Nimbin roots grow a mighty culture
There could be no more apt setting for a Roots and Culture Festival than Nimbin.
With surely the greatest concentration of Rastafari-inspired individuals in the nation, the Nimbin Roots festival ought to attract the rest of them.
To be held at Nimbin's famous Bush Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, it will be a two day dub and reggae blowout. Two stages will feature 27 'irie' (that means happy, folks) acts, among them Kingfisha, Yeshe, Fyah Walk, CC the Cat, Sunny Dread and Black Boi.
DJ Wade from Jamaica will be presiding to ensure an authentic dread atmosphere prevails.
The Burning Bush cafe will be pumping out inspirational tucker, with organic produce from the Jarlanbah Community permaculture gardens.
Local schools have been encouraged to get involved and work in the gardens, so kids get their hands dirty, learning how to grow their own food and live sustainably. Punters are also encouraged to get involved - creating true roots culture.
A one day pass will set you back $55, two days comes in at $85, and camping is available at twenty bucks a night.
The festivals starts at 10.30 am on Saturday and runs till midnight on the Sunday.