Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Next year will see the return of The London Intl Ska Fest. Sean Flowerdew (Pama intl) promoted the first one back in 1988 at The Brixton Fridge and he is currently programming a world class line up of over 30 international bands and DJs, including Jamaican originators, 2 Tone legends, 21st century ska sounds and household name & top scene DJs. Headline acts will be announced over the coming weeks, contracts are signed. There should be some sensational names lined up and some world exclusives. To wet your appetite's, amongst the first acts that we have been confirmed are 3 bands that appeared on the first ever London Intl Ska Festival...

THE LOAFERS - who will be reforming for an exclusive one-off performance with all 6 members, including Finny & Sean from Pama Intl + Nas & Trev from Big Boss Man/Bongolian
BIM SKALA BIM - US ska pioneers will be performing exclusively at the festival, for what is their first UK show in over a decade.
NAPOLEAN SOLO - The 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 2 true stalwarts of the UK ska scene are confirmed;
INTENSIFIED - arguably the UK's finest traditional ska band, will be celebrating their 21st anniversary.
MAROON TOWN - with their unique blend of ska/funk/rap/latin

And two new bands on the current ska scene;
THE AMPHETAMEANIES - Glasgow’s finest sons and daughters, who will be promoting a brand new album.
THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS - London's new kings of rocksteady cool who also have a new album out soon.

More bands tba very soon. Plans are underway to film and record all 4 days of this historical event.

To be the first to hear about line up additions and get a discounted ticket offer, join the LISF mailing list by emailing and why not join The London Intl Ska Festival facebook page

Hurry though as tickets are already going fast.

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