African Head Charge added to The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary

We are delighted to announce African Head Charge will be playing an exclusive show at The London International Ska Festival’s 30th anniversary.

As part of LISF2018 we will be hosting 4 very exclusive shows by world famous acts at O2 Academy Islington 2. The first announced is AHC. Please note there will only 200 tickets available for each of these shows so be quick if you want to come. Tickets go onsale this week.

Co-founded by the legendary underground producer Adrian Sherwood, African Head Charge is a globally-acclaimed, pioneering dub-reggae ensemble led by original co-founder, master percussionist and royal rastaman, Bonjo Iyabhinghi Noah.

Pulsating with tribal drumbeats and chanting from the soul of Africa, African Head Charge fuse together primal rhythms with heavy psychedelic dub, roots reggae and 21st century electronica. Formed originally as a studio project in 1981, the London-based collective has gone on to achieve semi-legendary cult status, creating 13 albums and gracing stages across the world, from Australia and New Zealand to Glastonbury music festival.

Their epic live show features a line-up of 6-8 world-star performers, fusing together djembes, guitars, drums, keys and vocals with heavy electronic sampling. The collective use this blend of live and electronica to generate an intoxicating soundscape of reggae-inflected drumming, visceral vocals and bottomless, thrumming bass-lines that truly reach to the heart of your being.

Performing classic tracks from their back catalogue, as well as their latest album VOODOO OF THE GODSENT, African Head Charge will be using 2018 to premiere new state-of-the-art visual technology. With a deeper, darker and heavier live sound than ever before, the collective are once again ready to enrapture their global fan-base, as well as reach out to a new generation of fans around the world. From roots right through to rave.

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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
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
ALPHEUS
MAROON TOWN
BOMBSKARE
THE UPPERTONES (IT)
THE HYPOCONDRIACS
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
TIGHTEN UP CREW
TIME TUNNEL
To be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!