Back for its 9th year, the award-winning three day festival of the year!!!!!! Tickets available direct from the park 01202 622513 option 0 or ask for the reception
We are totally thrilled beyond words to bring you the band that lit the fuse paper for many burgeoning USA ska bands in the mid-80s
Its the one and only, all the way from Los Angeles, celebrating 35 years of their ” Wild Child” album – THE UNTOUCHABLES! THE UT’S !
The band hasn’t been in the UK for many years so come to Specialized -The Big One 9 in November to experience the legends THE UNTOUCHABLES. In 1985, Smash Hits magazine in the UK declared ’85 as the “RETURN OF THE RUDEBOY”, at a time when 2Tone had bit the dust in the country, these cool brothers from LA were starting to make waves in the UK after taking America by storm. Madness’ record label Stiff Records signed the band up and they smashed into the UK charts with the still to this day soul/ska/mod classic of theirs “Free Yourself”, then followed that up with the cracker “I Spy For the FBI” which was produced for them by the 2Tone legend Jerry Dammers. They released the acclaimed album “Wild Child” which we will celebrate with them at The Big One 9 as it celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2020.
Also appearing are German ska legends BLUEKILLA. Bluekilla were founded in München in 1985 by Guido Sauerbier, Christian Fiebig, Christoph Schmidt, Olle Ross and Wolfgang Stehle. Bluekilla recorded the first EP Bluekilla in 1990 and released the blue vinyl 45 on his own Rough & Tough label. Following the success of Third Wave Ska and the band’s growing popularity in their hometown, Bluekilla decided to produce a long player. They recruited Tschinge Krenn (No Goods, Condom) on organ and Werner Aldinger (owner of Enja Records HW) on trombone, to gain a more 2 Tone like sound. In 1999 they started working on Ska Is Our Business, the biggest success the band had so far. After the separation from Artysan Records they joined Pork Pie, the oldest and renowned Ska label in Germany. Live performances reached a peak at this time and Bluekilla shared stages with Burning Spear, Leningrad Cowboys, Fettes Brot, Killerpilze and Gentleman, to name a few. In 2012 they released The Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 – The Early Years (1989-1996), a compilation of the works before and during the Artysan Records era. The compilation contain the songs that had become anthems in the world wide Ska scene.