"Think ska and what you're talking about here is not just a musical sound but a community. Many of the great names from that community are on this bill - from Neville Staple (pictured) to The Selector, The Beat, Rhoda Dakar, and Baked A La Ska."
"Last year held host to headliner acts of seminal ska bands The Beat and The Selecter, placing the all day festival firmly on the map as one of the biggest of its kind in the country."
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"Manchester Ska Foundation (MSF) are flying high again with The Great Northern Ska Festival gig at a rammed Bowlers in Trafford Park in August now seemingly a pivotal moment in the continuing MSF story. "
"Neville Staple and his band are one of the headlineacts at the day-long Great Northern Ska Festival at Bowler’s Exhibition Centre. He will be joining the likes of The Selecter, and The Beat to present 12 hours of ska, 2-Tone and reggae."
"2Tone is bringing people together. Whereas in its prime it was famed for mixing different races, it now brings together people of all genders, backgrounds, ages and colours too. My first experience of the Ska revival, and it won’t be my last."
"A festival bringing you live entertainment & music, food & drink courts, merchandise stalls, entertainers, outdoor stages, funfairs, SKA TV, and 6000 like minded people.” "