The 5th London International Ska Festival

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The fifth London International Ska Festival will take place at multiple London venues (one wristband gets you into all of them) over Easter Weekend from Thursday, April 2 through Sunday April 5, 2015. The festival was launched in 1988 and is well-known for highlighting the best of the world of ska, from its roots in American rhythm & blues, mento and calypso, to the Jamaican originators, and on to rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone and other 21st century ska sounds.  See the line-up below:

Thursday 2nd April 2015

—From Kingston to Camden exhibition 4 day music, art and fashion exhibition (1pm-6pm) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
—Lee Scratch Perry +Dojo and DJ David Katz (7pm-11pm) at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
—Latino America Gone Ska! (11pm-2am) DJ Ruffy TNT (Mexico) hosts 60′s ska, rocksteady & reggae from Central & South America. Music never before spotlighted in London! at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
—This Is Ska! Opening Party (7pm-midnight) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.

Friday 3rd April 2015
—Thames cruise starring Derrick Harriott + AJ Franklin (Chosen Few) +DJ Tim P (Tighten Up) (1pm-5pm) onboard The Dixie Queen, Tower Hill Millenium pier.
—From Kingston to Camden exhibition 4 day music, art and fashion exhibition (1pm-6pm) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
—Bunny Lee – I Am the Gorgon film Screening 1 (4pm) / Screening 2 (6pm) at The Forge, Camden.
—Dreadzone + support + DJ tba (7pm-10.30pm) at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
– Madness Special – a tribute to Camden Town’s finest (7pm-midnight) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
—All Valve Soundclash: Axis Valv-a-tron meets Sounds & Pressure Lo-fi* (8pm-2am) Two beautiful hand-built valve sound systems go head to head at The Forge, Camden.
—Gentleman’s Dub Club + Babylon Circus*, Buster Shuffle, The Toasters, Paperboy, DJ Kaptin IsDead (Boomtown) (8pm-11.30pm) at The Forum, Kentish Town.
—Time Tunnel club night- A vinyl feast of all things ska, 2 Tone, soul and more! at The Forum, Kentish Town.

Saturday 4th April 2015
—From Kingston to Camden exhibition 4 day music, art and fashion exhibition (1pm-6pm) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
—Legends of Ska UK premiere + Q&A (2pm) w/ Director Brad Klein, Rico Rodriguez, Owen Gray & more! at BFI, South Bank.
—Do The Dog Skazine Intl showcase (3pm-10pm) ft. Two Tone Club (France) *, The Talks (UK), The Rifffs (Malta), Miserable Man (Italy), Beat Bahnhof (Japan) * & more! at The Barfly, Camden.
—Twinkle Brothers + Zion Train and DJ Fenomeno Show (Open The Gate) (6pm-10pm) at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
—Trojan Explosion – a celebration of the iconic Trojan Records (7pm-midnight) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
—Steel Pulse perform Handsworth Revolution +Dennis Bovell Dub Band and DJ Oxman (Dub Vendor) (8pm-11.30pm) at The Forum, Kentish Town.
—Don Letts Rebel Dread clubnight (11.30pm-2am) at The Forum, Kentish Town.

Sunday 5th April 2015
—Kids Go Ska – free family day (1pm-late) All-day musical treat for all the family with acoustic sets, star signings, Fish & Chips Sunday lunch & music galore at Modfather Clothing Co & Camden Foundry, Camden.
—From Kingston to Camden exhibition 4 day music, art and fashion exhibition (1pm-6pm) at the Camden Foundry, Camden. Free entry.
—2 Tone stars triple bill * ft. Sir Horace Panter’s Uptown Ska Collective (The Specials), Rhoda Dakar sings The Bodysnatchers & Beat Goes Bang (Everett Morton from The Beat) (2pm-7pm) at The Jazz Cafe, Camden.
—Bitty Mclean + Freddie ‘Montego Bay’ Notes, Vin Gordon aka Don Drummond Jr and DJ Natty Bo (Ska Cubano) (8pm-11.30pm) at Dingwalls, Camden.
—Natty Bo’s Scorchio Ska club night (11.30pm-2am) at Dingwalls, Camden.

For more information, visit www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk

For tickets, see http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/ldnska/2015

Also see http://reggae-steady-ska.com/ska-festivals-2015/

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