Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY SKA FESTIVAL SHAGGY SKA FEST EXCLUSIVE (GRAND FINALE CONCERT) - All ages/Beverage Garden w/ID.: Shaggy, Los Rastrillos, The Ponderosas, DJ Anger
Let's get ready, Victoria. This show is going to be THE BEST show to hit Victoria this summer. With so many talented acts coming together on one stage, those won't be a show to miss! Shaggy and Rayvon will be playing all the classic tunes, as well as his latest reggae and dancehall hits. Mexico's Los Rastrillos will bring their own take on soulful reggae, and our own local talent with Vancouver's Ponderosas and Victoria's DJ Anger will get the entire harbour-front dancing.
Mr. Lover lover, Mr. Boombastic, Shaggy is a man of many names. Starting his music career in 1990, his lift of achievements are impressive. Hits like “Oh Carolina,” “Boombastic,” and “Angel” established Shaggy as a worldwide pop artist, but he is indeed much more. His latest album, Out of Many, One Music, reconfirms his place as one of today’s premier reggae musicians. Produced by Sly and Robbie, and featuring artists like Beres Hammond, Damian Marley, and Tessanne Chin. From reggae to pop, from funk to rock, Shaggy is an artist not to pass up!
Los Rastrillos have become a Ska Fest favourite, and we are excited to bring them back for Victoria’s 15 Annual Ska Festival. Mexico City’s Los Rastrillos have been playing for over 20 years and continue to win over new fans everyday with their blend of roots reggae and latin music. They’ve performed alongside the likes of Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti, and Los Lobos. With 10 members and 6 albums, this is one party you don’t want to miss.
The Ponderosas take soul, r&b,reggae, and blend together in a musical blender until they’ve got everyone in the crowd moving and grooving to their festive and lively rhythms. this Vancouver eight-piece have worked with groups such as Natural Flavas, The Boom Booms, and Rude City Riot. Their infectious music is sure to start a dance party throughout the festival grounds and all who check this group out are sure to become instant fans.
All Ages/Beverage Garden w/ID. Food Concessions and Merchandise Tents! Single, Double, Harbour and Full Fest Passes on sale now on ticketweb.ca!
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With a commanding presence, a distinctive voice that is recognizable throughout the world and titles such as artist, businessman, philanthropist and Grammy Award winner, Shaggy is and has been a forced to be reckoned with. A son of the brambly streets of Kingston, Jamaica, his discipline-which he credits to his military background-has been the foun... more info
Los Rastrillos (Latin/Reggae/Ska/Jazz)
We are a reggae band from Mexico, our base is D.F, but the members come from diferents parts of the world (Celaya, Cuba, Argentina, Tepalcates, Coyoacanos, etc.). We 've been playing for more than 15 years, we've played with some international artists like Alpha Blondy,Pato Banton, Black Uhuru, Israel Vibration, Jimmy Cliff, Linton Kwesi Jhonson, M... more info
The Ponderosas (Ska/Funk/Jazz)
The Ponderosas take soul, r&b,reggae, and blend together in a musical blender until they’ve got everyone in the crowd moving and grooving to their festive and lively rhythms. this Vancouver eight-piece have worked with groups such as Natural Flavas, The Boom Booms, and Rude City Riot. Their infectious music is sure to start a dance party througho... more info