Community takes Folkestone SKA Fest back 8, 9 & 10 AUG
SKA Fest returns this year after the community group who work tirelesly to run it have taken the reins back.
This year the SKA Fest will be at the Leas Cliff Hall. Organiser John Simms said: "We just decided to save alot of the cost and use the major entertainment centre in Folkestone, that has all the facilities which makes alot of sense.
"It has a good stage environment and it also cuts out the huge organisation that has to go behind staging it each year."
Along with the 27 bands and almost as many DJ's, there will also be a free community element to the SKA Fest, where a little bit of beach will be just outside the Leas Cliff Hall.
The SKA Fest Island is fenced off with recycled graphics and holds a giant sandpit. This years chosen Charity is ARCC in Tontine Street and they are working hard to complete a dozen palm trees ready for the festival.
Local scooter club the Folkestone 69 Sloths will be in attendance. The South Kent Pirates will also be there with all the scooter clubs in the South East, who are invited, and come to the event every year.
Highlights of the festival will include 'The Pioneers' from Jamaica and 'The Judge Dread Memorial Band' from Holland. With a huge line up from France to Germany, including 'The Skamanians, The Equators, Esay Snappers and Sidewalk Doctors, local bands are also performing alongside top guest DJ's such as Frederick's Unique Sound System.
"It's going to be great fun. Another great festival" says John. Tickets start at £35.00 and if you go direct to www.folkestoneskafest.co.uk you can enter their competition to win tickets.
While your there check out the Pirate stall on the home page where SKA Fest will pick up your tickets for you and you can collect them on the day from SKA Fest's gazebo outside the hall.