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If you haven't seen The Skastards yet, you don't know what you're missing!

The rockingest, rock-steady reggae, ska and 2 tone party band on the circuit. Our powerful set is guaranteed to get the feet tapping, the pulse racing and the joint jumping.

We play a blend of high-energy covers from artists such as Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, Bob Marley, John Holt and Jimmy Cliff.

 

As well as our public gigs, we are available for private functions. Please contact us for details.

NEXT GIG

30 June - Princess Of Wales- 4:00pm

20 Tivoli Rd, Margate CT9 5SE

NEWS

After five great years with The Skastards, Paul, our incredible frontman, has decided to leave the band at the end of the year. Until then, he’ll still be performing with us with his inimitable energy and enthusiasm for the music that we play.

However, that means we’ll be looking for someone to fill Paul’s shiny Doctor Marten boots. 

We need an experienced, dynamic performer with a genuine feel for ska, reggae and 2Tone, who looks and sounds the part, and can instantly engage with audiences. We need someone with their own equipment and transport, the ability to learn our complete set in a short space of time, and who can commit to our schedule of over 30 gigs a year.

If you think that you could fit the bill, drop us a message by email, WhatsApp, text, Facebook Messenger, or just an old-fashioned phone call.

We are delighted to announce that we will be playing at the Folkestone Skabour Festival on Friday 13 September. 

Book your tickets via skabour.co.uk

We will also be playing at the Faversham Hop Fest on Saturday 31 August.

12 noon at The Market Inn. For further details, go to the website favershamhopfestival.org

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GIGS

Please check with venue for timing.

JUNE
30
Princess of Wales
Margate
4:00 pm
JULY
6
19
21
27
Duke of Marlborough
Maidstone
9:00 pm
Market Inn
Faversham
9:00 pm
Honeyz
Birchington
2:00 pm
Walnut Tree
Loose
6:00 pm
AUGUST
10
16
18
23
31
Druids Arms
Maidstone
Honeyz
Birchington
9:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Fox
Orsett
7:30 pm
The Angel
Hop Fest - Market Inn
Rainham
8:30 pm
Faversham
12:00 noon
SEPTEMBER
8
13
14
21
28
Mulberry Tree
Margate
3:00 pm
Skabour Festival
Folkestone
Duke of Marlborough
Maidstone
Royal British Legion
Ramsgate
9:00 pm
9:00 pm
Lord Byron
Margate
9:00 pm
OCTOBER
19
Isleworth Bowls Club
Isleworth
9:00 pm
NOVEMBER
9
15
30
Coach House
Maidstone
9:00 pm
Market Inn
Faversham
9:00 pm
Princess of Wales
Margate
9:00 pm
DECEMBER
21
13
8
Druids Arms
Castle Tavern
Maidstone
9:00 pm
Sheerness
9:00 pm
The Quay
Faversham
6:00 pm

2025 GIGS

MARCH

7
Market Inn
Faversham
9:00 pm

APRIL

19
Duke Of Marlborough
Maidstone
9:00 pm

MAY

25
Flying Horse
Boughton Lees
6:00 pm

JUNE

21
Duke Of Marlborough
Maidstone
9:00 pm

JULY

27
Market Inn
Faversham
9:00 pm
24
31

AUGUST

Flying Horse
Boughton Lees
6:00 pm
Hop Fest - Market Inn
Faversham
TBC

SEPTEMBER

27
Duke Of Marlborough
Maidstone
9:00pm

NOVEMBER

23
Market Inn
Faversham
9:00 pm

COMMENTS

If you have any comments (good or bad!) let us know. You can message us using the form below. If you have any photos or videos, we'd love to share them here. Email them to theskastards@outlook.com

"The place has never rocked so hard. I'll need to reinforce the dancefloor when you come back!

Paul Abbot - Landlord of The Prince Regent.

"You guys seemed to be enjoying yourselves as much as we were!"

Joe and Sally Sanderson.

"Really made the evening go with a bang, the dancefloor was full all night long."

Dave and Helen Kavanagh.

"What can I say? Thank you so much for playing at my party, everyone has been saying how good you were."

Sarah Deacon.

I saw you at the Fleur De Lis last weekend. What a fantastic show, I haven't enjoyed myself so much for ages. There were even people dancing in the street! Can't wait to see you again.

Stella Marshall.

Wow, what can we say about The Skastards? They truly know how to have a good time, such an amazing set and got the crowd going from the start of the Hop Fest on the Saturday, thank you so much Skastards.

The Anchor - Faversham

Wow bloody  wow. What a fan-fucking-tastic night we all had at the Princess, Skastards absolutely smashed it,

You never fail lads, we can't wait for your return on 27th January.

Princess of Wales, Margate.

What a brilliant night at the Duke of Marlborough! I loved Madness, Bad Manners and The Specials when I was growing up and you guys took me back to my youth. Next time you're playing I'm bringing all my mates.  

Joe 

What a brilliant night at Tyber's Bar last night. You are the best ska and reggae band we've seen in ages. Tyber himself would have loved it!

Sue Collins and Alan Green (We danced all night in front of the stage)

I've been watching ska bands for over forty years and you guys are the best!

John 'H' Harris

We had the best night ever at The Druids Arms. You guys are awesome. We haven't danced so much in ages!

Cheryl and Sue

MERCHANDISE

Genuine Skastards merchandise available at gigs. 

T shirts - £15

Caps - £10

Pin badges - £1

Skastards T shirts available online in black or white.

Please note: Merchandise is supplied by a third party vendor.

MEDIA

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