Appearing at The Big One 11 – The Full List So Far

Specialized will be back at Sandford Holiday Park on 4th 5th 6th November with International bands, Special guests and all sorts of fun for THE BIG ONE 11!!
11 YEARS.
Here’s some comments from this year

“Probably the best weekender we’ve ever played”
“That was amazing”
“my favourite weekend of the year”
“That place is one big hug fest”
You can book both accommodation and tickets on 01202 622513 Or HQ booking line in 0330 123 4986
(Day tickets without accommodation will be released next year). All in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust and other worthwhile causes

The event takes place at Sandford holiday Park.
Willow Cres, Holton Heath, Poole BH16 6JZ

We’ll have live music in both the main hall and lounge area.

If you’d like to book or enquire about accommodation you can contact the Sandford Holiday Park Direct.
Accommodation and Tickets are paid for separately.
When you book accommodation, tell them how many tickets you’d like and then the tickets price will be added on top of the accommodation cost

Sandford 0333 207 6862
HQ no. 0330 123 4986
Email – groupenquiries@parkdean-resorts.com

Day tickets are also now available for those who just want the ticket without accommodation

Friday Tickets
Saturday Tickets
Sunday Tickets
Full Weekend Tickets
Print your receipt and bring that to the reception at the venue

Come and join us for the 11th Big One Festival


Friday 4th November

Errol Dunkley with Dub Natty Sessions.
backed by the sensational Dub Natty Sessions! One of reggae’s early performers, Errol Dunkley bridged the roots music of Jamaica, in the 1960s, and London’s Brit-reggae scene of the ‘70s. His biggest hit, a remake of John Holt’s “OK Fred”, which barely missed the UK top ten in 1978, was re-recorded, as a duet with Queen Sister *N*, in 1996. Only eleven years old when he made his recording debut, Dunkley went on to work with many of Jamaica’s greatest producers. His debut 1964 recording, “My Queen”, was produced by Prince Buster, while Joe Gibbs oversaw the recording of his first hit, You’re Gonna Need Me”, he recorded the dancehall anthem, “Black Cinderella”, produced by Jimmy Rodway, in 1972. His first album, Presenting Errol Durkley, followed shortly afterwards.
He founded the African Museum label with Gregory Isaacs and scored the imprint’s first hit single, “Movie Star”, based on Delroy Wilson’s “I Don’t Know Why”, in the early-1970s, Errol left the label and moved to London, in 1973. Signing with the Shelley Recording Company, where he recorded his second album, Sit And Cry. Errol continued to build a following in the United Kingdom and Europe. His first British hit, “A Little Way Different”, released in 1974, was followed by such UK releases as “Betcha By Golly Wow”, “Happiness Forget” and “OK Fred.

Zen Baseballbat
are back refreshed with a more daredevil sound with a mass of reggae dub overtones mixed with New Wave electronic pulses. You’ll notice a vocal clarity that goes well beyond that of the band’s earlier albums.

Instincts Take Over
The South West UKs scene scene has been producing great bands for a long time. New from Cornwall are this five-piece Indie-Ska power house. Writing original music that encompasses love, hope and the human condition

Dughoose ska band
Formed in 2017 in East Kilbride, this collective is an experienced and talented group of musicians that enjoy all things SKA. They play classic SKA/ 2 tone tunes by bands like the Specials and Madness, with some clever arrangements of tunes from other established artists


Saturday 5th November

Live Rude Girls!!! An All-Girl Ska Extravaganza. RUDE GIRL REVUE made their debut live performance at Supernova Ska Festival 2021, and this all-female all star band stole the weekend!! The project was almost a year in the making with band members sharing ideas and songs to perform remotely, only getting together a couple days before the fest to rehearse. The main movers and shakers of the band also got into the studio to record two amazing originals at Jon Quan’s studio in Virginia Beach. These Lionesses of American ska feature members of The Scotch Bonnets, Hub City Stompers, The Skultz, Stop the Presses, The Pandemics among others and have already gained a reputation as a ferocious live band

King Hammond & the Rude Boy Mafia
King Hammond is Grammy award winning musician Nick Welsh. In a career that spans four decades he has collaborated with some of Reggae and Ska’s most legendary artists including Prince Buster, Laurel ‘Godfather of Ska’ Aitken, and not to mention Judge Dread & Lee Perry which in 2002 led him to win a Grammy award (Best Reggae Album) for his work on Scratch’s “Jamaican ET” album.

Monkey
For over 20 years, this high energy has been constantly performing, recording and touring internationally. They’ve released 6 full-length albums, including their newest critically acclaimed release “Intermittent Waves (of
unusual size and force).” In addition to their full length releases, the band has also been featured on over 30 compilations,
video games and film soundtracks.

Mr Kingpin
Jon E Bravo, aka Mr. Kingpin, has been writing, recording, and performing ska music for 16 years with Dallas based 2Tone band, Rude King as well as collaborating with different artists around the world. ‘Mr. Kingpin’ is his new collaboration with producer, Esteban Flores (Matamoska, The Bandulus) to release authentically inspired Jamaican sounds of the 60’s. The focus of this project is ska, rocksteady, and boss reggae. “Introducing… Mr. Kingpin” was recorded in California, Texas, and New York with a group of musicians who span decades writing and recording vintage inspired ska and reggae music.

