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Full line-up revealed for LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL

The complete line-up for this year’s London International Ska Festival can now be revealed.

The festival returns to the capital this Easter (17-20 April) with 50 acts from around the world across 15 bespoke events at famed and iconic London venues.

Headline acts include HORACE ANDY, DERRICK MORGAN, KEITH & TEX, KEN PARKER, MAD PROFESSOR, DENNIS BOVELL, JAZZ JAMAICA and KING PRAWN; while venues include the lawns of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square, the Dixie Queen Thames Cruise, and Camden Town's Jazz Cafe, Dingwalls, Barfly, The Forge and Electric Ballroom.

The organisers of the festival have also launched the London Intl Ska Festival Collectors LP series, which features nine exclusive and limited edition vinyl albums from DENNIS BOVELL, PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS, GOLDMASTER ALL-STARS, TOP CATS, PAMA INTERNATIONAL meets WRONG TOM, REBELATION, THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS and THE INDECISION.

The festival was originally launched back in 1988 and proudly showcases ska from its roots in rhythm & blues, mento and calypso, through the Jamaican originators and on into rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone, ska punk and beyond.

The festival includes the following events:

  • Event 1: 17 April, Jazz Café - HORACE ANDY + DIRTY REVOLUTION + DJ DAVID KATZ + DUB ASANTE BAND
  • Event 2: 17 April, Jazz Café - MAD PROFESSOR
  • Event 3: 17 April, venue TBA [wristband holders only] - 'JAMAICA GOT SOUL' clubnight
  • Event 4: 18 April, Victoria & Albert Museum [SKA GARDEN PARTY] - GLADDY WAX SOUND SYSTEM + TIGHTEN UP
  • Event 5: 18 April, Dixie Queen [ROCKSTEADY ON THE RIVER] - KEN PARKER + KEITH & TEX + THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS + THE DELEGATORS + MR T BONE + DJ LITTLE DIANE 
  • Event 6: 18 April, The Forge - SOUNDS & PRESSURE + AXIS SOUND SYSTEM
  • Event 7: 19 April, Prince Charles Cinema - MADNESS' ‘Take It Or Leave It’ film screening
  • Event 8: 19 April, Modfather Clothing Co [ACOUSTIC INSTORES & SIGNING] - BUSTER SHUFFLE + KEN PARKER
  • Event 9: 19 April, Jazz Café - JAZZ JAMAICA + PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS + RHODA DAKAR + DJ FENOMENO
  • Event 10: 19 April, The Forge - THE TROJANS + RODDY RADIATION + AGGRESSORS BC + THE KUBRICKS + PAPERBOY + CHRIS TOFU + JAMIE RENTON
  • Event 11: 20 April, Jazz Café - DENNIS BOVELL + BY THE RIVERS + DJ ZINC FENCE
  • Event 12: 20 April, The Barfly [DO THE DOG 25th ANNIVERSARY] - REBELATION + THE MEOW MEOWS + THE INDECISION + THE BIONIC RATS + DJ FATBOY CLIFF + SKA EXPLOSION '89
  • Event 13: 20 April, Electric Ballroom - KING PRAWN + RANDOM HAND + NEW TOWN KINGS + THE DEFEKTERS + DJ KAPTIN IS DEAD 
  • Event 14: 20 April, Dingwalls - DERRICK MORGAN + GOLDMASTER ALL-STARS + TOP CATS + THE LIPTONES + DJ OXMAN
  • Event 15: 20 April, Dingwalls [DANCE CRAZE] - TIME TUNELL DJs

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