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Featuring

BERES HAMMOND
STEEL PULSE
TARRUS RILEY
TEDDY AFRO
DREAD MAR I
COCOA TEA
PROTOJE
MAX ROMEO
ROMAIN VIRGO
THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
HALF PINT
CULTURE w/
KENYATTA HILL


FLAVIA COELHO
JAH9
NATTALI RIZE
RANDY VALENTINE
ALIKA & NUEVA ALIANZA
KINGSTON RUDIESKA
CHAINSKA BRASSIKA
LA MISA NEGRA
THE NOMADDZ

DAVID HILLYARD
& ROCK STEADY 7


WAYNE WADE
LOCURA
QUINTO SOL
ALANA DAVIS
VIERNES 13
NATTY
SPIRITUAL
LIOR BEN HUR
SOUL FIRE PROJECT

IN THE DANCE HALL

JAH SHAKA
RORYSTONELOVE
DOWNBEAT THE RULER
JAH WARRIOR SHELTER
COMANCHE HIGH POWER

Lineup Subject to Change

FRIDAY FESTIVAL HOURS
Gates open at 5:00pm
Music from 6:00pm - Midnight
Dancehall until 2:30am

SATURDAY FESTIVAL HOURS
Gates open at 10:00am
Music from 11:00am - Midnight
Dancehall until 2:30am

SUNDAY FESTIVAL HOURS
Gates open at 10:00am
Music from 11:00am - 10:00pm

CAMPING GATE HOURS
Friday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - noon
Camping Closes Monday at Noon



CAMPING IS FOR 3-DAY TICKET HOLDERS ONLY.



 

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2018
SNWMF25 Updates!
Artist Additions, Lineup by Day, Single Day Tickets

We are very pleased to announce that Chainska Brassika, La Misa Negra, LoCura, Quinto Sol, Alana Davis, Viernes 13, Lior Ben Hur, The SoulFire Project, Downbeat The Ruler, Jah Warrior Shelter Hi Fi and Comanche High Power will be performing at the 25th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival this June!

This rounds off our Artist Roster for SNWMF25! We reached out to represent artists from the four corners of the Earth - and hope you see some favorites, some artists you've wanted to experience live and some new acts that pique your interest. After all, SNWMF is about "Reggae and World Music for your Listening Pleasure!"





SNWMF Welcomes:

CHAINSKA BRASSIKA
The Chainska Brassika rabble from London have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond. Chainska Brassika has gotten crowds rocking from Glastonbury to Nottinghill Carnival, Rototom Sunplash to Outlook - and even touring the island of Jamaica. Well known for regularly opening for UK ska legend Madness, Chainska are at the forefront of the new UK ska movement.




LA MISA NEGRA
Based in Oakland, California this nine piece band plays '50's & '60's style cumbia and Afro-Columbian dance music. Accordion, a horn section, percussion, harmonies and choreography all add to the mix to present an explosive band on stage. This will be a one-of-a-kind performance!




LOCURA
Based in the Bay Area, this seven piece band blends Cuban son music with funk, reggae, Afrobeat & punk connecting styles and rhythms that travel from Africa and Europe to South America and Cuba fortified along the way with percussion, driving bass and soaring horns that form a bed for lyrics that migrate from Spanish to English. The band is fronted by three women. Lead singer Kata Miletich sings lyrics filled with a sense of longing and hope, with themes ranging from border issues, to immigrant rights, to urban life and making another world possible. As she explains it, " We want to evoke a world without borders, a time where we begin to recognize each other and our common grounds.".




QUINTO SOL
This East Los Angeles-based Chicano roots reggae band was first established in 1994 and has used music as a tool for socio-political and economic awareness facing their community. Performing on stages throughout California and across the border in Mexico, they have also become a sought after backing band supporting many artists from across the reggae spectrum.




ALANA DAVIS
Her debut album Blame it On Me contained the hits "32 Flavors" and "Crazy" and was nominated for a Grammy award. One of the songs: "Murder" was sampled on Jay Z's song Murder on his CD Vol.3 The life and Times of S. Carter. She was the sole female artist on the H.O.R.D.E tour of 1998 and also part of the iconic Lilith Fair tour with Sarah McLachlan and others. The vocalist has also toured as a guest artist with Thievery Corporation. Her fourth album Love Again will be released on May 4th of this year.




VIERNES 13
From Los Angeles, this group brings a mixture of ska, surf, and Rockabilly without limiting themselves to one style or label. Founded by Mario Luna who thought it would be fun to play ska, the band incorporates horns and fast paced percussive rhythms in their originals. They have recorded 2 full length albums and 2 EPs and have appeared on numerous compilations.




LIOR BEN HUR
With their positive message, uplifting melodies and a unique refreshing approach to Reggae, this San Francisco-based band represents a new generation of Reggae and World music. Born in Jerusalem, Israel with Greek and Iraqi roots, Lior Ben-Hur formed this band in 2011, and released an eclectic World music album under the name Sol Tevél in 2012. The album sheds new light with contemporary interpretations of old Jewish texts, ideals and mysticism.




THE SOULFIRE PROJECT
A four-piece band playing Reggae, Cumbia, Afro-Latin and Ska originals that was born of the dream to travel in a mobile home/workshop/studio with a community of artists and musicians co-creating and living in a sustainable way. Since 2008, The SoulFire Project has travelled over 20,000 miles on waste vegetable oil in a 1979 Crown SuperCoach school bus using music and film as tools for personal and social liberation. They have traveled across the western United States, the majority of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.




DOWNBEAT THE RULER
One of the first soundsystems to be established in the U.S. four decades ago in the Bronx, New York by Jamaican legendary selector Tony Screw aka Downbeat the Ruler. His deep crates and devotion to vintage sounds on vinyl established him as a 'ruler' of the dancehall. He curated Downbeat the Ruler-Killer Instrumentals from Studio One that highlights some of classic reggae's most beloved rhythms.




JAH WARRIOR SHELTER HI FI
The Bay Area's award winning soundsystem first established in New York has since grown and flourished as a collective of DJ's including King Ivier & Jah Yzer at the controls and Rocker T as an MC who first brought the sound to the West coast in 1997. Each selector in the crew has his unique style with dubplates and specials from reggae artists in their arsenal. Jah Warrior has earned well deserved recognition, not only as a winning soundclash sound, but as a top juggling/mixing sound with the latest in cultural reggae tunes.




COMANCHE HIGH POWER
Daddy Stevo has an ever expanding collection of reggae vinyl collected over the past 20+ years. Steve builds the sound system and is the engineer for the SNWMF dancehall sound system as well as selecting to warm up the floor early on Friday and Saturday nights.




  

SNWMF 2018 - LINEUP BY DAY ANNOUNCED!
The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is pleased to present the artists performing at SNWMF 2018 by day:



SINGLE-DAY TICKETS TO SNWMF 2018 NOW AVAILABLE!

Single-Day Music Tickets to our 25th annual summer solstice and world peace celebration are now available for purchase online. 1-Day tickets are $70 for Friday, $85 for Saturday and $75 for Sunday. Remember: camping is only for 3-day ticket holders. 

Single-Day Music Tickets will be available at select Independent Ticket Outlets after May 1st.
 

 


 
 



Peace. Love. Music.

See You In June!

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is dedicated to 
nurturing a world family peacefully united in celebration of the
universal spirit of music. Come celebrate with us!