Georgie Fame added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019

I am truly honoured to announce that the latest artist to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 is… rhythm & blues legend – Georgie Fame!

I honestly can’t tell you all how proud I am that Mr. Fame has agreed to play our festival. As well as being one of the most important figures in the history of British music, he played a pivotal role in establishing Jamaican music here in the UK.

Amongst many other things he gave Rico and Tan Tan their first jobs here, and championed Blue Beat on numerous releases and at clubs like the Flamingo and Ram Jam.

Tickets for Georgie Fame’s show (on that promises a very special line up) go onsale next week.

In the meantime wristband tickets for all 4 days of the festival are available from www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

Other artists already announced on LISF2019 incl; Misty In Roots, The Steady 45s from California, Tessa from The Slits, Chris Murray, King Zepha, Le Birrette from Italy, Masons Arms form Germany, and many more still tba!

Erin Bardwell Collective added to London Intl Ska Festival 2019

We are delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 is…

Erin Bardwell Collective

A long time champion of the ska, rocksteady & early reggae scene’s Wiltshire based Erin Bardwell established his musical collective in 2003 and has since gone onto release 6 EPC albums as well as numerous compilations, singles and other artists on his Pop-A-Top Records label.

We are delighted to have Erin making his long overdue band debut at The London Intl Ska Festival.

World’s hottest rocksteady band added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019

We are delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 is… from California…

The Steady 45s

For those of you new to them, they’re quite simply one of the best rocksteady & ska bands out there! Unsurprisingly they’ve worked with legends galore (most recently Pat Kelly and Keith & Tex), but it’s their own original material that truly excites.

Their Cali rocksteady and blazin ska are world class. Their live show is going to steal hearts at LISF2019! Don’t miss this folks. One of the best bands in the world coming your way!

Watch out for a new album coming soon!

4 more DJs added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019

I am delighted to announce 4 more DJs have been added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019. They are;

Lili Rudies from France

Sally Brown Rome ft. Francesco Nembokid & John Rudie (resident DJs celebrating their 20th anniversary of SB club in Rome and resident djs of Caribbean Uptempo stage at Rototom Sunsplash Festival

Skankin Steve and his mighty boombox

More announcements coming this afternoon!

The London Intl Ska Festival 2019
Easter weekend 18-21 April | 16 world exclusive events
Wristband tickets availalbe now at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

More DJs announced for the London Intl Ska Festival 2019, including Tessa from The Slits

I’m delighted to announce the latest DJs to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 are;

Tessa from The Slits & Soft Wax from Deptford Dub Club
Greedy G (champion selector returns)
Simon Cobb (Work Your Shot)
and one of our’s (and the festival’s) favourite club nights
Time Tunnel ft. Liam Curtin, Sean Bright, Boy About Town and Nanker Phelge.

More annoucements coming this morning!

The London Intl Ska Festival 2019
Easter weekend 18-21 April | 16 world exclusive events
Wristband tickets availalbe now at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

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Misty In Roots, Soothsayers and Youthsayers added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019

I am delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 are the legendary roots reggae band – Misty In Roots.

The festival returns to the capital next Easter (18-21 April 2019) and celebrates all ska from it’s roots in rhythm and blues, calypso and mento, through it’s JA originators and it’s evolution into rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone and beyond.

It takes place at the O2 Academy Islington 1 & 2.
4 day wristband tickets are onsale now at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher They get you into all 16 events including our world famous Dixie Queen Thames cruise.

Othe bands already announced include; Chris Murray (Canada), Le Birrette (Italy), Masons Arms (Germany), King Zepha and The Indecision (both Leeds) with many more tba.

Thank you!

I would like to say a very heart-felt thank you to all of you who supported our #SaveTheSkaFest crowdfunder.

As you know we needed to raise £20,000 in 28 days to clear part of the £50,000 worth of historic debts.

And through your amazing support we did it. Thank you! The London Intl Ska Festival lives to fight on!


The London International Ska Festival will return to the capital next Easter (18-21 April 2019) for it’s 31st anniversary year!

With an eye very much on the future my aim for the festival moving forward is to present a radical new event, with our trademark world exclusive shows and a stronger focus on the raft of talent that’s playing around the world today. With that in mind the first bands announced are some of the best new bands playing ska, rocksteady and boss reggae in the world today; Chris Murray (from Canada via LA), Le Birrette (from Italy), Masons Arms (from Germany), King Zepha and The Indecision (both from UK). Watch this space for further event and line up details!

We, of course, will still have legends galore as well! And with it being 2 Tone’s 40th anniverary next year we have a very special and world exclusive event planned!

Wristband tickets for the whole event are available now from www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher
Individual event tickets and line up announcements will be made shortly.

Thank you again.

Sean – The London Intl Ska Festival

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#SaveTheSkaFest prize draw launched

Just launched…

The London International Ska Festival prize draw.

Tickets £5 each available at link below.
To help #SaveTheSkaFest these amazing companies, bands and singers have donated these amazing prizes;

– Trojan Records bundle

– Greensleeves Records bundle (14 CD boxset & Jammy/Damian Marley 7″ test press)

– Cherry Red Records ska bundle

– £250 merc clothing vouchers

– £250 The Modfather Clothing Company vouchers

– 2 tickets for LISF Clash tribute Thames cruise-20 Oct

– 2 tickets for LISF 2 Tone Thames cruise-15 Dec

– Signed LPs from; Lynval Golding/The Specials, Toots & the Maytals, Mad Professor, Freddie Notes, Wrongtom Pama International, Alpheus & more!

– Do The Dog Music skazine subscription

More prizes tba. Tickets £5 each.

Winners names will get drawn at random on 1st Oct’18.

Each winner gets to choose 1 prize from available list.First name drawn gets first pick and so on.

Good luck!

Every ticket sold helps to #SaveTheSkaFest and are available from

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-ska-festival
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#SaveTheSkaFest crowdfunder launched

#SaveTheSkaFestival

The London Intl Ska Festival is facing closure. If you’d like to help save it then you can donate £1 by click the Donate button below. Every £1 helps.






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2019 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
18th - 21st April 2019

LIVE ACTS:

GEORGIE FAME
MISTY IN ROOTS
KEITH & TEX (Jamaica)
RUDY 'John Jones' MILLS (Jamaica)
THE STEADY 45s (USA)
CHRIS MURRAY (Canada)
KING ZEPHA (England)
MASONS ARMS (Germany)
LE BIRRETTE (Italy)
ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE (England)
THE INDECISION (England)
More to be announced

Sound systems

PHIL BUSH's SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI
valve sound system

DJs:

TESSA - THE SLITS
WRONGTOM
GLADDY WAX
ASHER G
DUKE NEVILLE
SUPA RONNS
OXMAN
CHRIS LANE
JESSE JAMES
TIGHTEN UP CREW ft;
PAPA CHAMPIAN
TIM P
MISTAH BROWN
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
GREEDY G
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
LILI RUDIES (France)
SOFT WAX (Deptford Dub Club)
SIMON COBB (Work Your Shot)
SALLY BROWN ROME ft; NEMBOKID
& JOHN RUDIE (Rototom Sunsplash)
SKANKIN STEVE

More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

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+ many more tba!