More DJ’s announced for Ska Festival 30th anniverary

We are delighted to announce the latest 2 DJs to be added to The London intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary are;

Alan Handscombe (who DJ’d the first ever ska festival) and

Francesco Ruderoma Nembokid
(from Sally Brown of Rome and Caribbean Uptempo – Ska Latin Area of Rototom Sunsplash)

They both will be DJing day 1 of the festival. Alan will be DJing Barrie Sharpe – The Big Stuff maestro clubnight, while Francesco will be opening the festival on the Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Otis Gayle +more show on the mighty Gladdy Wax sound system.

All happening Thursday 29th March 2018 at O2 Academy Islington, London N1.

For full line-up announced so far go to
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/line-up

Alan Handscombe

For full line-up announced so far go to
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/line-up

Do The Dogs skazine bash onsale

30 x £5 earlybird tickets onsale today for
Do The Dog Skazine’s bash at The London International Ska Festival is now onsale.
It stars Bombskare (winners of BBC Four Best Part time band) plus The Kubricks, Captain Accident & The Disasters, Almighty Uprisers and more tba!

Buy now and save £10 per ticket!
http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/139623

Sat 31 Mar’18 – 5pm-10pm at O2 Academy2 Islington, London N1

Barrie Sharpe added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018

We are delighted to announce the latest DJ to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary… is

Barrie Sharpe – The Big Stuff maestro

Barrie K Sharpe, was one of the four creators of the iconic fashion brand Duffer of St. George, one of the two creators of the “Rare Groove” scene and in the band that was said to have defined Acid Jazz – Diana Brown & The Bothers, who metamorphosed into The Brand New Heavies and The Young Disciples.

Along With Diana Brown, Barrie had the first Acid Jazz style commercial success with their track “Masterplan”, a hit on both sides of the atlantic.

Not surprising then that he is best known for contribution to funk, but his superb collection of ska, rocksteady and reggae is something he has been building since 1970. And something that regularly gets aired at his rammed Big Stuff nights which he runs with Femi Fem (Young Disciples).

Whether through fashion or music he has been very much at the forefront of the movement that changed youth culture since the mid 80s.

For the 30th anniversary of The London Intl Ska Festival Barrie will be hosting the clubnight (day 1 of The London International Ska Festival – Thurs 29th March’18) at the O2 Academy Islington room 2. Expect killer, dancefloor fillers all night long.

Tickets onsale next week. Special guest tba.

Free entry to LISF2018 wristband holders and anyone attending our legends of Studio One show w/ The Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Otis Gayle & Alpheus and The Spitfires show.

16 piece Reggae Choir added to The London Intl Ska Festival

Following 2 sell-out shows at London’s Jazz Cafe we are delighted to announce the latest act to be added to The London International Ska Festival line up is…. the Reggae Choir.

The 16 strong choir, will be opening our Easter Sunday (1 April) show with Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, The Hempolics and DJ Ras Digby (Sir Jessus dubplate special). Following the show will be 2 rooms of clubnights starring Tighten Up crew and Time Tunnel. All at O2 Academy Islington.

Tickets: http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/131067

Rocksteady on the River Thames cruise sold out!

We are delighted to announce that the Thames cruise starring Ken Boothe at The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary has sold out!

If you didn’t get your tickets for it sorry to say you’ve missed the boat! Please also note there is no guest list and no press passes for this show.

If you want to see Ken Boothe still you can catch him guesting with Pama International performing the Trojan Songbook http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/110177

As a result of the cruise selling out The London International Ska Festival wristband tickets for all events have sold out to!

