2ND LINE-UP ADDITIONS:
KATCHAFIRE – Lion Mane Stage/Sun 30th
Hailing from H-Town, aka Hamilton, Aoteoroa: Katchafire are global Roots Reggae legends. Their sound is fuelled by a solid Roots Reggae foundation, infused with R n B, Funk Rub, Dancehall mashup and slinky Reggae Pop. Katchafire’s universal vibe, is truly special: capturing the hearts of music lovers worldwide with their diverse instrumentation and clarity of sound. Feel the heat of Katchafire - it’ll be an Island Vibe Sunday session not to be missed!
Considered a pioneer in the NZ music scene, first rising to prominence as frontman of leading band Salmonella Dub, Tiki Taane has embarked on his solo career in January 2007. With his musical influences roaming from Dubstep, Reggae, old school Drum n Bass, to more contemporary Pop Rock sensibilities, the ‘King of the Dubs’ power to unify, warm and wow punters is an experience not to be missed!
NATTALI RIZE – LION MANE STAGE/SAT 29TH
Known around the world for her work fronting epic roots band Blue King Brown, Nattali now leads out fresh as a solo artist, with a heavy Reggae influence she describes her universal sound as World Beat. Lyrical. New Era. This multi-dimensional Heartist and her new Jamaican/International band will be rocking the stage with what we promise to be a high energy, thought provoking and uplifting live performance!
JAMALSKI Feat The 4’20 Sound – Lion Mane Stage/Sat 29th
Straight outta NYC, Jamalski is the musical, magical, lyrical, metaphysical MC who helped pioneer the Reggae | Hip-Hop crossover, and takes the audience to an urban and spiritual journey with his powerful rhymes and styles off the beaten track. He will burn the stage backed up by Byron's Bay most popular and prolific Dubwise crew : the 4'20 SOUND in the name of OREN SELECTA and BAPTISTE for a dynamite set crossing over Hip Hop, Steppa, Dancehall and Jungle.
SOULWARE (DJ SET) – BAMBOO BASS/SUN 30TH
The Dub music collective from NZ’s Deep South take a very unique approach to today's "Bass Music" offering a refreshing breath of life to a world of disposable beats. Combining elements of Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Dub Electonica, trip hop, Blues and Rock this live performance will submerge the audience into a depth of sonic sound scape and rhythm that will move their body and soul.
With their Basement Sessions, the Heartical crew, Melbourne’s first dub orientated sound system, demonstrated how a music culture that began in Jamaica over 50 years ago had gone ‘outernational’ and now reached Down Under. Over a decade later, Heartical continues play for the people with correct weight and treble, and represents the traditional medium of bass culture.
DUB n D YOGA – Saturday 29th - Lion Mane Stage/Sat 29th
More than a yoga class set to music, Dub n D'Yoga is the coming together of mind, soul, music and movement in one synergetic whole. Combining the infectious and beautiful energy of Yogi Darci (D'Yoga), and the rythmic grooves of The Dub ConTroll Collective (AndyDub and MindConTroll), it’s the perfect opportunity to tune out the negative and breathe in the positive!
KOOYEH – Lion Mane Stage/Fri 28th – Coconut Lounge/Sat 29th
Strutting their unique combination of roots, funk, reggae and soul, this eight-piece Melbourne-based collective wants to make you feel good. This explosive act combines an articulate synthesis of musical styles with outstanding songwriting to produce a high quality sonic experience like no other.
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.
ECHO DRAMA – Lion Mane Stage/Fri 28th – Coconut Lounge/Sat 29th
Fronted by the dynamic vocal duo of South African Soul singer May Parley and rising Melbourne emcee Sinks, 9-piece Dub, Reggae, Hip Hop outfit Echo Drama push the boundaries of Jamaican and Urban music from traditional Roots to new school Reggae flavours. The result is a sound at once steeped in the traditions of Dub and Reggae but also unafraid to draw on modern manifestations such as Hip Hop, Dancehall and DnB.
MENINAS DA LUA – Coconut Lounge/Sun 30th
Featuring the powerful, deep voice of Priscilla Rios, the MENINAS DA LUA (Moon Girls) is an emerging 12-piece feminine percussion project, bringing the meaning and strength of this rich culture, as a social transformer for respect, unity, love and generosity. A burst of colour, the joyous sound of women singing, folkloric dances from the deep roots of Afro Brazilian tradition, exotic, polyrhythmic and trance inducing rhythms beaten out on triangles, shakers, agogo bells and drums of all sizes.
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.
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
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