Archive for March 2020

Support The London Intl Ska Festival

As many of you know The London Intl Ska Festival has faced huge debts since 2011.  With the support of many people I have managed to chip away at the debts and keep the festival going.  I truly believe The London Intl Ska Festival is an unique and special event that not only celebrates and champions ska, reggae, rocksteady, 2 Tone, dub and more, but brings people together from all over the globe.  I believe that in this day and age people coming together is vital.  And that is the thing that keeps me doing it.

The postponement of The London Intl Ska Festival 2020 to August 2020, due to the corona virus, is a massive set back, with many of the costs already spent unreoupable.

Some supporters of the festival have emailed to ask if they can donate any money to help at this time, so we have set up a a donation link here.

If you would like to donate any money to The London Intl Ska Festival to help ensure the festival survival in these current times you can by clicking HERE.  Any amount will help so thank you very much in advance!

 

 

London Intl Ska Festival & corona virus

Due to the current health situation The London Intl Ska Festival 2020 is being postponed to 28th, 29th & 30th August 2020. The health of festival goers, bands, DJs and staff must come first. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates, so please if at all possible do not request refunds. This will simply bankrupt and end the festival for good.
 
If you can’t make the rescheduled LISF2020 August dates, then your tickets can be transferred to The London Intl Ska Festival 2021 (1st-4th April 2021), The London International Soul Festival 2020 (15th-17th October 2020) or anyone of our other events and cruises which can be found at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher If you can’t make any of the shows advertised we can issue you a credit note which you’ll be able to use at anytime.
 
We will now be condensing the planned 4 days of LISF into 3, due to venue availability, but the artist content will be just as high. The vast majority of the acts have already confirmed and we’re waiting on the rest. The new schedule is;
 
The London Intl Ska Festival 2020
Day 1 – Friday 28th August 2020 (7.30pm-11.30pm)
Onboard the Dixie Queen Thames cruise (Tower pier) starring The Pioneers, Jewels Vass (Pama Intl) & Tighten Up crew
 
Day 2 – Saturday 29th Auguest 2020 (2pm-4am) *
At the O2 Academy and O2 Academy2 Islington, London N1
 
Day 3 -& Sunday 30th August 2020 (2pm-2am) *
O2 Academey and O2 Academy2 Islington, London N1.
 
* We are still working on the programme but it will include reggae, ska & 2 Tone royalty; Big Youth, The Pioneers, Dennis Alcapone, Freddie Notes, Dave Barker, Susan Cadogan, Christopher Ellis & Roddy Radiation from The Specials. Plus the Do The Dog skazine all-dayer, club nights galore & everything and everyone else!
 
I’m sure you will all understand this move is totally out of my control, but is very much the right thing to do. As many of you know the festival is 100% independent and does not receive funding of any sort. It has struggled financially in recent years and in this current crisis we are asking people to please support the festival. As I said the refunding of tickets will lead to bankruptcy and the end of the festival.
 
With regards to the Dub Boat Thames cruise and the 2 Tone Thames cruise, both scheduled for 11th April 2020, both of these cruises will be rescheduled. We are just waiting to hear back from the artists involved, so please bear with us. Again, if at all possible do not request refunds, please try and make the rescheduled dates or take a credit note.
 
Please support to ensure The London Intl Ska Festival continues! Thank you very much.
Please direct any queries to mail@pamainternational.co.uk and I will reply as quickly as possible.
 


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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!