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DAVID RODIGAN & JERRY DAMMERS added to OnBlackheath

Reggae DJs DAVID RODIGAN and JERRY DAMMERS will be performing sets at the OnBlackheath Festival next month.

The two DJs will join previously announced ska acts such as MADNESS, CHAINSKA BRASSIKA and HOLLIE COOK, among others,

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JERRY DAMMERS & CORNELL CAMPBELL perform on Andrew Marr Show

2Tone founder JERRY DAMMERS and Jamaican singer CORNELL CAMPBELL performed live on the BBC One Andrew Marr Show this morning,

CAMPBELL sang one of his hit tracks “Queen of The Minstrels” backed by DAMMERS and his SPATIAL AKA ORCHESTRA.

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More line-up additions for Lambeth Country Show

The organisers of the Lambeth Country Show have revealed more of the reggae acts for next month’s big event.

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JERRY DAMMERS wins Ivor Novello award

Coventry’s JERRY DAMMERS, founding member of THE SPECIALS and the 2Tone label, has been given an ‘Inspiration Award’ at the 59th Ivor Novello Awards in London.

Former CLASH guitarist Mick Jones presented Dammers with his award and described him as “the Tsar of Ska”.

Dammers said the idea of protest music was still thriving.

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Top ska acts revealed for SKAMOUTH 2014

The UK’s SKAMOUTH music festival has announced a number of acts for its 2014 event including STRANGER & PATSY, BAD MANNERS, NEVILLE STAPLE and THE DUALERS.

SKAMOUTH offers a stunning weekend of top ska, reggae, mod, R&B and northern soul in Norfolk.

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SPATIAL AKA ORCHESTRA reveals London date

2 Tone Records founder JERRY DAMMERS and his SPATIAL AKA ORCHESTRA have lined up a big show in London this summer.

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THE ACES and THE GLADIATORS to play at Festival Jamaica 2012

DESMOND DEKKER’s original backing band THE ACES and THE GLADIATORS will be performing their greatest hits at the Festival Jamaica 2012 later this month in Stratford.

Live concerts at the festival include:

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London International Ska Festival closing speeches + DANDY LIVINGSTONE sound check

The closing speeches from the London International Ska Festival 2012 have been caught on video and provide further explanation as to DANDY LIVINGSTONE’s no-show on Friday night

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The House of Fun Weekender: MADNESS live from Butlins!

British ska band MADNESS performed a greatest hits show last night at the Butlins holiday camp in Minehead as part of the House of Fun Weekender.

You can check out fan-filmed footage of the show below.

The unique event - which included live bands, DJs (DON LETTS, NORMAN JAY and JERRY DAMMERS), comedians, cinema, darts, a ‘nutty train’ and swimming in the sea - saw the Camden band heading up their very own ‘weekender’ 32 years into their career.

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