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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2018 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
29th March - 1st April 2018

LIVE ACTS:

KEN BOOTHE
HORACE ANDY
DERRICK MORGAN
FREDDIE NOTES
THE CLARENDONIANS
JOHNNY CLARKE
RANKING JOE
DOREEN SHAFFER
OTIS GAYLE
THE ORIGINAL ACES
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
POTATO 5 horns
THE HEMPOLICS
ALPHEUS
THE SPITFIRES
MAROON TOWN
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS play
…. The Clash In Dub
CAPONE & THE BULLETS
BOMBSKARE
THE KUBRICKS
HEAVYBALL
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS
THE UPPERTONES (Italy)
THE HYPOCONDRIACS (Spain)
REGGAE CHOIR
CARA MEANS FRIEND
THE NICE GUYS (Belgium)
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
THE ALMIGHTY UPRISERS
MIGHTY JOHN STREET SKA ORCHESTRA
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

DON LETTS
CLIVE CHIN
GLADDY WAX sound system
TESSA BASSIE (THE SLITS)
WRONGTOM
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus dubplate special)
ASHER G
AXIS VALV-A-TRON valve sound system
PHIL BUSH SOUNDS & PRESSURE
BARRIE SHARPE
TIGHTEN UP CREW
OXMAN
RAMSES HOPPA & DR.DUB (OnU Sound celebration)
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
TIME TUNNEL
LITTLE DIANE
SFL SOUND - TROJAN EXPLOSION
LILI RUDIES
FENOMENO SHOW
LAST GANG IN TOWN
FRANCESO RUDEROMA NEMBOKID
POSTIVE VIBRATION DJS
PETER CRAIG
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!