Top reggae acts ready for Whitsunday Calling
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.
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