The Great Northern Ska Festival is Monopoly Events wildly popular indoor music festival dedicated to the phenomenal music genre that is Ska! Now in its fifth year, the mighty Great Northern Ska Festival is fast becoming the number one indoor music festival in the UK and just continues to grow and grow!


Our musical guests are often exclusive names to our shows, many of our guests have never before appeared at a UK festival before and this is something we feel is very special that sets us apart from other events. The past three Great Northern Ska Festivals have seen acts include Neville Staple, UB40, Bad Manners, The Selector, Rhoda Dakar and many, many more including many local up and coming bands such as The Manchester Ska Foundation and Special Kinda Beat.

As always we also include a fantastic traders hall, full of our loyal traders, and plenty of food and of course we keep the beer flowing! It all goes towards making a very special annual event on our home turf at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester. 

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