Support The London Intl Ska Festival

As many of you know The London Intl Ska Festival has faced huge debts since 2011.  With the support of many people I have managed to chip away at the debts and keep the festival going.  I truly believe The London Intl Ska Festival is an unique and special event that not only celebrates and champions ska, reggae, rocksteady, 2 Tone, dub and more, but brings people together from all over the globe.  I believe that in this day and age people coming together is vital.  And that is the thing that keeps me doing it.

The postponement of The London Intl Ska Festival 2020 to August 2020, due to the corona virus, is a massive set back, with many of the costs already spent unreoupable.

Some supporters of the festival have emailed to ask if they can donate any money to help at this time, so we have set up a a donation link here.

If you would like to donate any money to The London Intl Ska Festival to help ensure the festival survival in these current times you can by clicking HERE.  Any amount will help so thank you very much in advance!

 

 

London Intl Ska Festival & corona virus

Due to the current health situation The London Intl Ska Festival 2020 is being postponed to 28th, 29th & 30th August 2020. The health of festival goers, bands, DJs and staff must come first. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates, so please if at all possible do not request refunds. This will simply bankrupt and end the festival for good.
 
If you can’t make the rescheduled LISF2020 August dates, then your tickets can be transferred to The London Intl Ska Festival 2021 (1st-4th April 2021), The London International Soul Festival 2020 (15th-17th October 2020) or anyone of our other events and cruises which can be found at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher If you can’t make any of the shows advertised we can issue you a credit note which you’ll be able to use at anytime.
 
We will now be condensing the planned 4 days of LISF into 3, due to venue availability, but the artist content will be just as high. The vast majority of the acts have already confirmed and we’re waiting on the rest. The new schedule is;
 
The London Intl Ska Festival 2020
Day 1 – Friday 28th August 2020 (7.30pm-11.30pm)
Onboard the Dixie Queen Thames cruise (Tower pier) starring The Pioneers, Jewels Vass (Pama Intl) & Tighten Up crew
 
Day 2 – Saturday 29th Auguest 2020 (2pm-4am) *
At the O2 Academy and O2 Academy2 Islington, London N1
 
Day 3 -& Sunday 30th August 2020 (2pm-2am) *
O2 Academey and O2 Academy2 Islington, London N1.
 
* We are still working on the programme but it will include reggae, ska & 2 Tone royalty; Big Youth, The Pioneers, Dennis Alcapone, Freddie Notes, Dave Barker, Susan Cadogan, Christopher Ellis & Roddy Radiation from The Specials. Plus the Do The Dog skazine all-dayer, club nights galore & everything and everyone else!
 
I’m sure you will all understand this move is totally out of my control, but is very much the right thing to do. As many of you know the festival is 100% independent and does not receive funding of any sort. It has struggled financially in recent years and in this current crisis we are asking people to please support the festival. As I said the refunding of tickets will lead to bankruptcy and the end of the festival.
 
With regards to the Dub Boat Thames cruise and the 2 Tone Thames cruise, both scheduled for 11th April 2020, both of these cruises will be rescheduled. We are just waiting to hear back from the artists involved, so please bear with us. Again, if at all possible do not request refunds, please try and make the rescheduled dates or take a credit note.
 
Please support to ensure The London Intl Ska Festival continues! Thank you very much.
Please direct any queries to mail@pamainternational.co.uk and I will reply as quickly as possible.
 

No pop no style

We are very sorry to announce that Althea & Donna will no longer be appearing at The London International Ska Festival 2020.  Sadly their agents demands have made it impossible for us to continue with this booking.

We are delighted to announce that more female artists will be added to our LISF Womans Day on Easter Sunday 12th April 2020… starting with the sensational Carroll Thompson.

Carroll joins the line up headlined by Hollie Cook, Hurt So Good legend Susan Cadogan and DJs Ayito and Heidi Ellis.

Plus we have our Tribute to Sonia Pottinger club night w/ DJs Naoko The Rock, Grace of Spades and Texas Ranger.

