FYAH WALK Friday 8 till 8:50pm (peace Park)
FYAH WALK breaks the boundaries of reggae in Australia, reaching
out to all music lovers with a fusion of authentic Virgin Islands
reggae and their own fresh, contemporary, high-energy style.
A French Butler called Smith Sat 8:50 – 9:50pm (Peace
When a French Butler called Smith come to town you want to be
prepared with some serious, high energy dancing to step into
Anarchist Duck Sat 7:30 – 8:30pm (Peace Park)
Anarchist Duck's live shows are renowned for their house-shaking
danceadelic hugeness, driven by body-rockin beats, Flawless'
boundary-smashing guitar style, and the unmistakable rare
talent of singing bassist Julz... this band has an original
sound that takes Gold Coast original music to a new level
The Irie Knights Sat 6 – 7pm (Peace Park)
If you feel good in Jamaica you’d say you’re feeling
‘Irie’! If you feel good in Australia you’ve
probably just seen the Irie Knights! An infectious 10 piece
that combines their overwhelming spirit and energy with hard
hitting reggae grooves.
CC The Cat Fri 9 untill 10pm (Peace Park)
CC the Cat have played hundreds of shows and amassed a devoted
fan base along the East and West Coasts of Oz in the last four
years with their house-packing live show, their addictive songs,
conscious message and their own reggae-rock-funk sound.
Nigel McTrustry Sun 4:55 – 5:40pm (Peace Park)
Well crafted songs combine with the primal infectious tones
of his hand crafted CBGs producing trance-like riffs and grooves.
The sound and instrument has its roots both from the Deep South
and Africa, home of the Blues.
King Farook Sun 9 – 10:30pm (Peace Park)
The sound of the band is best described as Alternative in the?sense
that it can’t be neatly slotted in anywhere else. It takes?threads
from familiar styles like Funk, Urban, Rock, Pop, Soul, R’n‘B,
House and Latin, and weaves them together into a
colourful exposition of musicraft!
OKA Sat 10 – 11pm (Peace Park)
Their sound is an organic tapestry of phatt earth rhythms in
a smooth hi-fidelity sound that is full of uplifting melodies,
tones and textures.
Bertha Control Sun 7:55 – 8:45 (Peace Park)
Five-piece, all-womyn explosion of funk, reggae, politics and
soaring vocal harmonies. Renowned for lifting entire rooms of
the underground into a dancing mass of euphoria, Bertha tickles
your ears with a phat bass sound, chunks of funky guitars, an
excitable horn section, drums, keys, flute of the forest and,
of course, their famous vocal webs of harmony (Destiny's Child...
eat your heart out!!)
With Manju Winkler playing blues guitar in the style of Jimi
Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Featuring Dave Baston on bass
and Saras Perkons on drums.
Dick Desert Sun 7-7:45
The Truckers Missus Opera – a tale of weed and greed and lust
and speed - performed by Dick Desert and coming to the Nimbin
Mardi Grass Festival. This great musical queen of the road comes
in the form of a live radio play accompanied by one of the world’s
top country punk bands. Dick Desert has shocked and amused audiences
as far afield as the Edinburgh Festival to home shows such as
The Big Day Out, Woodford Folk Festival, Tamworth, Fiesta …
and will be returning to Nimbin on Sunday the 1st of May at
7pm at the main stage of Peace Park for their 3rd Mardi Grass.
More info go to - www.myspace.com/dickdesert
Hometown, Byron Bay. A One man music festival! roots, acoustic
funk, world, folk, rock, blues - Vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars,
Lapsteel Slide Guitar, Human Beat-box, Timber Slide-Didge, Didjeridu,
Electronic drumkit, Darabuka & other percussion.
Pagan Love Cult
The only cult in the world that tries to brainwash its members
to think for themselves... The Pagan Love Cult is an Australian
psychedelic institution. Based in Nimbin and operating in one
form or another since the 70s, they use music and light to explore
the juncture between social activism and psychedelic bliss.
They have toured the UK, US and Asia. Psychedelic folktronica.