Fri. October 16th 2015 @ Victoria Event Centre Victoria BC (All Ages)
8pm - 1am doors at 7:30pm
$12 early bird, VBCSS members, students/youth/$14.50 regular advance
The summer of 2015 brought us one of the best Victoria Ska & Reggae Festivals we've had in our history. Now after a couple of months of it sinking in we are excited to get back at making more good times for the Island and beyond for our fall season.
RUDEFEST 2015 will be the first event of our fall season. It follows up where the VBCSS and UVIC Ska/Reggae Club left off... That is providing a high quality ALL AGES event with wicked ska and reggae bands that will make you dance and be happy for hours and hours.
The program is STACKED with some of your favourite local bands (The Leg Up Program, Sweetleaf and Morning Mayhem + Brass Action from Vancouver who will playing some material from their new album in progress.
In sum this show has it all... ska, reggae, soul, funk, hip hop and even a little punk so you can't go wrong.
And the show is ALL AGES with bar for those that are 19yrs+ (you will be required to wear a wristband).
Early bird tickets on sale Friday, September 4th on ticketweb.ca. Hard copies tickets available at Lyle's Place, Vinyl Envy and The Reef on or before Friday, September 11th, 2015.
$12 early bird/youth/VBCSS members/$14.50 regular advance
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