FULL LINE UP RELEASE
Wow, we are really happy to announce the full line up with some heavy new additions!
World-wide reggae legends KATCHAFIRE will ignite mainstage on what looks to be a massive sunday session.
Hailing from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa (Hamilton in New Zealand) KATCHAFIRE have become a global roots reggae phenomenon with the all-Maori band bringing their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around.
With six successful albums, platinum sales, hit singles, and a massive fanbase selling out shows around the world, their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, fusing modern dancehall and with slinky pop, cool grooves and uplifting vibes.
Joining them are MASAYA who bring a wonderful style of Indie/Groove/Soul/Roots music that emanates from their surf town home vibes in Raglan, NZ.
Australia’s biggest reggae producer, MISTA SAVONA, will be home fresh from a European tour and ready to flex a load of new material from part 2 of his Havana meets Kingston project.
Afro/Canadian drummer and songwriter ZAYNAB is fresh on the bill, as are South Pacific soul magicians IN THE ELEMENT and Moroccan World Music star JULIAN BEL-BACHIR.
They join an already massive line-up that includes - Sydney's heavyweight reggae legends King Tide and the reggae/soul phenomenon Sub-Tribe, Bristol’s chronic bass specialist Chris Munky ft RayJah 45, the NT’s top end sounds of Garangali, Melbourne’s selecta extraordinaire Lady Banton, Additech Records bossman Hypnotech, Byron’s dancehall kings 4’20 Sound, Minjerribah hiphop soulman Sachém, the Sunny Coast’s Queen of cool JaZZella, Melbourne label the Operative’s head honcho JPS, Tweed’s freshest crew Jarulah, Mullum hinterland’s extra juicy Sky Eater, Kuranda’s newest soul export Cinnamon Sun, the ever-deadly Yulu Burri ba Dancers, Morocco’s World groove producer Future Roots, Bay Fm’s dynamic duo Chop Suey and Sunny Side Up and Northern Rivers Electric Daisy Juice, Spankinhide, Kurilpa Reach, Kimmy, Paula Boo and the Murbah Crew, the Pippi Lips, The Sugar Funk Fairies and many more.
There will be some changes to the festival’s format this year, as Covid19 has changed community and council’s attitude to large events.
We are currently working with our island stakeholders to bring to you an event which promotes healthy lifestyles, cultural appreciation and is more sensitive to the precious ecology of the island.
We are creating a more intimate family friendly experience for you all this year.
This means - earlier finishing times, smaller numbers and a drug and alcohol free space.
The new format will see a larger healing zone centred around our partners from the Zenthai Shiatsu community, a stronger focus on a wonderful workshop program as well as our usual abundance of bands, dancers, producers and artists to share the best creative vibes possible.
Just a reminder, we are capping ticket numbers at 1500. There are only 300 left and this event will definitely sell out.