International Ska festival

by Modculture 6 February, 2008

In an era where festivals are on every weekend in every part of the UK it was only a matter of time before a weekend festival was solely dedicated to Jamaican music. The Ska Splash festival has been set up by the folk behind Jet’s "Carry On Ska", long-term promoters of live ska and reggae music, and is scheduled to be a 3-day affair over the weekend of 25th-27th of April in sunny Skegness. Highlights from the line-up have to be Syramip (ft. Roy Ellis), The Pioneers, and Prince Buster, but there’s many acts and DJs throughout the weekend. Here is the line-up: Skasplash2b

Ska Splash Festival, 25-27th April 2008
Venue: Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells (near Skegness)
FRIDAY 25th APRIL
Symarip (Featuring Roy Ellis & Monty Naysmith), Skaville Uk With Special Guests Rhoda Dakar & Jennie Bellestar, Roddy Radiaton & The Skabilly Rebels,  Rebelation, The Big Special Brew
DJs: The Carry On Ska Sound System with Mazy – Bones
SATURDAY 26th APRIL
The Pioneers, The Beat, Mark Foggos Skasters, The Rough Kutz, The Hotknives, Smoke Like A Fish, The Goldmaster All Stars,  Too Hot, 3 Minute Warning, 20 Dead Camels, Kifaru.
DJs: The Blue Cat Reggae Club Sound System with Oxford Paul – Bones – Phil Bush – Brian Kelson
SUNDAY 27th APRIL
Prince Buster & The Delroy Williams Junction Band, Neville Staples & His Band, Dennis Alcapone & Winston Francis Backed By The Goldmaster All Stars, Intensified, The Riffs, Bombskare, The New Town Kings, The Splitters, Orange Street, Catch It Kebabs, The G Men, The Meow Meows, Dirty Revolution.
DJs: the Club Ska Sound System with DJ’s Geno Blue & Oxford Paul.

Tickets are £100 for the whole weekend.

For more info see the website here or the Myspace page here.

  • Alo I’ve just heard that Cracked Actors have been booked to play Ska Splash wikid do the band get a room for the weekend or can I park the tour bus on site for the weekend? lol Mustapha Toke

  • Baz

    Heard today that Arthur Kay and the Originals are also playing the Skeggy Skafest in April 09 having reunited after 6 years doing nowt. They have their reunion gig in Whitstable Kent on Friday 5th Sept 08. 6 years Arthur way way to long mate. Cant wait to see you and the gang in Skeggy!