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Get booked, from July 1

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Returning for its seventh year, Island Vibe Festival 2012 retains its reputation as the absolute finest reggae, soul and dub event in not just Australia but the entire South Pacific. With a strong eco and cultural focus, Island Vibe is held at the magnificent beachside location of Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island – or Minjerribah as it is known to the Quandamooka people indigenous to the region.

Island Vibe spans three glorious spring days at the end of the whale migration season and plays host to over 50 bands, DJs, dance and circus acts from around Australia, the Pacific and beyond. Held annually on Minjerribah at the end of October, Island Vibe is a multi-faceted celebration of island culture that includes art exhibitions, interactive workshops, stalls, circus, eco-food and craft markets. Four stages and over 50 mighty reggae, roots, soul and electronic acts – including Murri and Pacific Islander dance and cultural groups – gather on Minjerribah for a celebration of music, dance, art and culture

The event is one of the eight winners of the Greener Festival Award 2010 – there were a record-breaking eight Australian festivals that received the prestigious award this year. Island Vibe, and the other award winners, are a testament to the real efforts Australian festivals are making to get green, clean, and lead the fight against climate change.

Apart from all the other great stuff at the Vibe, it’s the music that brings it all together and the line-up keeps growing. The Island Vibe crew are happy to confirm loads of fantastic acts to the program – Prince Alla (Jamaica) with Mr Savona (Australia), JPod (Canada), Cornerstone Roots (NZ), 1814 (NZ), KingTide (Sydney), Mama Kin (Perth), Lotek & Die Rude (Melbourne), Fyahwalk (Byron Bay), The Strides (Sydney), Bunna Lawrie & the Whale Dreamers, Chant Down Sound, Kooii, The Upsteppers, Ganga Giri, Antiheroes, Rhythm Collision Sound, Bankrupt Billionaires, Blunt Instrument, Sean Choolburra, 1 Dragon 2 Dragon, One Dread, Bullhorn, Band Of Frequencies, Ghetto Fire Sound, Blaze Fire Sound, The Rusty Datsuns, The Leisure Bandits, Hayden Hack Infusion, CC the Cat, Nick 1, Andy Dub, Loren, Lifeline, Tiger Lil and many more.

But wait, you get more… the Easy Stars All-Stars are confirmed for Island Vibe!

Following up on Easy Stars All-Stars’ hugely successful reggae tribute albums Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the New York-based reggae tribute super-group’s adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Island Vibe is a festival with a beach holiday thrown in, or a beach holiday with a festival thrown in. Either way you look at it though it’s three beautiful days of good vibes, tunes, food and dance. This year promises to bring back another fantastic line-up and even more special international guests.

http://www.islandvibe.com.au/


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