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Skabour Festival line-up revealed

The line-up can now be revealed for Folkestone's Skabour Festival including THE ENGLISH BEAT and RHODA DAKER.

The ska and reggae festival takes place on 16-18 September in and around the Grand Burstin Hotel.


Bristol’s SKANKFEST line-up revealed

The NEW TOWN KINGS, IMPERIAL LEISURE, POPES OF CHILLITOWN and THE DEFEKTERS will play this year’s Skanfest in Bristol.

The 12-hour show runs from midday to midnight on 17 April at The Fleece. 

Early bird tickets are priced £8 and standard tickets will be £10 in advance.


NEW TOWN KINGS line up UK shows

Essex ska and reggae collective NEW TOWN KINGS has lined up some UK gigs in the coming months.

The eight-piece band blends old school Jamaican rhythms with a fresh dose of UK inspired ska.

Upcoming shows now include:


Full line up revealed for Bristol’s SKANKFEST

The Fleece has now confirmed the full line up for this year’s 12-hour ska session in Bristol – Skankfest.

The big event takes place on 1 March from noon through to 11.30pm and features an album launch show by MAD APPLE CIRCUS.


Live review: THE AGGROLITES in Bristol

Los Angeles reggae band THE AGGROLITES hit Bristol earlier this month on a long-overdue tour of the UK.

Despite it being a cold and wet Monday in October, the Exchange on Old Market was busy with an eclectic mix of skinheads, ska punk fans and reggae purists.

Up first was Essex ska collective NEW TOWN KINGS who kicked off things in fine fashion with a high-energy performance.