Archive for March 2016

London Intl Ska Festival ticket update!

6 days to go til
The London Intl Ska Festival 2016…

Please note…
Wristband tickets have SOLD OUT
The Skints Thames cruise has SOLD OUT
URoy/Carlton & The Shoes Thames cruise has SOLD OUT

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Other shows all selling fast…
To avoid disappointment get your tickets while you can at
www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

or on the Ticket Hotline: 0844 8471678

or in person from
The Modfather Clothing Company​, Camden
All Ages Records​, Pratt St, Camden
Stargreen Box Office​, Argyll St, Oxford Circus
Massive Records, Camden
Dub Vendor​ at Mau Mau Bar​, Portobello Road​

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Bad Manners celebrate their 40th anniversary at The London Intl Ska Festival

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Bad Manners celebrate their 40th anniversary at The London Intl Ska Festival 2016

Fronted by the irrepressible Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners celebrate their 40th anniversary at The London Intl Ska Festival 2016 day 4 (Easter Sunday 27th March).

Between 1980 and 83 their dozen BBC Top of the Pops appearances turned Bad Manners into British ska institution and pop sensation. Their subsequent hits Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu, Special Brew, Just A Feeling, My Girl Lollipop, Buena Sera, Walking In The Sunshine, Lip Up Fatty, Lorraine, Can Can, Samson & Delilah and Got No Brains spent 111 weeks on the UK Charts making them one of the biggest selling bands of the era. They were closely associated with the 2 Tone movement (though never signed to 2 Tone Records itself), they were one of six bands featured in the 1981 documentary film Dance Craze with their Inner London Violence being a stand out track.

In 1988 Bad Manners headlined the first ever London Intl Ska Festival along with Prince Buster and Laurel Aitken. We are honoured to have Buster and the boys back to celebrate their 40th anniversary at our festival.

The London Intl Ska Festival 2016 returns to the capital this Easter (24-27 March). Celebrating ska in all it’s glorious guises from its roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, through it’s Jamaican originators and onto rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone, skapunk and beyond. Headliners include; David Rodigan, U-Roy, Stranger Cole, The Skints, Don Letts, Bob Andy, The Beat, Pama International, Carlton & The Shoes and many more!

Tickets: www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

Buster Bloodvessel is available for interviews.
Tickets available for competition giveaways.

The London Intl Ska Festival press contact Joanne Harding at jo@interactivem.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 CLARENDONIANS
LONE RANGER ft. Soul Stereo
DOREEN SHAFFER
THE ORIGINAL ACES
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
POTATO 5 horn section
ALPHEUS
MAROON TOWN
CAPONE & THE BULLETS
BOMBSKARE
THE UPPERTONES (IT)
THE HYPOCONDRIACS
CARA-JANE MURPHY
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

GLADDY WAX sound system
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus dubplate special)
ASHER G
AXIS VALV-A-TRON valve sound system
PHIL BUSH SOUNDS & PRESSURE
TIGHTEN UP CREW
OXMAN
TIME TUNNEL
LITTLE DIANE
LILI RUDIES
To be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!