Port Renfrew, BC: Tall Tree Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup, Featuring:
At the end of 2016, festival organisers asked the Tall Tree Festival community what they would like to see from the event as far as booking talent was concerned. Overwhelmingly Tall Tree was told that people enjoyed the strong Canadian lineup, however wanted to see some higher tier acts that they may not be regularly exposed to.
“So we listened,” comments Mike Hann, Festival Director. “This year we are happy to say that we have talent originating from 7 different countries. The artists that are coming to Tall Tree in 2017 are billed on festivals worldwide, not just in Canada. We couldn’t be more excited for them to come and experience everything that is amazing about Vancouver Island and Tall Tree!”
Notable International Acts:
Shapeshifter (New Zealand): Record-breaking New Zealand tours, scene-setting appearances at festivals like Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Big Day Out and Parklife, sold-out performances across Europe, worlds-colliding collaborations with Symphony Orchestras, multiple music awards, four EPs and five LPs — three with platinum sales — and an army of fans who return to relive the experience time and time again: the towering achievements of Shapeshifter, the future-shocked soul outfit who hail from Christchurch New Zealand, were built by a living, breathing band of musicians, with all the form-changing sonic possibilities live instrumentation offers.
GoldFish (South Africa): Their genre-defying mix of live instruments, House beats and searing live performances has seen Goldfish go from impromptu jams at a tiny beach club in Cape Town to headlining Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, cracking a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, a residency at Pacha Ibiza with David Guetta and DJ’s like Fedde le Grand knocking at their door to do remix their tracks. It’s almost hard to believe that not very long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who lived a relatively chilled life of surfing and playing music in their home town Cape Town.
Beats Antique (USA): Celebrating its tenth anniversary with its tenth studio release, the Bay Area’s wildly innovative performance dynamo Beats Antique emerges from the studio with a brand new album and stage show to mark the milestone. With legendary sets at some of the most iconic venues and festivals around the world and collaborations with superstars from Les Claypool to Bassnectar, the next chapter in the trio’s story takes them back to a mysterious world.
Easy Star All-Stars (USA): The Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. Thanks to their best- selling tribute album releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), and Easy Star’s Thrillah (2012), as well as original albums First Light (2011) and Until That Day (2008), the Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Since 2009, the All-Stars have played over 350 shows in over 30 different countries on 6 different continents, truly establishing themselves as one of the top reggae touring acts in the world.
DJ Nu-Mark (USA): Founding member of Jurassic 5
Worthy (USA): Founding member of Dirty Bird Records
The complete line-up:
BEATS ANTIQUE LIVE – TOKYO POLICE CLUB – SHAPESHIFTER NZ
EASY STAR ALL STARS – DJ NU-MARK – GOLDFISH – STYLUST BEATS
CAVE SINGERS – JESSE ROPER – K+LAB – JON and ROY
SKIITOUR – MOONTRICKS – WORTHY – GRAND ANALOG – MAT THE ALIEN – FAKE SHARK – MARCUS VISIONARY – NEON STEVE – WOOFAX – PIGEON HOLE – LAZY SYRUP ORCHESTRA – EVERYMAN
MARQUES WYATT – ASTROCOLOR – ROB PAINE – CALEB HART & THE ROYAL YOUTHS
YOUNGBLOOD – SAM WEBER – ILLVIS FRESHLY – QUOIA – FOX GLOVE – MURGE
THE NEW GROOVEMENT – DAVID BECKINGHAM – DOWNTOWN MISCHIEF
WILD ROMANTICS – CROATIA – ODELL FOX – LAYTEN KRAMER
XAVIER – MT DOYLE – GENERIC – EMOTIONZ FT. J-LEON
OUTSIDER – SOLOMON POTASHNICK – SOLOMONIC SOUND SYSTEM
TAVIS E TRIANCE – SAM KLASS – DJ NIGEL – AKELA – THE BOOTY TUTORS – HRISTO – GI BLUNT
THE FUNKEE WADD- FRASE – KLASH AKT – DJ ANGER – PRIMITIVE – TRIPLE XL – MR B – HUBBZ
GUY CROSS – SPEEDYSHOES – CRIPPLED WHEEL PETE – DJ SURGERY – AGT FUNK – BENDY
CONER – SPECIAL ED -KIRTAY b2b SMASHA – SOULDIER –
PRIEST – STRANGE THING – TUCK IN TYLER – DJ PRAIZ
Tall Tree Comedy Circus produced by: Paul & Shiraz
VISUALS BY: Optik – BLNTFKTRY – Woodhead
LIGHTING PRODUCTION BY: Spencer S. and Michael F.