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The London Intl Ska Festival 2015 full line-up is…

THE LONDON INT’L SKA FESTIVAL 2015
Easter weekend 2-5 April | famed & iconic Lonodn venues | 60+ artists

All info/tickets: www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets
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The London Intl Ska Festival full programme:

Thursday 2nd April 2015
– From Kingston to Camden exhibition 4 day music, art and fashion exhibition (1pm-6pm) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
– Lee Scratch Perry +Dojo and DJ David Katz (7pm-11pm) at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
– Latino America Gone Ska! (11pm-2am) DJ Ruffy TNT (Mexico) hosts 60’s ska, rocksteady & reggae from Central & South America. Music never before spotlighted in London! at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
– This Is Ska! opening party (7pm-midnight) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.

Friday 3rd April 2015
– Thames cruise starring Derrick Harriott + AJ Franklin (Chosen Few) +DJ Tim P (Tighten Up) (1pm-5pm) onboard The Dixie Queen, Tower Hill Millenium pier.
– From Kingston to Camden exhibition 4 day music, art and fashion exhibition (1pm-6pm) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
– Bunny Lee – I Am The Gorgon film Screening 1 (4pm) / Screening 2 (6pm) at The Forge, Camden.
– Dreadzone + support + DJ tba (7pm-10.30pm) at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
– Madness Special – a tribute to Camden Town’s finest (7pm-midnight) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
– All Valve Soundclash: Axis Valv-a-tron meets Sounds & Pressure Lo-fi* (8pm-2am) Two beautiful hand-built valve sound systems go head to head at The Forge, Camden.
– Gentleman’s Dub Club + Babylon Circus*, Buster Shuffle, The Toasters, Paperboy, DJ Kaptin IsDead (Boomtown) (8pm-11.30pm) at The Forum, Kentish Town.
– Time Tunnel club night- A vinyl feast of all things ska, 2 Tone, soul and more! at The Forum, Kentish Town.

Saturday 4th April 2015
– From Kingston to Camden exhibition 4 day music, art and fashion exhibition (1pm-6pm) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
– Legends of Ska UK premiere + Q&A (2pm) w/ Director Brad Klein, Rico Rodriguez, Owen Gray & more! at BFI, South Bank.
– Do The Dog Skazine Intl showcase (3pm-10pm) ft. Two Tone Club (France) *, The Talks (UK), The Rifffs (Malta), Miserable Man (Italy), Beat Bahnhof (Japan) * & more! at The Barfly, Camden.
– Twinkle Brothers + Zion Train and DJ Fenomeno Show (Open The Gate) (6pm-10pm) at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
– Trojan Explosion – a celebration of the iconic Trojan Records (7pm-midnight) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
– Steel Pulse perform Handsworth Revolution +Dennis Bovell Dub Band and DJ Oxman (Dub Vendor) (8pm-11.30pm) at The Forum, Kentish Town.
– Don Letts Rebel Dread clubnight (11.30pm-2am) at The Forum, Kentish Town.

Sunday 5th April 2015
– Kids Go Ska – free family day (1pm-late) All-day musical treat for all the family with acoustic sets, star signings, Fish & Chips Sunday lunch & music galore at Modfather Clothing Co & Camden Foundry, Camden.
– From Kingston to Camden exhibition 4 day music, art and fashion exhibition (1pm-6pm) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
– 2 Tone stars triple bill * ft. Sir Horace Panter’s Uptown Ska Collective (The Specials), Rhoda Dakar sings The Bodysnatchers & Beat Goes Bang (Everett Morton from The Beat) (2pm-7pm) at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
– Bitty Mclean + Freddie ‘Montego Bay’ Notes, Vin Gordon aka Don Drummond jnr and DJ Natty Bo (Ska Cubano) (8pm-11.30pm) at Dingwalls, Camden.
– Natty Bo’s Scorchio Ska club night (11.30pm-2am) at Dingwalls, Camden.

All tickets available from www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets

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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!