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THE LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Wristband ticket available at http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/98879
(gets you into your choice of all the events below)

Thursday 29th March 2018 – day 1

Event 1
The Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Otis Gayle, Alpheus + more tba
O2 Academy Islington (mainroom), Upper St, London N1. Doors 6pm-11pm.
Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/129019
Age policy: No under 8s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

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Event 2
The Spitfires, DJ Little Diane & more
O2 Academy 2 Islington, Upper St, London N1. Doors 6pm-11pm.
Tickets: https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington/events/1068809/london-intl-ska-festival-spitfires-tickets
Age policy: No under 8s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

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Event 3
Gladdy Wax Sound System (and friends tba)
O2 Academy Islington (mainroom), Upper St, London N1. Doors 11pm-2am.
Tickets: Coming soon
Age policy: No under 18s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.

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Event 4
To be announced
O2 Academy 2 Islington, Upper St, London N1. Doors 11pm-2am.
Tickets: Coming soon
Age policy: No under 18s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.

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Good Friday 30th March 2018 – day 2

Event 5 SOLD OUT
Rocksteady on the River Thames cruise w/ Ken Boothe & DJ Asher G (1-5pm)
Dixie Queen paddle steamer – leaves/returns Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London.
Tickets: SOLD OUT

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Event 6
Derrick Morgan, Freddie Notes, Uppertones, Hypocondriacs, Lili Rudies +more
O2 Academy Islington (mainroom), Upper St, London N1. Doors 6pm-11pm.
Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/131456
Age policy: No under 8s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

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Event 7
African Head Charge, Smiley & The Underclass, and more
at O2 Academy 2 Islington, Upper Street, London N1. Doors 7pm-11pm
Tickets: https://academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington/events/1037755/london-intl-ska-festival-day-2-african-head-charge-tickets
Age policy: No under 8s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

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Event 8
The Clash In Dub by Phoenix City All-stars + DJ Don Letts and DJ Tessa bassie (The Slits)
O2 Academy Islington (mainroom), Upper St, London N1. Doors 11pm-3am.
Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/132144
Age policy: No under 18s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.

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Event 9
To be announced
at O2 Academy 2 Islington, Upper Street, London N1. Doors 11pm-3am
Tickets: coming soon
Age policy: No under 18s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.

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Saturday 31st March 2018 – Day 3

Event 10
Pama Intl perform Trojan Records songook w/ Ken Boothe, The Original Aces, The Nice Guys, SFL sound +more
O2 Academy Islington (mainroom), Upper St, London N1. Doors 6pm-10pm.
Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/110177
Age policy: No under 8s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

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Event 11
Do The Dog skazine presents: Bombskare, The Kubricks, Capain Accident & The Disasters, Almighty Uprisers & more tba
at O2 Academy 2 Islington, Upper Street, London N1. Doors 6pm-11pm
Tickets: coming soon
Age policy: No under 8s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

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Event 12
All valve soundclash starring Axis Valv-a-tron vs Phil Bush Sounds & Pressure lo-fi
Venue: The Garage, Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD. Opp. Highbury & Islington tube/train.
Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/136501
Age policy: coming soon

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Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 – Day 4

Event 13
Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Hempolics & Ras Digby-Sir Jessus dubplate special
at O2 Academy Islington (mainroom), Upper Street, London N1. Doors 6pm-11pm
Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/131067
Age policy: No under 8s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

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Event 14
Ska Explosion w/ Maroon Town, Potato5 horns, Capone & The Bullets, DJ Peter Craig
at O2 Academy 2 Islington, Upper Street, London N1. Doors 6pm-11pm
Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/132133
Age policy: No under 8s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times.
Under 18s must leave the venue by 11pm.

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Event 15
Tighten Up crew – London Intl Ska Festival closing party
at O2 Academy Islington (mainroom), Upper Street, London N1. Doors 11pm-2am
Tickets: coming soon
Age policy: No under 18s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.

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Event 16
Time Tunnel – London Intl Ska Festival closing party
at O2 Academy 2 Islington, Upper Street, London N1. Doors 11pm-2am
Tickets: coming soon
Age policy: No under 18s. Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.

