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Jamaican legend Ken Parker to play Ska Festival 2014

One of Jamaica’s finest singers – Mr. Ken Parker has been added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2014!

Having launched his career with at Studio One Ken Parker went onto record for Duke Reid, Byron Lee, Joe Gibbs, Rupie Edwards, Lloyd Chamers and Bunny Lee, releasing the all-time classics; I Can’t Hide, True True True, Jimmy Brown, Groovin, My Whole World Is Falling Down, Have A Good Time and sublime versions of A Change Is Going To Come and Help Me Make It Through The Night, to name a few. We are honoured to have him performing back in London for the first time in 4 decades!!

The London Intl Ska Festival 2014 hits London on Easter Weekend 17-20 April & stars 50 acts across 12 world beating events at iconic & famed London venues. Confirmed acts also include Derrick Morgan, Junior Murvin singing Police & Thieves, Pama International, Mr.T Bone (Italy), Tighten Up crew, Little Diane (Ace Cafe), Sounds & Pressure Sound System w/ Phil Bush and many more tba.

Only 42 Earlybird tickets left. Buy now and save £££ and get a free t-shirts/sweatshirt/CD. Please note that due to venue capacity 2 of the events will only be open to Earlybird ticket holders.
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets

Here’s a reminder just how good Ken Parker’s music is…


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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!