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All About The Ska Festivals 2014

 Ska Festivals 2014 – that’s where we meet. Why not have a look at the list here and plan your next city trip accordingly. With the help of our Pinterest chart you can now see whether there is a festival around your corner. Can you make an addition for 2014? Go here. You are more than welcome. This will be updated now and again. So keep coming back.

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18.01. 2014 – Ruhrpott Ska Explosion – Dortmund, Germany. Lineup: Roy Ellis with The Magic Touch, Talco, Bad Manners, Judge Dread Memorial feat. The Upsessions, Los Placebos, Easy Snappers, The Nicks feat. Joe Scholes

25.01. 2014 – Berlin Ska City Festival – Berlin, Germany. Lineup: Blechreiz (D), Buster Shuffle, Bad Manners, Judge Dread Memorial feat. The Upsessions, Bluekilla, Spartan Allstars, Bandylegs


01.02. 2014 Maximum Ska Festival, Tokyo, Japan, Lineup:Skaff-Links, Dallax, Dub Bastards, Like A Students, Motors, One Step Bus, Over All 7, Rollings, Seven Step, Spyzz, Tex & Sun Flower Seed, JaponicansThe Kingstompers, The ManThe RedemptionTijuana BrooksPescamoscias, Magurojet

21.-22. 02. 2014 – Dance Ska La, Rennes, France. Lineup: Roy Ellis, Soweto, Upsttemians, The Mento Men, 65 Mines Street.


15.03. 2014 – Papa Lion Festival, Tlalpan Mexico. Lineup: Horace Andy, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Charlie P feat Solo Banton, more


17.-20. 04. 2014 – London International Ska Festival – London, England. Lineup: Derrick Morgan, Horace Andy, Ken Parker, Keith & Tex, Dennis Bovell, Jazz Jamaica, King Prawn, Pama International, Roddy Radiation & The Skabilly Rebels (The Specials), Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers/Special AKA), The Trojans, Goldmaster Allstars, Top Cats, Phoenix City All-stars, Rebelation, The Sidewalk Doctors, The Delegators, By The Rivers, New Town Kings, Dirty Revolution (Wales), Mr. T-Bone (Italy), The Liptones (Sweden), The Meow Meows, The Indecision, Aggressors BX (N. Ireland), The Bionic Rats (Ireland), The Kubricks

18.-20. 04. 2014 – Tramore Ska Festival – Tramore, Ireland. Lineup: Neville Staple band, The Toasters, Cartoon Violence, Cian Finn

19.04. 2014, Let’s Do Nuts Festival, Japan, Nagoya. Lineup: Spymaker, Skalapper, Shot Dead Kids, The Redemption, Over Limit, The Oldtones, Crazy Hitman, Chicken Head

25.-26. 04. 2014 – Querbeat Festival feat. Ska Festival – Unterwaldhausen, Germany. Line Up:  The Skatalites (JAM), Sondaschule, Raggabund, Keith & Tex (JAM), Bad Shakyn, Budzillus, moskovSKAya, Pipes and Pints (CZ), The Toasters (USA), Jancee Pornick Casino (RUS/USA/D), Bim Skala Bim (USA), The Scandals (USA), The Uprising (Berlin), Electric Love


2.-3. 05. 2014 – Freedom Sounds Festival, Cologne, Germany. Lineup: The Trojans featuring Vin Gordon and Eddie Tan Tan Thornton, Bim Skala Bim, The Senior Allstars, Masons Arms (Acoustic), Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation, Saturday: Keith & TexPannonia Allstars Ska OrchestraMaroon Town, Mr. T-Bone meets Tommy Tornado, The ClerksThe Nicks + Joe Scholes (The Braces) + Mick Clare, Acoustic stage: Mick Clare (ex-Hotknives), Jamaika Jupp, Joe Scholes

29. 05. 2014 Ska im Westend, Dortmund, Germany. Lineup: Chargin’ Chucks, Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation, The Void Union feat. Junior Thomas, The Tips, Leo & The Lineup, Skarface, Two Tone Club

31.05. 2014 Riverside Stomp – Mainz, Germany. Lineup: Hopeton Lewis w. The Pressure Tenants, Two Tone Club, The Topcats, The Pressure Tenants, Void Union feat. Jr Thomas, Bottle Of Moonshine. DJs: Little*Boy*Blue (D), Natty Bo (UK)


27.-28. 06. 2014 – This Is Ska Festival, Rosslau, Germany. Lineup: The Tennors (JAM), The Busters, The Toasters, Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison (JAM), The Slackers (US), The Offenders, (I/GER), Distemper (RU), El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs, Bluekilla (GER), Buster Shuffle (UK), Rude & The Lickshots (IT), Hörinfarkt, (GER), The Unlimiters, Doreen Shaffer & The Rocksteady Royals. More: Jamaican BBQ Battle, Film premiere: “Ska Delight.”


01.-06. 07. 2014 – Victoria BC Skafestival – Victoria, Bristish Columbia, Canada. Lineup: Shaggy, The Aggrolites, Lynval Golding, The Skinny, Georgetown Orbits,  Los Rastrillos, The Ponderosas, DJ Anger, Kobo Town, Bananafish Dance Orchestra, The Expanders, Sweet Leaf, Fishbone, Barrington Levy & Detour Posse, Fishbone, Hillside Hooligans, DJ Dubconscious, No Bomber Society and more.