With more to be announced this week. For tickets for this event and the other 15 LISF2020 events go to www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

For any ticketing enquiries about this show email mail@pamainternational.co.uk

Buy a Ska Festival 2020 wristband ticket this week and reserve a place with Crisis for someone homeless on Christmas Day!

Here’s a wonderful Christmas present idea for you & your ska loving loved ones.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your ska & reggae loving loved one?  Look no further and get them a wristband ticket for The London Intl Ska Festival 2020 (9-12 April).  The wristband not only gets them into all events across the 4 days at the O2 Academy Islington 1 & 2 and the Dixie Queen paddle steamer, but also gets a Christmas dinner and support for someone who needs it.

Wristband tickets are £140.  For every wristband purchased between now and 12th December 2019 we will be donating £28.87 to the Crisis charity, which will reserve a place for someone with them Christmas.

Thousands of people will be without a home this Christmas and are in urgent need of the unique package of support that Crisis offers.  The £28.87 donation will reserve a place for someone this Christmas and introduce them to the education, training and support to help end their homelessness for good through Crisis’ year-round services.

Buy a Ska Festival 2020 wristband ticket and reserve a place at Crisis for someone this Christmas at http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/260206

You can watch the video to see how Crisis provided support at Christmas last year here –> https://youtu.be/pSJZk7xC2VA

Check out the LISF2020 line up at www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/line-up

Cyber Monday / Everything 1/2 price

All CDs & vinyl are 1/2 price at
https://londonintlskafestival.bandcamp.com/merch and https://pamainternational.bandcamp.com/merch

Tickets for all these events 1/2 price… today only…
Info / tickets on all shows are available at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

14.02 Valentine Thames cruise – a ska, rocksteady & reggae lovers special onboard the 3 storey Dutch Master boat (Tower Pier)

21.02 Pama International – Brighton, Green Door Store (night 1)

22.02 Pama International – Brighton, Green Door Store (night 2)

28.02 Pama International Soul night – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Cluny 2

07.03 2 Tone Thames cruise onboard the 3 storey Dutch Master boat (Tower Pier)

09.04 Alton Ellis Tribute w/ Christopher Ellis // An Evening with Freddie Notes // + Dave Barker, King Zepha, Hitsville JA club night & more, O2 Academy Islington

10.04 Roddy Radiation (from The Specials), Arthur Kay, The Launchers, LEVI & more, O2 Academy Islington2

10.04 Big Youth, Chainska Brassicka, Hempolics / + Roddy Radiation (The Specials), Arthur Kay +more, O2 Academy Islington2

10.04 Time Tunnel club night at The London Intl Ska Festival 2020, O2 Academy Islington2

11.04 The Dub Boat Thames cruise w/ Dennis Bovell, Wrongtom & The Ragga Twins, Ras Digby +more! onboard the 3 storey Dutch Master boat (Tower Pier)

11.04 DoTheDog all-dayer; TheKubricks, ZenBaseballBat, CartoonViolence, TheDownsetters, JuniorBill, SkataTones & easydread. O2 Academy Islington2

12.04 The Pioneers, Freddie Notes & Dennis Alcapone, The Magnetics, The Red Stripes from Hong Kong and more! O2 Academy Islington

12.04 Valve sound system special starring Phil Bush / Sounds & Pressure lo-fi sound system

09.05 Pama International return to The Social and Trojan Records club night, London W1

31.10 London Intl Ska Festival Halloween Thames cruise

06.11 Pama Interantional soul revue in Cardiff, The Globe + Penarth soul club

Info / tickets on all shows are available at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

And the winners are…

And the winners In our LISF prize draw are…

First prize;
1. Nick Warner
2. Paul Buckner
3. Bazz Reilly

Second prize;
4. Jan Olufsen
5. Dean Toney
6. Ty Fleming
7. Julie Stevens
8. Sandra Ernstoff
9. George Boyce
10. Dominic Brunt
11. Gary Mears
12. Carol Jones
13. Andy Powell
14. Anthony James
15. Kieron Weir
16. Rob Roussel
17. Adrian Armstrong
18. Karen Butler
19. Dave Clarke
20. Ian Dumbrell
21. Christina Cowan
22. Paul Dimmock
23. Paul Jeggo

