4 more bands added to Ska Fest

The London Intl Ska Festival full line up just got fuller!!! Following the addition of Freddie Notes (Montego Bay) to The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 we have also just confirmed… Two classic Jamaican singers

OWEN GREY – the second singer ever to be released by Studio One AND the second singer ever to be released by Island Records… a true ‘foundation’ artist who’s career began at the Alpha Boys school in the Jamaican Rhythm & Blues era and continued throughout Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae. World beating tracks include Mille Girl, Midnight Track, On The Beaches, Too Experienced… one of the true greats, who was superb at last years festival… we had to have him back!

AJ FRANKLIN from The Chosen Few
The Chosen Few were Jamaica’s answer to The Stylistics. They evolved from The Federals, which also starred AJ Franklin and David Scott (aka Scotty – deejay extraordinaire… who’s toasting smash hits included The Harder They Come soundtrack winner ‘Draw Your Brakes’. Hits came thick & fast for producer Derrick Harriott & later Lloyd Charmers. Must hear cuts include Everybody Plays The Fool, I Love The Way You Love, Don’t Break Your Promises.

plus… from the 2 Tone era.. THE EQUATORS (pictured above). Stiff Records recording artists The Equators are reuniting at The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 for their 30th anniversary… Formed in 1977 by the brothers Bailey (Donald, Leo & Rocky), they were discovered by Stiff boss David Robinson, performing with The Beat. Their under-rated debut ‘HOT’ album fused ska-reggae-soul-pop to great effect.

And UK scene stalwarts… THE GOLDMASTERS ALL-STARS – UK champions of authentic ska sounds who’ve recorded 4 albums and worked with JA legends Alton Ellis, Michael Prophet, The Pioneers, Dennis Alcapone, Owen Gray, Winston Francis, Winston Reedy and AJ Franklin.

As if that wasn’t enough we’ll have more to announce next week!!

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

LIVE ACTS:

THE PIONEERS
FREDDIE NOTES
DENNIS ALCAPONE
RODDY RADIATION
& THE SKABILLY REBELS
THE HEMPOLICS
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
ARTHUR KAY & THE ORIGIANALS
KING ZEPHA
ZEN BASEBALL BAT
CARTOON VIOLENCE
THE MAGNETICS (Italy)
THE DOWNSETTERS
JUNIOR BILL
SKATA TONES
More to be announced

Sound Systems:

PHIL BUSH all-valve
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI

DJs:

MISTAH BROWN (Tighten Up/Trojan)
TIM P (Tighten Up)
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
FUNKDUB ft; GENTLEMAN KUSH & 3DJ
GIO ONE STOP
MISS GEMINI (USA)
PAUL DIXON (Son of a Gun)
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!