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

LIVE ACTS:

GEORGIE FAME
MISTY IN ROOTS
JANET KAY
KEITH & TEX (Jamaica)
RUDY 'John Jones' MILLS (Jamaica)
OWEN GREY
LITTLE ROY
KING PRAWN
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
BUSTER SHUFFLE
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
THE GOLDMASTER ALL-STARS
THE STEADY 45s (USA)
CHRIS MURRAY (Canada)
KING ZEPHA (England)
MASONS ARMS (Germany)
LE BIRRETTE (Italy)
ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE (England)
CARTOON VIOLENCE
THE INDECISION (England)
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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
NICK MANASSEH
JESSE JAMES
TIGHTEN UP CREW ft;
PAPA CHAMPIAN
TIM P
MISTAH BROWN
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
RONNIE KING
KEITH LAWRENCE
MARK PROFFESOR
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
BRIAN KELSON
SOFT WAX (Deptford Dub Club)
SIMON COBB (Work Your Shot)
SALLY BROWN ROME ft; NEMBOKID
& JOHN RUDIE (Rototom Sunsplash)
SKANKIN STEVE

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Films:

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