OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 1, 2015
is our TENTH ANNIVERSARY of Island Vibe!
Here at Island Vibe HQ, we’re frothing to announce the largest ska band in the southern hemisphere – the epic brainchild of the right reverend Nicky Bomba – the mighty Melbourne Ska Orchestra!
Having exhilarated music lovers across the globe at legendary events from WOMADelaide, Bryon Bay Blues and Falls Festival to the iconic Glastonbury and Montreal Jazz Festivals – it’s time for Island Vibe punters to surrender to the seductive harmonies, horns & beats and lose yourself to the universal intoxication of SKA.
Natiruts … are the ubiquitous stars of Brazilian Roots Reggae. Their sound is a unique mix of Latino rhythms infused with Reggae, Bass and Dub good vibrations. As Brazil’s most influential and 100% independent Reggae band, Natiruts feature regularly alongside Damian Jr Gong Marley. Lyrically, Natiruts shares messages of eco-consciousness and universal Rasta truths of Harmony, Love & Respect. Jah!
Already confirmed are the UK’s most famous soundsystem, The Mungo’s Hifi, featuring upcoming Reggae, Dub, Roots singer Charlie P.
Together they will be skanking it Island Vibe style! Mungo's HiFi have been a solid force in the world of Soundsystem culture for a number of years, hosting sensationally bombastic stages. Whilst Charlie P. is a very versatile artist, already making an impact within the Reggae scene.
We also welcome back Hugo & Treats, whom closed the festival last year on a mega high note. Certainly a highlight for many of you we are sure. And of course easy-going Brisbane lads Kingfisha return, hot on the heels of an amazing release of remixes from some epic artists such as JPod, The Funk Hunters, Crazy Daylight and many more...
'Best of' vinyl compilation POZIBLE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
To celebrate our birthday, we have decided to do something special... Namely releasing the first ever Island Vibe Compilation pressed exclusively on Vinyl! We are also putting together 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.
The 10 Year commemorative compilation vinyl will feature a 'Best of' selection of tracks gathered over the past decade (and a few brand spankin' newies) weaving together threads of smooth island soul and reggae, international bass sounds with sublime dubs and rare instrumentals. As usual, the compilation will be selected by Festival Director and head honcho, Señor Rudie Quinzalez (Rudekat Records), with the assistance of legend producer and long time festival compilation co-compiler, Lord Tanuki (aka Paulie B). So jump onto the Pozible website right now and put your order in for this highly collectible piece of Island Vibe Festival history.
Go to our ticket page now and make sure you don't miss out! Only a limited number remain in stock.
Another major ticketing announcement we have made in recent months, which we need to reiterate - we have capped the tickets at 2500 this year, so please get them early if you haven't already, coz we don't want you to miss out.
ISLAND VIBE 2014 video
We have recently received our latest video promo from Noli Ganda / Ganda Productions, and it is looking shmick.
Stay tuned kids – we are busy creating another fantastic Festival. To stay up to date make sure you check out our facebook page.