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Help Save The London Intl Ska Festival

Help Save The London Int’l Ska Festival
Become a Patron today!

Sean Flowerdew here. I founded/run The London Intl Ska Festival, which is facing some tough times. Although we have grown year on year, historic debts (mounting to over £79,000) have meant I can no longer fund the festival solely by myself, something which I have done since I launched the festival back in 1988.

2018 will be our 30th Anniversary and I’d love nothing more to celebrate with yet another truly unique event, but I need your help. I’ve launched a ‘Become a patron of The London Intl Ska Festival’ campaign whereby bands and DJs who’ve played the festival over the years, fans/friends of the festival and lovers of ska, rocksteady, reggae and 2 Tone music can help ensure the survival and growth of the festival.

I’d like to think The London Intl Ska Festival (the first of it’s type and longest running) has become a vital and loved event. I’ve come up with 4 options of how you can help/become a patron for as little as £25.

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Option 1 – £25
Become a patron of the LISF for £25 and receive

– Your name will be listed in the 2018/30th Anniversary Ska Festival book
– You will receive a set of our 6 exclusive football team postcards





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Option 2 – £40
Become a patron of the LISF for £40 and receive

– Your name listed in the 2018/30th Anniversary Ska Festival book
– A set of our 6 football team postcards
– An exclusive screen printed patron’s t-shirt


T-shirt size




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Option 3 – £147 / LISF2018 ticket
Become a patron of the LISF for £147 and receive

– Your name listed in the 2018/30th Anniversary Ska Festival book
– A set of our 6 football team postcards
– A wristband ticket for LISF2018 (29 March-1 April’18)

Click HERE for this option

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Option 4 – Make a donation

Every £1 raised truly does help





Thank you for your support. It is truly appreciated.
Sean

Help Save The London Intl Ska Festival

As many of you reading this know, I’ve been running the London Intl Ska Festival since I was 17 back in 1988 and have always funded it solely by myself.

It attracts people from around the world every year and has grown year on year.  We’ve had pretty much all the greats of Jamaican music, 2 Tone and more…  Prince Buster, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, The Skatalites with Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Lester Sterling, Dizzy Moore, Lloyd Brevitt and Lloyd Knibb, Derrick Harriott, Marica Griffiths, Lee Perry, Horace Andy, The Selecter, The Beat, Jerry Dammers, James Hunter, Dreadzone, Twinkle Brothers, Steel Pulse, Keith & Tex, Ken Parker, The Skints, Dennis Bovell, Dub Pistols, Lynval Golding, etc etc.

I’d like to think it’s a vital event to support the music of ska, rocksteady, reggae, 2 Tone and beyond.

Unfortunately due to historic debts of the festival (£79,000) it’s got to a point where I can no longer fund it by myself.  So I’ve launched a patrons scheme, where fans of the festival and the music can support and keep the festival surviving and growing.

People can support/find out more at
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-save-the-london-intl-ska-festival/

There are only 4 days left of the crowdfunder campaign.  Anything raised will help so please support if you can!

All the best,

Sean Flowerdew

 


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2018 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
29th March - 1st April 2018

LIVE ACTS:

KEN BOOTHE
DERRICK MORGAN
THE ORIGINAL ACES
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
ALPHEUS
MAROON TOWN
BOMBSKARE
THE UPPERTONES (IT)
CARA-JANE MURPHY
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

Gladdy Wax sound system
Axis valv-a-tron valve sound system
Phil Bush Sounds & Pressure lo-fi
Tighten Up crew
Time Tunnel
To be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!