The London International Ska Festival 2019

By on April 14, 2019

The London Intl Ska Festival 2019 returns to the capital for it’s 31st year next Easter weekend (18-21 April’19).

All events take place at the O2 Academy Islington, London N1, except for the Thames cruise, which sails from/to Tower Millenium Pier, London.

The festival celebrates all things ska from it’s birth in Jamaica and through it’s evolution onto rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone, skapunk and beyond. Ska’s influence is immense. It has now travelled to all parts of the world and influenced every generation that’s come into contact with it.

The 2018 edition (our best to date) boasted people travelling from 53 countries! A true united nations.

2019 promises more world exclusive events including:

  • Georgie Fame
  • Misty In Roots 
  • Keith & Tex (Jamaica)
  • Rudy ‘John Jones’ Mills (Jamaica)
  • The Steady 45s (USA)
  • Chris Murray (Canada)
  • King Zepha (England)
  • Mason Arms (Germany)
  • Le Birette (Italy)
  • Erin Bardwell Collective (England)
  • The Indecision (England)

Sound systems

  • Phil Bush’s Sounds & Pressure LO-Fi
  • valve sound system


  • Tessa – The Slits
  • Wrongtom
  • Gladdy Wax
  • Asher G
  • Duke Neville
  • Supa Ronns
  • Oxman
  • Chris Lane
  • Jesse James
  • Tighten Up Crew
  • Papa Champian
  • Tim P
  • Mistah Brown
  • Alan Handscombe
  • Greedy G
  • Time Tunnel
  • Liam Curtin, Sean Bright
  • Boy About Town & Nanker Phelge
  • Lili Rudies (France)
  • Soft Wax (Deptford Dub Club)
  • Simon Cobb (Work Your Shot)
  • Sally Brown Rome ft. Nembokid 
  • & John Rudie (Rototom Sunsplash)
  • Skankin Steve

The London International Ska Festival 2019 will be held at O2 Academy Islington with start on Thursday 18th and ends on Sunday 21st April 2019.

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