Fri Jun 21 2024

4:20 PM (Doors 4:20 PM)

Ship Point (Inner Harbour)

812 Wharf Street (near Tourist Info. Centre) Victoria, BC V8W 1T3

$47.69 - $51.85

All Ages

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Friday night at our 25th Anniversary is a big celebration of the global power of reggae. One of South America’s biggest reggae bands, the legendary GONDWANA returns to Victoria and takes our festival stage for the very first time! Named for a time when all continents were one, Gondwana represents the global unity and power of reggae music like few bands can. For over 35 years, Gondwana has been one of the most consistent and engaging reggae bands, building their empire without the backing of major labels, or big-time producers. They keep things in the family, preferring to work together to forge their own path. Their passion for honest, real reggae music has developed them a rabidly devout fanbase that has brought them all around the globe and back again. The last time they were in Victoria was a night that stuck with us for a long time and now, with the sun setting behind them on at Ship Point, Gondwana is going to bring a truly unforgettable reggae experience.

Joining us at Ship Point for our Friday night reggae party is one of the biggest bands to ever come out of reggae-fertile California, BIG MOUNTAIN. Best known for their incredible cover of Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way,” Big Mountain has amassed a remarkably consistent catalogue of fantastic reggae music over their more than three decades in music. Their careful dedication to the craft of reggae has made them a favourite of both reggae diehards and casual fans alike. Their sticky-sweet reggae drips down your ears and gives you that warm, comforting feeling of summer deep inside your soul. Taking the stage first and warming up the proceedings is Victoria’s blistering 12-piece BATUQUE AXÉ, who will be lighting things up with their high energy driving Brazilian rhythms and beautiful melodies. Our longtime ally DJ Su Comandante Espinoza will be behind the 1s-and-2s, getting feet moving and keeping them going between sets.

GONDWANA, BIG MOUNTAIN, Batuque Axé & DJ Su Comandante Espinoza @ Victoria's 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival (SUMMER SOLSTICE REGGAE SPLASH)

  • GONDWANA

    GONDWANA

    Roots Reggae

    For over thirty years, the Chilean band Gondwana has been touring, performing, and recording uninterrupted. Emerging from the underground music scene during the brutal dictatorship of Agusto Pinochet, Gondwana brings forth a fresh blend of Latin and Jamaican rhythms among other influences such as Rock n’ Roll and soul. With pulsating energy and a smooth, original sound, eight polished musicians are the soul of Chile’s number one reggae band.

    Through songs dealing with various themes such as romantic love, general love, universal unity, social consciousness, uprising, and spiritual praise, Gondwana reveals both positive and realists messages that serve as an uplifting force for fans of all musical genres. Spirit-moving falsetto notes, bubbling bass, hard drums, guitar solos and arrangements, and horns are the primary ingredients found in the highly acclaimed band’s music.

    Without a doubt, Gondwana is one of the most prestigious, solid reggae bands to emerge from South America. With constant movement across the world and a myriad of vibrant live performances, Gondwana continues to deliver an acclaimed repertoire of hits and new material. The band is internationally recognized as one of Chile’s most successful musical acts – not just in reggae but across all genres.

  • Big Mountain

    Big Mountain

    World

  • BATUQUE AXE

    BATUQUE AXE

    Brazil

    Batuque Axé! Batuque (music & dance troupe) Axé (peaceful, life force energy) is an internationally acclaimed 9 piece Brazilian Music Band, featuring driving rhythms, beautiful melodies and captivating performances offering show goers a glimpse into the rich cultural world of Brazil

    The band explores many musical traditions from the Northeast of Brazil including Samba, Samba Reggae, Forró, Maracatu and the captivating art form of Capoeira. Many of the songs are accompanied by beautiful and talented dancers in authentic, colorful, costumes made in Brazil. Batuque Axé has lit up Festival audiences around the world and shared the stage with the likes of Femi Kuti, Mos Def and Ozomatli.

  • DJ Su Comandante Espinoza

    DJ Su Comandante Espinoza

    Latin

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GONDWANA, BIG MOUNTAIN, Batuque Axé & DJ Su Comandante Espinoza @ Victoria's 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival (SUMMER SOLSTICE REGGAE SPLASH)

Fri Jun 21 2024 4:20 PM

(Doors 4:20 PM)

Ship Point (Inner Harbour) Victoria BC
GONDWANA, BIG MOUNTAIN, Batuque Axé & DJ Su Comandante Espinoza @ Victoria's 25th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival (SUMMER SOLSTICE REGGAE SPLASH)

$47.69 - $51.85 All Ages

Friday night at our 25th Anniversary is a big celebration of the global power of reggae. One of South America’s biggest reggae bands, the legendary GONDWANA returns to Victoria and takes our festival stage for the very first time! Named for a time when all continents were one, Gondwana represents the global unity and power of reggae music like few bands can. For over 35 years, Gondwana has been one of the most consistent and engaging reggae bands, building their empire without the backing of major labels, or big-time producers. They keep things in the family, preferring to work together to forge their own path. Their passion for honest, real reggae music has developed them a rabidly devout fanbase that has brought them all around the globe and back again. The last time they were in Victoria was a night that stuck with us for a long time and now, with the sun setting behind them on at Ship Point, Gondwana is going to bring a truly unforgettable reggae experience.

Joining us at Ship Point for our Friday night reggae party is one of the biggest bands to ever come out of reggae-fertile California, BIG MOUNTAIN. Best known for their incredible cover of Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way,” Big Mountain has amassed a remarkably consistent catalogue of fantastic reggae music over their more than three decades in music. Their careful dedication to the craft of reggae has made them a favourite of both reggae diehards and casual fans alike. Their sticky-sweet reggae drips down your ears and gives you that warm, comforting feeling of summer deep inside your soul. Taking the stage first and warming up the proceedings is Victoria’s blistering 12-piece BATUQUE AXÉ, who will be lighting things up with their high energy driving Brazilian rhythms and beautiful melodies. Our longtime ally DJ Su Comandante Espinoza will be behind the 1s-and-2s, getting feet moving and keeping them going between sets.

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
Extra Early Bird Advance
$47.69 ($39.95 + $7.74 fees)
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$51.85 ($42.50 + $9.35 fees)

Delivery Method

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Will Call