Who are we?

The Great Northern SKA Festival was formed in 2016, our first event in August of that year firmly established us as the North's leading SKA festival. Our aim is to bring you the biggest SKA artists on the biggest of stages. We simply adore SKA, love and attention has gone into making this event, and we know you will simply love it! A festival bringing you live entertainment & music, food & drink courts, merchandise stalls, entertainers, outdoor stages, funfairs, SKA TV, and thousands of like minded people! Our next event will take place on  22nd August 2020.


When is the Great Northern SKA Festival?

The next event has been scheduled for  22nd  August 2020.


Where is the Great Northern SKA Festival?

Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road (off Ashburton Road), Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1SN. J9 M60.



We have a limited number of parking places (800 in total) so please come down early to ensure a space. You can buy parking tickets on the ticket section of our site.


Great Northern Mod & Ska Festival

There was another event in Yorkshire which got cancelled the week after our event in August 2016 called the Great Northern Mod & Ska Festival. These people and their organisation have no association or links to us.


Does the venue have disabled access?

The whole ground floor is wheelchair friendly and has ramps.


I still have a question!

Contact our customer services  info@greatnorthernskafestival.com