Erin Bardwell Collective added to London Intl Ska Festival 2019

We are delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 is…

Erin Bardwell Collective

A long time champion of the ska, rocksteady & early reggae scene’s Wiltshire based Erin Bardwell established his musical collective in 2003 and has since gone onto release 6 EPC albums as well as numerous compilations, singles and other artists on his Pop-A-Top Records label.

We are delighted to have Erin making his long overdue band debut at The London Intl Ska Festival.

World’s hottest rocksteady band added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019

We are delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 is… from California…

The Steady 45s

For those of you new to them, they’re quite simply one of the best rocksteady & ska bands out there! Unsurprisingly they’ve worked with legends galore (most recently Pat Kelly and Keith & Tex), but it’s their own original material that truly excites.

Their Cali rocksteady and blazin ska are world class. Their live show is going to steal hearts at LISF2019! Don’t miss this folks. One of the best bands in the world coming your way!

Watch out for a new album coming soon!

4 more DJs added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019

I am delighted to announce 4 more DJs have been added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019. They are;

Lili Rudies from France

Sally Brown Rome ft. Francesco Nembokid & John Rudie (resident DJs celebrating their 20th anniversary of SB club in Rome and resident djs of Caribbean Uptempo stage at Rototom Sunsplash Festival

Skankin Steve and his mighty boombox

More announcements coming this afternoon!

The London Intl Ska Festival 2019
Easter weekend 18-21 April | 16 world exclusive events
Wristband tickets availalbe now at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

More DJs announced for the London Intl Ska Festival 2019, including Tessa from The Slits

I’m delighted to announce the latest DJs to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 are;

Tessa from The Slits & Soft Wax from Deptford Dub Club
Greedy G (champion selector returns)
Simon Cobb (Work Your Shot)
and one of our’s (and the festival’s) favourite club nights
Time Tunnel ft. Liam Curtin, Sean Bright, Boy About Town and Nanker Phelge.

More annoucements coming this morning!

The London Intl Ska Festival 2019
Easter weekend 18-21 April | 16 world exclusive events
Wristband tickets availalbe now at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

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Misty In Roots, Soothsayers and Youthsayers added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019

I am delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 are the legendary roots reggae band – Misty In Roots.

The festival returns to the capital next Easter (18-21 April 2019) and celebrates all ska from it’s roots in rhythm and blues, calypso and mento, through it’s JA originators and it’s evolution into rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone and beyond.

It takes place at the O2 Academy Islington 1 & 2.
4 day wristband tickets are onsale now at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher They get you into all 16 events including our world famous Dixie Queen Thames cruise.

Othe bands already announced include; Chris Murray (Canada), Le Birrette (Italy), Masons Arms (Germany), King Zepha and The Indecision (both Leeds) with many more tba.

Thank you!

I would like to say a very heart-felt thank you to all of you who supported our #SaveTheSkaFest crowdfunder.

As you know we needed to raise £20,000 in 28 days to clear part of the £50,000 worth of historic debts.

And through your amazing support we did it. Thank you! The London Intl Ska Festival lives to fight on!


The London International Ska Festival will return to the capital next Easter (18-21 April 2019) for it’s 31st anniversary year!

With an eye very much on the future my aim for the festival moving forward is to present a radical new event, with our trademark world exclusive shows and a stronger focus on the raft of talent that’s playing around the world today. With that in mind the first bands announced are some of the best new bands playing ska, rocksteady and boss reggae in the world today; Chris Murray (from Canada via LA), Le Birrette (from Italy), Masons Arms (from Germany), King Zepha and The Indecision (both from UK). Watch this space for further event and line up details!

We, of course, will still have legends galore as well! And with it being 2 Tone’s 40th anniverary next year we have a very special and world exclusive event planned!

Wristband tickets for the whole event are available now from www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher
Individual event tickets and line up announcements will be made shortly.

Thank you again.

Sean – The London Intl Ska Festival

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#SaveTheSkaFest prize draw launched

Just launched…

The London International Ska Festival prize draw.

Tickets £5 each available at link below.
To help #SaveTheSkaFest these amazing companies, bands and singers have donated these amazing prizes;

– Trojan Records bundle

– Greensleeves Records bundle (14 CD boxset & Jammy/Damian Marley 7″ test press)

– Cherry Red Records ska bundle

– £250 merc clothing vouchers

– £250 The Modfather Clothing Company vouchers

– 2 tickets for LISF Clash tribute Thames cruise-20 Oct

– 2 tickets for LISF 2 Tone Thames cruise-15 Dec

– Signed LPs from; Lynval Golding/The Specials, Toots & the Maytals, Mad Professor, Freddie Notes, Wrongtom Pama International, Alpheus & more!

– Do The Dog Music skazine subscription

More prizes tba. Tickets £5 each.

Winners names will get drawn at random on 1st Oct’18.

Each winner gets to choose 1 prize from available list.First name drawn gets first pick and so on.

Good luck!

Every ticket sold helps to #SaveTheSkaFest and are available from

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-ska-festival
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#SaveTheSkaFest crowdfunder launched

#SaveTheSkaFestival

The London Intl Ska Festival is facing closure. If you’d like to help save it then you can donate £1 by click the Donate button below. Every £1 helps.





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!