Reggae Cruise

From AUD $45.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Product code: Reggae

Roots Collective and Newport Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady Festivalpresents Reggae Cruise #10 featuring:
International Act:
✪ Stranger Cole (Jamaica) with the The Moonhops "The UP CLOSE TOUR"
Local Selectors playing 100% Vinyls:
✪ Mohair Slim (PBS FM), Rick Howe (PBS FM), MC Kilmarnock Steve (Melbourne Ska Orchestra) + Special Guests to be announced
✪ Check out VIDEO of the cruise:
Ahoy Reggae Cruise Lovers!

Roots Collective and Newport Ska Reggae & Rocksteady Festival with the support of all of our volunteers invite you to celebrate the special editon ofour Reggae Cruise #10

Welcome aboard a day of gorgeous sunsets, night lights, live reggae bands, DJs, two bars, positive vibes and yummy ORGANIC food

☸ Come join us for another evening of LOVE, PEACE, stunning VIEWS and REGGAE MUSIC! 
☸ Besides the relaxing sail, amazing SUNSET and trip from Docklands to Williamstown, Port Melbourne and St. Kilda Beach; Melbourne’s skylines will never look as beautiful as they do on the Reggae Cruise!
☸ Get ready for our historic 10th Reggae Cruise journey, a 5 hour REGGAE AND ROOTS CULTURE event 
☸ Aboard the stylish and recently renovated ship, the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat, with 4hrs of harbour cruising and non-stop music.

★ WHEN ★
Saturday 18th of November
Boarding: 17:00
Departing: 18:00 (SHARP)
Returning: 22:00

Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat
Shed 14, Central Pier, Harbour Esplanade - Docklands - Melbourne

Wholesome, ORGANIC and Vegetarian/Vegan dishes made with love for you and the environment.
SMALL SERVE: $10 pre-paid (online) / $12 on the day 
LARGE SERVE: $15 pre-paid (online) / $17 on the day 
Healthy is Delicious! Amazing Vegan & Raw Desserts: $7


☸ STRANGER COLE is, simply put, a giant of Reggae. He is one of the most important living links to the birth of the Jamaican sound with a career full of hits spanning all eras beginning with the proto-Ska “Rough and Tough” for Duke Reid in 1962. His mid-sixties rocksteady duets with Patsy Todd and Gladdy Anderson respectively are considered to be a high points of the genre. In 1968, Stranger Cole’s “Bangarang” with its choppy keyboard and one drop drumming marked the beginning of a new sound, Reggae. Stranger Cole’s voice is distinctive but his life performances are equally famous. Irrepressibly happy with boundless energy belying his 66 years on the planet, he connects with the audience like very few can. In 2010, he stole the show with his cameo performance in support of Dawn Penn at The Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s sold out “Roots or Rocksteady” concert and returned again to headline the 2015 Newport Ska and reggae festival. By popular demand, Stranger Cole returns to Australia to perform his biggest hits and some rarities. As he says, “MORE LIFE!”

☸ THE MOONHOPS were formed in 2005 by James Thompson and Venezuelan émigré Rodrigo Pino who shared an obsession with Jamaican rocksteady (the link between Ska and Reggae). The band have become a cult hit around Melbourne’s bohemian bars and warehouse parties. Almost single-handedly, they are responsible for the resurgence of interest in this once-lost music form with their peerless revival of the hypnotic interpretation of the Kingston sound in the mid-sixties. And have become the go to backing band for Jamaican foundation artists visiting Melbourne. Earlier this year they backed Keith and Tex at the Newport Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady Festival.

☸ Mohair Slim (PBS FM)

☸ Rick Howe (PBS FM)

☸ MC Kilmarnock Steve

☸ and more to be announced...

*Booking fees applies for online bookings only

Early Bird Tickets: $45 SOLD OUT

Reggae Cruise Lover: $55 SELLING FAST

Please note: This is an over 18's old event only. 
The management reserves the right to refuse entry