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Wildfire Reggae & Arts Festival Lineup!

Episode Phive has announced the lineup to the third annual Wildfire Reggae and Arts Festival, the reggae counterpart to SXSW in Austin, TX. The event will take place from March 15-17 2012 at Ruta Maya Café in Austin, TX. The festival will showcase the talents of reggae-rock, dub, and ska musicians, genres that South By Southwest typically ignores.

Even better? This all-ages, three-day event is brought to you for FREE, courtesy of Episode Phive. It’s a place where musicians are free to network and broaden their fan bases, while the fans get to experience and listen to one of the finest festivals that spotlights the sweet sounds of reggae music.

Venue:
Ruta Maya
3601 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

Dates:
March 15-17 from 2 PM until 2AM

Website:
WildFireReggaeFest.com


Confirmed 2012 Wildfire Reggae & Arts Festival Line Up:
77 Jefferson (Kansas City, MO)
Ashes of Babylon (Austin, TX)
Axis Unity (Austin, TX)
Bachanallian Bliss (Laredo, TX)
Bending Villa (Houston, TX)
Catfish Mustache (Mesa, AZ)
Common Kings (Costa Mesa, CA)
Cornerstone Dub (Lincoln, NB)
Coral Thief (Denver, CO)
DJ Ivor (San Antonio, TX)
DJ Styff (Brooklyn, NY)
Don Chani (Austin, TX)
Dub Gideon & Likkle Shanx (Austin, TX)
Dubtonic Kru (Kingston, Jamaica)
Ease Up (San Diego, CA)
Fayuca (Phoenix, AZ)
Footpie (Houston, TX)
Gappy Ranks (London, UK)
Goulash (St. Paul, MN)
Haleamano (Las Vegas, NV)
HR (of Bad Brains) Human Rights (D.C.)
Huerta Culture (Austin, TX)
Jah Kings (Springfield, MO)
Jahn TI (Austin, TX)
Kings & Comrades (Philadelphia, PA)
McPullish (Buda, TX)
Mister Kali (Santa Fe, NM)
Mojo Morgan of Morgan Heritage (Brooklyn, NY)
Soulfiya & The Black Lung Crew (Galveston, TX)
The Holdup (San Jose, CA)
Ugly Lion (Dallas, TX)
and more!!


The Pier was fortunate enough to get in touch with a few of the participating bands, and here is what they had to say about 2012’s Wildfire Reggae and Arts Festival!

“Yeah man we are really stoked. It’s going to be our first time really playing a big show outside of our area. We were honored to be selected for such an awesome event! 2012 is going to be a big year for us and we hope to be playing shows all over the country.”Jeff McCaughey, singer for Kings & Comrades

“We are stoked to be a part of Wildfire Reggae & Arts Festival this year. This will be our third year playing and the line up gets better every time. Wildfire, we feel, is the only festival during SXSW that represents and caters to our genre. Episode Phive has managed to stick to his guns and pull off an event driven solely by passion for the reggae/arts community and tenacious perseverance. WR&AF will easily turn into the next Warped Tour or Coachella- We’re just excited to be a part of history in the making!”Gabriel Solorzano of Fayuca


Article By: Matt Emodi


Here’s a video from The Pier’s coverage from 2011′s Wildfire Reggae & Arts Festival




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