ISLAND VIBE FESTIVAL 2014
Combine majestic, sweeping beaches, unspoilt bushland, an amazing and inspiring Island community and a whole bunch of awesome musicians, artists, performers and more - and you have Island Vibe Festival.
From Australian reggae, soul and dub legends to international super stars, Island Vibe has been delivering the goods for nine years now.
In addition to the stellar lineup sneak peak we gave you recently, including multi-platinum soul phenomenon Finley Quaye, the irresistible vocal prism of hip hop, freedom of funk and 21st century groove of Melbourne’s Afro-funk ensemble The Black Jesus Experience, and Sydney's ARIA-nominated, reggae-star festival legends King Tide – we have some more seriously cool artists to share with y’all.
Seminal Brisbane roots band Toothfaeries will be sharing the bill with Brisbane based nu-wave brass band Bullhorn and its high-octane mix of funk, soul, hip hop, jazz, reggae and dance music; the visionary spoken word/rap and earthshakingly intricate beats and bass of Hugo n Treats; triple Waiata Maori Music Award nominees Paua; renowned and influential First Nation artist Joe Geia, whose song “Yil Lull” is regarded as one of Australia’s unofficial Indigenous national anthems; and self-taught guitar virtuoso Chris Tamwoy, originally from the Torres Strait Islands, whose unique style has him firmly in the spotlight after appearances at Woodford Folk Festival, and Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Another local favourite heading over to Minjerribah once again is the outstanding Chocolate Strings ready to deliver their unique brand of reggae/jazz/funk. Delicious.
Festival And Event Mentorships Announced
In 2014, the festival is also happy to announce the return of a limited number of mentoring/job-shadowing opportunities for Stradbroke Island and Redlands residents age 16 and over, with the support of a RADF grant, and our dedicated festival staff. Participants will receive hands-on event management experience, and music industry experience in sound, lighting, site decoration, artist services, MC’ing, event photography, radio broadcasting, and more. Interested participants can contact Nik at Nikkimichail@yahoo.com
The workshops and speakers program will also be bigger and broader than in years passed, with international, national, and local facilitators. Stay tuned to this website for details.
Get your fine selves over to the Rudekat Records website and make sure you grab one pronto! Go to www.rudekatrecords.com, grab your eTicket immediately or pop into selected Happy Herb stores, Three Worlds (Gold Coast/Byron Bay), Jet Black Cat Music (West End), Shiva Moon and Fetish 4 Life (Cairns).
Concession tickets available for students and kids under-twelve are FREE. Local 4183 residents enjoy a 30% discount on all tickets and will be available at Noreen’s Seaside Shop and Dunwich News (Local ID required).
Go to Rudekat Records for your ticket to awesome right now!
Want to mash up the stage with your gang of skanky raggamuffins, spin some wax, tweak some knobs, present a creative workshop, host a mindblowing talk, perform some whacky vaudeville burlesque routine or simply volunteer your awesome energy? Applications are now open until June 22nd!
We have 3 exciting stages at Island Vibe – the Coconut Lounge, (an intimate venue for acoustic acts, circus & cabaret artists, workshops and bands), the Bamboo Bass (live electronic, MC and selector’s stage) and the iconic Main Stage (for larger local and international acts), and now to announce our new Eco Space - a workshop, film and exhibition space.
Stay tuned here kids – as we start to release more line up teasers right in this very spot and on our facebook page over the coming months.