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The legendary Stranger Cole added to 2016 line up

We are delighted to announce Stranger Cole has been added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2016.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1945 Stranger Cole is a true pioneer of Jamaican music, who’s career not only encompasses the birth of ska, but also rocksteady and reggae. From 1962 he worked with the islands biggest producers, instantly finding success with singles such as Rough and Tough and When You Call My Name (a duet with Patsy Todd) for producer Duke Reid. Further success followed with singles for Studio One’s Clement Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, Bunny Lee, Lee Scratch Perry and Sonia Pottinger, and included truly the phenomenal duets with Ken Boothe – (Worlds Fair and Artibella), Gladstone Anderson (Just Like A River, Love Me Today and Love Me This Evening) and solo cuts Run Joe and Banarang.

Now in his 70th year Stranger Cole continues to perform the world over and we are truly honoured to have him headlining day 1 of The London Intl Ska Festival 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXvcE0L8oNo


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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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