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THE LONDON INT’L SKA FESTIVAL previous years

The London Intl Ska Festival launched in 1988. Over the last 29 years we have hosted some of the biggest names in the history of ska music, and all it’s glorious offshoots including (in alphabetical order);

Bands / singers
100 Men
Aggressors BC (Northern Ireland)
Laurel Aitken (Cuba)
Dennis Alcapone (Jamaica)
The Amphetameanies (Scotland)
Bob Andy (Jamaica)
Horace Andy (Jamaica)
Babylon Circus (France)
Back To The Planet
Bad Manners
Dave Barker (Dave and Ansell Collins – Jamaica)
The Beat
Beat Bahnof (Japan)
Beat Goes Bang
The Big Head
Bim Skala Bim (USA)
The Bionic Rats (Ireland)
Robb Blake
Blechreiz (Germany)
Bombskare (Scotland)
Ken Boothe (Jamaica)
Bottle of Moonshine (Belgium)
Dennis Bovell
The Braces (Germany)
The Brothers Ignatius
Ciyo Brown
Buster Shuffle
The Busters (Germany)
By The Rivers
Capital Letters
Capone and the Bullets (Scotland)
The Caroloregians (Belgium)
Cartoon Violence (Wales)
Casino Royale (Italy)
Catch It Kebabs
Stranger Cole (Jamaica)
Dave & Ansell Collins (Jamaica)
Hollie Cook
Counting Coins
Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers)
Neol Davies (The Selecter)
The Defekters
The Delegators
The Delerians (USA)
The Deltones
Desmond Dekker (Jamaica)
Dirty Revolution
Dojo
The Downsetters
Dreadzone
The Dualers
Dub Pistols
Alton Ellis (Jamaica)
Christopher Ellis
Roy Ellis (Symarip / Jamaica)
The English Beat
The Equators
Mark Foggo & The Skasters
Brinsley Forde (Aswad)
AJ Franklin (Chosen Few / Jamaica)
General Roots
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Lynval Golding (The Specials)
Goldmaster All-stars
Vin Gordon aka Don Drummond jnr (Jamaica)
Owen Gray (Jamaica)
Marcia Griffiths (Jamaica)
Derrick Harriott (Jamaica)
Heavy ball
Hotknives
James Hunter
The Indecision
Intensified
International Beat
Jazz Jamaica
Jimmy The Squirrel
Judge Dread
Junior Bill
Arthur Kay & The Originals
Keith and Tex (Jamaica)
King Zepha
Kinky Coo Coo’s (Spain)
The Kubricks
Leo & The LineUp (Denmark)
Les Ejectes (France)
Les Frelons (France)
The Liptones (Sweden)
Little Chief
The Loafers
Hugo Lobo (Argentina)
Los Granadians (Spain)
Mad Professor
Maddy Carty
Millie Manders
Misty In Roots
Maroon Town
Machtoc (France)
Bitty Mclean
Jackie Mendez (USA)
The Meow Meows
The Mighty Cosmics
Miserable Man (Italy)
The Moon Invaders (Belgium)
Mr. Review (Holland)
Mr. T Bone (Italy)
Derrick Morgan (Jamaica)
Chris Murray (Canada)
Napoleon Solo (Denmark)
New Town Kings
No Sports (Germany)
Freddie Notes (Jamaica)
Giuliano Palma and The Bluebeaters (Italy)
Pama International
Panonia All-stars Ska Orchestra (Hungary)
Paperboy
Ken Parker (Jamaica)
Lee Scratch Perry (Jamaica)
Phoenix City All-stars
The Pietasters (USA)
The Pioneers (Jamaica)
Potato 5
The Pressure Tennants
Prince Buster (Jamaica)
Razika (Norway)
Rebelation
The Riffs
The Rifffs (Malta)
Roddy Radiation (The Specials)
Rico Rodriguez (Cuba)
Ed Rome
The Rudeboys (Wales)
BB Seaton (The Gaylads)
The Selecter
The Sidewalk Doctors
The Simmertones
65 Mines Street (France)
Skaboom
Ska Cubano
The Skadows
Skaos (Germany)
Skin Deep
The Skints
Smoke Like A Fish (Wales)
Sonic Boom Six
Special Beat
The Splitters
Neville Staples (The Specials)
Steel Pulse perform Handsworth Revolution
The Supatones
The Talks
Carroll Thompson
The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra (Madness)
The Toasters (USA)
Top Cats
Tree House Fire
Trenchtown (Ireland)
The Trojans
True Identity
Twinkle Brothers (Jamaica)
Two Tone Club (France)
The Uppertones (Italy)
The Upsessions (Holland)
Sir Horace Panter’s Uptown Ska Collective (The Specials)
U-Roy (Jamaica)
Delroy Wilson (Jamaica)
Zion Train

