Florida’s new premier music festival DubFest is about to set fire on the festival scene featuring artists like Bunny Wailer and Lee “Scratch” Perry that span the generations of reggae, ska and alternative music. DubFest hits Hollywood ArtsPark in downtown Hollywood, FL on Saturday, September 5th.
“The one day music and arts event marks a celebration of the beach and ocean culture that South Florida has been waiting for,” said Jesse Stoll, AEG Live operations coordinator.
The legendary Bunny Wailer will headline the festival, making a rare visit to the United States and marking his only confirmed 2009 appearance in the States. Wailer is an original member of The Wailers alongside Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. The Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter and percussionist is well known for his revolutionary sell-out concert at Madison Square Garden in 1986 blasting off his solo career. The originator and king of dub Lee “Scratch” Perry will perform to complement Bunny with his reggae and dub roots. On the ska and alternative side of music, DubFest will feature performances by Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Badfish (A Tribute to Sublime) and Authority Zero. Hot up-and-comers round out the line-up including Ballyhoo!, SOJA, Scotty Don’t and more.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m. Advance tickets are $35 and day of show tickets are $40 plus applicable service fees. For $125 fans can purchase the Official Dub VIP Experience, which includes a lunch and dinner buffet presented by Offerdahl’s, a limited edition gift bag, one free beverage of the official drink of DubFest, special tent access with exclusive bars and restrooms and private festival access. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans can purchase tickets at Uncle Sam’s Miami Beach, Sweat Records and Radioactive Records in South Florida to avoid most service fees. DubFest is sponsored by Metro PCS, Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka, The Marriott Hollywood Beach, Maroone Honda of Hollywood, Pepsi and Offerdahl’s.
“We priced, programmed and located this event so that everyone who enjoys the culture and lifestyle of South Florida can access this premier festival at the beautiful new ArtsPark in Hollywood,” said John Valentino, senior vice president of AEG Live SE.
DubFest will include five interactive lands. The Premier Stage will feature the main stage with bands performing throughout the day. The Grove will feature a bustling Green Grove Village including engaging green exhibitors and environmental and energy conservation groups. The Grove is also the site of the Action Stage (second stage). The Meadow will feature explosive skate demos brought to you by Grind For Life and BC Surf and Sport – expect exciting athlete appearances. The Meadow is also the site for the Official Dub VIP Experience. The Plaza will be the source for food, beverages and exciting art vendors. Serenity will feature fun water fountains and play sites.
“Over 12 diverse reggae, ska and alternative artists on 2 stages, a creative village of unique vendors and green organizations and eye-catching skate demonstrations with special athlete appearances – All for 35 bucks!,” Stoll explains. “We are offering an extremely reasonable and affordable day full of excitement and a chance to check out your favorite bands in the beautiful South Florida setting.”