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.
Kuranda Roots Festivl is back for its 13th year at the beautiful Billabong in Kuranda.
Digging deep into the fertile grit of the musical underground, the organisers 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 aka JPS (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 terror funk LUSCIOUS DEED.
On the local front the pioneers of Australian roots reggae – Mantaka. Uncle Willy Brim will be serving up special dub versions of their classic tunes that Kuranda locals will undoubtedly know. The Montgomery Brothers- led by Ryo Montgomery, son of legendary bluesman Ric Montgomery, will also be playing the show. They have just returned from wowing crowds across South America and the USA. Also hailing from Kuranda are reggae and rocksteady flame holders Koahlition, the fresh wild talent of Zarah Betts, Koah’s DJ Mistical Dubmaker, Speewah’s Ombudsman and junglist extraodinaire DJ Dubicide. Kuranda Roots welcomes Jelly Oshen for his Roots debut, and the very talented oneman band, Kuranda born and bred Davy Simony for his winter FNQ visit from Melbourne to join Kuranda Roots in 2017.
Earlybird Tix @ www.ticketbooth.com.au
TICKETS: In Store in Cairns @ Happy High Herbs (relocated to Lake St), and Travel Beats @ ELIXIR TAPAS BAR
In Kuranda @ Kuranda Junglist & Jungle Juice Bar in the Original Markets, Tantrika in Coondoo St, & Kuranda Health & Healing in Thongon St.
Cairns Bus Transfers available through Travel Beats @ Elixir
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