Top reg­gae acts ready for Whit­sun­day Call­ing

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

NEW Zealand reg­gae group Katchafire are just one of the 12 acts set to per­form at the Whit­sun­day Call­ing mu­sic fes­ti­val from Oc­to­ber 5-6.

From hum­ble be­gin­nings in 1997 as a cover band with a name in­spired by The Wail­ers’ de­but al­bum Catch a Fire, to their cur­rent sta­tus as troubadours of Pa­cific spirit, Katchafire are no strangers to suc­cess.

Boast­ing wide­spread pop­u­lar­ity in New Zealand, the band’s de­but al­bum Re­vival went dou­ble-plat­inum, with a plat­inum fol­low up in Slow Burn­ing.

Katchafire are

also revered through­out the Pa­cific and are in­te­gral to the Cal­i­for­nian reg­gae scene.

The band’s lat­est of­fer­ing On the Road Again is a blend of clas­sic roots reg­gae, with R’n’B and funk.

Fes­ti­val pro­moter John ‘Scratch’ Grey said it was ex­cit­ing to have se­cured such a great band.

“They’re go­ing to be the big­gest reg­gae band in the world and this is their first time to Queens­land,” he said.

Katchafire are part of the fes­ti­val’s line-up for Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 6, along­side artists in­clud­ing Bowie Jane, The Bondi Cigars, Jenny Mor­ris, Daryl Braith­waite, and The Dynosaurs – a su­per­group of mu­si­cians from AC/DC, Choir­boys, The An­gels and Hush.

Whit­sun­day Call­ing is a two-day camp­ing event. The fes­ti­val site is lo­cated on the cor­ner of Gre­gory Can­non Val­ley and Shute Har­bour Roads.

An adult week­end pass costs $180 and a one-day pass is $100. Tick­ets are avail­able through www.whit­sun­dayt­ick­ets.com.au.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.whit­sun­day­call­ing.com.au

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