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The London Intl Ska Festival Winter Special pt.2

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The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 Band Competition

THE LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 2012 BAND COMPETITION

Today see’s the launch of The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 Band Competition. We will be giving one lucky band or solo artist, from anywhere in the world the chance to perform at next years festival. 2011’s relaunch of the festival, which included Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Dave & Ansell Collins, Owen Grey, Rico, The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Lynval Golding (The Specials) & many more was such a resounding success that we’re now making it an annual event. A big part of the festival is to introduce new artists and we’d like the public to help us choose one act.

How to enter
The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 Band Competition is open to any Ska inspired band or solo artist from anywhere in the world. All you have to do to enter is email your band name to enquiries@rockersrevolt.com with a weblink to your music (myspace/facebook/youtube/soundcloud). Please put ‘2012 Band Competition’ in the subject line. All entries must be from the band/management themselves and be submitted by 31st August 2011. 20 bands will then be shortlisted and posted online for the public to vote for their favourite. Voting will take place between 1st September 2011 – 30th November 2011. The band with the most votes will win.

The Prize
The winning prize will be an opening slot on at The London Intl Ska Festival 2012, with all travel/hotel expenses paid. The festival takes place 3rd – 6th May 2012 across Shepards Bush Empire, Brixton Academy, & Islington Academy.

2012’s line up promises 40 acts including Jamaican legends, an incredible 2 Tone Revue, world exclusives, plus acts from 15 countries. First acts announced are: Neol Davies aka The Selecter, Hotknives (original line up), Los Granadians (Spain), plus DJs Andy Smith, Count Skylarkin & Mark Barrett (Pressure Drop). More to be announced next week.

A limited supply of earlybird/discounted tickets are available online now HERE

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DJ Greedy G’s London Intl Ska Festival podcast special

DJ Greedy G, who appears at Day 2 of The London Intl Ska Festival, has put together a beautiful podcast for us. Focusing on the old school JA sounds it includes sublime cuts from Owen Grey, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Bob Andy, Ansel Collins and Dave Barker, all of who appear at the ska fest.

You can download the podcast now at
http://djgreedyg.podomatic.com/

Tracklist:
Midnight Train – Owen Grey (Bluebeat)
Artibella – Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole (Studio 1)
Poor Me – Owen Grey (Matador)
My Time – Bob Andy (Supreme)
Truly – Marcia Griffiths (Studio 1)
For Your Love – Ken Boothe (Coxsone)
Your Love’s A Game – Dave Barker (Techniques)
Don’t Let Me Down – Marcia Griffiths (Harry J)
Night Flight – Ansel Collins (Beverleys)
Sun Shines For Me – Bob Andy (FRM)
The Heart Of A Man – Dave Barker (blank)
Working To The Top – Marcia Griffiths (Trojan)
The Way I Feel – Bob Andy (Success)
Why Baby Why – Ken Boothe (Beverleys)
Some Sympathy – Dave Barker (Upsetter)
Nuclear Weapon – Ansel Collins (Trojan)
Blazing Fire – Owen Gray (Trojan)
Too Proud To Beg – Bob Andy (I Anka)
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Marcia Griffiths (Wildflower)
Get Close To You – Ken Boothe (Beverleys)

ALL KILLER!!!
Big thanks to Greedy G for putting this together.

4Day and Day tickets available now from
www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk

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The legendary Owen Grey added to the Ska Festival

We are delighted to announce the legendary OWEN GREY has been added to the London Intl Ska Festival. One of Jamaica’s true ‘Foundation’ singers and Alpha Boys school graduate his work spans the R&B, ska, rocksteady & reggae eras of Jamaican music. He recorded for many of the greats: Prince Buster, Duke Reid, Leslie Kong, Clancy Eccles & Bunny Lee and was one of the first artists to be released on Studio One & Island Rcds. Undeniably a true legend and pioneer of Jamaican music.

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

LIVE ACTS:

GEORGIE FAME
MISTY IN ROOTS
KEITH & TEX (Jamaica)
RUDY 'John Jones' MILLS (Jamaica)
THE STEADY 45s (USA)
CHRIS MURRAY (Canada)
KING ZEPHA (England)
MASONS ARMS (Germany)
LE BIRRETTE (Italy)
ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE (England)
THE INDECISION (England)
More to be announced

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
CHRIS LANE
JESSE JAMES
TIGHTEN UP CREW ft;
PAPA CHAMPIAN
TIM P
MISTAH BROWN
ALAN HANDSCOMBE
GREEDY G
TIME TUNNEL ft;
LIAM CURTIN, SEAN BRIGHT,
BOY ABOUT TOWN & NANKER PHELGE
LILI RUDIES (France)
SOFT WAX (Deptford Dub Club)
SIMON COBB (Work Your Shot)
SALLY BROWN ROME ft; NEMBOKID
& JOHN RUDIE (Rototom Sunsplash)
SKANKIN STEVE

More to be announced

Films:

To be announced

Free Family Day

tba
+ many more tba!