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    The International Ska Festival, Supernova, heading to shores of Chesapeake Bay June 12-14, 2020

    The Supernova International Ska Fest is back and better than ever in 2020! The festival will be heading to the beach on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay on June 12-14, 2020 and will take place at Oozlefinch Brewery at historic Fort Monroe National Monument, a 200-year old fortress, in Hampton, Virginia.

    Fans of Supernova raised a jaw dropping $70,000 on Kickstarter to keep the festival going and 2020 will feature a world-class list of bands including Hepcat, The Skatalites, The Planet Smashers, The Slackers, Mustard Plug, The Pietasters, El Salvador’s Adhesivo and a ton more. The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are even coming to play a very rare all ska set.

    The festival prides itself on a mixing legendary artists with ska bands from all eras. Foundation ska musicians like Derrick Morgan and Doreen Shaffer have shared the stage with bands like The Aggrolites, The Suicide Machines, and The Skints over the years. Supernova keeps this trend alive in 2020 as Jamaican icons The Skatalites and influential American third-wave ska bands The Toasters and Bim Skala Bim join the next generation of artists like The Big Takeover, Catbite, The Loving Paupers, and Stop the Presses!

    Here are more details on the dates and times for the weekend:

    June 12
    ● Sly Clyde Ciderworks – 207 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA – 6-9pm | Free | All Ages
    Supernova International Ska Fest Pre-Party ft. Danny Rebel and the KGB with DJ JonQuan


    ● Smartmouth Brewing Company – 1309 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, VA – 6-10pm | Free | All Ages Supernova International Ska Fest Pre-Party with ghettorude Productions
    Eastern Standard Time, Dendrites, Jackmove

    ● Century Lanes – 1519 E Pembroke Ave, Hampton, VA – 10pm-2am
    Supernova International Ska Fest benefit for animal rescue ft. The Slackers and Hardcore
    Karaoke Pile-On Extravaganza! – SOLD OUT

    Saturday, June 13 – Sunday, June 14
    The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery – 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe, VA – 12pm – 10pm each day

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