Don’t worry though, we have just put the LISF wristband no.2 onsale for £100 plus booking fee available at http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/137885

PLEASE NOTE the no.2 wristband does NOT get you onboard the Thames Cruise. It does get you into your choice of these 15 world exclusive shows…

The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary
THURSDAY 29 MARCH 2018

– The Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Otis Gayle, Alpheus +more

– The Spitfires, DJ Little Di and more

– Gladdy Wax sound system & more

– second club night tba

FRIDAY 30 MARCH 2018

– Derrick Morgan, Freddie Notes, The Uppertones, The Hypocondriacs, DJ Lili Rudies & more

– The Clash In Dub by Phoenix City All-stars, Don Letts, Tessa from The Slits

– AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE, Smiley & The Underclass +more

– second club night tba

SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2018

– Pama Intl perform Trojan Records songbook w/ Ken Boothe, The Original Aces, The Nice Guys & SFL sound system

– Do the Dog skazine bash; Bombskare, The Kubricks, Captain Accident & The Disasters, Almighty Uprisers +more

– Valve Soundclash starring Axis Valv-a-tron Sound System. vs Phil Bush’s Sounds & Pressure lo-fi

SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018

– Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, The Hempolics +Ras Digby (Sir Jessus dubplate special)

– Ska Explosion late 80s special; Maroon Town, Potato 5 horns, Capone & The Bullets +more

– Closing party 1 – Tighten Up crew

– Closing party 2 – Time Tunnel

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Captain Accident added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018

I am delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary is… from Wales… Captain Accident & The Disasters!

They will be playing on day 3 of the fest at the Do The Skazine bash (the worlds longest running ska publication) w/ Bombskare, The Kubricks, Almighty Uprisers and more tba at O2 Academy Islington2 on Sat 31 March’18. Tickets: onsale v soon.

The world famous all Valve Soundclash announced for The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary

We are delighted to announce the latest event at London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary is the world famous valve soundclash V
starring

AXIS VALV-A-TRON vs SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI

For the fifth year running we are delighted to once again be hosting the world exclusive valve soundclash featuring the two beautiful all valve sound systems operated and had built by two of the UK’s finest JA music connoisseurs Paul Axis (Axis Valv-a-tron Sound System) and Phil Bush (Sounds & Pressure lo-fi).

This truly is one of the highlights of The London Intl Ska Festival every year and doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. If you’re a lover of Jamaican music or sound system culture you really have to come and listen for yourself.

Saruday 31st March 2018 – doors 11pm-4am
at The Garage, Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD.

20 earlybird tickets are onsale now at http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/136501

Tessa Bassie (The Slits) added to The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary

I’m honoured to announce that the latest DJ to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary is…

Tessa Pollitt (bassist of The Slits)

She will be DJing a roots & culture set at the Clash In Dub premiere by Phoenix City All-stars + DJ Don Letts .
on Sat 31 March at O2 Academy Islington.

Don’t miss this world exclusive show!
There are 16 x 1/2 price earlybird tickets for this left at http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/132144

Free entry for LISF2018 wristband holders.

5 more Jamaican legends added to London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary

We are honoured to announce 5 more legendary Jamaican names for The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary are;  Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Freddie Notes, Otis Gayle and Clive Chin!

Our 30th anniverasry hits the capital from 29th March – 1st April 2018.

Full line up to be announced this week, but it already includes all of the above plus Ken Boothe, Derrick Morgan, The Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Lone Ranger, Pama Intl, African Head Charge, Alpheus and many more!

Under 20 wristband tickets are left.  1 wristband gets you into all 16 events.
http://buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher/98879




Ska Explosion special hitting London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary

We are delighted to announce the latest artists to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary are The Potato 5 horn section and Capone & The Bullets.

They both will be playing on day 3 at a late 80s/Ska Explosion special along with Maroon Town and more tba at O2 Academy Islington 2.

Not only did both Potato 5 and Capone & The Bullets played the first ever London Intl Ska Festival, but they were also vital catalysts to reigniting the UK ska scene. Naturally we are delighted to have them featuring again 30 years on!

Tickets onsale this week. Wristband tickets (get you into this show and anothe 15 gigs and club nights of your choice) are running out fast. Under 40 left at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher