Dennis Bovell presents… Babylon at The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

We are truly honoured to announce the first headline event for The London Intl Ska Festival 2017​ (13-17 April) is…

B A B Y L O N   live!
London’s iconic reggae film brought to you by the soundtrack composer Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell and very special guests.  At one of London’s truly historic venues!

Tickets go onsale on 1st July.  To receive priority booking info join the LISF mailing list at HERE

Entrance is free to LISF2017 wristband ticket holders!
Only 8 second release wristband tickets are left.  Buy now and save £30 per ticket  www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

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South America’s first act on The London Intl Ska Festival

10 more acts being announced this weekend for The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 (13-16 April)! If you missed the first two announcements they were: from Belfast the Aggressors B.C and from Argentina (the first south American artist to appear at the festival) Hugo Lobo!
More names announced over the weekend. For full list of acts confirmed so far go to https://www.facebook.com/events/454600028062514/
Join us for whats going to be the biggest ska event ever! Buy tickets now and save £30+ www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher
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Back To The Planet added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

We are delighted to announce the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 is… Back To The Planet.

A huge festival favourite they formed in 1989, split in 1995, but returned with their eclectic mix of political punk, ska, dub & electronic dance music in 2006. Even better news, they’re currently working on a new album!

The join Channel One Sound System, The Equators ( Stiff Records), the bionic rats from Ireland, 65 Mines Street from France, The Bighead, LEO & THE LINEUP from Denmark, The Mighty Cosmics, Counting Coins, Junior Bill from Wales, Axis Valvatron vs Sounds & Pressure valve sound clash, The Meow Meows and many more tba.
Only a handful of discounted tickets left. Buy now and save £30 a tickets www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

 

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The Bionic Rats from Dublin added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

 

We are delighted to announce that The Bionic Rats from Dublin, Ireland have been add to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 lineup.

3 self-released albums and a residency at Dublin’s Foggy Dew has led the Bionic Rats has built the band into Irelands leading act.  A fact born out by their recent appearance on Imelda Mays TV show.

Their brilliant mix of ska, 2Tone, reggae, rocksteady into their own special brew of Jamaican beats, Irish soul, social commentary and great songwriting saw them getting booked to play The London Intl Ska Festival 2013.  We are delighted to have them back!

Check them out on Imeldas show here

Happy People Records launch with @Phoenix City All-stars trio of albums

Happy People Records have just made Phoenix City All-stars 3 releases; ‘2Tone Gone Ska’, ‘Skatisfaction’ and the long awaited blazing ska take on Dexys Midnight Runners ‘Searching For The Young Ska Rebels’ available on their new
https://happypeoplerecords1.bandcamp.com/ page.

‘2 Tone Gone Ska’ is available on CD, digital & ltd.edition LP now.

‘Skatisfation’ and ‘Searching for the Young….’ are available now on CD and digital and the LP (only 250 numbered copies available) are out 1st July 2016. Preorder now and get a free download of the album instantly.

All LP orders receive a download copy of the album instantly.

Anyone who’s already preordered the PCAS Dexys vinyl email mail@pamainternational.co.uk to get your download code.

Happy People Records have just made Phoenix City All-stars 3 releases; ‘2Tone Gone Ska’, ‘Skatisfaction’ and the long awaited blazing ska take on Dexys Midnight Runners ‘Searching For The Young Ska Rebels’ available on their new
https://happypeoplerecords1.bandcamp.com/ page.

‘2 Tone Gone Ska’ is available on CD, digital & ltd.edition LP now.

‘Skatisfation’ and ‘Searching for the Young….’ are available now on CD and digital and the LP (only 250 numbered copies available) are out 1st July 2016. Preorder now and get a free download of the album instantly.

All LP orders receive a download copy of the album instantly.

Anyone who’s already preordered the PCAS Dexys vinyl email mail@pamainternational.co.uk to get your download code.

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Denmark’s ska & soul supremos make UK debut at The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

From the streets of Copenhagen, Leo and the Lineup have championed their blistering take on reggae, ska, and soul throughout Denmark and across the rest of Europe. Fronted by original soul man Mr. Kevin Leo, and a beautiful trio of backing singers known at The Leonettes, the ten piece machine will be making their UK debut at The London Int’l Ska Festival 2017.

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Channel One sound system added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017

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We are delighted to announce the latest sound system to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 is the mighty Channel One Sound System starring Mikey Dread & Ras Kayleb.

