Bowlers Exhibition Centre   -  Returns August 2018


The North's Biggest SKA Festival 

returns august 2018!


The Skafather AKA Phil Eccleston

It was in the summer of '79 that the U.K.'s youth finally learned to dance again. After three years of pogoing to the sound of Punk 'The Kids' decided it was time to Skank and providing the musical backdrop was the Two Tone Ska revolution, a multi-racial, sound and image that filled the dancefloors and the live venues.

Now it's coming back. We have a chance to go back in time to those Rocksteady Days with The Skafather AKA Phil Eccleston playing you the best in 2Tone/Ska/Reggae & Mod .It's a chance to delve into yer wardrobe and dig out those Boot's & Braces. Born in the Shanty Town of Stoke in the Republic of Stoke-on-Trent in 1965. He was primed as a teenager for that summer of 79 and studied the art of Skanking at Ska University. From the first sound of Rico's Trombone one Thursday Night on Top of the Pops the conversion began.  

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I need to be, it has taken me 51 years to get here, what have I learned, Life is a gift don't waste it. Enjoy every minute of it because it's later than you think." The Skafather is on a Mission from God spreading The Gospel of Ska.