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Newport Ska, Reggae & Rocksteady Festival


Sunday 19 March 2017

Tickets Now On Sale

The return of the second ever Newport Ska Rocksteady & Reggae Festival is set to blow the roof off The Substation in Melbourne’s western suburb of Newport on Sunday 19 March.

Early Bird Tickets on sale now! Line-up revealed at the start of January!

Stop That Train! Headlining the festival will be a Jamaican foundation Rocksteady duo set to stun the faithful gathering at the beautiful and historic multi-arts centre platform The Substation. The festival is run by local Newport residents and really puts the Melbourne suburb on the map for this specialist music festival. “We knew we were doing something right when after one year we had international acts approaching us to be on the bill for the next one. We really get a kick out of putting on the event.” stated Festival Co-Director Mik Weir.

After a successful first round in 2015 where Stranger Cole headlined a wonderful day of Jamaican grooves this boutique festival has once again put together a world class line up and will feature local, interstate and international artists as the sounds of young Jamaica are celebrated in the unique space that is The Substation. Ska, rock steady and reggae have had a profound effect on modern music and the festival is proud to bring some of the finest exponents of the music to Newport.

Experience connections with fellow ska, rock steady and reggae music fans and new fans alike all coming together to celebrate the energy from a jam-packed bill. Fun times are guaranteed as the festival showcases some unprecedented and never to be repeated again in the world line-ups. Miss this and you’ll miss the unique setting of some very magical musicianship along with special bragging rights of having seen some truly stellar performances.

Stay tuned to PBS for the incredible Newport Ska, Rock steady and Reggae Festival line up set to be announced in the New Year. A very limited amount of Early Bird and PBS 106.7 FM member tickets are available right now for $55. Taking place at The Substation in Newport on March 19 from 2pm - 7.30pm, doors open at 1pm. Kids free! For tickets go to the venue website at

Newport Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Festival 2017
Sunday 19th March
2pm - 7.30pm
The Substation
1 Market Street, Newport
Limited $55 Early Bird & PBSFM member discounts (email with your membership number to receive the code)
Tickets on sale now

General Admission - Standing Room Only
Free entry for children under 16

For more information go to:

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