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A whole lotta ska: Jazz and ska six-piece outfit The Cat Empire will visit Ballarat this summer alongside fellow mega-act, folk artist Xavier Rudd.

A whole lotta ska: Jazz and ska six-piece outfit The Cat Empire will visit Ballarat this summer alongside fellow mega-act, folk artist Xavier Rudd.

The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd, regarded as two of Australia’s best live acts, will visit Ballarat this summer.

The two acts are undertaking a series of concerts in picturesque open-air settings, including North Gardens at Lake Wendouree, amidst trips to Hobart, Byron Bay, Bribie Island and Adelaide.

Both internationally successful, folk artist Rudd and ska/jazz outfit Cat Empire have been headlining festivals for more than a decade.

The Cat Empire - Steal The Light

Supporting the established musicians will be multi-instrumentalist Darren Harts, Sydney six-piece psychedelic reggae fusion band Ocean Alley, and indie pop artist Sahara Beck.

The event will be held Sunday, January 29.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.au