Wednesday, September 8, 2010

London Int'l Ska Fest Update: First Batch of Confirmed Headliners-The Loafers, Bim Skala Bim, Napoleon Solo, Intensified, Maroon Town, Amphetameanies!

While not all of the headliners have been secured, Sean Flowerdew has announced some of the line-up (there will be 30 bands in total) for the London International Ska Festival, which will be taking place at the Clapham Grand Theatre in London on Thursday April 21st through to Sunday April 24th, 2011.

Details below are from Sean's posting on The Specials' fan site bulletin board:
(will be reforming with all original 6 members for an exclusive one-off performance)

(American ska pioneers and one of USA's leading ska bands of the 80's and 90's, will be performing exclusively at the festival- their first UK show in over a decade)

(Danish soul/ska sensation, will be playing their first show in the UK in over 20 years)

In addition to this trip down memory line we have some of the true stalwarts of the UK ska scene confirmed:

(arguably the UK's finest traditional ska band, will be celebrating their 21st anniversary)

(with their unique blend of ska/funk/rap/latin)

And two of our favourite new bands on the current ska scene:

(Glasgows finest sons and daughters, who will be promoting a brand new album)

(London's new kings of rocksteady cool)

To be the first to receive more line up news and discounted tickets join the ska fest mailing list by emailing:
Many more bands are to be confirmed/announced in the near future!


Jon said...

Oh wow. That's insane. I may have to convince my wife that a trip to London is in order.

Steve from Moon said...

I know, I'm trying to figure out how I might get over there, too...

Kames Jelly said...

Man I wish I could go. Loafers reunion, Maroon Town and Bim. Already this is the best lineup.

Steve from Moon said...

It's like it's freakin' 1988 or something! I can't wait to see who they add to the line-up!