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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2020 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
9th - 12th April 2020

LIVE ACTS:

BIG YOUTH
THE PIONEERS
HOLLIE COOK
DENNIS ALCAPONE
DENNIS BOVELL
FREDDIE NOTES
ALTON ELLIS TRIBUTE starring
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
DAVE BARKER
SUSAN CADOGAN
RODDY RADIATION
& THE SKABILLY REBELS
CARROLL THOMPSON
WRONGTOM &
THE RAGGA TWINS
CHAINSKA BRASSIKA
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
ARTHUR KAY & THE ORIGINALS
KING ZEPHA
ZEN BASEBALL BAT
CARTOON VIOLENCE
THE MAGNETICS (Italy)
THE RED STRIPES (Hong Kong)
THE DOWNSETTERS
JUNIOR BILL
SKATA TONES
THE LAUNCHERS
SUBSETTERS
EASYDREAD
THE COMMUNICATORS
THE SKALITES
THE DEKKERTONES
More to be announced

Sound Systems:

SIR COXSONE OUTERNATIONAL
starring LLOYDIE COXSONE
PHIL BUSH all-valve
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI

DJs:

DON LETTS
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus)
TINY T (Mighty Cloudburst)
DUKE NEVILLE
MISTAH BROWN (Tighten Up/Trojan)
TIM P (Tighten Up)
BRIAN SCORCHER KELSON
GRACE OF SPADES (USA)
TEXAS RANGER
NAOKO THE ROCK
TOBI THE RHYTHM RULER (Germany)
MR FASO (Rootikal)
DAVE MACK
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
FUNKDUB ft. GENTLEMAN KUSH & 3DJ
GIO ONE STOP
PADDY M (Pressure Drop)
MISS GEMINI (USA)
PAUL DIXON (Son of a Gun)
AYITO
HEIDI ELLIS
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

Every day!
Free entry for 8-17 year olds every day!

+ many more tba!