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November Skamouth line-up comes together

The November edition of Great Yarmouth’s Skamouth weekender is coming together with THE BEAT, DERRICK MORGAN and ROY ELLIS topping the bill.

Skamouth takes place on 27-30 November at the Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth.

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London Ska Weekender details revealed

Club Ska and the London International Ska Festival have revealed the details of the London Ska Weekender this summer featuring DERRICK MORGAN and ROY ELLIS.

ROY ELLIS heads up day one, which takes place on 1 August at the 100 Club with tickets priced at £20 advance.

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Top ska acts line up for new London night

The London International Ska Festival will shortly launch its weekly Sunday Service session in the capital.

The launch night takes place on 14 June at the Bayou Soul restaurant and basement club in Camden Town with DON LETTS & friends.

The Bayou Soul is an all-day Creole bar and kitchen which celebrates the best in Southern American food, drink and music.

The line-up of events so far includes:

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LONDON INTL SKA FEST kicks off this week

The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital later this week (17-20 April) with 50 acts from around the world across 15 bespoke events at famed and iconic London venues.

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Full line-up revealed for LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL

The complete line-up for this year’s London International Ska Festival can now be revealed.

The festival returns to the capital this Easter (17-20 April) with 50 acts from around the world across 15 bespoke events at famed and iconic London venues.

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Date and venue confirmed for DERRICK MORGAN UK show

The London International Ska Festival has confirmed the ‘DERRICK MORGAN meets LAUREL AITKEN's PRESSURE TENANTS’ show will take place at Dingwalls on Easter Sunday.

The Camden gig takes place on 20 April 2014 and will also feature the PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS, plus more acts to be confirmed soon.

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I Am The Gorgon comes to Bristol, plus Q&A with BUNNY LEE

As part of Black History Month, The Watershed in Bristol will be hosting a special screening of ‘I Am The Gorgon’, including a Q&A session with legendary producer BUNNY “STRIKER” LEE.

The brand new film is based on the life of BUNNY LEE and how Jamaican music spread from the ghettoes of Kingston around the globe.

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Latest London Intl Ska Fest 2014 addition: THE BIONIC RATS

The organisers behind the London International Ska Festival have confirmed THE BIONIC RATS as the latest addition to the 2014 line-up.

THE BIONIC RATS formed out of the ashes of Dublin reggae outfit KINGSATIVA and mix the rhythms of ska, 2Tone, reggae and rocksteady into their own “special brew of Jamaican heart and Irish soul”. 

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London Intl Ska Fest 2014 line-up announcements: DERRICK MORGAN, JUNIOR MURVIN & THE LIPTONES

The organisers behind the London International Ska Festival have revealed the initial artists for the 2014 event, including Jamaican legends DERRICK MORGAN and JUNIOR MURVIN (performing Police & Thieves), along with THE LIPTONES from Sweden.

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Jamaica 50 Festival in London: all-star line-up revealed

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from the UK, London’s IndigO2 will play host to the Jamaica 50 Festival this summer.

The 11-day event is set to feature an eclectic mix of reggae artists from YELLOWMAN to GYPTIAN, DAMIAN MARLEY to LUCIANO, and SLY AND ROBBIE to BIG YOUTH.

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Newly launched KING SPINNA issues vinyl-only dub rarities

King Spinna - a brand new reggae label founded by Bob Harding and Dom Sotgiu, formerly of Blood and Fire - has launched with a vinyl-only set of dub rarities from KING TUBBY's studio.

Check out below some listening samples of the new release Dub Will Change Your Mind by BUNNY LEE & THE AGGROVATORS

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