Archive for July 2015

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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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!