Bowlers Exhibition Centre   -  Returns August 2018


The North's Biggest SKA Festival 

returns august 2018!


COMMISSION FREE tickets are available from our official outlet:- Holloways - 5 Bow Street, Ashton Under Lyne, Lancs, OL6 6BU. Open Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 9am-5pm. Tel 01613301135.

If you prefer or are having difficulty booking online you can also purchase tickets over the phone by calling the TicketQuarter Hotline on 0344 800 0410 (same cost as calling a normal landline number). Phone lines are open Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm & Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm 

The Great Northern Ska Festival

After the great success of last year’s event it gives us great pleasure to bring you this year’s instalment of the GNSKA Festival which will take place on August 18th at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1SN. Last year we attracted 3000 visitors and this year’s event looks set to be even bigger.

A festival bringing you live entertainment & music, food & drink courts, merchandise stalls, entertainers, funfairs, SKA TV, and thousands of likeminded people. The event is a meeting ground for people young and old to get together and celebrate our love of SKA music. Opening times this year will be 2pm-1am.

Ali Campbell's UB40 will headline the GNSKA Festival in August 2018. Supported by the legendary BAD MANNERS and MANCHESTER SKA FOUNDATION.UB40 have had 3 UK No 1s, 17 UK top 10s, 39 UK top 40s, and spent a phenomenal 238 weeks in the UK top 40 charts.

Great Northern Ska TRIBUTE Festival

The Great Northern SKA Festival presents TRIBUTE FESTIVAL

Saturday 14th April 3pm-midnight - Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, Mcr, M17 1SN.

Customers of the GNSKA Festival in August did not want to wait another twelve months for the next event, so now we are introducing Tribute Festival on April 14th 2018, and the main GNSKA Festival will be on August 18th 2018.

Book those dates in the diary each year and make it an annual fixture, the second weekend in April is Tribute Festival, and the third weekend in August is The Great Northern SKA Festival.

Tribute Festival brings you the best SKA, 2Tone, Mod, Punk & Reggae tribute bands which have been specially selected and are in high demand after people witnessed the Manchester SKA Foundation brilliant energetic performances on the previous two GNSKA Festival events.

Tribute Festival Line Up

  • Main Arena
  • Manchester SKA Foundation
  • Special Brew
  • The Extra Specials
  • The Jam Restart
  • The UB40 Experience
  • The Complete Clash
    • Northern Soul, Motown & Modern Soul Dance Arena
    • Hosted by Gordon West
    • More DJ's TBC

    Earlybird tickets are currently on sale at £13.75