Archive for March 2012

Hotknives cancelation

We are very sorry to announce that the Hotknives (original line up) are no longer able to play at The London International Ska Festival 2012. We are all deeply disappointed as they were one of the highlights of last years festival. We’d like to wish all the members the very best and hope to be working again with them very soon!

We are currently lining up some truly world class acts as replacements. First of which will be announced shortly.

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Exclusive Ska Festival Singles Series

The London Intl Ska Festival presents
4 scorching new exclusive singles – on 2 ltd.edition 7″ vinyl records.

LISF7-1 – Disc One –
NEOL DAVIES – DOLLA FE DOLLA vs
THE DUALERS – NOTHING TAKES THE PLACE OF YOU


One of 2 Tone Records greatest musicians, songwriters and founder of The Selecter, Neol Davies returns with a superb new single ‘Dolla Fe Dolla’ exclusively for The London Intl Ska Festival 2012. The man who wrote ‘3 Minute Hero’, ‘Missing Words’, ‘Celebrate The Bullet’, ‘On My Radio’ & the track that started it all, the AAside to The Specials-Gangsters, The Selecter, plays Day 4 of The London Intl Festival (6 May – O2 Academy Islington) along with Fishbone, The Skints, Don Letts and many more.

The flipside features one of the UK’s most loved Ska acts – The Dualers and is taken from their upcoming Prince Buster Shakedown album, a tribute to the undisputed King of Ska. The Dualers headline day 3 of the festival at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 5 May, along with Ska Cubano, Freddie Notes (Jamaica reggae pioneer famed for his Montego Bay smash hit), Buster Shuffle and more.

LISF7-2 – Disc Two –
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS ft. DAVE BARKER
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
vs PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS – The Selecter


Phoenix City All-stars are the brainchild of Pama Intl’s Sean Flowerdew. They will be backing Dandy Livingstone on his world exclusive comeback show at day 2 of The London Intl Ska Festival (4 May at O2 Academy Islington) as well as Rico Rodriguez and the voice of Dave & Ansell Collins – Mr. Dave Barker. Drawing inspiration from Studio One & The Skatalites Phoenix City All-stars entered the studio to record this exclusive blazin Ska version of Carol King’s Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow featuring reggae legend Dave Barker on vocals, especially for the ska fest.

They have also recorded their debut album (out this summer) – ‘2 Tone Gone Ska’.. an unbeatable & unique repatriation of 2 Tones greatest hits to “the Sounds of Young Jamica”. The flipside on LISF7-2 is taken from this very album.

Catch The Phoenix City all-stars this summer at select shows (Vintage festival, One Love festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Isle of Wight scooter rally & Ronny Scotts).

Don’t miss out of these beautiful collectors pieces — preorder yours today at www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/shop

All 4 songs will be on general release digitally on Phoenix City/Cherry Red Records from 7th May 2012.

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Special offer..Discounted tickets for Day 3 & 4

>>> EXCLUSIVE SKA FESTIVAL TICKET OFFER / £7.50 & £5 off! < <<

Please note This offer only runs from 30th March – 6th April and is limited to the first 100 people.
Any problems/queries email enquiries@rockersrevolt.com

Saturday 5 May @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire starring
THE DUALERS | SKA CUBANO | BUSTER SHUFFLE | CAPONE & THE BULLETS | DJ CELLO (COAST TO COAST) | DJ COUNT SKYLARKIN plus more tba

Exclusive London Intl Ska Festival 2012 offer to fans & friends
To get your discounted Day 3 London Intl Ska Festival tickets for only £17.50 (saving £7.50) + booking fee CLICK HERE then:
1. Select the STANDING STALLS PROMO in the Type of Ticket drop down box (or ‘Level 1..Seating… Promo’ if you’d prefer a seat)
2. Enter the code Ska2 and follow the rest of the steps

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Sunday 6 May @ O2 Academy Islington starring
FISHBONE | NEOL DAVIES AKA THE SELECTER | THE SKINTS | CHRIS MURRAY | REBELATION
DJ DON LETTS | DJ Mark Barrett (Pressure Drop)

Exclusive London Intl Ska Festival 2012 offer to fans & friends
To get your discounted Day 4 London Intl Ska Festival tickets for only £15 (saving £5) + booking fee Go to:
CLICK HERE then:
1. Select the PROMO CODE in the Type of Ticket drop down box
2. Enter the code Ska3 and follow the rest of the steps

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London Intl Ska Festival – DJ All-nighter poster

London Intl Ska Festival DJ all-nighter

Dandy Livingstone Interview

Be sure to seek out the March issue of Echoes magazine (out now). It features a wonderful double page interview with Dandy Livingstone. The first in many years.

Dandy (famed for his hits Rudy A Message To You, Suzanne Beware of the Devil, Reggae In The Jeggae, Version Girl, Bright Lights, People Get Ready and as the producer that launched Trojan Records, performs his world exclusive show at Day 2 of The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 (4 May @ O2 Islington Academy), along with Dave Barker, Rico Rodriguez, Phoenix City All-stars, Los Granadians & DJ Gladdy Wax. Any problems getting hold of a copy of Echoes telephone their subscription line on 01763 244366.


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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!