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DESMOND DEKKER’S ACES reveal Southampton date

DESMOND DEKKER’s ACES band featuring kings of ska DELROY WILLIAMS and WINSTON FRANCIS will perform in Southampton later this year.

The upcoming live dates in the UK now include:


Full details revealed for Skagate Festival

Jamaican singer WINSTON FRANCIS will perform with DESMOND DEKKER’S band THE ACES at next month’s Skagate Festival in Margate.

SKAVILLE UK with RODDY RADIATION will also be appearing at the festival along with KING HAMMOND, NICK WELSH and SKA SHACK, among others.


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.



The DESMOND DEKKER ACES band featuring DELROY WILLIAMS and WINSTON FRANCIS along with special guests DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS will perform in the UK this summer.

The big show takes place on 13 September at Kingsmeadow Live! in Kingston with tickets priced at £15 in advance.


NEVILLE STAPLE selects tracks for Metro newspaper

THE SPECIALS singer NEVILLE STAPLE has selected some top tracks for the UK’s Metro newspaper and explains why they mean something to him.


Organisers clash over UK reggae film festival

The director of the Reggae Film Academy in Jamaica has said her concept for a film festival in London during the Olympics has been copied by British organisers.

Barbara Blake-Hannah had been in talks with representatives of Festival Jamaica 2012 and claims she had been waiting for a contract since last October.


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: