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Jamaican Music and Food Fest

The pervasive cultural energy of Jamaica makes a triumphant return to Jamaican Music & Food Festival after a sell-out festival in 2016. This second audacious celebration will feature highly- charged performances from international headliner and Jamaican reggae superstar Bushman, and British-born artist Marvin Priest, son of Maxi Priest, alongside a top line-up of Australian talent all in one beautiful dockside location.

Jamaican Music & Food Festival explores the rawest and realest corners of Jamaican culture with a uniquely Australian melting pot of world-class reggae, dancehall, ska, roots and dub talent over five stages; Fasmwa with More Judgement (Sydney), Basmati (Queensland), Mumma Trees and General Justice (Perth), PBS’s most respected radio mob Babylon Burning PBS host Jessie I, Top Ranking and Mohair Slim plus the strongest line- up of Reggae Queens Australia has ever known from Systa BB to Sista Itations, Miss Fee to pioneering DJ and absolute Boss Nadine King, infamous for supporting the likes of Lee Scratch Perry, Mad Professor and Sly and Robbie.

2017’s festival will see even more bars serving fine Red Stripe and Rum Punch, more than twenty authentic street food traders serving mouthwatering real Jerk Wings, Curry Goat by Sassy Dread, Handmade Roti, Ital (conscious vegetarian food) and refreshing Coconuts. Don’t miss a glimpse of the toughest dancehall Burn-City Queenz, family-friendly folklore at Queen Jigzie’s children’s stage, dub-master Heartical Hi-Fi’s unapologetic beast of a sound-system, talented hype-man Zare Demus and Real Black Style from CaribVic’s stunning Carnival designs to braids and black hair to jewelry.

Catch up with your mate at the Jamaican Music and Food Festival along with some unique and energetic street vibe, delicious food and dance your worries away.

When: 12 Nov 2017
Where: Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
More information: Check their website.