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Welcome to The Brighton Ska Train - home to Brighton's biggest and friendliest original reggae and ska shindigs! This site will soon feature all Ska Train gig info, our events diary for 2018, including our 'Scooter and Ska' specials and news of 'The Brighton Summer Skanival', interviews, music mixes, our shop and competitions.

The Brighton Ska Train and The Volks Club proudly present


Friday/Saturday/Sunday July 20/21/22 At the Volks, Brighton Beach

Check our brand new website for all things Skanival! www.skanival.co.uk (Click Here)
Brighton's bossest reggae and ska bash of the year! Sun, sea and a whole weekend of ska ska ska! **********************************

With special appearances from the legendary JERRY DAMMERS (creator of The Specials/2 Tone Records), EARL GATESHEAD, GLADDY WAX, TOO MANY CROOKS - LIVE (25th Skanniversary show), COUNT SKYLARKIN', NATTY BO, DARREN BENNETT (Official Madness DJ), MADAM SCORCHER, PAUL HOMER & MARK HOWARD (Ska Beat Soul), IAN MACKENZIE (Killer Ska Records), ROY WILLIAMSON, MISTER NATTY'S CHAMPION SOUND, HOT TIP HI-FI, CHRIS CULTURE, LOU PINO and many more onboard THE SKA TRAIN SOUNDSYSTEM Taking you to skaville and beyond! With the Suit Yourself dj's tearing up the Skanival 'Soul Cellar'. Plus family friendly, all ages early sessions hosted by The Brighton Ska Train and much more **********************************

Friday 20th July: The Skanival weekender starts here with 'Skanival live!' Featuring the mighty 'too many crooks' - 25th Skanniversary show! Celebrating a quarter of a century of total and utter chaos from the legends of the south coast ska scene. Full band line-up smashing out all your favourite Crooks tunes plus an exclusive and for one night only Too Many Crooks after show dj set! Plus support acts and The Brighton Ska Train Soundsystem selectors. An unmissable night of south coast ska fuelled fun and frolics hosted by the Crooks and friends! 8pm - 2am. Tickets just £10 in advance (or via weekend pass) More on the door only if space allows.

Saturday 21st July: Skanival all-day and night! Brighton's biggest, bossest dance of the year. With the south coasts largest reggae, ska and 2Tone dj line up of 2018. Sixteen hours of sun, sea and skanking! 1pm until 7pm: free, family friendly Skanival all-dayer. Hosted by Count Skylarkin, The Ska Beat Soul crew, Roy Williamson (Upbeat) and guests. Warming things up nicely for the weekends main event: 'THE BRIGHTON SKANIVAL'S BIG, BOSS ALL-NIGHTER!' 7pm onwards. Tickets or pay on the door. Open all night. Two scorching floors of the finest reggae, ska, bluebeat, 2Tone and beyond. With the UK's choicest selectors showcasing the rudest in scene defining original vinyl on Brighton's wildest and friendliest dancefloor. Non-stop skanking of the highest order. Featuring the legendary JERRY DAMMERS! The 'General' himself in session. The creator of The Specials and 2Tone Records coming with a huge three hour dj set highlighting the original music that inspired and continues to inspire this legend of British popular music. Expect an unsurpassed schooling in the very best reggae, ska and so much more. With anecdotes aplenty on the mic. Unmissable. Alongside red hot Skanival selections from: Earl Gateshead (the Trojan master), Natty Bo (The Topcats), Darren Bennett (Official Madness selector), Madam Scorcher (UK's Queen of Rocksteady), Lord Masher's HotTip HiFi, Ian Mackenzie (Killer Ska Records), Mister Natty's Champion Sound, Chris Culture, Mark Howard and many more onboard The Brighton Ska Train Soundsystem - taking you to skaville and beyond. Plus the Skanival 2018 'Soul Cellar' will be in full flow featuring the Suit Yourself Modernist Culture dj's and special guests spinning the best in soul and original r&b. Dress to dance! Tickets: Just £10 in advance (or via weekend pass, see below) More on the door only if space allows. **********************************

Sunday 22nd July: 'The Skanival Sunday Scorcher - Carry on Skanking!' 1pm 'til 10pm. All ages/family friendly. Free entry. Closing the weekend with the rudest reggae in your jeggae! Featuring a rare and exclusive 2018 Brighton appearance from the mighty Gladdy Wax, 'quite simply one of the UK's most highly respected revival selectors and sound men with a sumptuous three hour selection of classic sun-kissed reggae and ska, alongside Lou Pino, Mr Natty (birthday boy) The Ska Train Sound System selectors and guests. With a collection for 'Rogers Wildlife Rescue'. Last rudeboy and girl standing after skanking the whole weekend wins a guest list for the rest of the year! **********************************

Plus classic scooters all weekend, Ska stalls, Skanival clothing/vintage Fred Perry available and great food and drink promo's throughout. We'll look after you! And all on the best part of Brighton seafront, next to the pier and close to all attractions.


Friday Night: £10 in advance - "Friday Night" (Click Here)
Saturday Night: £10 in advance - "Saturday Night" (Click Here)
VIP WEEKEND PASS: just £15 in advance - guarantees entry to everything all weekend - "VIP Weekend Pass" (Click Here)

Pay more on the door only in operation if space allows. Saturday daytime pre-party and Sunday daytime closing party are free entry and family friendly!

Daytime skanking all ages welcome. Night skanking over 18's only. Please bring photo ID and a smile.

See you on the dancefloor for destination good times!

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To contact The Brighton Ska Train:
Email: thebrightonskatrain@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightonSkaTrain
Skanival Website: https://www.skanival.co.uk /

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