NEVILLE STAPLE (The Specials) added to London Intl Ska Festival

We are delighted to announce NEVILLE STAPLE from The Specials will now be headlining Day 4 of The London Intl Ska Festival (6 May) as part of a 2 Tone Double Bill.

Best known as frontman/toaster of The Specials, Neville Staple initially joined 2 Tone’s finest as their roadie. At a fateful gig supporting The Clash, Neville took to the stage and never looked back. From the opening lines of The Specials debut single Gangsters… “Bernie Rhodes knows…Don’t argue” cemented the original rudeboy in popular British music forever.

At the height of The Specials powers, with the iconic Ghost Town at number one on the British charts, Neville departed with Terry Hall and Lynval Golding, to form Fun Boy Three. Since those heady times he has never stopped performing and with The Specials incredibly successful reformation not looking to let up any time soon it’s testament to Neville’s work ethic that he still finds the time and energy to pursue his solo career.

Neville replaces Fishbone, who sadly had to cancel their European tour due to singer Angello Moore knee surgery. The Fishbone London performance has been rescheduled to Nov’12.

The London Intl Ska Festival – Day 4 – Sunday 6th May
@O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield St, London N1
2 TONE DOUBLE BILL
NEVILLE STAPLES (The Specials) vs NEOL DAVIES (The Selecter)
THE SKINTS | CHRIS MURRAY | REBELATION | DON LETTS | BAZZA BARRETT

Tickets from www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk

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

LIVE ACTS:

THE PIONEERS
FREDDIE NOTES
DENNIS ALCAPONE
RODDY RADIATION
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THE HEMPOLICS
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
ARTHUR KAY & THE ORIGIANALS
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CARTOON VIOLENCE
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SKATA TONES
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GIO ONE STOP
MISS GEMINI (USA)
PAUL DIXON (Son of a Gun)
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