Two-day ska music festival, Ska Nation, returns to regional Victoria this year

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Two-day ska music festival, Ska Nation, returns to regional Victoria this year


Ska Nation will bring some of the best ska-centric acts to the small regional town called Warrion, just outside Colac.

Making its highly-anticipated return for 2022, following a ripper event last year with the likes of The Bennies, The Resignators, Loin Groin and more, the massive two-day Ska Nation has announced its lineup, celebrate the vibrant ska scene in all its glory.

Taking place from Saturday, November 26 until Saturday, November 27, Ska Nation 2022 is taking to Warrion for the second time, two hours out of Melbourne.

The Key Takeaways

  • Ska Nation has just announced the lineup for their 2022 festival
  • The likes of Mephiskapheles (USA), The Resignators, The Aggrolites (USA) and Catbite (USA) have been announced for the event
  • The festival will again be taking place as a camping festival in Warrion, two hours out of Melbourne

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here

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.

This year’s festival will be headed up by some of Australia’s and the world’s best exponents of Jamaican-inspired music together for a two-day dance party – including one of the originators from Jamaica in Stranger Cole.

Joining Cole, Los Angeles’ purveyors of the ‘dirty reggae’ sound LIVE, The Aggrolites will also be heading up the festivities, alongside American third-wave ska band Mephiskapheles, Philly ska experts Catbite, Victorian seven headed brash and boisterous ska punk monster The Resignators, and Australians tallest Ska band The Donald Trumpets, among others.

There will be free camping at Meredith Park campgrounds for festival-goers, with regular shuttles as well as camping closer to the venue (subject to council approval) and a variety of B&Bs and hotels in Colac and the surrounding district. Ska Nation will also be complemented by markets and food trucks.

Get your dancing shoes ready Australia’s biggest celebration of Jamaican inspired music to be held this November.


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See the full 2022 lineup below.

Mephiskapheles (USA)
The Resignators
Catbite (USA)
The Skarntz (NSW)
Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge
Operation Big Jake Bosstone
The Aggrolites (USA)
Stranger Cole (Jamaica) with The Ska Vendors featuring Pat Powell
The Donald Trumpets (WA)
The Overits (SA)
The High Tides

Ska Nation 2021 arrives in Warrion from Saturday November 26 until Saturday November 27. Grab tix here.