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Event Archive - VICTORIA'S 8TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE CONCERT: NEVILLE STAPLE (formerly of the Specials) & HIS BAND, Mad Caddies, The Sainte Catherines, The Real McKenzies, One Night Band, JFK, Eves of Destruction Rollergirls

Sat. July 14th 2007 - Sat. July 14th 2007 Victoria Curling Club (All Ages)
6:30pm - 1:30am doors at 6pm
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Fascinating Rhythms, The Reef, B-Side Surf (Saltspring Island), Area 51, TICKETWEB.COM
VICTORIA'S 8TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL IS GOING TO BE A BLAST!! For the first time ever NEVILLE STAPLE(formerly of the Specials) and his band will headline this most celebrated festival concert. Co-headling with NEVILLE STAPLE and his Band will be Fat Wreck Chords Recording Artists MAD CADDIES who will also be making their first ever appearance at Victoria's Annual Ska Festival. Joining them will be Sainte Catherines and The Real McKenzies! FINALLY to top it off Victoria's 8th Annual Ska Festival is proud to host EVES OF DESTRUCTION ROLLERGIRLS who will be doing a demo before the bands start! Opening the show will be one of the most exciting Stomp Records Bands -- ONE NIGHT BAND with special guest JFK from Winnipeg's JFK & the Conspirators! In addition to all of the music (6 bands) there will be a beer garden, food kiosks by The Joint Pizza and The Reef Restaurant + Merchandise tents so you can buy music from all of your favourite artists! ALL AGES + BEER GARDENS! For more information on this most anticipated show log on to WWW.VICTORIASKAFEST.CA Tickets also available at Lyle's Place & The Reef in Victoria Fascinating Rhythms (Nanaimo) Area 51 (Duncan) B-Side Surf (Saltspring Island) $29.50 advance


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NEVILLE STAPLE (formerly of the Specials) & HIS BAND (Ska/Reggae/Rock/Pop)

Best known for his work writing & composing, the lead singer from The Specials, and as one of the founding members of Fun Boy 3, Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Neville's biography and past projects read like a who's who of rock. He has worked with such legends as Elvis Costello (The Specia... more info

Mad Caddies (Ska-punk fusion)

Mad Caddies are a 7 piece reggae and dixieland jazz influenced softcore punk-rock band from Santa Barbara, California. Having played on countless tours with almost any punk band you can think of the Mad Caddies are in the cream of the crop for new school punk bands.
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The Sainte Catherines (Punk)

Furious and intense punk rock, 3 guitars, rough vocals, poppin' bass work and intelligent drumming. Social oriented lyrics. Really intense live show. The best punk band out of Canada since Propagandhi!!! Played over 200 shows all across Canada, USA and Europe in the last 2 years. Releases: Those Stars Are For You CD on Empty Pool Records ( canad... more info

The Real McKenzies (Celtic Punk)

THE REAL McKENZIES are not just a band. They are an unstoppable touring machine. A road-hardened crew of traveling minstrels, entertainers and vagabonds on a never-ending quest for good times. For the past 20 years, this ferocious gang of miscreants has been captivating audiences around the globe with their addictive, uncompromising and undeniab... more info
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One Night Band (Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady/Soul)

One Night Band is a hardworking group that has built its reputation by adding its own flavor to Jamaican classics (Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Ken Boothe, etc.), while yielding its own compositions. Highly accessible, the bands music is sure to satisfy anyone seeking to unwind and escape the monotony of the dai... more info