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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 3RD ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL: The Pietasters, Pressure Cooker, Easy Big Fella, The Abolitionists, General Rudie, Street Prophet Union

Sat. July 27th 2002 Victoria Curling Club (All Ages)
9:00 pm
Come out to Victoria's 3rd Annual Ska Festival featuring the best local and among the best ska bands in North America. This festival is three days with 2 days of free afternoon entertainment July 25th and 26th @ Market Square. Tickets will be available in a few weeks @ Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, A&B Sound, HMV, Blackball Records (Nanaimo), Zulu Records (Vancouver) and through Ticketmaster on the web and in-person. All shows are all ages. Ticketed show is all ages with a beer garden. Also, be sure to check out the limited edition ska festival t-shirts, hoodies and other fine merchandise. Beer garden will be at the ticketed show for 19yrs+. Food can be enjoyed by all. - Keep your eyes and ears open for more updates on the Ska Fest!


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The Pietasters (ska/soul/pop)

The Pietasters are a 7 - 8 piece band that electrify their audience with their high energy performances that range from ska/punk to ska/pop to ska/soul. After 10 years they are still going strong and continue to be one of the best ska bands North America has to offer. more info

Pressure Cooker (ska/punk)

Pressure Cooker are an 8 piece ska/punk band that have influences ranging from the Selector, and the Clash to other punk bands of the 1980s and 1990s. With a strong horn section and heavy guitar, they please both ska and punk fans with a good balance (although they have more of a punk sound)Their live performance is very high energy! -- Darryl Clar... more info

Easy Big Fella (Ska, Swing and Reggae)

"Ska for this and the next Millennium. Swing, lounge, ska, rocksteady and reggae are genres that Easy Big Fella have incorporated into their unique blend of music." more info

The Abolitionists (ska/rocksteady/reggae)

THE ABOLITIONISTS have an integral message they would like to convey to the masses. That message is to "abolish musical mental slavery to uplift the massive to help them achieve oneness through tough riddims and vocals." The Abolitionists' jazz, ska and reggae influences combined with the fresh addition of Jah Ras Danielion on vocals and guitar cre... more info

General Rudie (Ska)

With its roots planted firmly in traditional Jamaican ska, the basis of General Rudieís sound is unmistakable. However, the band blends this knowledge of the musicís origins with its modern influences to produce a sound that is truly unique. General Rudie more info

Street Prophet Union (ska/pop/punk/reggae)

Street Prophet Union are an 8 piece ska/pop/punk band from Victoria. With the recent additions of members of the Kiltlifters combined with their awesome scratch DJ "DJ Leeylo" all these musicians come together to produce ska/pop/punk with a touch of hip hop. more info