Sat 12 Mar 2022

Soundtracked by the very best DJs, artists and live music the country has to offer, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival (JMFF) has become a benchmark for performance inspired by and straight out of Jamaica.

Every year JMFF brings like-minded Jamaican music and food fans together to experience one glorious summer-time day of reggae, dub, rocksteady and dancehall music. In 2022 the festival returns to the Seaworks Maritime Precinct, Williamstown, on Saturday March 12 from 11am to 9pm with a stellar music line-up including:

- Marvin Priest ( Maxi Priest son)

- Luke Yeoward & The Nebari All-Stars

- The Ska Vendors

- Irie Band

- Heartical Hi Powa Sound System

- Housewife's Choice Sound System

- D.I.Y.HiFi  with Monkey Marc ( Sound System) 

- Jungle City Dancers

- Rick Howe

- Jesse I

- Mohair Slim

With more to be announced. Tickets are on sale now via the JMFF website. Join the JMFF Facebook page for updates.



The Jamaican Music & Food Festival in 2016 was the first of its kind in Australia, transcending cultural barriers and promote awareness in the way that only reggae music can. The festival brings the spirit of contemporary music culture in Victoria to an even wider audience in one huge, vibrant family-friendly celebration. It places Victorian home-fostered talent on a world stage with Montreal Reggae Festival, Jazz Reggae Fest (California), One Love Peace Festival (Greater London), Sumfest (Montego Bay), Upsala (Sweden), Reggae Summerjam (Cologne) and many more. It celebrates the shared roots and the many contributions that arise from global migration. We say ‘Out of Many, One People’ and invite music fans of all nationalities that share an interest in music and culture to come and rejoice. The festival celebrates the positive contributions of women to our music and culture with a dedicated Reggae Queens Domain.


Venue Info:

Located just 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD and accessible by train, sea and plane, Seaworks Maritime Precinct is a sun-soaked dockside location with enviable view of the Melbourne skyline, the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and Port Phillip Bay. With a stunning stretch of pier and ample outdoor leisure space located minutes from Williamstown Station in vibrant Hobsons Bay, Seaworks is THE location to host Australia’s first Jamaican Music & Food Festival.