Austin Reggae Festival 2012

Day-by-day, hour-by-hour lineup for the 2012 Austin Reggae Festival is as follows. Music starts at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 20; on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday April 22, music starts at noon. Gates open at 11:00 am each day of the event and the park closes at 10:00 pm. This is no overnight camping at Auditorium Shores.

Advance tickets for the Austin Reggae Festival are $15 per day or $35 for a three-day pass. Click here to purchase these advance tickets online. Price of tickets will increase to $20 per day walk-up. Each single day ticket for Sunday, April 22 allows for two-for-one admission (so, buy a Sunday ticket in advance for $15, then both you and your friend can attend the event). Such a bargain! Both patrons must enter Auditorium Shores at the same time for the two-for-one admission deal to be valid. Walkup ticket for Sunday is $20 per day — walkup ticket also allows for two-for-one deal. Or, buy a single Sunday ticket at the gate for just $10.

Information and show times for Charlie’s Dub Corner released shortly.

Friday, April 20
Gates open at 11:00 am
1:00 — Rafiki Project (San Antonio, TX)
2:30 — Tin Can Phone (Austin, TX)
4:00 — Contrabandits (Austin, TX)
5:30 — Bandulus (Austin, TX)
7:30 — New Kingston (Jamaica)
8:45 — Collie Buddz (Bermuda)

Saturday, April 21
Gates open at 11:00 am
12:00 — El Tule (Austin, TX)
1:45 — Dub Gideon (San Antonio, TX)
3:30 — Los Skarnales (Houston, TX)
5:15 — Elisha Israel & Az One (Kansas City, MO)
7:00 — Dubtonic Kru (Jamaica)
8:45 — Tidal Waves (South Africa)

Sunday, April 22
Gates open at 11:00 am
12:00 — Ashes of Babylon (Austin, TX)
1:45 — Don Chani (Austin, TX
3:30 — Mau Mau Chaplains (Austin, TX)
5:15 — Cas Haley (Paris, TX)
7:00 — Grupo Fantasma (Austin, TX)
8:45 — Rootz Underground (Jamaica)

All bands / days / times subject to change

CHARLIE’S DUB CORNER
Charlie’s Dub Corner is an on-going reggae soundsystem party that happens every year during Austin Reggae Festival, featuring some of the finest selectors, DJs and performers of reggae music in Texas, showcasing roots reggae, dub, dancehall, dubstep and more on the mighty Dub Organic Soundsystem. Charlie’s Dub Corner is brought to Austin Reggae Festival attendees as a free bonus by Austin Reggae Festival and Charlie’s Records, a place to chill out in the shade, eat some food, meet up with old and new friends, hear some music and feel the vibes. At Dub Corner we present music in the roots reggae tradition and pride ourselves on a diverse selection of styles and sounds. Even the most seasoned reggae lover will hear something new and interesting “pon the corner.”

Charlie’s Records is a label based in Buda, Texas, focused on reggae and dub music, releasing quality sounds by local and international artists on vinyl, CD and digital download. The label is run by artist and producer McPullish, and CEO Charlie the Cat, and has been organizing and running the Dub Corner at Austin Reggae Festival for the last 4 years.

PAST PERFORMERS
Acts that have performed at the Austin Reggae Festival since 1994 include Ashes of Babylon, Az One, Cas Haley, Culture, D.R.U.M., Easy Star All Stars, Grimy Styles, Israel Vibration & the Root Raddics Band, Josh Heinrichs, Killer Bees, Luciano, Mau Mau Chaplains, Mystic Roots, Qwiksand, Roots Revealers, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Skampidia, Skatalites, Spiritual, Spoonfed Tribe, Subrosa Union, Taj Weekes, Tribal Nation, Tribal Seeds, Wailing Souls and many many more.

Tickets available : http://austinreggaefest.eventbrite.com/


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