Huge Edition Of Ska Nation Music Festival Coming In December

15 June 2023 | 3:37 pm | Mary Varvaris
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Ska Nation 2023 poster

Ska Nation 2023 poster (Source: Supplied)

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Ska Nation Festival is returning to Warrion, Victoria this December, with international legends Mad Caddies headlining the event alongside Australia’s premier ska bands Area 7 and the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.

Promising two days of “skank, groove,” and the “contagious beat of ska music,” the festival will also feature a handpicked selection of supporting acts, ensuring non-stop ska goodness throughout the day.

Some of those acts include The Resignators, Operation Ibis, The Donald Trumpets, The Kitty Hawks, and many more. You can check out the full line-up below.

In addition to their headline appearance at Ska Nation Festival, Mad Caddies have announced an Australian tour.

Mad Caddies recently signed to SBAM Records with a new line-up that includes drummer Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Pulley) and guitarist Brandon Landelius (Authority Zero) – this is the band’s first Australian tour in ten years.

In 2019, Melbourne Ska Orchestra took out the ARIA Award for Best World Music Album for the One Year Of Ska LP, which saw the band record one new song every week for a year. 

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"We love the fact that we are flagbearers for the international ska sound here in Australia, and hailing from Melbourne, the multicultural diversity is inspiring,” Boomba said of the honour. 

“This award is a perfect fit and we are looking forward to sharing our new One Year Of Ska songs with all of our fans." Ska – winning awards and leading a music festival, is there anything skate punk music can’t do?

Tickets to this year’s Ska Nation Festival are on sale now.

 Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December 
 Outdoors at the rear of the Ti Tree Hotel, Warrion, Victoria
 Camping options are available.

 Mad Caddies (USA) - Area 7 – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – The Resignators – The Pirateska Rebellion – Mister Coffee – Operation Ibis (NSW), The Overits (SA) – The Donald Trumpets (WA) – The Kittyhawks (ex Sounds Like Chicken) - Admiral Ackbar's Dishonourable Discharge – Ess Em (NSW) - Operation Big Jake Bosstone – Loonee Tunes - DJs Con Dodgie, Gary Skaman and more TBA



Sat 9 Dec - Manning Bar, Sydney
 Sun 10 Dec – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
 Tue 12 Dec - Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
 Wed 13 Dec - The Zoo, Brisbane
 Thu 14 Dec - Lion Arts, Adelaide
 Fri 15 Dec – Altar, Hobart
 Sat 16 Dec - Ska Nation, Warrion
 Sun 17 Dec - Ska Nation, Warrion
 Tue 19 Dec - Corner Hotel, Richmond

Tickets here.