IMPORTANT Ticket Info

Important note for London Intl Ska Festival ticket holders. We are getting a large amount of etickets bounced back. If you have bought a ticket using paypal and haven’t received your ticket please just print the receipt and bring with you to the show(s) you’ve paid for, along with ID.

Many thanks!

The London Intl Ska Festival Collectors LP series launched

The London Intl Ska Festival 2014 Collectors Series

9 superb albums available individually or in a beautiful oak Boxset branded with the Ska Festival logo. Only 80 of each LP are available. Only 20 of the Boxsets. All numbered making them superb collectors pieces. The titles are:

- Dennis Bovell – A to Z pt.1 & 2 double LP
- Goldmaster All-stars – Narcolepsy LP
- The Indecision – New Faces LP
- Pama Intl meets Wrong Tom – The Seventh Dub LP
- Phoenix City All-stars – Skatisfaction LP
- Rebelation – Arise LP
- Top Cats – Mr.Donkey Paradise LP
- The Sidewalk Doctors – self-titled LP

All available to pre-order now through Indiegogo HERE

Also available at IndieGoGo:

The brand new albums on CD…
- Phoenix City All-stars – Skatisfaction CD
- Rebelation – Arise CD
- The Sidewalk Doctors – self-titled CD

PLUS London Intl Ska Festival pin badge set and 2014 Ska Fest t-shirt.

Please support The London Intl Ska Festival this year by buying on of these above items. Thank you!
All available to pre-order now through Indiegogo HERE

The London Intl Ska Festival full line up announced

THE LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 2014 full line up announced

The London Intl Ska Festival returns to the capital this Easter (17-20 April 2014) with 50 acts from around the world across 15 bespoke events at famed and iconic London venues. Headline acts include Horace Andy, Derrick Morgan, Keith & Tex, Ken Parker, Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Jazz Jamaica and King Prawn, whilst venues include the lawns of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Sq (screening Madness’ 1981 Take It or Leave It film), The Dixie Queen Thames cruise, and Camden Town’s Jazz Cafe, Dingwalls, Barfly, The Forge and Electric Ballroom.

Every year we strive to make the festival a truly unique experience and this year is no exception. In addition to the series of events we are delighted to announce the launch of The London Intl Ska Festival Collectors LP series, which features 9 exclusive and limited edition vinyl albums from legendary reggae champion Dennis Blackbeard Bovell, Phoenix City All-stars, Goldmaster All-stars and Top Cats (ft. members of Ska Cubano), Pama Intl meets Wrong Tom, Rebelation, The Sidewalk Doctors and The Indecision. All info available at IndieGoGo.

The London Intl Ska Festival was originally launched back in 1988 and proudly showcases Ska from it’s roots in Rhythm & Blues, Mento and Calypso, through the Jamaican originators and on into Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub, 2 Tone, Skapunk and beyond. We are delighted to once again be celebrating the wonderful world of Ska in all it’s irrepressible forms.

Tickets: Ticketmaster 08448472514 or www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets

Event 1
Thursday 17th April 2014
Studio One recording artist & Massive Attack collaborator
HORACE ANDY
+ Dirty Revolution & DJ David Katz
7pm-11pm at The Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
Tickets: £20 +booking fee

Event 2
Thursday 17th April 2014
Dub Champion
MAD PROFESSOR
No Protection Dub Attack clubnight
11pm-2am at The Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
Tickets: £10 adv +booking fee

Event 3
Thursday 17th April 2014
The soulside of Jamaica
JAMAICA GOT SOUL clubnight
11pm at venue tba / wristband holders only
Tickets: £soldout

Event 4
Friday 18th April 2014
V&A SKA GARDEN PARTY
Gladdy Wax Sound System & Tighten Up crew
1pm-5pm at The Victoria & Albert Museum lawns, South Kensington, London
Tickets: Free

Event 5
Friday 18th April 2014
ROCKSTEADY ON THE RIVER – Thames cruise
Legendary Jamaican singers Ken Parker and Keith & Tex
+The Sidewalk Doctors, The Delegators, Mr T Bone & DJ Little Diane
6pm-10pm at The Dixie Queen paddle steamer, Tower Millenium Pier, Tower Hill, London
Tickets: £32.50 adv +booking fee

Event 6
Friday 18th April 2014
SOUNDS & PRESSURE meets AXIS SOUND SYSTEM
All Valve Soundclash – 2 Valve sound systems built exclusively for The London Intl Ska Festival
10pm-3am at The Forge, Dlancey St, Camden Town, London NW1.
Tickets: £8.50 adv +booking fee

