Ska Nation Music Festival brings Mad Caddies, Area 7 and more to Warrion in 2023

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Ska Nation Music Festival brings Mad Caddies, Area 7 and more to Warrion in 2023


Get ready to skank, groove, and embrace the contagious beat of ska music, as Ska Nation brings some of the best ska-centric acts to the small regional town called Warrion, just outside Colac.

Making its highly-anticipated return for 2023, following a ripper event last year with the likes of Mephiskapheles, The Resignators, The Aggrolites and more, the massive two-day Ska Nation has announced its lineup for this year, celebrating the vibrant ska scene in all its glory.

Just 20 minutes out of Colac, the festival will be nestled between dormant volcanoes and golden plains farms on an acre of the countryside behind the 150-year-old Ti Tree Hotel featuring a lineup bigger, better and bouncier than ever before.

Ska Nation Music Festival

  • Saturday December 16th and Sunday December 17th
  • Outdoors at the rear of the Ti Tree Hotel, Warrion, Victoria, two hours out of Melbourne
  • Camping options available

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Come December, prepare to witness the magic as the stage lights up with ska’s finest talents including the infectious rhythms of the Mad Caddies from California, the band that brought you bangers like Road Rash and Drinking for 11 along with Area 7, Australia’s premier ska band! But that’s not all! Melbourne Ska Orchestra, a powerhouse collective of talented musicians, will bring their big band sound and infectious enthusiasm to the festival. Get ready to be blown away by their horn section and charismatic front man!

In addition to the incredible performances by the Mad Caddies, Area 7 and Melbourne Ska Orchestra, the Ska Nation Music Festival will also feature a handpicked selection of supporting acts, ensuring non-stop ska goodness throughout the day.

Whether you’re a die-hard ska fan or someone looking to experience the vibrant and energetic atmosphere of a ska music festival, Ska Nation has got you covered. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of infectious beats, catchy horn melodies, and uplifting lyrics that will have you skanking and singing along with fellow enthusiasts.

Ska Nation Lineup

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

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