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VICTORIA'S 18TH ANNUAL SKA & REGGAE FESTIVAL (JUNE 14 - 18, 2017) --> JUPITER VIP FULL FEST EARLY BIRD PASS: Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser & The Blak Soil Band, The Black Seeds, Mad Caddies, The Skints, Jah9, Mike Love, Skampida, Perro Bravo, Burnt, Los Furios, Roots Roundup, Batuque Axé, Illvis Freshly, Sweet Leaf, The New Groovement, Mística , Rusty Zinn, Boomshack, Cheko & The Lion Rockers, Yellowsky

Wed. June 14th Ship Point (Inner Harbour) (No Minors)
4:05pm
$179.50 On sale now  Buy Tickets Online 
Tickets at: Jupiter, Lyles Place
We are so excited to announce the dates for Victoria's 18th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival this is the earliest we have made these tickets available but they're here! Thanks to Jupiter (619 Johnston Street in Victoria) for being our platinum sponsor of our VIP section for a third straight year!

JUPITER VIP entrance provides the following:

Guaranteed entrance to all festival events at all venues (including Rocksteady Collective presentations) up to one hour before the event ends

JUPITER LOUNGE VIP AREA AT ALL SHIP POINT SHOWS (offers special seating, stage side access and more!

JUPITER LOUNGE Beverage Service for all events at Ship Point

JUPITER LOUNGE VIP Bathroom at Ship Point

Dates and Line-up subject to change. No refunds or exchanges.

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* Note this pass is restricted to those 19yrs plus because it includes entrance into venues that have that restriction. However, the festival's main outdoor venue and many others are all ages. Separate tickets for events in all ages venues will be released at a later date. Kids 10 and under free with accompanying adult when applicable.

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Mad Caddies (Ska-punk fusion)

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The Skints

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Perro Bravo

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