Archive for October 2011

Reggae legends Dandy Livingstone & Dawn Penn added to festival line up

We are delighted to announce the latest addition to next years ska fest are the legendary Jamaican singers Dandy Livingstone and Dawn Penn.

Best known for his singing, writing & producing Dandy Livingstone (aka Robert Thompson) released some all-time classic reggae tracks including the original Rudy A Message To You (later to become a phenomenal hit for The Specials), Reggae In Your Jeggae, People Get Ready, Raining In My Heart, Dr.Sure Shot and UK chart hits Suzanne Beware of The Devil and Big City.

As a producer & artist he helped establish Trojan Records, producing many acts; Rico Rodriguez, The Cimarons, The Marvels, Nicky Thomas and Tony Tribe, including his classic version of Red Red Wine. Dandy is a Jamaican music legend and we are truly honoured that he has decided to play his comeback show (first in some 40 years) at The London Intl Ska Festival 2012. Not to be missed under any circumstances!!

Dawn Penn was still at school when she recorded her first tracks for Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s Studio One label in 1967. Amongst those early recording was ‘No, No, No, (You Don’t Love Me) backed by Tommy McCook & The Skatalites, which although it was an island hit it wasn’t until Steely & Clevie’s 1991 verstion that the song became a global hit and won Dawn a Grammy nomination. Those early days also saw Dawn work with Prince Buster, Bunny Lee, Johnny Nash (yes, that’s her on bvs of Cupid) and Eddy Lovette to name a few. Dawn still continues to tour the world and record to this day and has just published her auto-biography.

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London Intl Ska Fest Band Competition Update

Over 2200 votes now in for the London Intl Ska Festival 2012 Band Competition. Here’s how the top 5 looks…
01. Los Furios (Canada)
02. Jamaica 69 (Mexico)
03. Monkey Boots (Indonesia)
04. Kinky Coo Coos (Spain)
05. Akatz (Basque Country)

Well done to Los Furios for taking the lead. You can hear all 20 finalist here. To vote email your favourite band out of the 20 email their name to enquiries@rockersrevolt.com One vote per person. Voting closes 1st Dec’11. The winning band gets a place on the festival!

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2017 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter 13th - 16th 2017

LIVE ACTS:

THE PIONEERS
DAVE & ANSELL COLLINS
MISTY IN ROOTS
ROY ELLIS (SYMARIP)
BITTY MCLEAN
OWEN GRAY
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
RHODA DAKAR LOTEK FOUR
CAPITAL LETTERS
HUGO LOBO (Argentina)
BACK TO THE PLANET
THE EQUATORS
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
SMOKE LIKE A FISH (Wales)
NEW TOWN KINGS
CIYO BROWN & THE ROCKSTEADYITES
THE BIONIC RATS (Ireland)
THE MIGHTY COSMICS
MISERABLE MAN (Italy)
JEWELS VASS (Pama Intl)
DOJO
AGGRESSORS BC (Northern Ireland)
65 MINES STREET (France)
LEO & THE LINEUP (Denmark)
THE MAGIC TOUCH (Germany)
THE BROTHERS IGNATIUS
THE MEOW MEOWS
AUTONOMADS
JUNIOR BILL (Wales)
THE BIGHEAD
COUNTING COINS
& many more tba

DJs:

DON LETTS
GLADDY WAX
CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM
OXMAN
TIGHTEN UP CREW ft.
Champian, Mistah Brown & Tim Dancecrasher
WENDY MAY
AXIS VALV-A-TRON (valve system)
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI (valve system)
THE GREAT WASSIE ONE
KEITH LAWRENCE
TEXAS RANGER
JOSH (THE SKINTS)
SEAN FLOWERDEW (PAMA INTL)
TIM WELLS
TIME TUNNELL ft.
Nanker Phelge, Boy About Town, Liam Curtin & Sean Bright
SFL SOUND
DUB FRONT ASSOCIATION (Belgium)
LAST GANG IN TOWN
FENOMENO SHOW
DJ DAPPER DAN
LUCKY CAT ZOE (Resonance fm)
ERIC - FCS SOUND SYSTEM (USA)
MARTIN CUETO (Argentina)
TRITON SOUND SYSTEM (Mexico)
ALI SKABA
SKANKIN STEVE
ANGUS TAYLOR
& many more tba

Films:

DANCE CRAZE - cinema screening
DANCE CRAZE - gig screening
more tba

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!