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Thu. July 8th 2010 Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (All Ages)
5pm - 10pm
$22 adv+
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Area 51, The Reef, Zulu Records, Fascinating Rhythms, Red Cat Records
Tickets on sale now at all outlets in Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Vancouver & on-line at

Victoria's 11th Annual Ska Festival Reggae Extravaganza will make history again for Canada's music scene. For the 1st time in Canada New Zealand's KATCHAFIRE will be making their debut performance at the festival. KATCHAFIRE are among the most celebrated reggae bands in New Zealand. The all Maori reggae big band have played at major festivals all around the world and we can't wait to have them come and play outdoors for the festival.

Shane Philip is a multi-talented individual that is the Island's didge specialist. Shane Philip is a crowd favourite all around Western Canada. He blends in with so many different audiences playing with acts such as Rootz Underground from Jamaica to Canadian rock icons such as Colin James. He will be joined by one of Victoria's most talented jazz/folk musicians - Marc Atkinson who is also known for his involvement in his group "Marc Atkinson Trio" To round out the Shane Philip Tree, Joby Baker - known for his masterful production skills will round out the ensemble. This is a first time look at The Shane Philip Tree and we hope you will appreciate being introduced to an ensemble we may be watching and hearing for years to come!

And finally from Victoria/Sunshine Coast - Mindil Beach Markets will join both aforementioned acts on this bill. Mindil Beach Markets have been busy producing a new album that will be released around the time of the festival. Their brand of reggae, rock will be sure to get you pumped for the rest of the show! Be sure to link them on line. I'm sure they would be happy to hear from you!

Food Concession on site courtesy of:
The Reef
The Joint Pizza

Enjoy Lighthouse Brewery beer on site in our beverage garden.


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KATCHAFIRE (Reggae/Ska/Dub)

Katchafire is New Zealand’s Premier Reggae Band. Since 2002 they have recorded three full length albums, a dub remix album and a Live CD. With years of touring under their belt, the band is constantly in huge demand in New Zealand, Hawaii, Australia and around the world. They present an infusion of the roots reggae lineage with an undeniabl... more info

Shane Philip Tree (Reggae/Folk/World/Blues)

Hailing from Quadra Island in the powerful belt of Canada’s Gulf Islands Shane Philip constantly emerges and continues to impress thousands of music lovers across Canada. His undeniably irresistible brand of organic roots music touches everything from reggae, roots, folk, rock, blues, world beat and more. Philip is a proponent of many instruments... more info

Mindil Beach (Rock)

For a group with a complex list of influences, Mindil Beach is simply named after a coastline in Darwin, Australia. Through the skillful blending of rock, hip hop, reggae, funk and folk, they've created sonic cocktail that is equal parts soul, adrenaline and swagger. Their diversity of appeal has enabled them to play alongside a wide variety of no... more info
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