The sixth London International Ska Festival is set to take place across multiple London venues (one wristband gets you into all of them) over Easter Weekend from Thursday 24th through to Sunday 27th March 2016.
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.
Latest addition Back To The Planet, and The Bionic Rats.
They join headliner David Rodigan, plus The Skints, Hollie Cook, Don Letts, King Zepha, Hometown Hi-Fi, Pannonia All-Stars Ska Orchestra, The Delirians & Jackie Mendez, Razika, Stranger Cole, Johnny Osbourne, Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood, Pama International, Sonic Boom Six, Heavyball, The Tighten Up Crew, Ali Skaba, Leo and the Lineup, Counting Coins, Channel One Soundsystem, Mr T Bone, Tree House Fire, The Simmertones, Bottle Of Moonshine, U-Roy, Carlton and The Shoes, The Beat, Freddie Notes, Arthur Kay & The Originals, Bob Andy, Bad Manners, The Indecision, Tree House Fire, Millie Manders, Gladdy Wax, Rhoda Dakar, Oxman, Time Tunnel, and from Belgium The Dukes Of Skazzard, irates Crew, Intensified, Maroon Town, Skankin Steve, Wassie One, India's The Ska Vengers, The Defekters, The Downsetters, plus DJs Axis Valv-A-Tron and Sounds & Pressure Lo-Fi, with more yet to be announced.
3 events already confirmed will be the Dixie Queen Thames cruise, the Valve Soundclash with Axis Valvatron and Phil Bush’s Sounds & Pressure valve sound systems, and Do The Dog Skazine’s global showcase.
20 events are scheduled with 50+ artists, once again at iconic London venues.
The early bird offer has ended, tickets are priced at £130 (plus booking fee) for all four days. Tickets for individual events are also available.
As well as the main events further fringe events take place including cinema, DJ all-nighters, Record Fair, Thames cruise, which will all build into a week's worth of shows at legendary London venues.
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.
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