London Intl Ska Fest facing closure / please support if you can

I’m sorry to say once again The London International Ska Festival is facing closure. This year we’ve managed to make a great dent in the debts, and keep the festivals (and my head) above water but there is still over £50,000 still to clear. And once again it has become to much to handle alone and is again, unfortunately, impacting on my health.

If you’d like to see the festival continue you can help right now in a number of ways. You can;

– buy a ticket for any of our upcoming events
– buy a copy of our upcoming comp Rudies All Around
– buy any item from our summer sale
– buy an earlybird ticket for The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 (as many of you have / you money is secure & will be refunded if the fest doesn’t happen)
– preorder new albums from Pama Intl or Phoenix City All-stars

All details on these below.

You can also donate any money to the cause you can donate but I’d much prefer you buy something or come to the events!





Thank you for your continued support. It is very much appreciated. Hope to see you soon!

Wish me luck!
Sean
London Intl Ska Festival / Pama International

Upcoming events (starting tomorrow!)

Sat 25 Aug – Carnival special Thames cruise – spinning the finest ska, rocksteady and reggae
9 earlybird tickets left – buy now and save £5 per person.
http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/182350

Sat 22 Sept – Hot 100 club night
10 DJs/singers/producers select their 10 favourite dancefloor fillers!
Line up includes; Lynval Golding (The Specials), Freddie Notes (Trojan legend), Mistah Brown (Tighten Up/Trojan), Alan Handscombe, Nanker Phelge (Time Tunnel), Sean Flowerdew (Pama Intl), Simon Cobb (Work Your Shot), Gio One Stop, Manasseh and Wrongtom! Don’t miss this unique night. You’ll get an insight into each selectors musical taste and dance your socks off!
http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/180151

Sat 29 Sept – Night Boat To Greenwich – Madness special Thames cruise (7pm-11pm) ONLY 10 tickets left
Our tribute to the capitals favourite nutty boys.
http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/174929

The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 – 18-21 April
starring The Toasters, Chris Murray, Le Birrette, King Zepha, The Indecision and more
16 world exclusive events over 4 days including our Rocksteady on the River Thames cruise and valve soundclash
Only 11 earlybird tickets left – All tickets bought help secure the festivals future. Without people buying in advance we won’t be able to continue.
http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/159534

Good Fri 19 April 2019 – Rocksteady on the River Thames cruise on the Dixie Queen
Previous years have starred Derrick Harriott, URoy, Ken Boothe, BB Seaton (Gaylads), Vin Gordon, Ken Parker, Keith & Tex, Carroll Thompson, Bitty Mclean, Christopher Ellis & more!
Only 5 earlybird tickets left. Buy now and save £10 per person.
http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/170587

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Summer Sale – Today everything 1/2 price.

Digital albums £3.50 / CDs £5 / LPs £10 / Posters £5 (or our set of 6 football posters for £10!) / Books £5

London Intl Ska Festival merch available HERE
Pama International back catalogue available HERE
Phoenix City All-stars back catalogue available HERE

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Upcoming new releases from Phoenix City All-stars
(£2.50 off the CD and £5 off the LPs today);

– Phoenix City All-stars – Clash Version Rockers preorder here

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Rudies All Around album

The London Intl Ska Festival fund raising album showcases some of our favourite bands from around the world. 18 bands from 13 countries.
Buy at https://londonintlskafestival.bandcamp.com/

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2020 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter weekend
9th - 12th April 2020

LIVE ACTS:

BIG YOUTH
THE PIONEERS
HOLLIE COOK
DENNIS ALCAPONE
DENNIS BOVELL
FREDDIE NOTES
ALTON ELLIS TRIBUTE starring
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
DAVE BARKER
SUSAN CADOGAN
RODDY RADIATION
& THE SKABILLY REBELS
CARROLL THOMPSON
WRONGTOM &
THE RAGGA TWINS
CHAINSKA BRASSIKA
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
ARTHUR KAY & THE ORIGINALS
KING ZEPHA
ZEN BASEBALL BAT
CARTOON VIOLENCE
THE MAGNETICS (Italy)
THE RED STRIPES (Hong Kong)
THE DOWNSETTERS
JUNIOR BILL
SKATA TONES
THE LAUNCHERS
SUBSETTERS
EASYDREAD
THE COMMUNICATORS
THE SKALITES
THE DEKKERTONES
More to be announced

Sound Systems:

SIR COXSONE OUTERNATIONAL
starring LLOYDIE COXSONE
PHIL BUSH all-valve
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI

DJs:

DON LETTS
RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus)
TINY T (Mighty Cloudburst)
DUKE NEVILLE
MISTAH BROWN (Tighten Up/Trojan)
TIM P (Tighten Up)
BRIAN SCORCHER KELSON
GRACE OF SPADES (USA)
TEXAS RANGER
NAOKO THE ROCK
TOBI THE RHYTHM RULER (Germany)
MR FASO (Rootikal)
DAVE MACK
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
FUNKDUB ft. GENTLEMAN KUSH & 3DJ
GIO ONE STOP
PADDY M (Pressure Drop)
MISS GEMINI (USA)
PAUL DIXON (Son of a Gun)
AYITO
HEIDI ELLIS
More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

Every day!
Free entry for 8-17 year olds every day!

+ many more tba!