Archive for March 2014

The London Intl Ska Festival Collectors LP series launched

The London Intl Ska Festival 2014 Collectors Series

9 superb albums available individually or in a beautiful oak Boxset branded with the Ska Festival logo. Only 80 of each LP are available. Only 20 of the Boxsets. All numbered making them superb collectors pieces. The titles are:

– Dennis Bovell – A to Z pt.1 & 2 double LP
– Goldmaster All-stars – Narcolepsy LP
– The Indecision – New Faces LP
– Pama Intl meets Wrong Tom – The Seventh Dub LP
– Phoenix City All-stars – Skatisfaction LP
– Rebelation – Arise LP
– Top Cats – Mr.Donkey Paradise LP
– The Sidewalk Doctors – self-titled LP

All available to pre-order now through Indiegogo HERE

Also available at IndieGoGo:

The brand new albums on CD…
– Phoenix City All-stars – Skatisfaction CD
– Rebelation – Arise CD
– The Sidewalk Doctors – self-titled CD

PLUS London Intl Ska Festival pin badge set and 2014 Ska Fest t-shirt.

Please support The London Intl Ska Festival this year by buying on of these above items. Thank you!
All available to pre-order now through Indiegogo HERE

The London Intl Ska Festival full line up announced

THE LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 2014 full line up announced

The London Intl Ska Festival returns to the capital this Easter (17-20 April 2014) with 50 acts from around the world across 15 bespoke events at famed and iconic London venues. Headline acts include Horace Andy, Derrick Morgan, Keith & Tex, Ken Parker, Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Jazz Jamaica and King Prawn, whilst venues include the lawns of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Sq (screening Madness’ 1981 Take It or Leave It film), The Dixie Queen Thames cruise, and Camden Town’s Jazz Cafe, Dingwalls, Barfly, The Forge and Electric Ballroom.

Every year we strive to make the festival a truly unique experience and this year is no exception. In addition to the series of events we are delighted to announce the launch of The London Intl Ska Festival Collectors LP series, which features 9 exclusive and limited edition vinyl albums from legendary reggae champion Dennis Blackbeard Bovell, Phoenix City All-stars, Goldmaster All-stars and Top Cats (ft. members of Ska Cubano), Pama Intl meets Wrong Tom, Rebelation, The Sidewalk Doctors and The Indecision. All info available at IndieGoGo.

The London Intl Ska Festival was originally launched back in 1988 and proudly showcases Ska from it’s roots in Rhythm & Blues, Mento and Calypso, through the Jamaican originators and on into Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub, 2 Tone, Skapunk and beyond. We are delighted to once again be celebrating the wonderful world of Ska in all it’s irrepressible forms.

Tickets: Ticketmaster 08448472514 or www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets

Event 1
Thursday 17th April 2014
Studio One recording artist & Massive Attack collaborator
HORACE ANDY
+ Dirty Revolution & DJ David Katz
7pm-11pm at The Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
Tickets: £20 +booking fee

Event 2
Thursday 17th April 2014
Dub Champion
MAD PROFESSOR
No Protection Dub Attack clubnight
11pm-2am at The Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
Tickets: £10 adv +booking fee

Event 3
Thursday 17th April 2014
The soulside of Jamaica
JAMAICA GOT SOUL clubnight
11pm at venue tba / wristband holders only
Tickets: £soldout

Event 4
Friday 18th April 2014
V&A SKA GARDEN PARTY
Gladdy Wax Sound System & Tighten Up crew
1pm-5pm at The Victoria & Albert Museum lawns, South Kensington, London
Tickets: Free

Event 5
Friday 18th April 2014
ROCKSTEADY ON THE RIVER – Thames cruise
Legendary Jamaican singers Ken Parker and Keith & Tex
+The Sidewalk Doctors, The Delegators, Mr T Bone & DJ Little Diane
6pm-10pm at The Dixie Queen paddle steamer, Tower Millenium Pier, Tower Hill, London
Tickets: £32.50 adv +booking fee

Event 6
Friday 18th April 2014
SOUNDS & PRESSURE meets AXIS SOUND SYSTEM
All Valve Soundclash – 2 Valve sound systems built exclusively for The London Intl Ska Festival
10pm-3am at The Forge, Dlancey St, Camden Town, London NW1.
Tickets: £8.50 adv +booking fee

Event 7
Saturday 19th April 2014
MADNESS’ TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT film screening
1pm at Prince Charles cinema, Leicester Pl, Leicester Sq, London
Tickets: £12.50 adv +booking fee

Event 8
Saturday 19th April 2014
ACOUSTIC INSTORES & SIGNING at MODFATHER
w/ Buster Shuffle and more tba
3pm at Modfather Clothing Co, Stables Market, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: Free

Event 9
Saturday 19th April 2014
JAZZ JAMAICA
+Phoenix City All-stars, Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers) & DJ Fenomeno Show
7-10.30pm at Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: £15 adv +booking fee

Event 10
Saturday 19th April 2014
THE TROJANS, RODDY RADIATION from The Specials
+Aggressors BC, The Kubricks, Paperboy, DJs Chris Tofu & Jamie Renton
10pm-3am at The Forge, Dlancey St, Camden Town, London NW1
Tickets: £10 adv +booking fee

Event 11
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
Musical maverick, creator of Lovers Rock, writer of Babylon film score & collaborator/producer of
Linton Kwesi Johnson, Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Janet Kay-Silly Games, Matumbi, I Roy, The Slits…
DENNIS BLACKBEARD BOVELL songbook
+By The Rivers & DJ Zinc Fence
Sunday Roast being served (12-4pm) at Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: £10 adv +booking fee | £Lunch Ticket available

Event 12
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
The worlds longest running Ska publication
DO THE DOG 25th ANNIVERSARY
Rebelation, The Meow Meows, The Indecision, The Bionic Rats, DJ Fatboy Cliff & Ska Explosion’89 (downstairs)
at The Barfly, Chalk Farm Rd, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: £7 adv +booking fee

Event 13
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
London’s very own ska/punk/soul rockers are back
KING PRAWN
+Random Hand, New Town Kings, The Defekters & DJ Kaptin IsDead (Boomtown)
7-11pm at Electric Ballroom, Camden, London NW1
Tickets: £15 adv +booking fee

Event 14
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
A true Jamaican and Ska legend, who was there from the start
DERRICK MORGAN
+Goldmaster All-stars, Top Cats, The Liptones & DJ Oxman
7pm-11pm at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London NW1
Tickets: £22.50 adv +booking fee

Event 15
Easter Sunday 20th April 2014
Celebrating 2 Tone’s film – the origins, the influences & the legacy
DANCE CRAZE – festival closing party
Time Tunnel DJs
at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London NW1
Tickets: £5 adv +booking fee

All tickets go to
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk

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

LIVE ACTS:

KEN BOOTHE
DERRICK MORGAN
THE ORIGINAL ACES
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
ALPHEUS
MAROON TOWN
BOMBSKARE
THE UPPERTONES (IT)
CARA-JANE MURPHY
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

Gladdy Wax sound system
Axis valv-a-tron valve sound system
Phil Bush Sounds & Pressure lo-fi
Tighten Up crew
Time Tunnel
To be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!