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The Brighton Skanival Weekender 2019

The Volks Club, Madeira Drive seafront, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PS

Pay on door

Tickets for this event are now available on the door.


12 July 2019 - 14 July 2019
Doors Open
Event Ends
Age Restriction
18 and over
Dress Code
Event Organiser

Headline Acts


The Brighton Skanival Weekender 2019
Friday July 12th - Sunday July 14th
At the Volks on Brighton beach                   

Brighton's bossest bash of the year taking you to skaville and beyond! 
With the legendary Jerry Dammers (creator of The Specials and 2Tone Records), King Hammond and The Rudeboy Mafia (live), The Gangsters(live), The Marching Skaleton's (live), Gaz Mayall's Rockin' BluesCount Skylarkin', Earl Gateshead, DJ Natty Bo (The Topcats), The Ska Train Soundsystem featuring Madness DJ Darren Bennett, Madam Scorcher, Hot Tip Hi-Fi, Mr Natural, Roy 'Upbeat' Williamson, Chris Culture, B'more, Ian Mackenzie (Killer Ska Records), Mark Howard (Ska Beat Soul) and many more. Plus the Skanival 'Soul Cellar' hosted by the Soul Pressure Soundsystem and guests. 
Two rocking floors of the rudest reggae, ska, bluebeat, soul, r&b, 2Tone and beyond all weekend long on Brighton beach.

Daytime warm up sessions are free and family friendly. Bring the kids! 
Main events from 8pm. Tickets/pay on door.
Tickets £10 per night in advance or just £15 for a full weekend pass.

Friday July 12th: King Hammond and The Rudeboy Mafia (live), The Marching Skaleton's (live) plus Earl Gateshead and the Ska Train Soundsystem DJ's. 8pm - 1am plus afterparty.

Saturday July 13th:
Skanival all day and all night!
Free daytime warm up party hosted by Count Skylarkin' and friends. 
Main event: 8pm onwards. Hosted by Jerry Dammers, Gaz Mayall, Natty Bo, Madam Scorcher, Roy Williamson, Hot Tip Hi-Fi, Soul Pressure Sound, Mr Natural, Chris Culture, Mark Howard and many more.

Sunday July 14th:
Skanival Sunday Scorcher! Free entry closing party.
All day from 2pm. Celebrating 40 years of 2Tone. With The Gangsters (90 minute live set) and support. Madness DJ Darren Bennett, The Ska Train Soundsystem selectors and guests seeing the weekend out in scorching style.
Tickets: Free! Donations collected for 'Seahaven Wildlife Rescue'.

We are situated on the best part of Brighton seafront close to all attractions. With cheap booze, good food, great music, legendary line up, cheap tickets and the friendliest dancefloor crowd in the country. Free scooter parking with prizes and photoshoot for the best ride attending. Plus ska stalls, vintage Fred Perry, quality vinyl, exclusive Ska train merch and more.

The Brighton Skanival Weekender 2019
Sun, sea and ska, ska, ska!
For the originals.
Dress to dance!

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