Event 7
Saturday 19th April 2014
MADNESS’ TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT film screening
1pm at Prince Charles cinema, Leicester Pl, Leicester Sq, London
Tickets: £12.50 adv +booking fee

Event 8
Saturday 19th April 2014
ACOUSTIC INSTORES & SIGNING at MODFATHER
w/ Buster Shuffle and more tba
3pm at Modfather Clothing Co, Stables Market, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: Free

Event 9
Saturday 19th April 2014
JAZZ JAMAICA
+Phoenix City All-stars, Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers) & DJ Fenomeno Show
7-10.30pm at Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: £15 adv +booking fee

Event 10
Saturday 19th April 2014
THE TROJANS, RODDY RADIATION from The Specials
+Aggressors BC, The Kubricks, Paperboy, DJs Chris Tofu & Jamie Renton
10pm-3am at The Forge, Dlancey St, Camden Town, London NW1
Tickets: £10 adv +booking fee

Event 11
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
Musical maverick, creator of Lovers Rock, writer of Babylon film score & collaborator/producer of
Linton Kwesi Johnson, Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Janet Kay-Silly Games, Matumbi, I Roy, The Slits…
DENNIS BLACKBEARD BOVELL songbook
+By The Rivers & DJ Zinc Fence
Sunday Roast being served (12-4pm) at Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: £10 adv +booking fee | £Lunch Ticket available

Event 12
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
The worlds longest running Ska publication
DO THE DOG 25th ANNIVERSARY
Rebelation, The Meow Meows, The Indecision, The Bionic Rats, DJ Fatboy Cliff & Ska Explosion’89 (downstairs)
at The Barfly, Chalk Farm Rd, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: £7 adv +booking fee

Event 13
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
London’s very own ska/punk/soul rockers are back
KING PRAWN
+Random Hand, New Town Kings, The Defekters & DJ Kaptin IsDead (Boomtown)
7-11pm at Electric Ballroom, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: £15 adv +booking fee

Event 14
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
A true Jamaican and Ska legend, who was there from the start
DERRICK MORGAN
+Goldmaster All-stars, Top Cats, The Liptones & DJ Oxman
7pm-11pm at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London NW1
Tickets: £22.50 adv +booking fee

Event 15
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
Celebrating 2 Tone’s film – the origins, the influences & the legacy
DANCE CRAZE – festival closing party
Time Tunnel DJs
at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London NW1
Tickets: £5 adv +booking fee

All tickets go to
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk

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And the winners are…

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets in our New Year Raffle. The winners are…

First prize
- 1 x PAIR OF LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 2014 TICKETS
TICKET NO. 00054 – CRISTINA MORA JIMENEZ
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Second prize
- 3 x PAIRS of INDIVIDUAL EVENT TICKETS
Winners get to choose tickets for one of 12 paid events.
TICKET NO. 00182 – CHRISTIAN HOLZEL
TICKET NO. 00131 – ARNAU COSTA TORRENTS
TICKET NO. 00125 – CLAIRE CHAMAILLET
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Third prize
- 1 x 10 PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS – SKATISFACTION CD
TICKET NO. 00021 – CHRIS GILBERT
TICKET NO. 00162 – JENN HART
TICKET NO. 00077 – WENDY JARRETT
TICKET NO. 00092 – KATIE SEABROOKE
TICKET NO. 00139 – MARK DAVIS
TICKET NO. 00202 – SYLVIA HUDSON
TICKET NO. 00057 – SIMON HARRISON
TICKET NO. 00032 – LOUISE MALCOLMSON
TICKET NO. 00100 – CUSHLA GILLESPIE
TICKET NO. 00215 – MISS M ROSEDAHL

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Fourth prize
- 10 x HOTSHOT & SCORCHER MEMBERSHIP
Membership to The London Intl Ska Festival’s very own Social Club.
TICKET NO. 00144 – MARCIN BILSKI
TICKET NO. 00117 – CHRISTINE DEPREITERE
TICKET NO. 00028 – NATALIE LONGMAN
TICKET NO. 00194 – JODIE SINKO
TICKET NO. 00232 – MARGARET MAHER
TICKET NO. 00103 – TINA CLABBY
TICKET NO. 00002 – BRIAN LAKER
TICKET NO. 00112 – KAREN BRITT
TICKET NO. 00071 – IRENE GENOVESE
TICKET NO. 00245 – PETER MIDDLETON

Congratulations to all of them!

