The bi-annual Skamouth festival is kicking off once again from Friday November 25th right through to Monday November 28th. Taking place at the Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth, the event will bring an unrivalled selection of acts to celebrate ska, plus reggae, mod, early R&B, bluebeat, and northern soul.
Former performers have included Derrick Morgan, Dandy Livingstone, The Pioneers, and even Simon Townshend of legendary rock band The Who. Many artists return year on year thanks to the relaxed vibe, friendly atmosphere, and inviting crowds that attend Skamouth, and this year’s line-up is looking even better than ever.
Special acts will include:
- Mr Ken (Everything I Own) Boothe
- Pluto (Your Honour) Shervington
- Dave & Ansel Collins (Double Barrel)
- Jah Baddis Sound System with Original Rudeboy Neville Staple
- Trevor ‘ET Rockers’ Evans (ex The Specials Crew/DJ)
- Charley ‘Redlax’ Anderson (ex The Selecter)
There are plenty of other acts to fill up the days of the festival, including Susan Cadogan, Kill The Colossi, Motor City Vipers, Toot’n’Skamen, and Andy Mittoo & The Groove Makers. There’s even a Quadrophenia Night special, and the organisers are now intriguing us further with the promise of special guests.
Beyond music, one of the most attractive things about Skamouth is its noted family-friendly atmosphere, and that’s an advantage that is emphasized by the venue. Vauxhall Holiday Park is host to more than just music. In fact, this is one of the United Kingdom’s leading family holiday destinations. The kids are going to love the indoor tropical paradise that is Waterworld, with slides and pools aplenty, plus the state of the art games found in the arcade. Teens can enjoy a night in V-Lounge, while the adults can have themselves pampered at Pinkies Beauty Health & Tanning.
You might come for the music, but it’s great knowing your family can entertain themselves with numerous onsite attractions.
If this sounds like the sort of festival made for none but you, consider signing up to the free Skamouth Members Club to take advantage of a 20% discount on all Skamouth merchandise, as well as early line-up announcements, early bird tickets, and entry into exclusive competition draws. If you’re rending your garments over an inability to make this year’s Autumn event, you can always book ahead for the Skamouth Spring Weekender, which will be taking place from April 20th to April 24th 2017.