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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 7TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL Kick off Show!: Georgetown Orbits, The Skatomatics

Wed. July 12th 2006 Centennial Square Victoria BC (All Ages)
7pm - 10pm doors at 6:30pm
No admission charge
Festival of the People is back with a bang to give you a seventh kick ass year of ska, reggae, dancehall, punk, rock, soul, jazz, funk, Latin and whatever else you can throw in there. The ska festival journey described by many as a summer Christmas season will start at Open Air (Centennial Square) on Wednesday, July 12th for an evening show with Seattle's Georgetown Orbits and Vancouver's The Skatomatics. Come one and come all cause it's free and you'll start off your festival experience on the right foot.

Following this free show there will be a Tribute to The Clash, Operation Ivy & Hepcat featuring SUBCITY DWELLERS, THE REAL DEAL & THE WEDGEWOODS @ Sugar Nightclub. Advance tickets for that show will be available at Lyle's Place & Ditch Records in Victoria & Zulu Records, Redcat Records and Highlife Records in Vancouver. More ticket outlets will be announced shortly.

You may also buy tickets to any ticketed ska festival presentation via


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Georgetown Orbits (Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady)

The Story of The Orbits The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004. The grou... more info

The Skatomatics (ska)

Wind in our sail. Rudie can't fail. The Skatomatics gonna get famous. There's a punk rock angel watching over us. -- “Vancouver’s Sweatiest Band" came together in a storage locker in Vancouver back in 2002 when a couple of locals bonded over their love for bands like The Police, Sublime, King Apparatus and The Clash with former mem... more info