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Break out the rum and coconuts! The good ship Island Vibe Festival is set to return to Home Beach, Minjerribah on October 25-27. Plans are underway to deliver a musical and cultural feast of the senses.

Island Vibe festival is a family friendly three day celebration of World, Reggae, Soul and Bass Music, coupled with an exciting cultural, lifestyle, dance and arts workshop program. The festival site is situated a minute's stroll from one of Australia's most incredible swimming beaches, on Australia's second largest sand island - Minjerribah - the homelands of the Quandamooka people.

Now in its 18th year, Island Vibe will feature over 50 acts spanning live world music, reggae, soul and bass music genres. Island Vibe is one of Australia’s longest running boutique beach-side festivals and is unique for its emphasis on reggae, dancehall and world acts, as well as Aboriginal First Nations and Pacific Islander artists.


1st line up announcement


Besides the BeeGees, Redcliffe is also famous as the birthplace of Australian reggae stars Kingfisha, who will be back on the scene with a national tour and an 8 piece band! Joining them are Melbourne's Amaru Tribe, featuring Oscar Jimenez (Watussi). The project is a playground to explore the intersection between cultures, traditional music from Latin America and new contemporary sounds; vibrating charangos, urban flow, electronic & afro-latin beats, and powerful vocal harmonies create a portal that gives birth to an unknown genre they called “Cumbia Oceanica”.

Playing Island Vibe for the first time are Kuranda's roots rock reggae crew The Pad Boys, who will be showcasing their Djabugay heritage with language and dance. Minjerribah MC extraordinaire Sachem will be representing the home turf, playing alongside Byron's 2BïRD featuring WREN and Tashmeen, Brazil's Aripua, Brisbane's District Dub City, Hip Hop and Soul producer Staynice & Tahu Dubs, Brazilian percussion crew Batukanum and West End's incredible Drum 'n' Bass duo the SugarFunk Fairies.


What to expect:


3 musical and multi media stages, 2 workshop zones including a kids space, a boutique bar stocking delicious locally brewed beverages, a mouthwatering food court, craft stalls, an expanded art gallery, cultural groups and workshops from Australia, the Pacific Islands and Latin American communities, cabaret artists, shade and comfortable chill spaces to enjoy the action packed program. Island Vibe is welcoming to all ages, from toddlers to elders and is dedicated to creating a safe, friendly and exceptional vibe for all to enjoy.


Island Vibe is all ages, family friendly and free for kids under 12. There will be a food and crafty market and a licensed bar.



Applications are now open for all creative artists - musical, visual and roving, as well as food, drinks and craft stalls. Please head to our participation page to apply. 

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