The Neon Newport is proud to present a very special Mini Fest in support of LOVE MUSIC, HATE RACISM. SATURDAY 23rd JUNE Featuring very special guest “The Original Rude Boy” Judge Roughneck himself The Neville Staples Band Plus Support from UPBEAT SNEAKERS, FERNQUEST, 6ft7, Conners and The Conmen, Selena In The Chapel. Dj Sets from 2 RUDE, Penarth Soul Club, Plus Special guests!
Doors 4pm – Tickets £10 With profits supporting Love Music, Hate Racism.
Or Direct from the Neon Box office – 01633 533666
Legendary front man of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, also known as The Original Rude Boy, NEVILLE STAPLES is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Starting out from the early days with Ray King, his Jah Baddis Sound System, before taking to the stage with The Specials during the famous ‘Clash’ tour.Neville’s 2-Tone legacy is huge. 2-Tone fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements. The movement helped to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain. The actual black and white chequered imagery of 2 Tone has become almost as famous as the music itself.