Happy People Records have just made Phoenix City All-stars 3 releases; ’2Tone Gone Ska’, ‘Skatisfaction’ and the long awaited blazing ska take on Dexys Midnight Runners ‘Searching For The Young Ska Rebels’ available on their new
https://happypeoplerecords1.bandcamp.com/ page.

’2 Tone Gone Ska’ is available on CD, digital & ltd.edition LP now.

‘Skatisfation’ and ‘Searching for the Young….’ are available now on CD and digital and the LP (only 250 numbered copies available) are out 1st July 2016. Preorder now and get a free download of the album instantly.

All LP orders receive a download copy of the album instantly.

Anyone who’s already preordered the PCAS Dexys vinyl email mail@pamainternational.co.uk to get your download code.


Denmark’s ska & soul supremos make UK debut at The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

From the streets of Copenhagen, Leo and the Lineup have championed their blistering take on reggae, ska, and soul throughout Denmark and across the rest of Europe. Fronted by original soul man Mr. Kevin Leo, and a beautiful trio of backing singers known at The Leonettes, the ten piece machine will be making their UK debut at The London Int’l Ska Festival 2017.


Channel One sound system added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017


We are delighted to announce the latest sound system to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 is the mighty Channel One Sound System starring Mikey Dread & Ras Kayleb.

The world famous Channel One sound system has been breaking down barriers with heavyweight reggae & dub sounds since 1979. Winners of Red Bull’s 2010 Culture Clash, the first reggae sound system to have taken their sound to Wembley Arena, internationally reknown through global touring, and 30 consecutive years playing Notting Hill Carnival are only a few of the reasons why Channel One sound system are one of the worlds greatest.

Channel One join Axis Valvatron, Sounds & Pressure Lo-fi, The Equators (Stiff Records), The Mighty Cosmics, Junior Bill, 65 Mines Street from France and tons more still tba!

Under 10 earlybird tickets left for The London International Ska Festival 2017 (13-17 April 2017) www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher


The London Intl Ska Festival grows…

We are delighted to say the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 is, from Brighton, The Meow Meows. The join Stiff Records recording artists The Equators, 65 Mines Street from France, Junior Bill from Wales, Londoners – The Mighty Cosmics, our world exclusive valve sound clash Axis Valv-a-tron vs Phil Bush sounds & Pressure lo-fi and DJ Lucky Cat Zoe (Resonance fm). Plus many more to be announced this week.

Under 20 earlybird tickets left at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

The Meow Meows have also joing the bill on 5th Aug… with Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Pama International and DJ Nanker Phelge at The Garage London www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher
Under 10 half price earlybird tickets left for this one!


London Intl Ska Festival presents TROJAN


This Saturday 9th April the London International Ska Festival presents


Trojan Records Official Club Night

at The Social, Little Portland St, London W1.

DJs spinning the sounds of the iconic label are Mistah Brown (Tighten Up) & Lili Rudies
plus live band: King Zepha

£7 adv from www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

Hotshot & Scorcher members 1/2 price = £3.50 (email mail@pamainternational.co.uk for discount code)

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The opening night of TROJAN (12 March 16) soldout 3 weeks in advance. Don’t dally! Get your tickets for month 2 while you can and come celebrate the legendary Trojan Records!

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Thank you from The London Intl Ska Festival 2016


Thank you everyone! I do mean everyone who helped at & came to The London Intl Ska Festival 2016! Once again it has totally overwhelmed me that people are willing to travel from the four corners of the globe to be at our festival.

Every year I wonder who to book for the next and every year seems to somehow surpass expectations. This year has been truly historic. Some events have never happened before, and I doubt will ever again… URoy, Dennis Bovell, Oxman & Solution Sound System being a massive case in point. The two Thames cruises were two more unforgetable moments.

Every single band (except one!) really impressed me this year!

We’ve all been part of something very special and I truly am grateful to everyone for making The London Intl Ska Festival the event it is.

