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Island Vibe Festival 2018

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A festival that you do not want to miss
The Island Vibe Festival is a 4-day multi-faceted celebration of music, arts and island culture. This festival has become Australia's premier boutique reggae and roots event and this is the 13th year that the festival has been successfully running.

The Island Vibe Festival will be held from 25th October from 4.00 pm to 28th October 2018 to 10.00 pm. It will again be held at The Point Lookout Oval, E Coast Rd, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island. This is just a 90-minute drive from Brisbane by car or public transport.

This will be a fantastic festival where you can hear reggae, roots, bass and island soul music live!

Island Vibe will be host to over 80 acts on 4 stages - The Lion Mane Stage, the Bamboo Bass, the Coconut Lounge and the Dub Dome. There will be traditional and contemporary dance in the Ceremony Circle and workshops and talks at the Workshops and Children's Space.

The second wave of artists will be:
Mad Professor
Jazz Party
Radikal Guru
Darky Roots
Bonnie Love
4'20 Sound
Sunny Coast Rudeboys
The Madtones
Graham Moes
Georgia Rose

A group from last year's event

These will all be joining:
Naaman (French Reggae superstar)
Chris Tamwoy
Benjamin Walsh
Remix Experiment
The Bird

The festival is suitable for all ages and is a family orientated event.

There will be something for the whole family!

Some of the other events on at this festival include:
Indigenous and Pacific Islander cultural groups
A diverse range of workshops
Activities - including traditional weaving, contemporary and traditional dance, eco workshops, world music, live painting and screen-printing

The Festival Minjerribah (Straddie) is one of the most stunning places in Australia. It has many miles of pristine surfing and swimming beaches, as well as abundant wildlife and the perfect place to hold a music festival.

The festival was founded in 2006 by Morgyn Quinn (Director of Kuranda Roots Festival and underground music label Rudekat Records) in collaboration with Quandamooka songman Josh Walker, artist Lisa Iselin and Co-directors Libby Kilby, Ali Donnellan, Nikki Michail and Jess Latham.

Yoga at Point Lookout - last year's Festival

The festival site is located beside the stunning "Home Beach" at Point Lookout. Festival visitors will get the opportunity to sunbathe in the pristine waters of the South Pacific between performances!

You will be able to camp here, however, this is not included in the festival ticket price. Please refer to this link to find out the rules regarding camping.

One of the more popular places for camping is the Adder Rock Campground. This is only a 5-minute walk from the Festival site. This year, however, you will need to book your camping directly through Minjerribah Camping here.

The four-day ticket includes entry to the Thursday night opening party held at the Chai'n'Vibes tent. This will commence with a traditional "Quandamooka" smoking ceremony and lead into a Cacao dance and a night of live soul and funk.

The Dub Bunker will also be open and this will feature a hit parade of reggae, dance-hall and bass music selections.

The bar will open at 5.00 pm on Friday. On Thursday it is a non-alcohol event and instead,​ there will be a tasty range of chai, kombucha and cacao.

3-day (camping and ferry not included) tickets include access to the festival site from the morning of Friday 26th October until Sunday 28th October, at 10.00 pm.

Day tickets are also for sale and tickets bought at the gate will be more expensive.

Youth tickets are for ages 13 to 17 years and children under 13 are free.

You can also buy paper tickets to the festival from the following ticket retailers in West End, Brisbane: Jet Black Cat Music and Happy Herbs.

If you are a local residents, you can receive discounted tickets and you will need proof of address in Queensland, 4183. These will be available closer to the festival from Noreen's Seaside Shop and Dunwich News

To book for this festival and for prices, refer to this link.

More information:

When you arrive at the festival, you will need to have your ticket either printed out, or on your mobile. This will then be scanned at the gate for entry and will also serve as photo ID.

Please note: There is no signal at the site, so it is recommended you print out your ticket before hand.

This is an opportunity for a pre festival immersion in to Permaculture.

This retreat will give 12 participants a rare opportunity to walk with local permaculturists and traditional owners to explore the story of food sovereignty on the island. Here, they will look at "what was, what is, and what can be".

This is an amazing opportunity for a small group of people to increase their connection to the land. You would also connect with the local community and "sink your feet deep into the sands of island culture".

You can read all about this exciting retreat here and to book for this, click on this link.

You can see more photos of last year's exciting event at their Facebook page.

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Why? For a fantastic time for the whole family
When: From 25th to 28th October, 2018
Where: Stradbroke Island
Cost: Varies - see article
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