MardiGrass is excited to present a line-up of amazing musicians; all passionate supporters of [plant] freedom. Confirmed so far for 2019, and full program below:
4 pm Sun 5 May @ Hash Bowl Stage
A rocknroll firecracker and fiercely independent musician, Diana’s impossible to pigeon hole, with jagged-edged alt pop and emotional relevance, she’s an inspiration and dynamic powerhouse performer- a totally passionate one-off and stalwart of the Australian indie music scene.
5 pm Sun 5 May @ Hash Bowl Stage
Visual artist and activist, surfer and poet. Blakboi will change the way you see the world.
6 pm Sun 5 May @ Hash Bowl Stage
Kobya is a gifted performer singer song writer and versatile multi-instrumentalist. He mixes roots (Marrabenta Mozambique Popular dance Music) & reggae occasionally throwing in some lovers rock to create his own original blend.
6 pm Sat 4 May @ Hash Bowl Stage
Producer, performer, beat maker and loop layer, B-Syde is a multi-instrumentalist that utilises live production to manipulate and loop audio from an array of instruments, sequence tight drum breaks and manifest chunky bass lines.
10 pm Sat 4 May @ Hash Bowl Stage
Drop Legs are quickly attracting ever growing crowds ready to party to their psychedelic blend of surf rock and hip hop and reggae. With dank bass lines setting up grooves they are the type of band that have fans going from a two step to a mosh before ending arm in arm singing along to their anthemic hits. Hailing from Byron Bay, Australia, Drop Legs have built a core following of fans thanks to their energetic party-friendly shows. The last 12 months has seen them play venues and festivals across Europe, New Zealand and Australia including Boom Town (UK), Party In the Paddock, Falls Festival, Island vibes, Sound Splash (NZ), Paradiso (NL) and Madness (NL). NEW SINGLE “WITNESS THE EUCALYPTUS” out April 4
7 pm Sat 4 May @ Hash Bowl Stage
Mapstone are a 5 piece powerhouse band. Steeped in conscious lyrics, thoughtful grooves and an energy that is simply captivating. Blending and bending Reggae, Folk and world music into a unique fusion that has been quoted as “Tribal Heart Roots music”.
9.30 pm Fri 3 May @ Nimbin Town Hall
With a music career spanning over 20 years that has taken him to festival stages all over the world, multi-instrumental performer, producer and DJ Matt Aitchison—aka Favourite Son—calls the coast of Northern NSW home. Since his days with globe-trotting world music band OKA, and before that Rivertribe, his music has a sound that is unmistakably his own. Weaving through his music are effortless melodies and warm tropical beats to make you feel good. Whether in solo, DJ or full-band mode, Favourite Son’s music always has that easy and breezy feel that will have you riding waves of sonic bliss.
9 pm Sat 4 May @ Mingle Park
Freestyle Mafia is a highly entertaining and engaging hip hop show that delivers on the feel good, interactive, party rocking vibes that hip hop was founded on. Delivered by a handful of the finest freestyle MC’s and DJ’s, this show gets the dance floor moving with neck snapping beats, rap games and freestyle challenges.
11 pm Fri 3 May @ Nimbin Town Hall
An eclectic Fusion of Funk, Reggae, Soul, Ska & Hip-hop. Led by the drummer on didge & vocals with funky bass & wicked uninhibited guitar this high energy band perform original songs about life, love, community & good times.
10 pm Sat 4 May @ Nimbin Town Hall
Drawing on influences from Jamaican music, Motown and the South Pacific, The MadTones play an upbeat mix of reggae, ska and soul. Their style is unique and quirky, reflecting the band’s vibrant personalities.
5 pm Sat 4 May @ Hash Bowl Stage
music stumbled into my life and offered a new path of direction. over the years it has been a tool of expression, gratitude, healing, sharing and learning. music is the universal language for us all around the earth and i truly believe it connects us, in a deeper way that can be truly explained. i believe in following this deep calling, sharing my heart songs and allowing the flow of music in my life to guide me along the way. what’s your story?
11 pm Sat 4 May @ Nimbin Town Hall
From chunky skank reggae to blues drenched glitch hop, SUB-TRIBE keeps it heavy on the bass yet keeps you light on your feet.
8.30 pm Sat 4 May @ Hash Bowl Stage
Creatively fusing melodies and beats inspired by Reggae, Soul, and Funk, Sol Tradas have cultivated a sound that is firmly ‘outside the box’.
