This will be the second to last show before the Grand Finale Concert of Victoria's 10th Anniversary Ska Festival but don't let the title of the show "Warm Up" fool you. You'll still be dancing up a storm on this show. And the Victoria BC Ska Society and the bands that are confirmed for the show have outdone themselves to bring you an awesome afternoon of some of the best ska music Canada can offer.
Los Furios are clearly one of Canada's best ska bands. They are the most known and revered ska band in British Columbia. Los Furios have toured Canada at least three times and have played with huge names such as Fishbone (twice - once at the Commodore and once at Victoria's 6th Annual Ska Festival), Long Beach Dub All Stars (at Victoria's 6th Annual Ska Festival), Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and much more. And you ask what's even brighter on their horizon? Well, the band is getting big in Mexico and will be touring there again in the next year after their debut appearances playing on Mexico's Festival Extremo among other packed clubs all over the country.
The Fabulous LoLo aka Lorraine Muller is also often referred to "The Queen of Ska (in Canada)" Lorraine was the lead singer of Montreal's The Kingpins which later turned into Lo and the Magnetics. For this year she will be flying out from Montreal to do a ska/rocksteady set backed by Montreal's Stepper whom have members from Montreal's ska alumni including General Rudie.
Rude City Riot are new on the Vancouver ska scene. They recently played to a near capacity crowd at Richards on Richards opening for The English Beat and they're set to play other large festivals this year such as Shambala. Their ska/pop/reggae sounds will start off the afternoon right!
Beverage Garden w/ID.
Food and Merch Tents on site