Archive for January 2018

Lone Ranger cancellation // Ranking Joe added to LISF2018

We are very sorry to announce Lone Ranger will not be able to perform at The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary​.

We are delighted to announce instead we have put together an amazing night starring the legendary RANKING JOE​, Clive Chin​ (Randys producer extraordinaire) and Oxman​ (Soul Jazz/ Dub Vendor​/ Soho Radio​)… all starring Gladdy Wax​ and the mighty Gladdy Wax Soundsystem​!

Day 1 of The London International Ska Festival​ – Thurs 29 March 2018 – 11pm-3am.

All at O2 Academy Islington, London N1.

Tickets: 30 x 1/2 price earlybird tickets onsale now from http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/142629

Free entry for Clarendonians or Spitfires gig tickets holders and LISF2018 writbands.

Last Gang In Town added to The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary

The latest DJs to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary are… from Cambridge / DIY collective… Last Gang In Town

Taking inspiration from Joe Strummer, LGIT have been promoting ska, punk and more in their home town for over 15 years, along the way putting on; The Interrupters, Ruts DC, King Prawn, The Slackers, Jaya The Cat, The Planet Smashers, Sonic Boom Six, King Django, Pama International, Culture Shock, Citizen Fish, Imperial Leisure, Subhumans U.K., Back To The Planet, Snuff, The Alabama 3, The Dickies, Big D and the Kids Table, Capdown, Inner Terrestrials, Autonomads, The Skints, Mouthwash, Chris Murray and now host the Devil Kicks stage at Boomtown Fair.

They will be DJing the Do The Dog Music skazine bash starring Bombskare, The Kubricks, Heavyballl, Captain Accident & The Disasters and Almighty Uprisers. Saturday 31st March 2018 – Day 3 of The London Intl Ska Festival. Doors 5pm-10pm.

At the O2 Academy Islington 2.

Tickets: 10 x 1/2 price tickets are available at http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/139623

Kids Go Ska… Under 16s 1/2 price tickets now onsale for Ska Festival 30th anniversary

KIDS GO SKA! Bring your kids for 1/2 price to The London International Ska Festival​ gigs.

We are delighted to announce that Kids over 8 years old will be able to attend The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary​ gigs. There are 1/2 price tickets for anyone Under 16 now onsale at the link below.

Please note no under 8’s are permitted. Any under 14s must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

1/2 price Kids (under 16s) tickets are now available for:

Thursday 29th March 2018 – day 1
– The Clarendonians​, Doreen Shaffer​, Otis Gayle​, Alpheus​ + more tba *

– The Spitfires​, DJ Little Diane & more ±

Good Friday 30th March 2018 – day 2
– Derrick Morgan​, Freddie Notes​, The Uppertones​, The Hypocondriacs​, Lili Rudies​ +more *

– AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE​, Smiley & The Underclass​, and more ±

Saturday 31st March 2018 – Day 3
– Pama International​ perform Trojan Records​ songook w/ Ken Boothe​, The Original Aces, The Nice Guys, SFL sound +more *

– Do The Dog skazine presents: Bombskare​, The Kubricks​, Captain Accident & The Disasters​, Almighty Uprisers​ ±

Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 – Day 4
– Horace Andy​, Johnny Clarke, The Hempolics​ & Ras Digby​-Sir Jessus dubplate special *

– Ska Explosion w/ Maroon Town​, Potato5 horns, Capone & The Bullets, DJ Peter Craig ±

* O2 Academy Islington
± O2 Academy 2 Islington

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/London-International-Ska-Festival-tickets/artist/1973806

Pama Intl perform Trojan Records close to a sell-out

There are only 79 tickets left for Pama International performing the Trojan Records songbook at The London Intl Ska Festival day 3 (Sat 31 Mar’18).

The show features legendary special guests Ken Boothe and Desmond Dekker’s Original Aces, plus support from The Nice Guys (from Belgium), Cara Means Friend and SFL Sound on the decks.

All happening at the O2 Academy Islington
Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/110177

More DJ’s announced for Ska Festival 30th anniverary

We are delighted to announce the latest 2 DJs to be added to The London intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary are;

Alan Handscombe (who DJ’d the first ever ska festival) and

Francesco Ruderoma Nembokid
(from Sally Brown of Rome and Caribbean Uptempo – Ska Latin Area of Rototom Sunsplash)

They both will be DJing day 1 of the festival. Alan will be DJing Barrie Sharpe – The Big Stuff maestro clubnight, while Francesco will be opening the festival on the Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Otis Gayle +more show on the mighty Gladdy Wax sound system.

All happening Thursday 29th March 2018 at O2 Academy Islington, London N1.

For full line-up announced so far go to
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/line-up

Alan Handscombe

For full line-up announced so far go to
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/line-up

Do The Dogs skazine bash onsale

30 x £5 earlybird tickets onsale today for
Do The Dog Skazine’s bash at The London International Ska Festival is now onsale.
It stars Bombskare (winners of BBC Four Best Part time band) plus The Kubricks, Captain Accident & The Disasters, Almighty Uprisers and more tba!

Buy now and save £10 per ticket!
http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/139623

Sat 31 Mar’18 – 5pm-10pm at O2 Academy2 Islington, London N1

Barrie Sharpe added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018

We are delighted to announce the latest DJ to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary… is

Barrie Sharpe – The Big Stuff maestro

Barrie K Sharpe, was one of the four creators of the iconic fashion brand Duffer of St. George, one of the two creators of the “Rare Groove” scene and in the band that was said to have defined Acid Jazz – Diana Brown & The Bothers, who metamorphosed into The Brand New Heavies and The Young Disciples.

