London International Ska Festival 2012

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th May 2012
Brixton Academy, Sheperds Bush Empire & Islington Academy, London, SW9 9SL, England MAP
£122 for all four days
daily capacity: 1250
last updated: Mon 16th Apr 2012

The second London International Ska Festival is set to take place across 3 venues (one wristband gets you into all of them) -The Brixton Academy, The Sheperds Bush Empire and The Islington Academy, in London on Thursday 3rd through to Sunday 6th May 2012.

The festival is set to highlight all that's good about the world of ska, from it's roots in American Rhythm & blues, to the Jamaican originators, through the 2 Tone era and right up-to-date with 21st century ska sounds.

Line-up

2012's line up promises 40 acts including Jamaican legends, a 2 Tone Revue, world exclusives, plus acts from 15 countries. Acts announced include Freddie Notes, Dandy Livingstone "Rudy A Message To You", The Pioneers, Dawn Penn (Stc) "No, No, No", The Dualers, Neville Staple & Neol Davies Aka The Selecter (double header), Hotknives (original line-up), Fishbone (USA), Buster Shuffle, The Skints, Rebelation, The Moon Invaders (Belgium), Los Granadians (Spain), The Delegators, Capone & The Bullets, and The Kinky Coo Coo's (Spain).

The DJs confirmed are Gladdy Waxx, Andy Smith, Count Skylarkin, Tim Wells, Steve Rice (Downbeat Melody), DJ Amma, Mark Barrett (Pressure Drop), 3DJ (Funkdub), Dave Walker (Thursday Night Fish Fry).

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

Tickets

The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £122 for all four days, or £28.50 for day tickets for Thursday or Friday, £25 for Saturday, and £20 for Sunday. To buy tickets, click here or click here. All 3 venues welcome 14 years of age and up (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult).

Under 18s & Wheelchair users

Both band venues being used this year – O2 Academy Islington and O2 Shepherds Bush Empire allow under 18s in their venues including 14s if accompanied by an adult at all times. Both venues also have access & facilities for wheelchair users.

Accommodation

This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th May 2012
Brixton Academy, Sheperds Bush Empire & Islington Academy, London, SW9 9SL, England MAP
£122 for all four days
daily capacity: 1250
last updated: Mon 16th Apr 2012


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