Project Blackbird
The UK-based Project Blackbird’s four core members are vocalist Ming Nagel (originally from the USA), guitarist Alan Roberts, multi-instrumentalist Jamie Varley, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Read, former trumpet player for The Specials.

Big Fat Panda
Full of fun, but at the same time serious song writers, Big Fat Panda are an exciting live act and combine a mixture of their own original work and some unmissable and immediately identifiable classics that not only the Ska Music fans will enjoy, but anyone who remembers the massive swell in popularity Ska Music enjoyed in the late 1970s and the early 1980s.

Banana High
Ska Rock band from Yeovil, Somerset. Since 2016 with the release of Join The Evolution, Banana High has been bringing you some of the best music Ska Rock has to offer. With chilled songs for those relaxing vibes to the fast paced rock anthems for you and all your neighbours to enjoy. From the Rhythm of Your Soul, to The Evil That We Do, Peace!

The Skavengers
From Reading UK, The Skavengers began as a covers band that are now creating excellent original ska music

The Erin Bardwell Trio
Keyboardist, Record Label owner and film maker, Erin Bardwell has been a pivotal figure in the British ska scene since the 1980s.

The Skapones plus Guests
The debut original album of material “Cradle To Grave” was released to critical acclaim in early 2018. Two No.1’s in the UK Reggae charts soon followed. 2021 saw them release their 10th single with the recording of new album “Northern Gods” underway. They have played with The Specials, Madness, The Beat, The Selecter and many many more. The Ultimate party band that have toured across UK, Europe, Ireland & the USA.


Sunday 6th November HEADLINE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Rebelation
Rebelation are a 10 piece reggae, ska and rocksteady outfit based in East Anglia, England. The sound is highlighted by a powerful horn section & soulful dual male & female vocalists.

Hub City Stompers
Coming straight out of Dirty Jersey and weighing a grand total of 1500lbs are the lords of street ska, Hub City Stompers ska/reggae/oi! band formed in 2002 and based out of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band includes former members of Inspecter 7, Professor Plum, Predator Dub Assassins, Bigger Thomas, The Heavy Beat, and Bomb Town.

Filthy Militia
Filthy Militia are a five piece ska punk band formed in North London in 2016. With a sound that draws as much from trad ska and 2-Tone as it does from the 90s and beyond.
While the rest of the world screeched to a halt in 2020, Filthy Militia refused to sit still, and after a successful Kickstarter campaign they headed in to Hidden Track Studios in Folkestone with producer Oz Craggs

Stop the Presses
Originally formed by Ali Culotta and Danny Portilla, Stop The Presses has come a long way since their early days in Miami. Now based in Brooklyn, the band plans to take over the ska world with their unique sound and energetic live show. In 2019, they released the LP “Money in the Bank”, produced by Agent Jay and featuring Dave Hillyard of The Slackers. At just over 30 minutes, Money in the Bank packs a punch. It has a retro sensibility with a modern edge that any ska fan will love.

Skacasm
Including established musicians from the South Wales scene. Skacasm cover all the great ska, skank and reggae tunes from The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness, The Beat and many more. Get ya stomp on

Lady Hatchet
Kristin Forbes was born to be a musician. A distant relative of the composer Tchaikovsky, she has been playing music since she was three, when she heard a song on the radio, went to the family piano, and figured out how to play it. She started playing guitar in high school and in college, upon playing in her first band, realized that pursuing music was the life she had to live.


We’ll be collecting for Pivotal Homes.
Our homes team develop high quality properties providing homes to vulnerable people. Providing places that vulnerable people can call “home”.
Pivotal are asking for donations of toiletries in particular.

Male toiletries
Shower gel
Shampoo
Deodorant
Razors
Combs
Soap
Shaving gel
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes

Women
Shampoo
Conditioner
Deodorant
Shower gel
Razors
Hair brush’s
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes

Flannels
Towels
Socks male and female

We’ll have fund raising activities in the lounge are. Gerry Watkins will be hosting a few fun games including Play Your Cards right.
We’ll also have Uncle Phil’s famous Pop Quiz on the Saturday at 12pm

Michelle & Neil Mcguffog will have the Auctions stall, featuring a range of ska memorabilia with all proceeds going to The Teenage Cancer Trust


If you’d like to book or enquire about accommodation you can contact the Sandford Holiday Park Direct.
Accommodation and Tickets are paid for separately.
When you book accommodation, tell them how many tickets you’d like and then the tickets price will be added on top of the accommodation cost

Sandford 0333 207 6862
HQ no. 0330 123 4986
Email – groupenquiries@parkdean-resorts.com

Day tickets are also now available for those who just want the ticket without accommodation

Friday Tickets
Saturday Tickets
Sunday Tickets
Full Weekend Tickets
Print your receipt and bring that to the reception at the venue

Come and join us for the 11th Big One Festival


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