The world famous Channel One sound system has been breaking down barriers with heavyweight reggae & dub sounds since 1979. Winners of Red Bull’s 2010 Culture Clash, the first reggae sound system to have taken their sound to Wembley Arena, internationally reknown through global touring, and 30 consecutive years playing Notting Hill Carnival are only a few of the reasons why Channel One sound system are one of the worlds greatest.

Channel One join Axis Valvatron, Sounds & Pressure Lo-fi, The Equators (Stiff Records), The Mighty Cosmics, Junior Bill, 65 Mines Street from France and tons more still tba!

Under 10 earlybird tickets left for The London International Ska Festival 2017 (13-17 April 2017) www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

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The London Intl Ska Festival grows…

We are delighted to say the latest band to be added to The London Intl Ska Festival 2017 is, from Brighton, The Meow Meows. The join Stiff Records recording artists The Equators, 65 Mines Street from France, Junior Bill from Wales, Londoners – The Mighty Cosmics, our world exclusive valve sound clash Axis Valv-a-tron vs Phil Bush sounds & Pressure lo-fi and DJ Lucky Cat Zoe (Resonance fm). Plus many more to be announced this week.

Under 20 earlybird tickets left at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

The Meow Meows have also joing the bill on 5th Aug… with Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Pama International and DJ Nanker Phelge at The Garage London www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher
Under 10 half price earlybird tickets left for this one!

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London Intl Ska Festival presents TROJAN

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This Saturday 9th April the London International Ska Festival presents

T R O J A N

Trojan Records Official Club Night

at The Social, Little Portland St, London W1.

DJs spinning the sounds of the iconic label are Mistah Brown (Tighten Up) & Lili Rudies
plus live band: King Zepha

£7 adv from www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher

Hotshot & Scorcher members 1/2 price = £3.50 (email mail@pamainternational.co.uk for discount code)

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The opening night of TROJAN (12 March 16) soldout 3 weeks in advance. Don’t dally! Get your tickets for month 2 while you can and come celebrate the legendary Trojan Records!

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2017 SKA FESTIVAL LINE UP
Easter 13th - 16th 2017

LIVE ACTS:

THE PIONEERS
DAVE & ANSELL COLLINS
MISTY IN ROOTS
ROY ELLIS (SYMARIP)
BITTY MCLEAN
OWEN GRAY
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
RHODA DAKAR LOTEK FOUR
CAPITAL LETTERS
HUGO LOBO (Argentina)
BACK TO THE PLANET
THE EQUATORS
PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS
SMOKE LIKE A FISH (Wales)
NEW TOWN KINGS
CIYO BROWN & THE ROCKSTEADYITES
THE BIONIC RATS (Ireland)
THE MIGHTY COSMICS
MISERABLE MAN (Italy)
JEWELS VASS (Pama Intl)
DOJO
AGGRESSORS BC (Northern Ireland)
65 MINES STREET (France)
LEO & THE LINEUP (Denmark)
THE MAGIC TOUCH (Germany)
THE BROTHERS IGNATIUS
THE MEOW MEOWS
AUTONOMADS
JUNIOR BILL (Wales)
THE BIGHEAD
COUNTING COINS
& many more tba

DJs:

DON LETTS
GLADDY WAX
CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM
OXMAN
TIGHTEN UP CREW ft.
Champian, Mistah Brown & Tim Dancecrasher
WENDY MAY
AXIS VALV-A-TRON (valve system)
SOUNDS & PRESSURE LO-FI (valve system)
THE GREAT WASSIE ONE
KEITH LAWRENCE
TEXAS RANGER
JOSH (THE SKINTS)
SEAN FLOWERDEW (PAMA INTL)
TIM WELLS
TIME TUNNELL ft.
Nanker Phelge, Boy About Town, Liam Curtin & Sean Bright
SFL SOUND
DUB FRONT ASSOCIATION (Belgium)
LAST GANG IN TOWN
FENOMENO SHOW
DJ DAPPER DAN
LUCKY CAT ZOE (Resonance fm)
ERIC - FCS SOUND SYSTEM (USA)
MARTIN CUETO (Argentina)
TRITON SOUND SYSTEM (Mexico)
ALI SKABA
SKANKIN STEVE
ANGUS TAYLOR
& many more tba

Films:

DANCE CRAZE - cinema screening
DANCE CRAZE - gig screening
more tba

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!