Legendary all-Māori reggae band Katchafire are coming to Geelong this November

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Legendary all-Māori reggae band Katchafire are coming to Geelong this November


The six-piece collective from New Zealand chanel classic roots reggae tinged with R&B, funk, modern dancehall and reggae pop.

Hailing from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa, Katchafire have become a global roots reggae phenomenon. Their unique sound has earned them slots supporting the likes of Damien Marley, Steel Pulse, Michael Franti and the Wailers and has taken them from the stages of Glastonbury to South America. Catch them when they come to Geelong for a show at Barwon Club on November 6.

Katchafire 2022 Australian Tour Dates

  • October 27 – Great Northern, Byron Bay
  • October 28 – NightQuarter, Sunshine Coast
  • October 29 – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
  • October 30 – Island Vibe Festival, Brisbane
  • November 3 – Plaza Tavern, Melbourne
  • November 4 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne
  • November 5 – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Melbourne
  • November 6 – Barwon Club, Geelong
  • November 10 – Finnians Tavern, Port Macquarie
  • November 11 – Drifters Wharf, Central Coast
  • November 12 – Dee Why RSL, Sydney
  • November 13 – Marlin Hotel, South Coast
  • November 16 – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour
  • November 17 – Shoal Bay Country Club, Hunter Valley
  • November 18 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
  • November 19 – Rolling Hills @ Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
  • November 20 – Reggaetown @ Kuranda Amphitheatre, Far North Queensland
  • November 24 – The River Hotel, Margaret River
  • November 25 – Leisure Inn, Perth
  • November 26 – Port Beach Garden Bar, Fremantle
  • November 27 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Check out regional Victoria’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

Originally formed in 1997 as a Bob Marley tribute brand, with their name deriving from The Wailers’ debut album Catch A Fire. Built on a family movement, the band started when lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of lead singer Logan Bell and drummer Jordan Bell moved into an apartment in town and started making music together.


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Prolific international tourers, 2021 was the first year in over eighteen years that the band did not tour overseas. This tour is hot off the back of their UK and Europe tour that took place in June and July of this year and they also have a North American tour on the horizon. Be sure to catch them before they jet off again!

Tickets are on sale now, grab them by heading here.