7 pm Sat 4 May @ Mingle Park
9 pm Sat 4 May @ Magic Garden Market
. . . is an Australian psychedelic music institution (in every sense of the word). Based in the rainforested hippie town of 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 are arguably the longest -running psychedelic musical act in Oztralia.
11 am Sun 5 May @ Magic Garden Market
12 pm Sun 5 May @ Magic Garden Market
6 pm Sat 4 May @ Mingle Park
Australian Hip-Hop Emcee/Producer Trigz has been keeping busy. Along with putting in limitless time writing and recording singles to release monthly, the legend has also been on the road, supporting international artists like PHFAT, ONYX and Chris Webby, as well as iconic Australian Hip-Hop sensations including but not limited to Drapht, K21, Smizzy and Complete on their national tours.
3 pm Sat 4 May @ Magic Garden Market
Hailing from the rich volcanic soil country between Lismore and Byron Bay, Red Belly Black have been playing around for about a year and have just released their debut CD Smile On Your Face. They fuse elements of blues, rock, folk and much more into their own contemporary Australian sound. Like Tex, Don and Charlie going on a surfing safari down the East Coast…
5 pm Sat 4 May @ Magic Garden Market
The Button Collective is an energetic folk band based in Sydney. Brodie Buttons’ personal and intimate guitar-driven songs are backed by accordion, double bass, banjo, fiddle, drums, and rich, multi-layered vocal harmonies.
6 pm Sun 5 May @ Mingle Park
8 pm Sat 4 May @ Magic Garden Market
Whether busking on Australian city streets, terrorizing the pubs of Europe and the UK, or traversing Central Australia with nothing but a guitar in hand, Brommers has been dishing out his own unique sounds for the past 15 years around the world.
Late 1, Tayls & B-Grade
8 pm Sat 4 May @ Mingle Park
Mrs Hippy & the Love Handles
6 pm Sat 4 May @ Magic Garden Market
6 pm Sun 5 May @ Magic Garden Market
Sarah Stando, a singer/songwriter from the Northern Rivers NSW, she delivers Jazz n’ soul inspired original music, written and delivered with style.
7 pm Sat 4 May @ Magic Garden Market
10 am Sun 5 May @ Magic Garden Market
1 pm Sun 5 May @ Magic Garden Market
4 pm Sun 5 May @ Magic Garden Market
5 pm Sun 5 May @ Magic Garden Market
Friday 3 May – Picker’s Ball
Hosted by MC Thundercloud
9.30 pm Favourite Son
11 pm Louey Howell & the Funkatu Collective
10 pm Madtones
11 pm SUB-TRIBE
Saturday 4 May
5 pm : Shallie
6 pm : B-Syde
7 pm : Mapstone
8.30 pm : Sol Tradas
10 pm : Drop Legs
Sunday 5 May – After Rally & Parade
4 pm: Diana Anaid
5 pm : Blakboi
6 pm : Kobya & Mo’Fyah Band
Saturday 4 May
12 pm : “Riddim & Poetry” Workshop
5 pm : Open Mic
6 pm : Trigz & DJ Vills
7 pm : Ronnie Rukkus
8 pm : Late 1, Tayls & B-Grade
9 pm : Freestyle Mafia
Sunday 5 May
11 am : ArtWomb
ArtWomb creates a comfy space where artists and novices alike leave their ego at the door, kick back relax, create together, mix match melding music, painting, circus, dance, poetry, comedy, sketching, contortions, crafting in a live relaxed atmosphere.
4 pm : Open Mic
5 pm : Margins
6 pm: Kelly Gang
Lighting magic by Kaleidoscope Chris
Music Master Phil Brommers
10 am : Vincent Hernandez
11 am : Mim
12 pm : Niyvana
1 pm : Nightcap Jazz
2 pm : Johnny Ganja
3 pm : Red Belly Black
5 pm : Button Collective
6 pm : Mrs Hippy & the Love Handles
7 pm : Dave Barbara
8 pm : Brommers
9 pm : Pagan Love Cult
10 am : Uke Attack
11 am : Fridge Religion
12 pm : HER
1 pm : Neil Anderson
4 pm : Donna Ahearn
5 pm : Rob Cass
6 pm : Sarah Stando