Sweet Leaf stars at Sookapalooza.

Seven bands ready to rock Sookapalooza

Cannibal Bob, Dirty Harriet, Weak Patrol, Kemal Evans, Johnny Galactic, Sweet Leaf and Illvis Freshley among bands performing

Local rockers Cannibal Bob are among the top bands revealed for this year’s edition of Sookapalooza.

The one-day music festival will feature seven acts at 17 Mile House Pub, which also include Dirty Harriet, Weak Patrol, Kemal Evans, Johnny Galactic, Sweet Leaf and Illvis Freshley.

Sookapalooza, now in its 10th year, also features other entertainment, such as hoola hoop lessons, food and beverages.

Every possible type of music will be presented, said Sookapalooza spokesperson Graham Mackenzie.

Cannibal Bob are local rockers with their own take on cover songs and catchy originals, always a crowd favourite.

Johnny Galactic, Mackenzie’s band, are Sookapalooza alumni who always shows up ready to entertain the crowd with well written lyrics, catchy hooks and rock kicks.

Sweet Leaf is an original seven-piece ska funk band from Victoria.

Dirty Harriet is a spine-tingling ride carrying rock to a new melodic level, featuring haunting vocals surrounded by a punk/metal influenced percussion section and sexy guitar riffs that captivate a wide range of audiences.

Weak Patrol is a high-energy, tongue-in-cheek, sweat-stained band.

Kemal Evans combines original song writing with infectious melodies and danceable rhythms. His sound is a mix of soul, rock, hip-hop and reggae.

Illvis Freshley has a fusion of hip hop, live instrumentation, and electronic music.

“This event sells out quick, so if you want to be one of the lucky ones that get to experience the killer line-up of bands and performers we have put together for our 10th year, don’t hesitate and get your tickets,” said Mackenzie.

Tickets for Sookapalooza are $20 and available at 17 Mile House Pub. The bands start playing at 3 p.m.

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