-boy, DJ, beat maker and graffiti artist. Summarised; Spell is Hip Hop. Growing up listening to all types of music from classical to funk, he has sculpted a true talent for dancefloor hip hop. No one has crazier skills than Spell so be prepared to be impressed!
DJ Redbird Jnr
Morning host on Welly’s radioactive 88.6FM and generally a legend in the Capital Scene. Whether it is hosting festivals on the mic, running wild circus events or DJing on radio and around city clubs and bars Redbird is a busy man. Always delivering an eclectic, funky and fun take on current favorites and hard to find gems.


Individual Stage Capacity

Each stage has a limited capacity and during the day access is on a
first come first serve basis

Tickets to Jim Beam Homegrown are strictly limited and we're keeping numbers down to try and make sure everybody can see the bands they want to see, but if you've got a favourite band it can't hurt to get there a little early just in case.


Thanks to Red Bull the Sound Lab will be a full interactive and creative experience.