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Specials Guests For London Ska Festival

Rico Rodriguez, who toured and recorded with The Specials, and a DJ turn from the band’s founder, Jerry Dammers, are among the acts for the 25th London International Ska Festival, from March 28 to 31.
 
Rodriguez will perform his classic 1976 Man From Wareika album on the first evening of the festival. There will be a Studio One Thames Cruise on Good Friday, starring BB Seaton, founder of rocksteady sensation The Gaylads, Owen Greyone of the first artists in Studio One, Vin Gordon aka Don Drummond Jnr. singer of the 1971 smash hit
Montego Bay, Freddie Notes, and Jamaican
superstar Ken Boothe, of Everything I Own fame.
 
Another highlight will be the exclusive comeback of 
100 Men starring Mik Whitnall from Babyshambles,
their first show in 20 years, at Dingwalls on Easter
Sunday.
 
From its birth in Jamaica, Ska has come a long way,
morphing and inspiring every generation and reaching
all corners of the world.
 
The festival showcases all the genre has to offer, from
its roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, to
the Jamaican originators, the progression through
rocksteady and reggae, 2 Tone, ska-punk and right
up-to-date with 21st century sounds.
 
Originally launched in 1988, The London International Ska Festival proudly celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year, and the wonderful world of Ska in all its irrepressible guises.
 

Specials Guests For London Ska Festival

Rico Rodriguez, who toured and recorded with The Specials, and a DJ turn from the band’s founder, Jerry Dammers, are among the acts for the 25th London International Ska Festival, from March 28 to 31.
 
Rodriguez will perform his classic 1976 Man From Wareika album on the first evening of the festival. There will be a Studio One Thames Cruise on Good Friday, starring BB Seaton, founder of rocksteady sensation The Gaylads, Owen Greyone of the first artists in Studio One, Vin Gordon aka Don Drummond Jnr. singer of the 1971 smash hit
Montego Bay, Freddie Notes, and Jamaican
superstar Ken Boothe, of Everything I Own fame.
 
Another highlight will be the exclusive comeback of 
100 Men starring Mik Whitnall from Babyshambles,
their first show in 20 years, at Dingwalls on Easter
Sunday.
 
From its birth in Jamaica, Ska has come a long way,
morphing and inspiring every generation and reaching
all corners of the world.
 
The festival showcases all the genre has to offer, from
its roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, to
the Jamaican originators, the progression through
rocksteady and reggae, 2 Tone, ska-punk and right
up-to-date with 21st century sounds.
 
Originally launched in 1988, The London International Ska Festival proudly celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year, and the wonderful world of Ska in all its irrepressible guises.