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Great Northern SKA Festival

Returns August 2019, Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Rd, Manchester, M17 1SN 

The Ska45’s are an energetic eight piece 2-Tone cover band based in Birmingham, UK. 


Formed in the Summer of 2016, The Ska45’s swiftly claimed their spot as Birmingham’s Premier ska band.

After only 4 years the band have accrued a whopping 12,700 followers on Facebook (and many more in person), The Ska45’s are a real crowd pleaser, regularly selling out quickly all over the country. 

Even though they are the youngest 2-Tone cover band in the UK (with the average age of 24), each of the eight members are professional-sounding, seasoned musicians, and replicate sounds and songs like no other band achieving an authentic 2-tone sound.

The Ska45s have been luck enough to support Bad Manners twice, The Beat twice, The Dualers, The Neville Staple Band. They have also had the pleasure of Roddy Byers from The Specials join them as guest guitarist playing a full show with them and most recently Lynval Goulding joined them on stage and performed a string of Specials hits!! The Ska45s are also due to embark on a 7 date tour of the UK as Support to The Beat ft Dave Wakeling.