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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival 2018

Cork Ska & Reggae Festival 2018

2018-07-27 2018-07-29
Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Leeside’s newest festival – Cork Ska & Reggae festival partnered with Risings Sons Brewery is in it’s 2nd year of existence. Filling the gap in the cities festival market which has been long overdue for a good foot stomping and jamming summer vibe party. Crane Lane Theatre , Phoenix St and Poor Relation, Parnell Place are the first two venues to host with the plan to add more in the coming years. Crane Lane Theatre will have live music and DJ’s throughout the weekend with late closing each night until 2.30am Friday & Saturday and 2am Sunday. The Poor Relation will become the “Dub Hub” with Bands and DJ’s throughout the weekend and Also Rock Steady Food Co. will be bring a special Reggae BBQ on the Sunday afternoon.Rise Up sound system in place for the weekend. Featured acts include, Cian Finn,Zion Train, The Service, Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers, The Rebel Souls, Chainska Brassika, The light Runners, After The Ibis, The Bionic Rats & more. This year the focus will be on the best national bands and DJ’s on offer and in the coming years this will open up to renowned international acts and a section dedicated to the up and coming in the Ska and Reggae scene , a generation of young musicians and bands in neighbouring countries and further afield Cork Ska & Reggae festival is reviving a scene that has never grown old and some of the bands are still around, live and gigging in 2017 as they did in the Cork Arcadia ballroom back in the late 70’s/80’s such as The Specials, The Beat and many more. Future plans bring exciting times for the Ska and Reggae community. This festival has one united goal to fulfil , Spreading a “One Love” vibe and uniting people though the power of music and dance.

This year the focus will be on the best national bands and DJ’s  on offer and in the coming years this will open up to renowned international acts and a section dedicated to the up and coming in the Ska and Reggae scene , a generation of young musicians and bands in neighbouring countries and further afield

Cork Ska & Reggae festival is reviving a scene that has never grown old and some of the bands are still around, live and gigging in 2017 as they did in the Cork Arcadia ballroom back in the late 70’s/80’s such as The Specials, The Beat and many more. Future plans bring exciting times for the Ska and Reggae community.

This festival has one untied goal to fulfil ” Spreading a One Love vibe and uniting people though the power of music “

Events for the 2018 Cork Ska & Reggae Festival 2018

Cork Ska & Reggae Festival 2018
Zion Train
Date: Fri 27th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Zion Train have been one of the planet's most prolific groups

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The Bionic Rats
Date: Sat 28th
Jul
Time: 3:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

They mix the rhythms of Ska, 2tone, Reggae & Rocksteady into their own special brew of Jamaican beats and Irish soul. Since forming they’ve shared the stage with many of their musical influences, opening up for the likes of MADNESS,…

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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival 2018
Naildrivers
Date: Sat 28th
Jul
Time: 6:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Playing together for over 10 years to rave reviews, including sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter, The Naildrivers energise audiences with their note perfect covers of music of the late seventies and…

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Date: Sat 28th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Due to unforeseen circumstances After The Ibis had to cancel this slot on Saturday. We are delighted that Weedway are going to fill the slot and keep the reggae vibe going !! WeedWay are made up of six friends from…

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Date: Sun 29th
Jul
Time: 3:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

The Service are a six-piece band from Cork who have been playing Ska, Reggae, 2-Tone and Rocksteady to applauding crowds for many years. Originally formed in 1994, and with some lengthy breaks in between; since 2013, they have reclaimed their crown as the…

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The Light Runners
Date: Sun 29th
Jul
Time: 6:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

The Light Runners are a Reggae Funk collective that combines fluid vocal harmonies with tight and tasty instrumentals. The band also features famous Congolese musicians Daniel 6000 and Troca Pablo from the world renown soukous band Zaiko Langa Langa. They are sure to provide a unique and…

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Date: Sun 29th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

This mischievous rabble from London have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond. With a sound heavily based around the bands heavy 4 piece horn section, Chainska Brassika…

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Crane Lane Theatre Event
Date: Sun 29th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

THE REBEL SOULS. ROOTS/REGGAE/SKA ORIGINALS AND POPULAR GROOVES. Biography THE REBEL SOULS….Back with some fresh faces and a new energy since supporting ‘The Wailers’ in THE OLYMPIA. With The Trenchtown Experience’s front man Luke Duffy, Tom ‘scratch’ Foy, and Jason…

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Date: Sat 25th
Aug
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Mixed and scratched by Fadd Jnr, an alternative musical take on  night club music. Expect classic electro cuts, indie fused pop and a mixture of Rock’n’Roll staples, along with plenty of new upbeat tunes for your dancing pleasure.

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