Now in it's fourth year Folkestone Skabour Festival returns as Folkestone Ska Splash to not just the harbour of Folkestone but now incorporating the entire old town of Folkestone including the Creative Quarter, the Harbour and the Stade, over the weekend of Friday 16th until Sunday 18th August 2013.
The Skatalites, The Selecter, Neville Staple Band (Ex Specials Rude Boy), The Beat, Bad Manners, The Toasters, The Dualers, Toot'n'Skamen with Specials guest Roddy 'Radiation' Byers, The Equators, Nick Welsh Show (aka King Hammond), Freddy Loco & The Gordos, Dub Tonik With Special Guests, The Skanx, Blaster Master, Orange Street, By The Rivers, Goldmaster Allstars, The Skamanians, The Estimators, The Ghouls, Tallowah, Les Gueules Noires, Hey Rudi, The Snare, Skatacus, Chainska Brassika, The Apocryphalites, The Skatonics, Covered In Skas, The Skangsters, and The Talks.
More special announcements and surprise headliners to come.
DJs: Rhoda Dakar (Ex Bodysnatchers), Trevor Evans (Et Rockers), Ska Shack (Lee & Toast), Phil Enthucol, Olas Boss (The Upsetter), Tony B (Ska Movement), Roger 'Twiggy' Day (Bbc Radio Kent & Ex Radio Caroline), The JJs (Junior Boss & Jay Reggae), Ali Skaba (DJ Dub-It), Dangerous Dave, Nathan Atkins (Ska Splash Radio Folkestone Academy 105.9fm), Chris Watts (Meridian 109fm), Lee Edgington, Madam Scorcher, Darren Bennett, Andy Barton, Skaoovie, DJ Tiddles, Mick Jeffries (Longshot Sounds).
Tickets are priced at £40. Children under 14 years of age enter the main arena for free accompanied by their parent, guardian or carer. To buy tickets, click here.
The entry system for the festival has changed and once a ticket holder has produced their bar-coded e-ticket they will be furnished with a festival armband. The Festival armband allows general admission to all the venues included in the festival over the three days. Attendance at the smaller evening venues is limited due to capacity, safety and licensing limits and those conditions apply.
Using fifteen indoor venues, four outdoor venues, art exhibitions, markets, restaurants, cafe's, bars and pubs with community interest and family areas at the 'Ska Splash Family fountain' and 'Ska Beach' Sunny Sands. There's a wide selection of food and refreshments for all ages and tastes with a classic 'MOD' & 'Ska Scoot' classic scooter show featuring Lambretta & Vespa Scooter Clubs as one of the many features of the 'Ska Splash Trail'.
The overall capacity of the festival has been increased to accommodate more fans and this year there's the addition of the 'Ska Park' parking facility at the sea front rotunda site, for cars and camper-vans. Camping is also available at 'Little Switzerland', in beautiful surroundings, within reasonable walking distance from the festival hub.
Getting to the festival couldn't be easier. The festival is situated in the middle of a transport hub and the gateway to and from Europe. Train to Folkestone Central station is the recommended method. Local transport is very efficient and affordable and very short distances.
More information will be here when available.
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