JUNE 22 – 26, 2022

We are pleased to announce the lineup for Victoria’s 23rd Annual Ska & Reggae Festival, once again taking place in the heart of beautiful downtown Victoria, June 22 – 26, 2022. Our first festival since our legendary 2019 instalment features a plethora of diverse, exciting and hugely talented bands and artists from right here in Canada and around the world highlighting the truly global impact of Jamaican-rooted music.

As a true Festival for the People, in addition to our paid programming we are once again bringing three nights of world-class FREE music to our signature main stage. These free showcases this year are highlighted by the Victoria debut of New Zealand’s THREE HOUSES DOWN feat. GENERAL FIYAH, New Brunswick travelling dance party STEPHEN LEWIS & THE BIG BAND OF FUN, Canada’s calypso/ska wizards KOBO TOWN, Brazil’s PARAHYBA SKA JAZZ FOUNDATION and Toronto reggae/R&B songstress TRISH who will be backed by Victoria’s PHONOSONICS.

Even though the music is what makes the headlines, our Rocksteady Multimedia Arts Collective highlights visual art from some of the area’s most interesting artists and we’ll once again be featuring internationally inspired culinary delights courtesy of chef Eric Holden. We will also again be hosting a serious of free workshops with festival headliners that allow the public to get more familiar with artists in a uniquely intimate setting. With almost all shows being all-ages, some of the most reasonable ticket prices around and a lineup that touches on an astounding number of genres allied under a single banner, Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival has something for every music-lover. We are so excited to once again welcome the world to the heart of Victoria to celebrate the power of musical community.