Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 12TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL FREE FOR ALL KICK OFF CONCERT - JON AND ROY JUST ANNOUNCED AS MYSTERY BAND!: Jon and Roy, Brave New Waves, Giraffe Aftermath, The Novamatics
Kicking off the 12th Annual Victoria Ska Festival, this will be the first of 3 FREE outdoor shows proudly presented by the Victoria BC Ska Society.
It will be All Ages, with a Beverage Garden for those with ID. There will also be food vendors on site.
Come out and enjoy the FREE entertainment, and get to see who the surprise mystery band is!
Victoria's own JON AND ROY are playing on this show that were previously our mystery band! They'll be playing with Victoria's favourite island style reggae band Braves New Waves , along with hip hop/reggae/surf masters Giraffe Aftermath from Vancouver, and Victoria reggae/ska wonders The Novamatics.
DJ Anger will be spinning in between sets
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Jon and Roy (folk, roots, acoustic, reggae)
Jon and Roy went searching for something intangible on their fourth recording, Let it Go.
Suffice it to say, they found it.
Freedom — from artistic constraints, from audience expectations — became a recurring theme for the duo during the creation of Let it Go. If there was one rule for longtime friends and collaborators Jon Middleton (gui... more info
Brave New Waves (Authentic Vancouver Island style music..new 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
Giraffe Aftermath (Reggae/Dub/Hip Hop)
Giraffe Aftermath is keeping dub reggae and hip-hop alive and well in Van-city!
Building on the traditions of reggae and dub music, Vancouver's Giraffe Aftermath use hip-hop rhythms and a psychedelic approach to create a unique blend of lively, danceable music.
Formed in 2006 by Steve Hackenbruch and Luke de Villiers, this songwriting/produc... more info
The Novamatics (Skaaaa)
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8 piece skansemble that will drop the heat on your meat. more info