KURANDA ROOTS FESTIVAL - REGGAE IN DA RAINFOREST

CALLING ALL FUNKFREAKS, BASSHEADS AND RAGGAMUFFIN CREW! 

 

 

Roots is upon us! Please remember we are on the sacred ground of the Djabugay and Bulwai people at the amazing Billabong venue. Respect the land and each other at all times. Please note - Kuranda Roots is a licensed event, bringing your own booze is not an option and you will be escorted from the premises if you smuggle in a drank or two! Also, there will be an RBT and drug swab unit operating at the approaches to the Billabong, so please party responsibly.

Kuranda Roots is ready to roll 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 Band and The Sea Gypsy orchestra fresh from a huge summer tour of NZ and the major festivals. Kingpin of the bass music scene, 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. In breaking news - Adelaide legends Local Revolution will be making their first Roots appearance, as will the glitch lord of terrorfunk Elbow.
The Dreadagade Stage will also host bass temptress Alkemia and festival faves Rudekat, Billy Dread, Old Man River, Sol, Sunny Side Up, Elementary Hifi and Rizon Live ft. Ashcat.
On the local front we are delighted to announce the pioneers of Australian roots reggae - MANTAKA! Uncle Willy Brim will be serving up special dub versions of their classic tunes. We also have the world class blues band the Montgomery Brothers- led by Ryo Montgomery, son of legendary bluesman Ric Montgomery, they have just returned from wowing crowds across South America and the USA.
Up and comer soul star in the making is Jelly Oshen with an all-star cast, joined by Kuranda's own reggae 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: www.tickebooth.com,au Cairns Happy Herb store, Junglist, Tantrika, Kuranda Health, Jungle Juice bar.

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”.