Winds Slow NZ Fest

Wild winds that hit south and central New Zealand March 7 caused heavy flooding and forced Wellington, New Zealand’s waterfront Jim Beam Homegrown festival to be delayed by 24 hours. 

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Blue skies March 8

The day-long event of all-New Zealand acts sold out its 17,000 tickets a week before.

The 57-act bill included Shihad, I am Giant, Blacklistt, Shapeshifter, Devilskin. KatchafireSix60David DallasP MoneyTikki Taane and Concord Dawn.

The show went on the next day under blue skies. For visitors who couldn’t stay for the Sunday, promoters put on two indoor shows March 7 with four acts each from the bill.