The first two headliners for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival have been confirmed!
Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand), Kathafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. The all-Maori reggae band, bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today. Katchafire boasts four highly succesful studio albums, mulitple awards, platinum sales, highest selling singles, and the list goes on. Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. Katchafire has crafted a universal vibe, capturing something truly special in a diversity of instrumentation and clarity of sound.
Get a taste of Katchafire’s sound and style by watching their “Down With You” video.
Raging Fyah is one of the most dynamic groups ever to hit the Jamaican music scene. The band originally started in 2006 as a trio with Anthony Watson (Drummer), Demar Gayle (Keyboardist), Delroy Hamilton (Bassist). They were later divinely united with Courtland White (Guitarist) Kumar Bent (lead singer) as they set out to rekindle a flame of positvity in the music industry. Though their versatility enables them to play all genres of music, most of their songs — influenced by passion, purpose and life experiences — assume a roots rock reggae flavour. They write their own songs and ensure that every word touches the soul of the listener, uplifting and motivating people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Get a taste of Raging Fyah’s sound and style by watching their “Nah Look Back” video.
Look for headliners for Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 to be announced soon via this website.
Also, vote on which bands you want to see perform at the 2016 event via the band application contest. Hurry, the voting process closes soon!
Tickets for the 2016 Austin Reggae Festival go on sale via this website on Monday, February 1. A portion of ticket sales for the event benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. Over the last decade, the Austin Reggae Festival has raised more than one million dollars to help this worthy charity feed hungry families in Central Texas.