We have taken a nice long rest from an unforgettable summer following Victoria's 17th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival and now we're excited to bring you the first installment of our Fall Fun Season with RUDEFEST 2016. This annual tradition that began four years ago will be just as good as last year. We have ska, reggae, funk and punk all in the mix for dancing and fun from the second you set foot in the hall.
You'll be happy to know as with the tradition with RUDEFEST the show will be all ages w/beverage service for those 19yrs+ w/ID. Those of age will be required to wear an event wristband. And remember to come EARLY so you can catch ALL of the bands. When you have a four band bill you gotta have one start early but that just means there is more fun for everyone!
This year's event will feature DOPE SODA, EVERYBODY LEFT, BAZOOKA PICNIC (featuring members of Five Alarm Funk, Giraffe Aftermath, & Kutapira) & MC UNITE!
Tickets will be $14.50 - $16.50 advance available at Lyle's Place, The Reef, Vinyl Envy, Jupiter Lounge & ticketweb.ca
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Everybody Left (Indie/Dirty Pop/Reluctant Reggae)
Everybody Left is a unique six-piece from Victoria, BC. EL has been self-producing their post-ska indie-rock for just over a decade and most recently released their Season Two LP in 2016. The band blends an eccentric mix of influences and styles to provide a sound that is fresh yet familiar to audiences. Everybody Left also has deep connections to ... more info
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