Third prize;
24. Robert Courtney
25. Steven Barnett
26. Matt Batstone
27. Andrew Jupe
28. Adrian Steele

and fourth prize;
29. Paul Hemphrey
30. James Ednay-Cox
31. Darren fennell
32. Peter Redwood
33. Mark Beese

Congratulations to all of you. You’ve all been emailed now so check your inboxes.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and support our festival. I will be sending you all some special offers tomorrow, so again check your inboxes!

The London Intl Ska Festival returns

The London Intl Ska Festival returns for it’s 32nd year next Easter weekend (9th – 12th April 2020) to once again celebrate all things ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone and beyond.

Across the 4 days, which will be hosted at the O2 Academy Islington 1 & 2 and the Dixie Queen paddle steamer, the festival will feature 16 world exclusive events starring 100+ bands, singers and DJs.

Tickets are available now from www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

Ska Festival Tickets

All tickets for The London Intl Ska Festival are available from www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

And in person from
Massive Records, Camden Market
Modfather Clothing Company, Camden
All Ages Records, Camden
Lion Vibes record shop, Brixton Village
O2 Academy Islington box office

or by phoning
Ticketmaster on 0333 321 9996

Full line up can be found here http://www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/line-up/

Family’s are very welcome at the festival. 8 years and over are allowed into all the gigs at the O2 Academy Islington. Anyone under 14 most be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Day 3 of the festival – Staurday 20th April KIDS get FREE entry with a ticket holding adult.

Ages of any age are allowed on the Thames cruise. Half price tickets are availabl for them.

See you soon.

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London Intl Ska Festival… Travelmag.com’s best London festivals

I’m delighted to say that The London International Ska Festival has been included in Travelmag.com‘s best London festivals for 2019.

Read all about it at…
https://www.travelmag.com/articles/london-festivals/

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!


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2020 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
9th - 12th April 2020

LIVE ACTS:

BIG YOUTH
THE PIONEERS
HOLLIE COOK
DENNIS ALCAPONE
DENNIS BOVELL
FREDDIE NOTES
ALTON ELLIS TRIBUTE starring
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
DAVE BARKER
SUSAN CADOGAN
RODDY RADIATION
& THE SKABILLY REBELS
CARROLL THOMPSON
WRONGTOM &
THE RAGGA TWINS
CHAINSKA BRASSIKA
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
ARTHUR KAY & THE ORIGINALS
KING ZEPHA
ZEN BASEBALL BAT
CARTOON VIOLENCE
THE MAGNETICS (Italy)
THE RED STRIPES (Hong Kong)
THE DOWNSETTERS
JUNIOR BILL
SKATA TONES
THE LAUNCHERS
SUBSETTERS
EASYDREAD
THE COMMUNICATORS
THE SKALITES
THE DEKKERTONES
More to be announced

Sound Systems:

SIR COXSONE OUTERNATIONAL
starring LLOYDIE COXSONE
PHIL BUSH all-valve
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI

DJs:

DON LETTS
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus)
TINY T (Mighty Cloudburst)
DUKE NEVILLE
MISTAH BROWN (Tighten Up/Trojan)
TIM P (Tighten Up)
BRIAN SCORCHER KELSON
GRACE OF SPADES (USA)
TEXAS RANGER
NAOKO THE ROCK
TOBI THE RHYTHM RULER (Germany)
MR FASO (Rootikal)
DAVE MACK
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
FUNKDUB ft. GENTLEMAN KUSH & 3DJ
GIO ONE STOP
PADDY M (Pressure Drop)
MISS GEMINI (USA)
PAUL DIXON (Son of a Gun)
AYITO
HEIDI ELLIS
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

Every day!
Free entry for 8-17 year olds every day!

+ many more tba!