Archive for February 2012

The Winner of our Feb’12 Festival Ticket draw is…

We are very happy to announce that the winner for the February 2012 London Intl Ska Festival Ticket draw is…

YANO MACHIKO

Congratulations Yano… you have won a pair of tickets to the entire London Intl Ska Festival 2012.

Don’t worry if you entered and didn’t win, you have automatically been entered into the March and April draws. If you haven’t already entered and would like to win tickets to The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 simply email enquiries@rockersrevolt.com putting ‘Ska Comp’ in the subject line.

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Ticketweb & HMV

The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 tickets available now at

Ticketweb

HMV online and shops

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Improvements to 2012’s Ska Festival

Since the relaunch of The London Intl Ska Festival last year we’ve had a lot of emails and requests from you. We’ve taken alot of them onboard to make 2012’s London Intl Ska Festival an even better experience for you.

– Under 18s & Wheelchair users
Both band venues we’re using this year – O2 Academy Islington and O2 Shepherds Bush Empire allow under 18s in their venues including 14s if accompanied by an adult at all times. Both venues also have access & facilities for wheelchair users.

– Cheaper Tickets
Times certainly are tough. Whilst not cutting back on quality or quantity of line up (we still have over 40 acts including many world exclusives) we’ve reduced our 4 day ticket by £7 and our day tickets have been lowered by between a whopping £19.50 and £7!! We’ve also reduced our booking fee’s considerably. Tickets available now from Ticketweb and HMV (online and in shops).

– Times
Running from 5pm-3am was too much for some people last year. Some just wanted to see the bands and catch the last tube. Some just wanted to come for DJs/club nights. So this year we’ve seperated them for you. Bands will be finished by 11.30pm each night in time for the last tube. If people want to party on longer we have events running on the Friday and Sunday all night (through to 6am from 10pm) within a 2 min. walk from O2 Islington Academy at The Islington Metalworks. And will be announcing other events for the Thursday & the Sunday.

– Location/Travel Links
Both O2 Academy Islington and O2 Shepherds Bush Empire are in central London and have great travel links for London Underground (Angel and Shepherds Bush tube stops) and bus routes.

We hope all these changes will make 2012 the best year yet for The London Intl Ska Festival and look forward to seeing you there.

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George Dekker & Jackie Robinson from The Pioneers

Just in case anyone missed this post from last week….
In regards to The Pioneers performance at The London Intl Ska Festival 2012…

We have been asked by The Pioneers founding member Sydney Crooks to point out that he will not be performing at The London Intl Ska Festival. The line up we have booked for the festival is George Dekker and Jackie Robinson from The Pioneers.

As you may know George & Jackie sang on all The Pioneers hits and indeed wrote many of them, and have been performing as The Pioneers for some years. Out of respect for Mr.Sydney Crooks and his work we have agreed to bill this show as “Jackie Robinson & George Dekker from The Pioneers”. Backing them at The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 will be arguably Europe’s no.1 act The Moon Invaders.

If anyone has bought tickets for The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 under the impression that Sydney Crooks will be performing and would like a refund please email enquiries@rockersrevolt.com

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Gaz Mayall added to Ska Fest

The latest DJ to be added to The London International Ska Festival 2012 is… GAZ MAYALL

A London ska fest wouldn’t be the same without him… he performed with his band The Trojans & DJ’d the first ever London Intl Ska Festival back in 1988 and returned last year. He runs London’s longest running weekly club night… now into it’s 31st year… Gazs Rockin Blues! We are delighted to have Gaz djing the Closing party of the festival (Sunday 6 May) at The Islington Metalworks.

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Line up update

Since our update on here some truly world class and legendary acts have been added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 line up including..

RICO RODRIGUEZ
The legendary Jamaican trombonist, honorary member of The Specials & now member of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

LAUREL AITKEN’S ORIGINAL PRESSURE TENANTS
The Pressure Tenants were handpicked by Laurel Aitken in the late 80’s and backed him right up until his untimely passing. They’ve now reformed to perform his classic Ska, Rocksteady, Bluebeat & Reggae hits that made ‘The Godfather of Ska’ one of the most loved artists the world over.

JERRY DAMMERS DJ set from The Specials & 2 Tone Records founder

CHRIS MURRAY
Canadian born/Californian based Ska troubadour

More announcements very soon.

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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!