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.

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

LIVE ACTS:

GEORGIE FAME
MISTY IN ROOTS
KEITH & TEX (Jamaica)
RUDY 'John Jones' MILLS (Jamaica)
THE STEADY 45s (USA)
CHRIS MURRAY (Canada)
KING ZEPHA (England)
MASONS ARMS (Germany)
LE BIRRETTE (Italy)
ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE (England)
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
CHRIS LANE
JESSE JAMES
TIGHTEN UP CREW ft;
PAPA CHAMPIAN
TIM P
MISTAH BROWN
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
GREEDY G
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
LILI RUDIES (France)
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

tba
+ many more tba!