The Wailers

Bluesfest Touring

The Wailers

2:30pm, Mon 13 April, 2020

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The Wailers present: Triffid Reggae Day

Get down for a long afternoon of good vibes as The Wailers present Triffid Reggae Day!  
 Featuring free reggae DJs in the courtyard to get you in the mood with guest artists Bobby Alu and The Lyrical on the mainstage before The Wailers bring the house down!  

 Performing songs from Legend - the best-selling reggae album of all time, spending 992 weeks on the Billboard Charts - as well as all the huge hits from Bob Marley’s incredible back catalogue; The Wailers conjure the spirit of reggae and the essence of the 70s rebellion performed by the people who helped forge the era-defining sound and by those raised under their tutelage.

Featuring  a stunning line-up of genuine reggae royalty – including heir to the throne, Aston Barrett Jr (son of the legendary ‘Familyman’), guitarist Donald Kinsey, keyboardist Tyrone Downie, and Saxophonist Glen DaCosta; with Josh David Barrett achieving the seemingly impossible by stepping into Bob Marley's shoes on lead vocal.

Amidst smooth harmonies, rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance, and unassuming grooves that work a gradual, smile- inducing high through even a casual listener, Bobby Alu tunes have a way of sneaking into the subconscious and taking up residence. Every now and then, one will pop up as a toe-tapping reminder to take it slow, enjoy the ride. It’s the curator of calm’s way – deliver island-time vibes with gentle optimism rather than forceful instruction, and encourage the type of reflection best achieved in a hammock. Though it’s not all palm trees and daydreams – there’s a robust energy in Alu’s mastery of traditional Samoan log drums, and a vitality to his songwriting that nods to world, roots and pop intelligence. 

Since topping the charts on Triple J’s Unearthed for the seventh time, The Lyrical has become THE rising star of the music scene on the Sunshine Coast. The Queensland North Coast has always been Australia's hotbed for new talent in a variety of genres and the hip hop-reggae scene is no exception to that tradition. Following in the footsteps of Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Michael Franti and Xavier Rudd, The Lyrical reflects the ingenuity and musical aptitude it takes to be a great artist.  

2:30pm Courtyard Opens with guest DJs – free entry all day 

4:20pm Main Room Opens – get your tickets! 

4:45pm – 5:15pm – The Lyrical  

5:15pm – 6pm – Courtyard DJs 

6:00pm – 6:45pm – Bobby Alu  

7:15pm – 9:15pm The Wailers  

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