London Intl Ska Festival 2018

Discussion in 'festivals' started by ska invita, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Just saw a gig advertised as part of this:

    Horace Andy & Johnny Clarke
    General tickets on sale Saturday 2 December 2017 4.00pm
    London Intl Ska Festival: Horace Andy & Johnny Clarke Tickets | O2 Academy Islington London

    Where:
    O2 Academy Islington
    When:
    Sunday 1 April 2018 - 6.00pm
    Support:
    Ras Digby (Sir Jessus dubplate special) <<(no idea what that is!!)

    Johnny Clarke the real draw for me...definitely going to this!
    -----------------

    We are honoured to announce 5 more legendary Jamaican names for The London Intl Ska Festival 30th anniversary are; Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Freddie Notes, Otis Gayle and Clive Chin!

    Our 30th anniverasry hits the capital from 29th March – 1st April 2018.

    Full line up to be announced this week, but it already includes all of the above plus Ken Boothe, Derrick Morgan, The Clarendonians, Doreen Shaffer, Lone Ranger, Pama Intl, African Head Charge, Alpheus and many more!

    29th March - 1st April 2018
    LIVE ACTS:
    KEN BOOTHE
    HORACE ANDY
    DERRICK MORGAN
    FREDDIE NOTES
    JOHNNY CLARKE
    CLIVE CHIN
    THE CLARENDONIANS
    LONE RANGER ft. Soul Stereo
    DOREEN SHAFFER
    OTIS GAYLE
    THE ORIGINAL ACES
    AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE
    PAMA INTERNATIONAL
    POTATO 5 horn section
    ALPHEUS
    MAROON TOWN
    CAPONE & THE BULLETS
    BOMBSKARE
    THE UPPERTONES (IT)
    THE HYPOCONDRIACS
    CARA-JANE MURPHY
    THE NICE GUYS
    SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS
    ALMIGHTY UPRSIERS
    More to be announced
    DJs/sound systems:
    GLADDY WAX sound system
    RAS DIGBY (Sir Jessus dubplate special)
    ASHER G
    AXIS VALV-A-TRON valve sound system
    PHIL BUSH SOUNDS & PRESSURE
    TIGHTEN UP CREW
    OXMAN
    TIME TUNNEL
    LITTLE DIANE
    LILI RUDIES
    To be announced

    I wonder what Clive Chin will be doing??
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017
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  2. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

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  3. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    It's this weekend.....

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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    if anyone is going to Horace Andy + Johnny Clarke let me know - nice to say hello
     
  5. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I am. I'm DJing after.

    I am going all weekend....DJing Saturday and Sunday night.
     
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  6. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Have a fucking monstrous skanking time everybody :) :) :cool:

    I'm ludicrously jealous out here, 200 miles+ away :(

    (Rare moment of regretting leaving London, at times of events like this ....... :hmm: :oops: )
     
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  7. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Was checking out the lineup a while back, and again now :)

    Horace Andy was superb in Cardiff when we saw him fairly recently, and (longer ago) Johnny Clarke** has been just as amazing live IME ....:) :) :)


    **even if he's not John Cooper Clarke ... or is he???? :eek:... there's been a suspiciously "co-incidental" "cancellation" of a "Dr" JCC "poetry" gig in Newport (Gwent) tonight:p ... the two Clarkes have never been seen at the same event I dont think!!;)

    Enjoy African Headcharge too!! :) :)

    And I'm delighted to find now that Pama International are still going :cool: , I thought they'd been defunct for years :oops:

    But all of those names are (or look to be) utterly fabulous. Hope your DJing gets a great reception Nanker Phelge
     
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  8. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Post reports here please, all :)
     
  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    First night was great fun. Brilliant opener.....

    Off to see Ken Booth on a paddle steamer on the thames this morning.......as one does
     
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  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Are the finances safe for the festival future, do you know Nanker?
     
  11. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Erm....safe is not I word I would use.

    A lot of people put in time at this Festival for love and not money (including me)....

    If they didn't it couldn't happen.

