Darwin Saltwater Reggae Festival
DateOctober 21, 2017
VenuePINT Sporting and Social Club
Location165 Abala Road, Marrara, NT 0812 Australia
The stars align again on Saturday the 21st of October 2017 at the PINT Club, Marrara for the 2nd annual Darwin Saltwater Reggae Festival.
A celebration of the music, dance and culture of our region.
PNG superstar Justin Wellington’s unique style and sound is an irresistible blend of reggae, pop, R & B, dancehall and island music. He has been at the forefront of the Pacific Island music scene for over a decade.
Wildwater have to be the hottest band in the Northern Territory and are also featuring at the this years Darwin Saltwater Reggae Festival. Their powerful sound creates an irresistible urge to dance and they’re sure to be a crowd favourite.
The gorgeous Yolgnu Bungul dancers from Elcho Island (N/E Arnhem Land) will be displaying their unique Island style.
The West Papua Dancers (Biak Is. West Papua) will share with us the culture of our nearest neighbour, from just across the Arafura Sea.
The Hiri girls draw their inspiration from their mixed PNG parentage evoking the traditions of the Hiri Moale, Trade wind festival of the Motu families of the Port Moresby region and Kokopo, Rabaul, East New Britain. They are a regular performers at PNG Independence Day celebrations, culture days and more recently the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival.
Darwin music royalty Larrakia legend Robbie Mills and his band the Collective will be funking it up again this year with their latest Rock, Reggae and Blues fusion. Robbie an internationally recognised artist and musician has and always will be a main stay in the NT music scene.
Tez Gore originally from Kunanurra on the NT/WA border is a versatile musician, he has performed with the NT’s finest from playing lead guitar for Robbie Mills Dave Spry and Brook Barnett band’s to playing drums for our old mates Kiwi legends Hokio.
Terrence is spreading his wings for us at this years festival and will be performing his latest original solo set that’s sure to be both soulful and eclectic.
Mauritian born riddim selecta DJ JEM will be keeping it lit with his latest reggae, dance hall, ragga & reggaeton mash ups to close the night.
Traditional Pig on a Spit will keep our energy levels up, plus the PINT Kitchen will be open all day.