The London Intl Ska Festival Christmas raffle winners are…

The London Intl Ska Festival Christmas raffle winners are:

First prize
Louise Malcolmson (Ticket no. 00031)
She wins a pair of tickets to the entire London Intl Ska Festival 2014

Second prize
Matt Wixson (ticket no. 00008)
Karen Gilmartin (ticket no. 00043)
Sarah Michel (ticket no. 00096)
Stephanie Skelton (ticket no. 00156)
Emma Johnston (ticket no. 00148)
They each win a pair of tickets to 1 of the 12 events of the festival.

Third prize
Vicky Burling (ticket no. 00216)
She wins our 10 CD album bundle

Fourth prize
Olive Millar (ticket no. 00266)
She wins the Do The Dog Skazine subscription and CDs.

Fifth prize
Gavin Smith (ticket no. 00294)
Wayne Allen (ticket no. 00127)
Sarah Langdon (ticket no. 00135)
Polly Barr (ticket no. 00219)
Jackie Phillips (ticket no. 00241)
They each win the ska fest 2012 book and 7″ vinyl.

The London Intl Ska Festival Christmas Raffle launched

THE LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

Top prize is a pair of tickets to the entire London Intl Ska Festival 2014 worth over £260. The other 9 prizes up for grabs include individual day tickets and great music bundles.

Tickets are only £1 each! Buy as many as you like via the ‘Add To Cart’ button below. The draw will take place on Christmas Eve! So the Winners are in for some lovely Christmas presents!

By buying a ticket not only do you stand a chance of winning a great prize for Christmas but you also help support the continued growth of our festival. Good luck!

First prize
- 1 x PAIR OF LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 2014 TICKETS

The Winners get entry to the entire festival featuring 50 acts/15 events at famed & iconic London venues. Artists include: Derrick Morgan, Keith & Tex, Ken Parker, Dennis Bovell, Jazz Jamaica, King Prawn, Pama Intl, Roddy Radiation from The Specials & many more.

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Second prize
- 5 x PAIRS of INDIVIDUAL EVENT TICKETS

Winners get to choose tickets for one of 12 paid events.

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Third prize
- 1 x 10 SKA CDs BUNDLE

Pama International, Rebelation, The Sidewalk Doctors, Phoenix City All-stars, The Toasters, The Dualers, The Slackers, Buster Shuffle, Intensified and Laurel Aitken.

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Fourth prize
- 1 x DO THE DOG BUNDLE

1 year subscription to the worlds longest running Ska publication. Plus 8 choice Do The Dog releases from Smoke Like A Fish, Rebelation, The Indecision, Cartoon Violence, Jimmy The Squirrel, The Caroloregians, Pama Intl and V/a This Are UK Ska Vol.4

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Fifth prize
- 5 x LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 2012 COLLECTORS BOOK & VINYL

Hand numberer 2012 Ska Fest book & CD, plus 2 ltd.edtion collectors 7″s starring Neol Davies (The Selecter), Phoenix City All-stars, Dave Barker and The Dualers

Buy your ticket here:





4 more DJs announced

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We are honoured to announce 4 more DJs for The London Intl Ska Festival 2014 bill; the legendary Festus Coxsonne (pictured above), Oxman (Dub Vendor/Soul Jazz), Chris Tofu (Continental Drifts) and Kaptin Is Dead (Boomtown).

The legendary Festus has been involved in Reggae Music for over 40 years. Born in St Thomas Jamaica, Festus came to the UK in 1965 where his notable career as the number 1 selector for Coxsone Sound System began. Recognised as being one of the most influential figures in the sound system business, his passion and knowledge of Reggae Music is unsurpassed.

Whether holding fort for Dub Vendor All-stars, Soul Jazz Sound System or the Skalavin nights Oxman never fails to deliver world beating selections. One of the best in the game.

Chris Tofu has been programming festivals for 3 decades. Beit Glastonbury, Bestival, Big Chill, Secret Garden, Lovebox or hundreds of others he has always championed Ska & Reggae music and will be smashing the Ska Festival with a very unique ‘Vintage Remix’ set.

As the mayor of Boomtown Kaptin Is Dead had a pivotal role in entertaining thousands at one of the UK’s most successful festivals. Hi cavernous passion for Ska is guaranteed to get any dancefloor jumping!

More announcements coming very soon.

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Support The London Intl Ska Festival – clearance sale

The London Intl Ska Festival are sitting on a large amount of old stock. Rather than leaving this all in storage we’d thought we’d sell it all off at super low prices, giving Ska music lovers great deals, whilst raising money to enable the festival’s continued growth.