    But sales are looking really good this year, and that may help with the deficit still owed from previous years.....but it will take some time before this ever makes money, or pays for itself.
     
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  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    It's a wonderful thing and long may it last...it's got that air of labour of love all through it...big up all involved
     
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  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Do you know the set times please Nanker?
     
  16. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

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  17. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    He still got it big time...

     
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  18. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    That was a great show last night :)
     
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  19. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Looks like fun.

    Excited about tonight. Will say hello. :)
     
  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Johnny Clarke lived up to my very high expectations and then Horace Andy went a smidgeon better - amazing gig. Both in strong voice and energy levels. Horace Andy I think better in the flesh than on record - more engaging somehow. Both back in the uk later in the year, heartily recommend catching them if possible. Dub Asante backing band super tight as well. And Ras Digby seems like a top selector...plays around south london it seems (Ritzy mainly at the mo). Great night topped off by Nanker in action and still standing :thumbs:
     
  21. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I am knackered. I DJ'd Sat and Sun til the wee small hours.....my legs hurt, my body is done.

    Such a fantastic weekend. Ken Booth made me cry...three times.

    We played records...a lot of records.

    To have Lynval Golding come up and tell me how much he enjoyed our set, and to call it joyous and wonderful, was a moment.

    I hate what the The Specials have become, but what they, and 2 Tone, did for my young mind can never be undone. I was informed and free and political and fighting because of them.

    Best year yet. I am emotional writing this. I wish I could hug everyone and use that feeling to change the world...

    ....and no, I haven't taken an E. I am just happy and I care.
     
  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    interview with Ken Boothe while he was here this week. if you do youtube subscriptions this channel (Don Sinclair) is well worth a sub

     
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  23. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    From the horse's mouth:

    I am also delighted to say financially the festival turned a profit this year, so has made another dent in my ongoing debts! I am still doing all the accounts but it looks like another £10,000 has been taken off the debts! This leaves the festival debt at somewhere between £55,000 and £60,000. Along way to go still but I can’t tell you how happy I am that the festival finances are once again heading in the right direction.

    With this in mind, today I am putting 5 events onsale (including Thames cruises, Clash In Dub and the LISF2019 patrons ticket), as well as making the 2018 merchandise available, which I think was our most popular merchandise ever. We also have the Rudies All Around compilation, which bands have very kindly donated songs to. Buying tickets, merchandise or the music helps me to clear the debts and keep the festival surviving and growing.

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  24. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    The London International Ska Festival needs your support...
    We are still in debt to the tune of over £50,000 and need to clear more of it this summer.

    You can help by purchasing our upcoming Rudies All Around compilation starring 18 bands from 13 countries playing the finest ska, rocksteady, reggae & dub incl;

    Capone and the Bullets (Official), Miserable Man, Le Birrette, The Uppertones, The King Kong 4, The Rulerz, Pama International, Phoenix City All-stars, Atsushi Moisty Ukito, Travelers All Stars, Los Aggrotones, The Scotch Bonnets, The Lions, Rocksteady Sporting Club, Masons Arms, The Bionic Rats, Dan P and The Bricks and Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra!

    What's more there are 5 Golden Tickets hidden inside the CD and LP versions of the album. Each tickets allows the lucky finder and a friend into The London Intl Ska Festival 2019!

    V/a Rudies All Around - preorder, by Various artists
     
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  25. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I'll try and remember over the weekend when I get paid and I'll pick up the LP box set, its been a while since I bought some wax
     
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  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  27. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Dunno. I'll ask.
     
  28. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Ta
    Ordered it anyway!
    hope it comes before next ska gig I got in July
    only 1 track in the download
     
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  29. souljacker

    souljacker Those tapas loving FUCKS

    18 by the looks of it ddraig

    Payday this weekend so I'll take the vinyl and a t-shirt, thanks very much :thumbs::cool:
     
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  30. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    :cool:

    Same for me -- I'm very tempted! Will almost certainly go for it ASAP :cool: :)
     

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