Archive for November 2011

The London Intl Ska Festival Winter Special pt.2

The next London Intl Ska Fest Winter Special is coming up fast… Please spread word of the show and Click on image to buy tickets…

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Pt.1 of The London Intl Ska Fest Winter Special TONIGHT!

At last part 1 of The London International Ska Festival Winter Special is here… TONIGHT Sat 19 Nov at Chelsea Football Club’s superb Under the Bridge venue: Live- The original hotknives, Dave ‘Double Barrel’ Barker (from DAve & Ansel Collins), The Sidewalk Doctors, Buster Shuffle & Rhoda Dakar DJing (from The Bodysnatchers/ The Specials/Special AKA). Tickets are available on the door. 7pm-1am.

Reggae legends The Pioneers added to 2012 line-up

We are delighted to announce the latest headline act to be added to The London International Ska Festival 2012 is the legendary Jamaican act…The Pioneers.

In the autumn of 1969 the British Pop charts were pummeled by series of hard-hitting Reggae singles. Among those leading this onslaught was one of Jamaica’s finest vocal trios: the Pioneers. Following a year that had enjoyed a series of major Jamaican musical triumphs the trio, comprising of Sydney Crooks, Jackie Robinson and George Dekker, had their UK and international breakthrough with ‘Long Shot Kick De Bucket’. The single peaked at number 21 in the UK pop charts (and later was taken to the number 1 spot in 1980 as part of The Specials ‘Too Much Too Young’ ep). Two further UK chart hits followed: ‘Give & Take’ (reaching no.35) and their Top 10 UK hit, a version of Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Let Your Yeah Be Yeah’ (no.5).

This was only the tip of the Pioneers brilliance… their influence and hits, including classics such as ‘Jackpot’ (covered by The Beat), ‘Starvation’, Time Hard’ (covered by The Selecter), ‘Papa Was A Rollin Stone’ and ‘Reggae Fever’, are still recieve global airplay. Now approaching 50 years since their formation this incredible vocal harmony group still tour the world to sell-out crowds. We are honoured that they have agreed to perform at The London Intl Ska Festival 2012.

The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 takes place on 3-6 May and features over 40 acts from around the world. First acts announced include: a world exclusive comeback show from Dandy Livingstone (‘Rudy A Message To You’/’Suzanne Beware of the Devil’), The Pioneers, Dawn Penn (‘No No No’), The Dualers, Hotknives (original line up), Phoenix City All-stars and many more.

Festival earlybird/discounted tickets available now (saving £40+) at www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets

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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!