Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2012 London International Ska Festival!

Following on the heels of the wildly successful 2011 London International Ska Festival, Sean Flowerdew is presenting the 2012 London International Ska Festival this May 3 through 6 at the O2 Academy Islington, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, and the Islington Metalworks.

This year's line-up of 1960s Jamaican legends, 2 Tone heroes, 3rd wave stars, and recent killer acts is nothing less than extraordinary: Dandy Livingstone, The Pioneers featuring George Dekker and Jackie Robinson, Dave Barker, Rico Rodriguez, Dawn Penn, The Dualers (UK), Neol Davies aka The Selecter, Ska Cubano (UK), Fishbone (USA), Hotknives (UK), Laurel Aitken’s Original Pressure Tenants (UK), Phoenix City All-Stars (UK), Chris Murray (Canada), The Moon Invaders (Belgium), Los Granadians (Spain), Buster Shuffle (UK), The Skints (UK), Rebelation (UK), Capone & The Bullets (Scotland), The Kinky Coo Coo’s (Spain), and The Delegators (UK).

DJs slated to appear include Jerry Dammers (The Specials), Don Letts (Big Audio Dynamite), Gaz Mayall (The Trojans), Andy Smith, Gladdy Wax, Tighten Up Crew, Count Skylarkin, Steve Rice (Downbeat Melody), Tim Wells (Zoot!), Dreadzone Soundsystem, Mark Barrett (Pressure Drop), Amma, Dave Walker (Thursday Night Fish Fry), and 3DJ (Funkdub).

Click on the image at right to find out which bands/DJs are playing where and when; tickets may be purchased here.

For all of the latest news on the festival, make sure to like their Facebook page.

If London is anywhere near you, make sure to be a part of this incredibly unique and mind-blowing ska experience! And if you have the extra scratch and time to fly in from points much further afield, what are you waiting for--book your flight!

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Breaking news from the festival concerns the two limited edition 7" vinyl singles being released in conjunction with this year's LISF. They are four fantastic new cuts by classic and contemporary artists, including a superb new track from one of 2 Tone's greatest musicians and songwriters--the man who wrote "On My Radio," "Missing Words," "3 Minute Hero," "Celebrate The Bullet" and more--Mr. Neol Davies. More details to come soon!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am still waiting on my pre-ordered concert album from last years LISF. It was a great show, but wish they would follow through on their commitments.