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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2019 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
18th - 21st April 2019

LIVE ACTS:

GEORGIE FAME
MISTY IN ROOTS
JANET KAY
KEITH & TEX (Jamaica)
RUDY 'John Jones' MILLS (Jamaica)
OWEN GREY
LITTLE ROY
KING PRAWN
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
BUSTER SHUFFLE
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
THE GOLDMASTER ALL-STARS
THE STEADY 45s (USA)
CHRIS MURRAY (Canada)
KING ZEPHA (England)
MASONS ARMS (Germany)
LE BIRRETTE (Italy)
ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE (England)
CARTOON VIOLENCE
THE INDECISION (England)
More to be announced

Sound systems

PHIL BUSH's SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI
valve sound system

DJs:

TESSA - THE SLITS
WRONGTOM
GLADDY WAX
ASHER G
DUKE NEVILLE
SUPA RONNS
OXMAN
NICK MANASSEH
JESSE JAMES
TIGHTEN UP CREW ft;
PAPA CHAMPIAN
TIM P
MISTAH BROWN
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
RONNIE KING
KEITH LAWRENCE
MARK PROFFESOR
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
BRIAN KELSON
SOFT WAX (Deptford Dub Club)
SIMON COBB (Work Your Shot)
SALLY BROWN ROME ft; NEMBOKID
& JOHN RUDIE (Rototom Sunsplash)
SKANKIN STEVE

More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

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