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Ska Festival Foxlowe Leek SKA Festival 2019
The Skalinskis, Splitters, The Chalk Outlines, Roots to Nowhere , mummyfunk. Doors + DJ from 5pm, Bands from 7pm. £10 wristband admission – tickets from Foxlowe Arts Centre and www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk/tickets
Dress Code: Suit and tie are optional, but be sure to bring your dancing shoes.
Formed in 1999 The Skalinskis play a fusion of upbeat dub and ska with a hint of eastern european folk in the mix. In 2019 the band are currently a 6 piece eclectic combo with a tidy beat and a heavy brass section. With 3 albums and years of touring under their belt, the band has honed a live show full of energy that is sure to get you dancing. Their material features driving lyrics, drunken vignettes and adaptations of classic ska/reggae. Guaranteed to Skank up the Dance!
For over a decade, Leicester’s Splitters has been at the forefront of the UK ska scene, dropping dynamite sub ska scorchers and heavy heavy reggae sounds loaded with realness. By mixing the traditional vibes of 1960s skinhead ska with a contemporary edge that speaks of the grit and grime of modern British Life, Splitters have built a reputation as one of the most scorching live acts on the UK circuit.
A Brass Fuelled Ska/Rock ‘n’ Roll Party riot! The Chalk Outlines are a 18 legged Ska Band from West Wales. Formed in 2015 the band has been whipping audiences into a frenzy across their native Wales, The South West and London with their stomping live shows. They’ve played at numerous festivals combined with prestigious support slots for the likes of Bad Manners and the Dualers.
Roots to Nowhere, a 4-piece ska/punk/reggae band from Crewe, Cheshire established in 2009 after the split of former band Empty Pockets. Roots’ songs depict the struggles of the working class and looking at society as a whole, with hard hitting relatable lyrics and music that makes you want to move.
mummyfunk – Happy tunes to make you smile, brought to you with vinyl style. Classic selection.