The London Intl Ska Festival 2016
Day 2 - Friday 25th March 2016 - 6pm
Johnny Osbourne sings Truth & Rights
plus Pama International
plus DJs Tighten Up crew
plus free entry to our valve soundclash starring
Axis Valvatron vs Phil Bush Sounds & Pressure Lo-fi
Venue: The Garage London, Highbury Cnr (opp.Highbury
& Islington tube)
6pm to 4am
Earlybird tickets: £SOLDOUT
Tickets: £27.50 adv
The London Intl Ska Festival, now entering it's 28th year, is delighted to present another exclusive show; Johnny Osbourne performing his classic Studio One album 'Truths and Rights.' The album is quite rightly regarded as one of the greatest reggae albums ever made and has not been performed live in it's entirety anywhere since it's release in 1979. It helped to usher in the 1980s dancehall sound and solidified his popularity as one of Jamaica's finest singers. Produced by Clement Dodd, who's legendary foundation label was undergoing a creative renaissance with new prototypical dancehall albums, presented Johnny with a plethora of classic Studio One rhythms from the vaults on which to write and record his timeless lyrics. The results on this landmark album speak for themselves. Some 37 years on 'Truth and Rights' sounds as relevant, fresh and quite simply brilliant as it ever did. Don't miss this incredibly rare opportunity to see one of Jamaica's greatest ever singers performing one of the islands greatest ever releases.
Support for the evening comes from the all-new Pama International promoting their Studio One album plus the Tighten Up crew.
Tickets also entitle you to free entry to our annual valve soundclash: Axis Valv-a-tron meets Sounds & Pressure lo-fi. Two beautiful, handbuilt valve sound systems run by two of the finest Jamaican music connoisseurs in the UK.
Runs from 11pm-4am. Seperate tickets available just for the soundclash at www.buytickets.at/hotshotscorcher
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The Johnny Osbourne concert & valve soundclash are part of the London Intl Ska Festival 2016, which returns to the capital on Easter weekend (24-27 March 2016.) The festival attracts people from all over the world and celebrates ska from it's roots in rhythm & blues and mento, through it's Jamaican originators and onto rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2Tone, skapunk and beyond. 20 events at famed and iconic London venues are promised, starring 50+ artists including; David Rodigan, Johnny Osbourne performing Truth & Rights, Pama International, Michie One, Sonic Boom Six, Phoenix City All-stars, Mr T Bone (Italy), Bottle of Moonshine (Belgium), The Simmertones, The Downsetters, Tighten Up Crew, Axis Valve sound system, Sounds & Pressure Lo-fi and the Dub Masters show starring Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell and Adrian Sherwood mixing live on stage for the first time ever together in the UK, with many more to be announced.
Further information/full festival wristband tickets can be found at www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk
Or join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/LondonSkaFestival
Earlybird tickets: £25 adv + booking fee (only 80 left)
Earlybird tickets for the whole festival available from
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