King Yellowman & K'reema, Pressure Busspipe, DJ Kemo + DJ Arems
Victoria's 23rd Annual Ska & Reggae Festival Night 3 – Sons & Daughters of Reggae
Friday, June 24, 2022 @ Victoria Curling Club
King Yellowman & K'Reema, Pressure Busspipe and DJ Arems & DJ Kemo
Doors - 9:30pm
All Ages, Tickets $29.50 - $35 advance, available at ticketweb.ca,
Hardcopies available in Victoria at Destination Greater Victoria Tourist Booth,
In Nanaimo at Fascinating Rhythm, in Courtenay at Bop City Records and in Vancouver at Red Cat Records (Both locations)
We mark night 3 of Victoria's 23rd Annual Ska & Reggae Festival by celebrating the cross-generational appeal and power of reggae music KING YELLOWMAN & K'REEMA and PRESSURE BUSSPIPE. There are few dancehall deejays as renowned and legendary as the mighty KING YELLOWMAN and Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival is beyond excited to welcome the icon back. Side by side with his incredibly talented and captivating daughter K'REEMA, festival goers can expect a truly unforgettable performance that highlights the best of dancehall and reggae, with splashes of modern R&B and soul dripping through their performance. An albino who was abandoned as a youth and shunned by parts of the reggae community as he grew up, King Yellowman has persisted through it all and remains a shining example of the power of reggae and continues to spread a message of peace, love and unity for all people regardless of colour, race, sexual orientation or identity.
We are extremely proud to welcome world-renowned reggae artist PRESSURE BUSSPIPE to Victoria (And to BC as a whole!) for the very first time on Friday, June 24 at the Victoria Curling Club where he'll be sharing the bill with the iconic King Yellowman & K'reema. Pressure has been one of the most exciting voices in reggae since the 2005 release of his heralded debut album “The Pressure Is On.” Many of his singles – most notably his 2007 mega-hit “Love and Affection” - have become staples of reggae lovers around the globe. He is undoubtedly one of modern reggae's greatest ambassadors, singing powerful songs of love and struggle, spreading the gospel of real reggae music wherever he goes. Pressure Busspipe is truly a man in demand and has collabroated with some of the biggest names in reggae and hip-hop like Damian and Stephen Marley, Proteje, Redman, Kabaka Pyramid, and Jah9 to name but a few. He'll be coming to Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest backed with his band for what is sure to be one of the most powerful and exciting performances the city is going to see this summer.
Keeping our feet moving between sets for our reggae celebration is the powerhouse DJ combo of DJ KEMO & DJ AREMS. Expect the finest in reggae, dancehall, hip-hop and everything in between when these two get behind the wheels of steel. Guaranteed wall-to-wall freshness from opening to closing on this Friday night reggae party.
Dancehall from Kingston Jamaica