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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY SKA FESTIVAL KICK OFF SHOW (FREE): Brave New Waves, Kiltlifters, Rocky Mountain Rebel Music

Wed. July 8th 2009 Ship Point (Inner Harbour) Victoria BC (All Ages)
5:15pm - 10pm doors at 5pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances (Maskatesta's flight had to make an emergency landing in Mexico City last night and their flight is re-booked for Thursday, July 9th/09) - Maskatesta will now be playing on Friday, July 10th @ Ship Point (FREE afternoon show) with Dread Daze from Los Angeles and Greg Crowe and Scarlet Union from Winnipeg.

Brave New Waves will headline this evening's show.

Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival is happy to welcome Victoria's favourite reggae/ska beach bums Brave New Waves! Brave New Waves have been relentless with spreading their energetic and soothing reggae/ska sounds throughout Victoria, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver for a couple of years. The musicians in the band also play in other Island Latin reggae and ska bands and they're pumped to also be making their debut at the festival.

Nanaimo's (Vancouver Island) The Kiltlifters have graced Victoria's Annual Ska Festival almost since its inception in the summer of 2000. Their first appearance on the festival was in the summer of 2001 (Victoria's 2nd Annual Ska Festival) and since then they have become a main staple of the Island's ska scene. This year The Kiltlifters will also be celebrating their 10th Year Anniversary with the Victoria Ska Festival. Both the festival and the band are aging skafully;)

And finally Victoria's Rocky Mountain Rebel Music will be making their first ever appearance on the festival. Rocky Mountain Rebel Music are comprised of members from across Canada and other members from the Hoochy Girls (some of Victoria's ska young alumni). In the short time Rocky Mountain Rebel Music has been in Victoria they have injected a lot of life into the ska/reggae scene, putting on special events in non conventional venues, hosting ska BBQs and bringing out crowds in droves to other ska and reggae shows around town.

This is the kick off to Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival and we want you to be here (rain or shine or whether or not you have to work the next day)! It marks the beginning of your epic festival experience;)

Doors @ 5pm - FREE
Beverage Garden w/ID.
Food and Merch Tents on site


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Brave New Waves (Authentic Vancouver Island style sound!)

Born on the wicked and wild west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on a sandy beach amongst breaking surf and torrential spring downpours, looking forward to the months of endless sunshine to come , five friends feeling very blessed to live in the tropics of Canada all with a passion for Reggae, Ska, and Surf music with its own unique Va... more info

Kiltlifters (Van Isle ska/reggae/rock)

If you’ve forgotten how to party then take a crash course from these Nanaimo-based musical dervishes, who deliver a wacky version of west coast ska that has been accessorized with hilarious vocals, a four-man horn line, and a mandate to get the whole crowd going crazy. The band consists of drummer Brodie Ketelsen, vocalist/saxman Matthew Carter, ... more info

Rocky Mountain Rebel Music (Reggae/Funk)

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"Rocky Mountain Rebel Music is a musical party on a rampage. A juggernaut that is one part ska/reggae band and one part funk-rock, all with the Take-No-Prisoners/DIY ethic of punk rock and a slight Latin flavour. At 9 members strong, RMRM brings an onslaught of vocalists, guitars, keys, horns and percussion to the table." The Zone 91.3FM. ... more info