Archive for May 2016

Dennis Bovell presents… Babylon at The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

We are truly honoured to announce the first headline event for The London Intl Ska Festival 2017​ (13-17 April) is…

B A B Y L O N   live!
London’s iconic reggae film brought to you by the soundtrack composer Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell and very special guests.  At one of London’s truly historic venues!

Tickets go onsale on 1st July.  To receive priority booking info join the LISF mailing list at HERE

Entrance is free to LISF2017 wristband ticket holders!
Only 8 second release wristband tickets are left.  Buy now and save £30 per ticket  www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

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South America’s first act on The London Intl Ska Festival

10 more acts being announced this weekend for The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 (13-16 April)! If you missed the first two announcements they were: from Belfast the Aggressors B.C and from Argentina (the first south American artist to appear at the festival) Hugo Lobo!
More names announced over the weekend. For full list of acts confirmed so far go to https://www.facebook.com/events/454600028062514/
Join us for whats going to be the biggest ska event ever! Buy tickets now and save £30+ www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher
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Back To The Planet added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

We are delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 is… Back To The Planet.

A huge festival favourite they formed in 1989, split in 1995, but returned with their eclectic mix of political punk, ska, dub & electronic dance music in 2006. Even better news, they’re currently working on a new album!

The join Channel One Sound System, The Equators ( Stiff Records), the bionic rats from Ireland, 65 Mines Street from France, The Bighead, LEO & THE LINEUP from Denmark, The Mighty Cosmics, Counting Coins, Junior Bill from Wales, Axis Valvatron vs Sounds & Pressure valve sound clash, The Meow Meows and many more tba.
Only a handful of discounted tickets left. Buy now and save £30 a tickets www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

 

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The Bionic Rats from Dublin added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

 

We are delighted to announce that The Bionic Rats from Dublin, Ireland have been add to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 lineup.

3 self-released albums and a residency at Dublin’s Foggy Dew has led the Bionic Rats has built the band into Irelands leading act.  A fact born out by their recent appearance on Imelda Mays TV show.

Their brilliant mix of ska, 2Tone, reggae, rocksteady into their own special brew of Jamaican beats, Irish soul, social commentary and great songwriting saw them getting booked to play The London Intl Ska Festival 2013.  We are delighted to have them back!

Check them out on Imeldas show here

Happy People Records launch with @Phoenix City All-stars trio of albums

Happy People Records have just made Phoenix City All-stars 3 releases; ‘2Tone Gone Ska’, ‘Skatisfaction’ and the long awaited blazing ska take on Dexys Midnight Runners ‘Searching For The Young Ska Rebels’ available on their new
https://happypeoplerecords1.bandcamp.com/ page.

‘2 Tone Gone Ska’ is available on CD, digital & ltd.edition LP now.

‘Skatisfation’ and ‘Searching for the Young….’ are available now on CD and digital and the LP (only 250 numbered copies available) are out 1st July 2016. Preorder now and get a free download of the album instantly.

All LP orders receive a download copy of the album instantly.

Anyone who’s already preordered the PCAS Dexys vinyl email mail@pamainternational.co.uk to get your download code.

Happy People Records have just made Phoenix City All-stars 3 releases; ‘2Tone Gone Ska’, ‘Skatisfaction’ and the long awaited blazing ska take on Dexys Midnight Runners ‘Searching For The Young Ska Rebels’ available on their new
https://happypeoplerecords1.bandcamp.com/ page.

‘2 Tone Gone Ska’ is available on CD, digital & ltd.edition LP now.

‘Skatisfation’ and ‘Searching for the Young….’ are available now on CD and digital and the LP (only 250 numbered copies available) are out 1st July 2016. Preorder now and get a free download of the album instantly.

All LP orders receive a download copy of the album instantly.

Anyone who’s already preordered the PCAS Dexys vinyl email mail@pamainternational.co.uk to get your download code.

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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

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+ many more tba!