KURANDA ROOTS FESTIVAL - REGGAE IN DA RAINFOREST
1st line Up Release!
Calling all funkfreaks, bassheads and raggamuffin crew! Kuranda Roots is back in June with a mad line up of exceptional artists to blow your kundalini into the orgasmosphere.
Digging deep into the fertile grit of the musical underground, we have unearthed Melbourne's stupendously talented Kooyeh. You ain't heard a pocket of deep reggae and soulful funk since Toots and the Maytals! Joining them are fellow sound pirates, The Rosie Misschief Gang and The Sea Gypsy orchestra fresh form a huge summer tour of NZ and the major festivals. Kingpin of the bass music scene, JPS aka Jerry Poon (the man behind the Operatives label - Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus) will be bringing his mega bass grooves to the Dreadagade stage. Returning from Byron Bay are dancehall kings the 4'20 Sound. The last year has seen them work and collaborate with the biggest names in reggae, from General Levy, Gappy Ranks, Parly B and Ed Solo.
On the local front we have the world class blues band the Montgomery Brothers- led by Ryo Montgomery, son of legendary bluesman Ric Montgomery who have just returned from wowing crowds across South America and the USA. From Kuranda we are delighted to announce reggae legends Mantaka, and rocksteady flame holders Koahlition, the fresh wild talent of Zara Betts, Koah's DJ Mistickal Dubmaker, Speewah's OmBudsMan and junglist extraodinaire DJ Dubcide.
Stay tuned for the next line up announcement - in the meantime check out www.kurandaroots.com for updates and all market stall enquiries please contact: Rsharaz851 [at] gmail.com
ACCOMMODATION - We will have camping available onsite and overnight parking.
There's also plenty of food and drink stalls inside the festival and a regular shuttle bus into the village.
TICKETS - coming soon to: www.tickebooth.com,au Shiva Moon, Cairns Happy Herb store, Shi Sha Beads, Sweet Leaf Cafe and Fetish 4 Life.
SEE YOU HERE!!
Over the past ten years artists as diverse as the UK’s Mad Professor and Mungo’s HiFi, NZ’s Cornerstone Roots and Olmecha Supreme and Australian favourites Archie Roach, Opiuo, Combat Wombat, OKA, Dubmarine, Kingfisha and so many more, have made the journey up to the rainforest to perform in what some say is “the best little festival in Oz”.