Maroon Town, U-Roy, and Wassie One for London International Ska Festival

plus Carlton and The Shoes, Intensified, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 11th Sep 2015

Maroon Town

Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th March 2016
various venues, Camden, Greater London, NW1 8QP, England MAP
£130 (plus booking fee) for all four days
Daily capacity: 1,250
Last updated: Mon 23rd May 2016

U-Roy, Maroon Town, and Wassie One lead the latest acts to be announced for next year's London International Ska Festival.

They will be joined by Carlton and The Shoes, Intensified, Skankin Steve, and India's The Ska Vengers.

They join headliner David Rodigan, plus Stranger Cole, Johnny Osbourne , Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood, Pama International, Sonic Boom Six, Heavyball, The Tighten Up Crew, Ali Skaba., Mr T Bone, Tree House Fire, The Simmertones, Bottle Of Moonshine, The Defekters, The Downsetters, plus DJs Axis Valv-A-Tron and Sounds & Pressure Lo-Fi, with many 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.

Now in it's sixth year the festival will 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 with 50+ acts at 20 events.

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Early bird tickets are priced at £99.99 (plus booking fee) for all four days.

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.

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