Welcome to the super irie Island Vibe series! Over the years we've been hosting some of the best reggae, dub and soul from down-un...
This retrospective compilation plunders the vaults of Rudi Quinzalez's various sound exploits - from dub collaborations with Mad P...
The boss compilation from the 2011 Island Vibe Festival with hard funky tracks from Chali 2na, Grace Barbe, Bobby Alu and more!
Brisbane's premier ska-dub outfit and their debut album. Rudekat recommended!
The eighth enthralling episode of the irrepressible Island Vibe series. The sonic trip weaves threads of smooth island soul and re...
Featuring a 'best of' track selection from the past ten years of Island Vibe, as well as a few spankin' new tunes. This very speci...
This special edition bamboo USB Box Set features 150 great tracks and rare instrumentals from the ENTIRE back catalogue of Island ...
TICKETS FOR ISLAND VIBE 2016 ARE ON SALE NOW!
Super Early Birds Adult Season $150
Early Bird Adult Season $175
2nd Round Adult Season $215
4th Round Adult Season $230
Youth 13 - 17 $150
Kids Under 12 Free
To celebrate our birthday, we have decided to do something special... Namely releasing the first ever Island Vibe Compilation pressed exclusively on Vinyl! We are also putting together a Bamboo USB featuring the ENTIRE back catalogue of tunes from our festival compilation series - over 150 great tracks and rare instrumentals from such artists as Easy Star All-Stars, J-Pod, Cornerstone Roots, Lotek, The Black Seeds, Chali 2na, The Red Eyes, Little Bushman, Kooii, Kingfisha, Dynamic Thrills, Dubmarine, Mr Laneous, Georgia Potter, House of Shem, Mista Savona, The Nomad and many more.
The 10 Year commemorative compilation vinyl will feature a 'Best of' selection of tracks gathered over the past decade (and a few brand spankin' newies) weaving together threads of smooth island soul and reggae, international bass sounds with sublime dubs and rare instrumentals. As usual, the compilation will be selected by Festival Director and head honcho, Señor Rudie Quinzalez (Rudekat Records), with the assistance of legend producer and long time festival compilation co-compiler, Lord Tanuki (aka Paulie B).
So jump onto the Pozible website right now and put your order in for this highly collectible piece of Island Vibe Festival history.
The Line Up for 2015 is shaping up irie style - back by popular demand we have the 8-piece brass funk/ragga explosion that is Bullhorn, Melbourne's utterly unbelieveably fantastic ascended hip hop maestros Hugo & Treats, Torres Strait Islands' budding guitar virtuoso Chris Tamwoy, Byron Bay's number one reggae crew the 420 Sound System and the fantastic eclectic SkankStarz, PNG's slinky sounding soulstress Loa, Brisbane's island vibin' and mega pimpin' Progressive Tan, Latino goddess of soul Katia Demeester, live Drum & Bass from the RudeKat Sound and so many more to be announced.
Kuranda Roots, now in it’s 12th year will be back at The Billabong from June 12-13. The festival is part of an exciting Far Northern Festival Circuit that lures a massive influx of people from South East Qld and interstate - starting at Happy Daze Festival (May 29) in Mackay, Kuranda Roots, Laura Dance Festival (June 20-22) and culminating in Bushweek (June 23-29) in Rossville. The festival pilgrimage takes in a diverse variety of music styles and cultural performances set against the stunning backdrop of Queensland’s East coast, including the fascinating cave country of Cape York and lush tropical rainforest of the coastal ranges.
The festival’s philosophy is about bringing together the creative community of North Queensland to celebrate expression in the arts and to perform alongside an exciting bill of national and international artists.
With festivals going boom and bust all over, 10 years is an impressive milestone for any event to reach. Thank you for supporting Island Vibe on our journey. It's been a hugely rewarding and above all, FUN decade putting on such a celebration of music and culture on one of the world's most beautiful islands.
We have some exciting artists planned for our 10th Anniversary this year! Already confirmed are the UK’s most famous soundsystem, the Mungo’s Hifi featuring Charlie P, Australia’s transcendental Hip Hop sensations Hugo & Treats are returning, and the mighty Brisbane reggae stars Kingfisha.
This is just the tip of the iceberg – stay tuned for next month’s official 1st Line Up drop! We promise it's gonna be the goods.
Thjis Friday night in the heart of West End at The Motor Room, we are holding our very own Xmas shindig, with THE UPSTEPPERS, DIE RUDE, MOJAVE and RUDEKAT SOUND...
Gonna be a great night so we wanna see ya skurvy dogs there <3
From raw beginnings as a young punk playing with The Gastric Chunks and Acid Moon, Morgyn Quinn (aka Rudi Quinzalez) started his career at underground festivals such as EarSex and monthy noise gigs at the local community centre.
In 1999 Rudi toured Japan as bass player with Gudju Gudju and stayed as a guest with the Ainu people of Hokkaido. In 2001 Rudi visited the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, researching the origins of Rastafarian culture and satisfying a deep love of reggae music.
In 2003 Rudi settled in Brisbane and founded Rudekat Records and going on to play in such acts as Hot rubber Glove, The Dynamic Thrills, Die Rude, The RudeKat Sound System and The Senors alongside such players as Paulie B (The Beautiful Girls, Bobby ALu), Lachlan Mitchell (Laneous & The Family Yah), D KazMan (Dubmarine, and Sunny Dread (The Zionites).
What started as an ethical clothing label specializing in original screenprints, the company soon expanded to include live events and music releases.
As well as being an avenue to release Australian reggae and independent music, Rudekat Records has been the creative force behind the Kuranda Roots Festival (2003 - 2013), West End Carnivale (2009 - 2010) and Island Vibe Festival (2006 - 2013). Rudekat also co-developed a DIY Event Management course for Youth at the Byron Bay YAC.
Rudekat Records has always been a strong supporter of environmental groups and causes, donating popular tee shirt designs to The Wilderness Society and The Australian Marine Conservation Society. Island Vibe has a strong environment record and has been twice awarded by the prestigious international A Greener Festivals Award. Wherever possible, Rudekat uses recycled materials for posters and CD manufacture, promotes recycling and DIY composting at festivals, and abstains from sweat-shop produced merchandise.
A trademark of Rudekat events is a cross fertilization of cultures, with a strong focus on Indigenous and Pacific artists and World Music. Rudekat has been proud to work with a stunning line up of star acts over the years including Archie Roach, The Easy Star AllStars (US), Prince Alla (Jamaica), JipaJiroa (Vanuatu), Opiuo, Spoonbill, Blue King Brown, Katchafire (NZ), Nicky Bomba, Chali 2na (US), The Black Seeds (NZ), House of Shem (NZ), Olmecha Supreme (NZ), Ladi 6 (NZ), Little Bushman (NZ), 1814 (NZ), The Beautiful Girls, Mista Savona, Grace Barbe, Oka, Dubmarine, Kooii, Kingfisha, Electric Wire Hustle (NZ), Zennith, Mantaka, The YuluBarribah Dancers, The Groote Eylandt Dancers amongst many others.
Rudekat events are also supportive of emerging artists, youth and showcasing various artforms, including circus, cabaret, spoken word, comedy, dance and visual arts.
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