The Capital Collective
To help Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival commemorate 20 years of building true musical community here on the west coast, players from some of the area's favourite bands, past and present – Dope Soda, Leg-Up Program, Lovecoast, Astrocolor, Jon & Roy, Bananafish Dance Orchestra and more – are joining together to bask in their collective love for the ska music that originally brought us all together. With 15+ players on stage, you can expect a huge sound as this special ska orchestra plays familiar favourites and new medleys. Expect some guests, expect some surprises, expect a BIG TIME.
LIVE FROM THE SWAMP! (Day 2) @ The Swamp!
Sun. August 22nd 2:30pm - 8pm
On Sunday, August 22 enjoy more ska, reggae, soul and punk. Get ready for the return of The Capital Collective 18 piece ska/jazz orchestra that features some of the Island's finest musicians including a guest appearances with Miguelito Valdes and Nick LaRiviere.
Kirk Diamond, a multi-Juno award winner and one of Canada's best reggae artists will be flying in from Toronto with his full band to play with us for the first time!
Also appearing for the first time is Russian Tim and Pavel Bures. Take a load off and enjoy Russian punk from across the pond. The band is also full of fun and laughs.
Finally we're excited to bring back Jory Kinjo (JK) and the Relays. They are flying in from Calgary especially for this show. Jory Kinjo is a ska veteran that sings with conviction and pure soul. His music incorporates soul, blues, rocksteady and reggae.