10.-13.7. 2014 Skaville Festival – Sibenik, Croatia. Line-up: New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, Jah On Slide, S.A.R.S., Postpolar Tripper,  Samostalni Referenti, Ska-Pécs, Drvored, Raggalution, Naturalna Mistika.

11.-13. 07. 2014 – Sunrise Reggae&Ska-Festival, Burtenbach, Germany. Lineup:

11.-13.07. 2014 – Mighty Sounds Festival – Tabor, Czech Republic

24.-26. 07. 2014 – Iboga Summer Festival – Valencia, Spain, Lineup: The Skatalites, Balkan Beat Box, Caravan Palace Dj Set, Ara Malikian, The Toasters, Kumpania Algazarra, Dubioza Kolektiv, Russkaja

31. 7.- 3.8. 2014 Reggae Sun Ska Festival, Pauillac / Médoc, France, Line-up:  The Skatalites, Hollie Cook, Jolly Boys, The Skints, Bunny Wailer, U-Roy.


07.-10.08. 2014 – Boomtown Fair Festival Winchester, Hampshire, England. Lineup: Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Lee Thompson’s Ska Band, The Trojans, Freddie Notes, Jaya The Cat, Babyhead, Horace Panter’s Uptown Ska Collective, Phoenix City Allstars + Rhoda Dakar, The Hotknives, The Toasters, Will & The People, Magnus Puto, The Pressure Tenants, Original High Five, Beer Beer Orchestra, Imperial Leisure, First Degree Burns, Bombskare, Buster Shuffle, The Talks, Dinamo, Dirty Revolution, New Groove Formation, The Indecision, The Delegators, Skarsoles, Killamonjambo, Counting Coins, The Stiff Joints, ChainSka Brassika, The Snare, The Meow Meows, Will Tun & The Wasters, Largo Embargo, Smiling Ivy, Oscillator, Mad Apple Circus and many more.

08.-10. 08. 2014 – Folkestone Ska Festival – Folkestone, England. The Pioneers, Sidewalk Doctors, Symarip with Roy Ellis, King Hammond Skaville UK, Skamanians, The Equators, Mood Reaction, Toot’n’Skamen, Easy Snappers, Skatonics, Hey Rudi, Curb Pilots, Counting Coins, Skadekat, Chainska Brassika, Rags Rudi, The Most, The Heros, Maddy Carty.

16.-23. 08 2014 Rototom Sunsplash, Benicassim, Spain. line-up of Ska Club in collaboration with Liquidator Music: Le Capitaine, Freedom Cry, Urtica Sound, Ruben López & The Diatones, Sir Lord Tenant, Jamaican Memories, Sally Brown DJs, Soulboys vs. Dukes Of Skazzard, Briatore, Black Up Sound, M&M, Charlie Mondadientes, The Toasters, Gladdy Wax, Original Gangsters, Rudith, Black Diamonds, Soweto, Earl Gateshead, Natty Bo, Mighty Vibz, Laia Selectora, Dammers Bastards, Bandits, Andy Smith, Hilight Sound, Rude Wagon, The Delegators, Lyah & The Redrockers, Carlos Nuflotone, Ricky Undersounds, Los Primos Del Ska, The Bluebeaters, Scorching Dynamite Sound, Blank Generation, La Gramola Tapiola, Pedro Garcia & Toni Face, Toni Torpedero & Palmira Bogaloo, Christopher Ellis & The Kinky Coo Coo’s, Midnight Drifters.


16.-19. 10. 2014 Montreal Skafest, Montreal, Canada


1. 11. 2014 Dynamite Ska Festival, Leipzig, Germany. Line-up: Roy Ellis (Jam) & The Magic Touch (D), The Aggrolites (US), Mark Foggo (NL), Oxo 86 (D), Judge Dread Memorial (NL/D), The Talks (UK), Aggressors B.C. (NI), Babayaga (D)

14.-16. 11. 2014 Specialized The Big One 3 – Parkdean, England, lineup: The Magic Brothers, Roddy Radiation & Skabilly Rebels The Originals, King Hammond & Skaville UK, The Delegators, Cartoon Violence plus more.

21.-24. 11. 2014 Skamouth Weekender, Neville Staple band, Stranger and Patsy, Desmond Dekker Aces, Bad Manners, The Dualers, Barb’d Wire, plus many more.

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes


      1. yes, I’m dj-ing, I have 5 slots in both rooms on Saturday and Sunday. I’ll be enjoying myself checking out the bands on the Friday and Monday. Its going to be #skatastic

  1. Hello! We miss the one and only big Ska Festival from Santiago De Chile, this was on 12 of October, with Santiago Downbeat, Desorden Publico, Juantxo Skalari & Drakos Ska, and Skatalites. We know it is Far from Europe but it was a big Ska event here. (I mean no reggae nothing else but Ska) 😉 And many medias from South America talked about it as it was a unic event of that kind on the continent.
    We have the poster if you like to share it.
    Thanks a lot for giving the possibilty to give our comments, Big Up Reggae Steady Ska and all your effort to share World Ska Music!

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