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Thu 23rd Mar - Sun 16th Jun
Back With Mods Ska & Scooter Fest
@ Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough
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Back With Mods Ska & Scooter Fest: The Selecter + Bad Manners + Neville Staple + P45
"Brand new for 2013!! Three days of fun with a Mod vibe and attractions including night time entertainment; Main stage and DJ tents featuring famous names from the Mod and Ska music scene. Plus show and shine, scooter racing, ride outs, dealers market, auto jumble, track action, fun fair rides, amusements and much much more.
Contact the Box Office on 01234 782828 or visit www.backwithmods.co.uk for more details."
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Formed in Coventry in 1979 The Selecter spearheaded the 2-tone movement along with The Specials and Madness. Fronted by Pauline Black, they first hit the airwaves with 'On My Radio', followed by countless other hit singles. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, their debut album 'Too Much Pressure' successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.
The band split at the height of their popularity in 1981 but are now reformed and touring again with original lead singers Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson.
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Buster Bloodvessel and co. continue to give a crackin' good show of aggressive and highly danceable good-time ska.
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The original rude boy, and one of the undisputed forerunners of the ska movement. Best known for being the lead singer of The Specials, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His biography reads like a who's who of rock. Not only has he worked with such legends as Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Ali Campbell but has also shared the stage with ska icons Rankin Roger (English Beat), forming Special Beat. Although this line up never actually recorded an album, they successfully toured the US with Sting and Steel Pulse before embarking on their own headline tour.
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Venue: Santa Pod Raceway
Enquiries: 01234 782828