Along With Diana Brown, Barrie had the first Acid Jazz style commercial success with their track “Masterplan”, a hit on both sides of the atlantic.

Not surprising then that he is best known for contribution to funk, but his superb collection of ska, rocksteady and reggae is something he has been building since 1970. And something that regularly gets aired at his rammed Big Stuff nights which he runs with Femi Fem (Young Disciples).

Whether through fashion or music he has been very much at the forefront of the movement that changed youth culture since the mid 80s.

For the 30th anniversary of The London Intl Ska Festival Barrie will be hosting the clubnight (day 1 of The London International Ska Festival – Thurs 29th March’18) at the O2 Academy Islington room 2. Expect killer, dancefloor fillers all night long.

Tickets onsale next week. Special guest tba.

Free entry to LISF2018 wristband holders and anyone attending our legends of Studio One show w/ The Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Otis Gayle & Alpheus and The Spitfires show.

16 piece Reggae Choir added to The London Intl Ska Festival

Following 2 sell-out shows at London’s Jazz Cafe we are delighted to announce the latest act to be added to The London International Ska Festival line up is…. the Reggae Choir.

The 16 strong choir, will be opening our Easter Sunday (1 April) show with Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, The Hempolics and DJ Ras Digby (Sir Jessus dubplate special). Following the show will be 2 rooms of clubnights starring Tighten Up crew and Time Tunnel. All at O2 Academy Islington.

Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/131067

Rocksteady on the River Thames cruise sold out!

We are delighted to announce that the Thames cruise starring Ken Boothe at The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary has sold out!

If you didn’t get your tickets for it sorry to say you’ve missed the boat! Please also note there is no guest list and no press passes for this show.

If you want to see Ken Boothe still you can catch him guesting with Pama International performing the Trojan Songbook http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/110177

As a result of the cruise selling out The London International Ska Festival wristband tickets for all events have sold out to!

Don’t worry though, we have just put the LISF wristband no.2 onsale for £100 plus booking fee available at http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/137885

PLEASE NOTE the no.2 wristband does NOT get you onboard the Thames Cruise. It does get you into your choice of these 15 world exclusive shows…

The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary
THURSDAY 29 MARCH 2018

– The Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Otis Gayle, Alpheus +more

– The Spitfires, DJ Little Di and more

– Gladdy Wax sound system & more

– second club night tba

FRIDAY 30 MARCH 2018

– Derrick Morgan, Freddie Notes, The Uppertones, The Hypocondriacs, DJ Lili Rudies & more

– The Clash In Dub by Phoenix City All-stars, Don Letts, Tessa from The Slits

– AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE, Smiley & The Underclass +more

– second club night tba

SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2018

– Pama Intl perform Trojan Records songbook w/ Ken Boothe, The Original Aces, The Nice Guys & SFL sound system

– Do the Dog skazine bash; Bombskare, The Kubricks, Captain Accident & The Disasters, Almighty Uprisers +more

– Valve Soundclash starring Axis Valv-a-tron Sound System. vs Phil Bush’s Sounds & Pressure lo-fi

SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018

– Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, The Hempolics +Ras Digby (Sir Jessus dubplate special)

– Ska Explosion late 80s special; Maroon Town, Potato 5 horns, Capone & The Bullets +more

– Closing party 1 – Tighten Up crew

– Closing party 2 – Time Tunnel

* * * * *

Captain Accident added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018

I am delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary is… from Wales… Captain Accident & The Disasters!

They will be playing on day 3 of the fest at the Do The Skazine bash (the worlds longest running ska publication) w/ Bombskare, The Kubricks, Almighty Uprisers and more tba at O2 Academy Islington2 on Sat 31 March’18. Tickets: onsale v soon.


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

LIVE ACTS:

KEN BOOTHE
HORACE ANDY
DERRICK MORGAN
FREDDIE NOTES
THE CLARENDONIANS
JOHNNY CLARKE
RANKING JOE
DOREEN SHAFFER
OTIS GAYLE
THE ORIGINAL ACES
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
POTATO 5 horns
THE HEMPOLICS
ALPHEUS
THE SPITFIRES
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS play
…. The Clash In Dub
CAPONE & THE BULLETS
BOMBSKARE
THE KUBRICKS
HEAVYBALL
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS
THE UPPERTONES (Italy)
THE HYPOCONDRIACS (Spain)
REGGAE CHOIR
CARA MEANS FRIEND
THE NICE GUYS (Belgium)
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
THE ALMIGHTY UPRISERS
MIGHTY JOHN STREET SKA ORCHESTRA
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

DON LETTS
CLIVE CHIN
GLADDY WAX sound system
TESSA BASSIE (THE SLITS)
WRONGTOM
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus dubplate special)
ASHER G
AXIS VALV-A-TRON valve sound system
PHIL BUSH SOUNDS & PRESSURE
BARRIE SHARPE
TIGHTEN UP CREW
OXMAN
RAMSES HOPPA & DR.DUB (OnU Sound celebration)
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
TIME TUNNEL
LITTLE DIANE
SFL SOUND - TROJAN EXPLOSION
LILI RUDIES
FENOMENO SHOW
LAST GANG IN TOWN
FRANCESO RUDEROMA NEMBOKID
POSTIVE VIBRATION DJS
PETER CRAIG
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!