Festival Program 2017
VICTORIA'S 18TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL (JUNE 14 - 18, 2017) --> JUPITER VIP FULL FEST EARLY BIRD PASS
Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser & The Blak Soil Band @ Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
We are so excited to announce the dates for Victoria's 18th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival this is the earliest we have made these tickets available but they're here! Thanks to Jupiter (619 Johnston Street in Victoria) for being our platinum sponsor of our VIP section for a third straight year!
, The Black Seeds
, Mad Caddies
, The Skints
, Mike Love
, Perro Bravo
, Los Furios
, Roots Roundup
, Batuque Axé
, Illvis Freshly
, Sweet Leaf
, The New Groovement
, Rusty Zinn
, Cheko & The Lion Rockers
JUPITER VIP entrance provides the following:
Guaranteed entrance to all festival events at all venues (including Rocksteady Collective presentations) up to one hour before the event ends
JUPITER LOUNGE VIP AREA AT ALL SHIP POINT SHOWS (offers special seating, stage side access and more!
JUPITER LOUNGE Beverage Service for all events at Ship Point
JUPITER LOUNGE VIP Bathroom at Ship Point
Dates and Line-up subject to change. No refunds or exchanges.
* Note this pass is restricted to those 19yrs plus because it includes entrance into venues that have that restriction. However, the festival's main outdoor venue and many others are all ages. Separate tickets for events in all ages venues will be released at a later date. Kids 10 and under free with accompanying adult when applicable.
VICTORIA'S 18TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL (JUNE 14 - 18, 2017) EARLY BIRD FULL FEST PASS @ Ship Point Inner Harbour
This ticket gains you admission to all marquee ticketed events for the festival. Space will be reserved for Full Fest Passholders for 30 minutes after listed door time. Patrons must arrive on time to ensure admission to any ticketed events using this pass.
This pass does not provide entry into any of the festival's Rocksteady Collective venues.
Other restrictions may apply.
Festival line-up subject
to change. No refunds or exchanges.
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* Note this pass is restricted to those 19yrs plus because it includes entrance into festival venues that have that restriction. However the festival's main outdoor venue at Ship Point Inner Harbour and many others are all ages. Separate tickets for events in all ages venues will be released at a later date. Kids 10 and under are free with accompanying adult when applicable.
@ Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser & Blak Soil Band
Affectionately known as “Mr. Singy Singy” for his rich, sublimely full vocals, Riley has racked up awards around the globe, releasing a stream of albums that tap into the rich tradition of Jamaican music while always bringing something new and exciting to the mix. Internationally recognized as one of the new torch-bearers of roots reggae music, Riley's music is powered by the sun-drenched vibes and positively engaging lyrics of the best reggae. In Riley's songs there is comfort, power and strength. Songs like “Shaka Zulu Pickney,” and “Marcus Garvey” work to inspire and educate the African diaspora, while songs like “She's Royal” and “Cool Me Down” are here to cool things down for the lovers in the audience. Joining Tarrus Riley and The Blak Soil Band is legendary Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser. Through his solo work, work with acts like Sly & Robbie, Luciano and now Tarrus Riley, Fraser has established himself an incredible secret weapon in any reggae arsenal. With something for every stripe of reggae listener, the mighty Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser and The Blak Soil Band promise to deliver one of the most engaging and uplifting sets during their Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest debut!
Kicking off the festivities will be Batuque Axé, the blistering 12-piece backing band for Capoeira troupe Axé Capoeira, who will be in full force, demonstrating the beauty of the Brazilian martial art. They have lit up stages over the years with driving rhythms, beautiful melodies and captivating performances of traditional Brazilian dances and the Afro-Brazilian martial-art, Capoeira.
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