Island Vibe was conceived out of a desire to see some cool reggae and bands and dj's and a whole lotta beautiful folk gettin' funky by the beach.
Not just any beach - Minjerribah (Straddie) is undoubtedly one of the most stunning places in Australia complete with a resident community of amazing, creative and eccentric people who welcomed a crew of equally eccentric artists and event mangers to their island.
Founded in 2006 by Morgyn Quinn of Rudekat Records, Island Vibe blossomed with ideas and energy from a team that has included event champions Libby Kilby, Ali Donnellan, and Jess Latham. Island Vibe was soon able to expand on its environmental and cultural ideals to try and create an event that went beyond a mere beer soaked music festival. Much care is taken to make Island Vibe the most hospitable and comfortable festival and to keep our environmental footprint as low as possible.
The current team are a posse of battle hardened event pros you may recognize from working on such events as Woodford, Bluesfest, Earthfrequency, Deliverance and Kuranda Roots... Prahlad Cave - Event Manager, Craig Mathews - Operations Manager, Ivy Smith - Cultural Coordinator, Jasmine Whelan - Volunteers Coordinator, Jay Lovejay - Artist Liason, Amie Green & Madeleine Radke - Sustainability and Melissa Honey - Box office.
This year we've teamed up with Paul Abad from like-minded festival EarthFrequency who shares similar philosophies on life, music and... coconuts. We will also be implementing our first trial of youth event mentoring, to share our knowledge with budding festival freaks in the community.