With sights very much set on making The London Intl Ska Festival 2014 the best event to date all funds raised will help us programme even more bespoke events and exclusive events.

Included in the sale are London Intl Ska Festival CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, books and posters from £1 (post free in the UK) plus stock from Pama Intl, Rebelation, Smoke Like A Fish, Do The Dog music, Phoenix City All-stars, The Slackers, The Toasters, The Dualers and more!

The London Intl Ska Festival is 100% DIY with no sponsors or funding of any type so any purchase made really is a huge help! Thank you for supporting The London Intl Ska Festival.

All sale items can be found at: www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/shop

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Famed author David Katz added to festival

Famed author of People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee “Scratch” Perry, Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae, and Caribbean Lives: Jimmy Cliff, David Katz has been added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2014 line up.

The renown Lee Perry expert will be DJing a Scratch/Upsetter set, packed full of exclusive and rare cuts, at the opening event of the festival: Junior Murvin performing the classic Black Ark album Police & Thieves in full at Camden Town’s famous Jazz Cafe.

Tickets are onsale now at www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets

Our Hotshot & Scorcher Social Club launches this Friday

We are delighted to announce the first launch night of our brand new London Intl Ska Festival Social Club – Hotshot & Scorcher will be at The Fallen Angel, Islington on Friday 26th July.

Starring DJs Little Diane (Ace Cafe) and Mistah Brown (Tighten Up) spinning the finest Ska, Rocksteady, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and more!

All info can be found here https://www.facebook.com/events/136630556534687/

Free entry to all Hotshot & Scorcher Social Club members! £3.50adv/£5 on the door (non-members) from
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets

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Hotshot & Scorcher is quite simply The London International Ska Festival’s label and Social Club – with monthly get togethers for friends, family and all round nice folk for good times.

Membership is open to anyone for £10. For that you’ll receive your membership card, free entry or 1/2 price/heavily discounted entry to all other Hotshot & Scorcher nights! Plus discounts on albums and other merchandise at all the gigs AND offers on other shows.

The idea behind Hotshot & Scorcher Social club is to build on the wonderful spirit of the London Intl Ska Festival, and create a series of monthly bespoke events. We hope you will get involved!

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In August we have 2 Hotshot & Scorcher nights both at The Jazz Cafe in Camden.
1st Aug- Freddie McGregor offical aftershow party we’re calling Studio One Chartbusters with your hosts THE TIGHTEN UP CREW featuring special guest Seanie T – The Versitilian
spinning the sounds of Young Jamaica, Hit after Hit – Scorcher after Scorcher from JA’s No1 studio, all night long.

30th Aug – Phoenix City All-stars Skatisfaction album launch party
A blazin Ska/Skatalites styled take on THE ROLLING STONES featuring members from Pama Intl, Intensified, Kasabian, The Sidewalk Doctors, Dub Vendor All-stars, The Delegators, The Specials & Freddie Notes!! Plus special guests & DJ Little Diane

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Hotshot & Scorcher Social Club membership available now from http://www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets/

Info on all our events can be found here
https://www.facebook.com/londonskafestival/events


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2014 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP

BANDS:

DERRICK MORGAN *
HORACE ANDY
KEN PARKER *
KEITH & TEX *
MAD PROFESSOR
DENNIS BOVELL
JAZZ JAMAICA
RODDY RADIATION&SKABILLY REBELS
(The Specials)
RHODA DAKAR
(The Bodysnatchers/Special AKA)
THE TROJANS
GOLDMASTER ALL-STARS
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
TOP CATS
BUSTER SHUFFLE acoustic
REBELATION
THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS
BY THE RIVERS
DIRTY REVOLUTION
MR T BONE
THE LIPTONES *
THE MEOW MEOWS
THE INDECISION
AGGRESSORS BC *
THE KUBRICKS
THE BIONIC RATS
THE DEFEKTERS
PAPERBOY

DJs:

GLADDY WAX SOUND SYSTEM
FESTUS COXSONNE
TIGHTEN UP CREW
SOUNDS & PRESSURE-PHIL BUSH
AXIS SOUND SYSTEM
OXMAN (Dub Vendor)
DAVID KATZ
CHRIS TOFU
LITTLE DIANE
FENOMENO (Open The Gate)
KAPTIN ISDEAD (Boomtown)
ZINC FENCE
JAMIE RENTON
TIME TUNNEL
FATBOY CLIFF

Plus:

MADNESS' TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT film
JAMAICA GOT SOUL clubnight
SKA EXPLOSION'89 clubnight

Plus more tba

* exclusive UK show