How do we top it? We don’t. We just keep building even more beautiful memories next year. Thank you one and all! Please keep spreading the word of the festival and tell your friends. We already have some amazing acts lined up for 2017, so hope to see you there!

The London Intl Ska Festival returns to the capital next Easter 13-16 April 2017.
Earlybird tickets are now onsale at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

London Intl Ska Festival ticket update!

6 days to go til
The London Intl Ska Festival 2016…

Please note…
Wristband tickets have SOLD OUT
The Skints Thames cruise has SOLD OUT
URoy/Carlton & The Shoes Thames cruise has SOLD OUT


Other shows all selling fast…
To avoid disappointment get your tickets while you can at

or on the Ticket Hotline: 0844 8471678

or in person from
The Modfather Clothing Company​, Camden
All Ages Records​, Pratt St, Camden
Stargreen Box Office​, Argyll St, Oxford Circus
Massive Records, Camden
Dub Vendor​ at Mau Mau Bar​, Portobello Road​



Bad Manners celebrate their 40th anniversary at The London Intl Ska Festival



Bad Manners celebrate their 40th anniversary at The London Intl Ska Festival 2016

Fronted by the irrepressible Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners celebrate their 40th anniversary at The London Intl Ska Festival 2016 day 4 (Easter Sunday 27th March).

Between 1980 and 83 their dozen BBC Top of the Pops appearances turned Bad Manners into British ska institution and pop sensation. Their subsequent hits Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu, Special Brew, Just A Feeling, My Girl Lollipop, Buena Sera, Walking In The Sunshine, Lip Up Fatty, Lorraine, Can Can, Samson & Delilah and Got No Brains spent 111 weeks on the UK Charts making them one of the biggest selling bands of the era. They were closely associated with the 2 Tone movement (though never signed to 2 Tone Records itself), they were one of six bands featured in the 1981 documentary film Dance Craze with their Inner London Violence being a stand out track.

In 1988 Bad Manners headlined the first ever London Intl Ska Festival along with Prince Buster and Laurel Aitken. We are honoured to have Buster and the boys back to celebrate their 40th anniversary at our festival.

The London Intl Ska Festival 2016 returns to the capital this Easter (24-27 March). Celebrating ska in all it’s glorious guises from its roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, through it’s Jamaican originators and onto rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone, skapunk and beyond. Headliners include; David Rodigan, U-Roy, Stranger Cole, The Skints, Don Letts, Bob Andy, The Beat, Pama International, Carlton & The Shoes and many more!

Tickets: www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

Buster Bloodvessel is available for interviews.
Tickets available for competition giveaways.

The London Intl Ska Festival press contact Joanne Harding at jo@interactivem.co.uk


Christmas Sale now on: T-shirts £1!

Christmas offers now on at our ebay shop. T-shirts only £1! CDs & vinyl from 99p – bargains galore!


London International Ska Festival White T-shirt

The legendary Stranger Cole added to 2016 line up

We are delighted to announce Stranger Cole has been added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2016.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1945 Stranger Cole is a true pioneer of Jamaican music, who’s career not only encompasses the birth of ska, but also rocksteady and reggae. From 1962 he worked with the islands biggest producers, instantly finding success with singles such as Rough and Tough and When You Call My Name (a duet with Patsy Todd) for producer Duke Reid. Further success followed with singles for Studio One’s Clement Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, Bunny Lee, Lee Scratch Perry and Sonia Pottinger, and included truly the phenomenal duets with Ken Boothe – (Worlds Fair and Artibella), Gladstone Anderson (Just Like A River, Love Me Today and Love Me This Evening) and solo cuts Run Joe and Banarang.

Now in his 70th year Stranger Cole continues to perform the world over and we are truly honoured to have him headlining day 1 of The London Intl Ska Festival 2016.


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50 acts | famed & iconic London venues


65 MINES STREET (France)
LEO & THE LINEUP (Denmark)
& many more tba


AXIS VALV-A-TRON (valve system)
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI (valve system)
LUCKY CAT ZOE (Resonance fm)
& many more tba



Free Family Day

+ many more tba!