Bowlers Exhibition Centre   -  19th August 2017


The North's Biggest SKA Festival 


The Skatalites

Formed in Jamaica way back in 1964 and still going strong over 50 years later, the Skatalites enjoyed instant fame backing artists such as Toots and The Maytals, Prince Buster and Bob Marley's first band - The Wailers. Original vocalist Doreen Shaffer still tours, keeping the Jamaican sound alive with an outstandingly talented ensemble, including Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Don Drummond, Jerome “Jah Jerry” Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat “Jackie” Mittoo, John “Dizzy Johnny” Moore and Lester Sterling.