Turning Pirate presents
_ Main Venue _
Interskalactic have firmly marked their place as a truly unique festival and party favourite. Adding their modern big band flavour to first-wave, old-school Jamaican ska, Interskalactic have brought this infectious music that first exploded worldwide with celebrations of Jamaican independence in the ‘60s back into the live music scene of today!
Interskalactic are no strangers to having their audience dancing for two hours straight and still calling for more! Their upbeat set features covers from classic ska artists including The Skatalites, Byron Lee & the Dragonaires and Prince Buster, combined with their ska-ified versions of popular hits from the last few decades and more recently with their own original compositions!
Stellar live performances throughout 2014 include:
• RTÉ́’s The Late Late Show
• Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, Cork Jazz Festivals
• Opened for Madness M.A.D.H.E.A.D. Tour in Ireland’s largest indoor venues 3Arena Dublin and The Odyssey Arena Belfast
• performances in prestigious venues Vicar Street and Whelans and at countless events, parties and venues all over the country.
With an incredible year behind them, Interskalactic are set to stay on this trajectory throughout 2015 and beyond!
“The future of ska in Ireland” Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show
“We were delighted we recommended Interskalactic to Madness to open on their Irish tour dates. They were a pleasure to deal with and completely professional at every level, and it’s always reassuring to see a band that size set-up and clear the stage with no disruption to the main act. They really had the audiences rearing to go for Madness as well! We’ll be keeping an eye on Interskalactic and look forward to working with them at every opportunity” – Bren Berry, Aiken Promotions
“Interskalactic are one of the premier live ska outfits in the country at this moment, their authentic rhythms get the dancefloor going immediately. Looking forward to hearing more from them and what they are cookin’ up in the studio in between their busy schedule” – Mark Murphy, Choicecuts
“Interskalactic were hugely successful at the 2013 and 2014 Cork Jazz Festivals. The reaction of the fans and the venue management was overwhelmingly good! Here’s to another great festival in 2015” – Jack McGouran Artistic Director, Cork Jazz Festival
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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).