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LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL 2020: (Postponed until) 28-30 August 2020

Coronavirus outbreak permitting, the London International Ska Festival will still be on this year (its thirty-second year!) though it has been postponed from the original dates of 9-12 April until 28-30 August. The festival organisers are going to considerable lengths to avoid having to engage in mass refunding (which is likely to bankrupt the festival) and have said that tickets
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LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL: 13-16 April (2017)

In just over a month it’s time for the London International Ska Festival again, the event (launched in 1988) that celebrates all things ska from its pre-history in calypso and rnb through the Jamaican first wave, the 2 Tone revival, 90s ska punk and beyond. This year there’ll be around a hundred bands appearing, DJs, films, sound systems, official Trojan Records and Greensleeves
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LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL: 24-27 March (2016)

2016 London International Ska FestivalIf you like ska, you’ll definitely need to be heading to the London International Ska Festival this March – 24th to the 27th to be precise, i.e. Easter Weekend. The festival has the widest possible interpretation of the concept of ska from its roots in rhythm & blues, calypso and mento, the original Jamaican rudeboys and the music’s subsequent development into rocksteady, reggae and dub
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