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TWINKLE BROTHERS added to London Intl Ska Fest

The London International Ska Festival has revealed the TWINKLE BROTHERS will perform at this year’s event.

The TWINKLE BROTHERS formed back in 1962 and four years later released their debut single, “Somebody Please Help Me”, for producer Leslie Kong. To date they have released more than 50 albums.

Back in 2011 the TWINKLE BROTHERS put out an album called Gift Of Jah.

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THE TOASTERS add Southampton date to tour

New York third wave ska pioneers THE TOASTERS will stop in Southampton on an upcoming tour of the UK

The tour now includes the following shows:

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First acts confirmed for Strummercamp 2015

RUTS DC and BABYLON DUB PUNKS are among the first acts confirmed for the Strummercamp 2015 festival.

The big event, organised by friends of the late JOE STRUMMER, takes place on 22-24 May at Manchester Rugby Club in Cheshire with tickets expected to be priced at £70 for a weekend pass. Early bird tickets have sold out and full priced tickets are not yet on sale.

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THE SLACKERS add more dates to UK tour

New York’s THE SLACKERS have added new shows in Leeds and Newcastle to their upcoming tour of the UK.

The top ska/jazz band will play the following shows this September:

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GAGE lines up Soca Reggae Fever show in London

Jamaican dancehall artist GAGE will perform live alongside LIL RICK of Barbados at the ‘Soca Reggae Fever’ show in London this March.

The Coronet show takes place on 6 March from 9pm through to 5am with tickets priced at £15 in advance or £25 on the door.

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ASWAD reveals summer Jazz Café show

British roots reggae band ASWAD has announced it will perform a gig at the Jazz Café in Camden this summer.

The North London show takes place on 1 August with tickets priced at £20 in advance.

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THE TOASTERS add another date to UK tour

New York ska band THE TOASTERS have added a date in Canterbury to an upcoming tour of the UK this April.

Live dates so far include:

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Tighten Up Club Classics Vol 1 session for London ska fest

The London International Ska Festival 2015 will feature a 'Tighten Up Club Classics Vol 1' session starring GLADDY WAX, RAS DIGBY, EDDIE REGAL alongside hosts CHAMPIAN, TIM DANCECRASHER and MISTAH BROWN.

In tribute to the now legendary Trojan compilation series, the handpicked roster of the UK's finest selectors will spin their own fantasy Tighten Up playlists on original vintage vinyl.

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2Tone triple bill for London Intl Ska Fest

HORACE PANTER's UPTOWN SKA COLLECTIVE, RHODA DAKAR singing THE BODYSNATCHERS and BEAT GOES BANG featuring EVERETT MORTON make up an amazing triple bill of 2Tone stars this April.

The special show is part of the London International Ska Festival and also features a guest appearance by trombonist RICO RODRIGUEZ.

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Do The Dog Skazine Int'l showcase revealed

TWO TONE CLUB from France will headline the Do The Dog Music's International Showcase at this year’s London International Ska Festival.

The show takes place on 4 April from 3pm in Camden Town, venue to be announced shortly.

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SKINDRED to play Hit The Deck Festival

South Wales reggae metal band SKINDRED is the among the first wave of acts revealed to play this year's twin Hit The Deck Festival in Nottingham and Bristol.

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MAXI PRIEST adds another London date to tour

British reggae singer MAXI PRIEST has added another Jazz Café show to his upcoming ‘Easy To Love Tour’.

The tour now includes the following dates:

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Cardiff show added to LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY tour

LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY has added a show at Portland House in Cardiff to his upcoming UK tour this April.

The tour now includes the following dates:

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FISHBONE adds London date to UK tour

Californian ska and funk fusion band FISHBONE has added a date in the capital to its upcoming tour of the UK.

The UK itinerary now includes:

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DENNIS BOVELL added to London Intl Ska Fest

The organisers of the London International Ska Festival have confirmed the DENNIS BOVELL DUB BAND will perform at this year’s event.

The band will be supporting STEEL PULSE on 4 April at The Forum in Kentish Town.

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LEE PERRY adds another date to UK tour

Jamaican music pioneer LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY has added a live date in Newcastle to his upcoming tour of the UK.

The tour now includes:

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Dates set for Africa Oyé 2015 in Liverpool

African and Caribbean music festival Africa Oyé returns to Liverpool this year following record audiences last summer.

Fans can expect the finest artists from across Africa, the Caribbean and the wider diaspora, joined by the usual eclectic 'Oyé Village' featuring an array of traders, workshops and kids entertainment.

The free festival will take place on 20-21 June in Sefton Park, Liverpool.

MAX ROMEO reveals UK performance in 2015

Jamaican reggae singer MAX ROMEO will perform live in Newcastle this coming May.

The big show takes place on 7 May at the Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne, with tickets priced at £14 in advance.

Last year MAX ROMEO celebrated his 70th birthday and his 50th year in the music business.

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THE SLACKERS line up UK show in September

New York ska band THE SLACKERS will perform at The Maze in Nottingham this coming September.

The show takes place on 8 September and tickets are priced at £12 in advance.

Back in 2012 the ‘Jamaican rock n roll’ band out an album of covers called The Radio on the Moanin' label.

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Guardian puts out New Year reggae playlist

Erin MacLeod has selected for The Guardian newspaper five of the islands’ 2014 ‘earworm rhythms’.

The list features 1980s dancehall revivalists NOTIS & IBA MAHR featuring TARRUS RILEY, dancehall sensation GULLY BOP otherwise known as COUNTRY MAN, rasta-inspired bashment artist KABAKA PYRAMID, and some soca from OLATUNJI and FAY-ANN LYONS.

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