LINE UP ADDITIONS | Festival TIX Update | CAMPING TIX
island Elements update | APPLICATION UPdates
1ST LINE-UP ADDITIONS:
TIKI TAANE [NZ]
Possibly one of the country's most well known and diverse artists and producers: Tiki Taane is considered a pioneer in the NZ music scene, first rising to prominence as frontman of leading band Salmonella Dub before embarking on his solo career in Jan 2007. Tiki is renowned for his abilities as both a gifted performance MC and solo acoustic performances. Affectionately known as ‘King of the Dubs’ in NZ, Tiki’s musical influences roam from Dubstep, Reggae, old school Drum n Bass and Hip Hop. Tiki’s power to unify, warm and wow punters is an experience not to be missed!
HEARTICAL HI POWA FT STRYKA D AND MACKY BANTON [UK]
Heartical Hi Powa represents the traditional medium of bass culture, featuring Dancehall Kings: Macky Banton and Stryka D. CEO of Dubforce Radio, Macky Banton, is one of the world’s most travelled soundsystem MCs. A legend within the UK scene, Macky Banton is known for hyping up dancehalls across the globe. In 2002, Stryka D, created a music scene when Heartical Hi Powa formed Dub Club Melbourne: bringing 50 years of Jamaican music culture to Australia. Stryka D, believed purpose built speaker stacks and equipment were essential to fast forward Reggae and Dub Music. Over a decade later, check out Heartical Hi Powa play: with correct weight and treble!
ZENNITH: RAINFOREST WARRIORZ
This homegrown family band from Far Nth QLD infuse Roots and Rock with Hip Hop and Reggae. Sharing their culture through music, Zennith deliver diverse soulful ballads, funky rhythm sections, rocking guitar rifts and spine tingling brass solos. Zennith, have been inducted into the House of Marley and are dubbed as Australia’s #1 Indigenous Reggae Band.
THE STRIDES ...
Are a new force for Reggae music, delivering a musical experience that is powerfully explosive and authentic. The Strides sound features: classic Roots Reggae with a Hip Hop edge, Dancehall and Dub beats. With three acclaimed albums, festival appearances across the country alongside Reggae champions such as: Julian Marley and Groundation, make sure you include these Sydney Rudeboys on your dance card!
Byron’s Miss Renee Simone, was born of Jamaican heritage in the UK. She was nurtured by her mother's collection of Soul and Jazz records by Nina Simone, Randy Crawford and Billie Holiday - whose influence resonate richly through her vocals today. This Soulstress has been described as a “Rootsy”, “Captivating”, “Smooth Soul and RnB” performer.
EARLY BIRD TIX: sold out
2nd Round Tix are now available online: $195 + BF
In 2016, Adder Rock Campground will exclusively host Island Vibe ticket holders only. We’re offering a range of funky ‘Glamping’ bundles in partnership with Mooggee Camping as well as ‘Freestylin’ camping for Vibers who want to pitch their own tents.
Freestylin: unpowered, powered and van sites are available as follows:
Adult Unpowered: $76 p/p | 3 nights
Adult Powered: $87 p/p | 3 nights
Child [5-15yr] Unpowered or Powered: $55 p/p | 3 nights
Van Powered: $105 2ppl | 3 nights
Glamping: pre-pitched tent + 3 night adult glamp site hire bundles start from $255 for 2ppl.
2ppl Busker Tent Hire + Glamp site: $255 | 3 nights
2ppl Juno Tent Hire + Glamp site: $285 | 3 nights
4ppl Bell Tent Hire + Glamp site: $500 | 3 nights
6ppl Deluxe Tent Hire + Glamp site: $705 | 3 nights
Family Glamping Bundles: can also be booked by emailing: tickets [at] rudekatrecords.com
Our Glampers will enjoy prime camping spots and VIP Mooggee pampering services including: Meet n Greet reception and Chill Zone; plus a Pamper Parlour: mobile charging, hair dryers/straighteners and mirrors.
But Vibers, there’s a catch! You need need to act quick sticks! Limited Glamping bundles are available.
So travel light, jump a Stradbroke Ferries Water Taxi and camp in style this Island Vibe Festival!
Both Glampers and Freestylin campers can also take advantage of the following extras:
’Glamping’ Add-On Options:
Camping accessories starting from just $10! Select your Add-On options during Ticketbooth checkout process.
Want to camp beside your friends? Easy! Just create a 'group name’, during Ticketbooth checkout process to facilitate group allocation of camp sites on-site.
ALL TICKETING AND CAMPING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT: WWW.ISLANDVIBE.COM.AU
CREATIVE | MEDIA | MARKETS - OPEN 7TH APRIL | CLOSE 16TH JUNE
volunteers - open 7th april | close 30th september
Tick Tock! Festival applications will be closing soon!
Please be mindful we are an independent grassroots festival, with a limited programming budget. Please keep your FEE resonable :)
ISLAND ELEMENTS update: 4th - 6th November
Island Elements 2016 will now take place on 4th - 6th November.
Island Elements is an intimate gathering of wellbeing and creative expression. It will feature inspirational healers, interactive workshops and uplifting world music concerts.
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD JOINT TICKETS FOR BOTH FESTIVALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
BIG SHOUT OUT OF GRATITUDE TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED:
In the grand tradition of The Triffid music showcases, it was with great pleasure Island Vibe presented Triffid Reggae - a steamy night of Soul, Roots, Ska, Reggae and Dancehall.
A selection of fab Island Vibe artists had groover's shakin' it on the dance floor all night to:
- The irresistible Funk of Fat Picnic
- The mighty sounds of Paua
- The infected Ska of Die Rude
- The sultry Soul diva, Katia Demeester
- Thumping Dancehall from DJ Nicky Swamp
Congratulations to all our lucky Island Vibe prize winners on the night!
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for updates
THANK YOU ALL WHO GOT BEHIND OUR 2015 POZIBLE CAMPAIGN! WE MADE THE TARGET!
To celebrate our 10th birthday, we decided to do something special, release our first ever Island Vibe Compilation pressed exclusively on Vinyl! As well as produce a Bamboo USB featuring the ENTIRE back catalogue of tunes from our festival compilation series - over 150 great tracks and rare instrumentals from such artists as Easy Star All-Stars, J-Pod, Cornerstone Roots, Lotek, The Black Seeds, Chali 2na, The Red Eyes, Little Bushman, Kooii, Kingfisha, Dynamic Thrills, Dubmarine, Mr Laneous, Georgia Potter, House of Shem, Mista Savona, The Nomad and many more.
Both of these cool items are still available, enquire at www.rudekatrecords.com