Archive for April 2016

Denmark’s ska & soul supremos make UK debut at The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

From the streets of Copenhagen, Leo and the Lineup have championed their blistering take on reggae, ska, and soul throughout Denmark and across the rest of Europe. Fronted by original soul man Mr. Kevin Leo, and a beautiful trio of backing singers known at The Leonettes, the ten piece machine will be making their UK debut at The London Int’l Ska Festival 2017.


Channel One sound system added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017


We are delighted to announce the latest sound system to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 is the mighty Channel One Sound System starring Mikey Dread & Ras Kayleb.

The world famous Channel One sound system has been breaking down barriers with heavyweight reggae & dub sounds since 1979. Winners of Red Bull’s 2010 Culture Clash, the first reggae sound system to have taken their sound to Wembley Arena, internationally reknown through global touring, and 30 consecutive years playing Notting Hill Carnival are only a few of the reasons why Channel One sound system are one of the worlds greatest.

Channel One join Axis Valvatron, Sounds & Pressure Lo-fi, The Equators (Stiff Records), The Mighty Cosmics, Junior Bill, 65 Mines Street from France and tons more still tba!

Under 10 earlybird tickets left for The London International Ska Festival 2017 (13-17 April 2017)


The London Intl Ska Festival grows…

We are delighted to say the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 is, from Brighton, The Meow Meows. The join Stiff Records recording artists The Equators, 65 Mines Street from France, Junior Bill from Wales, Londoners – The Mighty Cosmics, our world exclusive valve sound clash Axis Valv-a-tron vs Phil Bush sounds & Pressure lo-fi and DJ Lucky Cat Zoe (Resonance fm). Plus many more to be announced this week.

Under 20 earlybird tickets left at

The Meow Meows have also joing the bill on 5th Aug… with Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Pama International and DJ Nanker Phelge at The Garage London
Under 10 half price earlybird tickets left for this one!


London Intl Ska Festival presents TROJAN


This Saturday 9th April the London International Ska Festival presents


Trojan Records Official Club Night

at The Social, Little Portland St, London W1.

DJs spinning the sounds of the iconic label are Mistah Brown (Tighten Up) & Lili Rudies
plus live band: King Zepha

£7 adv from

Hotshot & Scorcher members 1/2 price = £3.50 (email for discount code)

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The opening night of TROJAN (12 March 16) soldout 3 weeks in advance. Don’t dally! Get your tickets for month 2 while you can and come celebrate the legendary Trojan Records!

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Thank you from The London Intl Ska Festival 2016


Thank you everyone! I do mean everyone who helped at & came to The London Intl Ska Festival 2016! Once again it has totally overwhelmed me that people are willing to travel from the four corners of the globe to be at our festival.

Every year I wonder who to book for the next and every year seems to somehow surpass expectations. This year has been truly historic. Some events have never happened before, and I doubt will ever again… URoy, Dennis Bovell, Oxman & Solution Sound System being a massive case in point. The two Thames cruises were two more unforgetable moments.

Every single band (except one!) really impressed me this year!

We’ve all been part of something very special and I truly am grateful to everyone for making The London Intl Ska Festival the event it is.

How do we top it? We don’t. We just keep building even more beautiful memories next year. Thank you one and all! Please keep spreading the word of the festival and tell your friends. We already have some amazing acts lined up for 2017, so hope to see you there!

The London Intl Ska Festival returns to the capital next Easter 13-16 April 2017.
Earlybird tickets are now onsale at