Monday, August 16, 2010


The Roots Music Agency & triple j’s Roots ‘n All present:
2 Day Festival in Cairns – Sep 10th & 11th

With a new look, a new feel and new timing…Australia’s premier Island, World, Roots & Reggae Festival Reggaetown, set in lush tropical Far North Queensland a few kilometres north of Cairns, is back for 2010. For the first time, taking place over 2 days — Friday 10th & Saturday 11th of September — in our idyllic location at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Fans from across Australia and the globe will make their way to Cairns, for yet another stellar Reggaetown line-up. In 2010 we are proud to present a special performance by the JOHN BUTLER TRIO. With their new album 'April Uprising' wooing crowds around the globe the trio will return from international touring to take part in the festival.

Reggaetown will feature another Australian band who have gained incredible momentum on the international touring circuit, Ska, Jazz & Latin kings The Cat Empire. Alongside festival favourites Blue King Brown and Tiki Taane (Salmonella Dub) who with DJ Samobora (Shapeshifter) will be doing a DJ/ACCOUSTIC/MC set. Plus Dancehall/Reggae band Nea Combo Diffuzion, direct from New Caledonia!

Also gracing this killer line up are Katchafire, Walli Pazzi, Ladi 6, Ykson, Sista Itations, Zennith, Kingfisha, Mama Kin, Clairy Baby Browne and The Bangin’ Rackettes, Ancient Instinct, The Nicky Bomba ReggaeTown Allstars and many more acts still to be announced.

Reggaetown World Music Festival has become an important and anticipated part of the region’s cultural landscape, as well as an iconic festival on Australia’s national calendar. Community spirit and participation has been a core attribute for the festival since its humble beginnings in 1995.

Reggaetown has been listed alongside WOMADelaide and the Byron Bay Bluesfest as one of Australia’s premier festivals. In 2010, with the support of the community, government and media partners Triple J, the festival is set to be bigger than ever.

Reggaetown not only showcases an eclectic mix of music, bands, DJs and sound systems, but also roving performers, kids activities, workshops in music and dance, plus cafes, garden bars and market stalls. Tickets will sell fast for this dynamic formula of soulful music, relaxing tropical surroundings and delicious food!

Reggaetown World Music Festival is an all ages licensed event. ID is required to enter bars. Under 18s require supervision. Under 13s only get FREE ENTRY when accompanied by an adult.
PRE-SOLD PRICES (plus booking fee)
·         Friday concession $50, Friday Adult $60
·         Saturday concession $75, Saturday Adult $85
·         2-day pass concession $110, 2-day pass adults $125 - All tix cost more at the door- these are pre-sold prices

·         ONLINE @
·         In person from Brothers Cairns, Kuranda Video, Shiva Moon, Ticketlink & Tasty Records in Cairns
·         On the ph from Brothers Cairns 07 4053 1053 or Ticketlink 1300 855 835, with credit card details

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