DJs / Sound Systems
3DJ (Funkdub)
Amma
Axis Valv-a-tron – Paul Huxtable
Mark Barrett (Pressure Drop)
Cello (Coast To Coast)
Channel One sound system
Andy Chesham (Club Ska)
Clive Chin (Randys – Jamaica)
Jim Cox
Festus Coxson (Coxson sound system)
Martin Cueto (Argentina)
Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers/Special AKA)
Jerry Dammers (The Specials)
Dapper Dan
Little Diane
Dub Front Association (Belgium)
Dub Vendor All-stars
Dukes of Skazzard (Belgium)
Don Letts
Downbeat Melody sound system – Steve Rice
Dreadzone Sound System
Sonny Scully Evans
Fatboy Cliff
Fenomeno Show (Italy)
Sean Flowerdew (Pama Intl)
Lynval Golding (The Specials)
Greedy G
Felix Hall
Alan Handscombe
Jean Paul (Right On)
Josh (The Skints)
Jumbo (Java Hi-Power)
Kaptin IsDead (Boomtown)
David Katz
Eric Keogh (FCS – USA)
Mark Lamarr
Chris Lane (Fashion)
Keith Lawrence (Mi Soul)
Likkle Minty
Lucky Cat Zoe (Resonance fm)
The Magic Touch (Germany)
Wendy May (Locomotion)
Gaz Mayall
Metro (Metro Downbeat)
Natty Bo (Ska Cubano)
Oxman
Papa Face (Dub Vendor)
Chris Peckings
Pirates Crew sound system (Belgium)
Potato 5 DJ set: Martin Aberdeen and Spider
Jamie Renton
Ras Digby
Eddie Regal
David Rodigan
Tommy Rock A Shaka (Japan)
Lili Rudies (France)
Ruffy TNT (Mexico)
SFL sound system
Ali Skaba
Ska Beat Pete
Skankin Steve
Andy Smith
Solution Sound System
Sounds & Pressure lo-fi – Phil Bush
Okawa Takeshi (The Ska Flames – Japan)
Angus Taylor
Texas Ranger
Tighten Up crew: Mistah Brown, Champian & Tim P
Chris Tofu
Time Tunnel: Nanker Phelge, Liam Curtin, Sean Bright & Boy About Town
Triton sound system (Mexico)
Dave Walker (Thursday Night Fish Fry)
Wassie One
Gladdy Wax sound system
Tim Wells
Wrongtom
Zinc Fence (Catch A Fire)

Films:
Bunny Lee – I Am The Gorgon
Dance Craze
Legends of Ska
Take It or Leave It

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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
JOHNNY CLARKE
THE CLARENDONIANS
DOREEN SHAFFER
OTIS GAYLE
THE ORIGINAL ACES
AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
POTATO 5 horn section
ALPHEUS
MAROON TOWN
REGGAE CHOIR
CAPONE & THE BULLETS
BOMBSKARE
THE UPPERTONES (IT)
CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS
THE HYPOCONDRIACS
CARA-JANE MURPHY
THE NICE GUYS
SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
ALMIGHTY UPRISERS
More to be announced

DJs/sound systems:

DON LETTS
CLIVE CHIN
GLADDY WAX sound system
TESSA BASSIE (THE SLITS)
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
TIME TUNNEL
LITTLE DIANE
LILI RUDIES
To be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!