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4 more DJs announced

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We are honoured to announce 4 more DJs for The London Intl Ska Festival 2014 bill; the legendary Festus Coxsonne (pictured above), Oxman (Dub Vendor/Soul Jazz), Chris Tofu (Continental Drifts) and Kaptin Is Dead (Boomtown).

The legendary Festus has been involved in Reggae Music for over 40 years. Born in St Thomas Jamaica, Festus came to the UK in 1965 where his notable career as the number 1 selector for Coxsone Sound System began. Recognised as being one of the most influential figures in the sound system business, his passion and knowledge of Reggae Music is unsurpassed.

Whether holding fort for Dub Vendor All-stars, Soul Jazz Sound System or the Skalavin nights Oxman never fails to deliver world beating selections. One of the best in the game.

Chris Tofu has been programming festivals for 3 decades. Beit Glastonbury, Bestival, Big Chill, Secret Garden, Lovebox or hundreds of others he has always championed Ska & Reggae music and will be smashing the Ska Festival with a very unique ‘Vintage Remix’ set.

As the mayor of Boomtown Kaptin Is Dead had a pivotal role in entertaining thousands at one of the UK’s most successful festivals. Hi cavernous passion for Ska is guaranteed to get any dancefloor jumping!

More announcements coming very soon.

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2018 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
29th March - 1st April 2018

LIVE ACTS:

KEN BOOTHE
HORACE ANDY
DERRICK MORGAN
FREDDIE NOTES
THE CLARENDONIANS
JOHNNY CLARKE
RANKING JOE
DOREEN SHAFFER
OTIS GAYLE
THE ORIGINAL ACES
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
POTATO 5 horns
THE HEMPOLICS
ALPHEUS
THE SPITFIRES
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS play
…. The Clash In Dub
CAPONE & THE BULLETS
BOMBSKARE
THE KUBRICKS
HEAVYBALL
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS
THE UPPERTONES (Italy)
THE HYPOCONDRIACS (Spain)
REGGAE CHOIR
CARA MEANS FRIEND
THE NICE GUYS (Belgium)
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
THE ALMIGHTY UPRISERS
MIGHTY JOHN STREET SKA ORCHESTRA
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

DON LETTS
CLIVE CHIN
GLADDY WAX sound system
TESSA BASSIE (THE SLITS)
WRONGTOM
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus dubplate special)
ASHER G
AXIS VALV-A-TRON valve sound system
PHIL BUSH SOUNDS & PRESSURE
BARRIE SHARPE
TIGHTEN UP CREW
OXMAN
RAMSES HOPPA & DR.DUB (OnU Sound celebration)
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
TIME TUNNEL
LITTLE DIANE
SFL SOUND - TROJAN EXPLOSION
LILI RUDIES
FENOMENO SHOW
LAST GANG IN TOWN
FRANCESO RUDEROMA NEMBOKID
POSTIVE VIBRATION DJS
PETER CRAIG
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

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