Legendary Jamaican band THE PIONEERS are the latest headline addition to the London International Ska Festival 2012.
The vocal trio, comprising of Sydney Crooks, Jackie Robinson and George Dekker, had an international breakthrough track with “Long Shot Kick De Bucket” (covered by THE SPECIALS), followed by “Give & Take” and JIMMY CLIFF cover “Let Your Yeah Be Yeah”.
Other classics included “Jackpot” (covered by THE BEAT), “Starvation” (covered by UB40 & MADNESS), “Time Hard” (covered by THE SELECTER), “Papa Was A Rollin Stone” and “Reggae Fever”.
The festival takes place on 3-6 May 2012 and features more than 40 acts from around the world.
The line-up currently includes a ‘world exclusive’ comeback show from DANDY LIVINGSTONE, as well as performances from DAWN PENN, THE HOTKNIVES and Neol Davies from THE SELECTER.