Edinburgh music fans are in for a real treat in the coming weeks with Stramash hosting its busiest ever schedule of ska bands.

The action kicks off at the Cowgate venue on Friday when Supa & Da Kryptonites bring their high-energy show to the capital.

Twenty four hours later the upbeat rhythm continues into the night with Glasgow’s Esperanza before The Skapones cross the Border from the north east of England to strut their stuff on Saturday, 5 October 2019.

It’s then the turn of Dalkeith’s very own The Skababs to entertain on Saturday, 19 October 2019  before a week later the legendary Grammy award-winner Nick Welsh fronts King Hammond and Rude Boy Mafia.

A former bassist and song writer in Bad Manners and The Selecter, Welsh remains one of the busiest and most prolific ska musicians on either side of the Atlantic and rounds off a hectic October for the city nightclub. 

In November local favourites Porkpie take to the stage, the eight-piece ska, soul and funk band cranking things up on Saturday, 9 November 2019.

“A few of the bands have played here before but never in this sort of time period,” said general manager Steven Cosans. 

“It’s the best kind of music to get people up and moving, Saturdays are always the busiest nights so the atmosphere should be great for these gigs.

“And they’re all free entry!”

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