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Supernova International Ska Festival (June 13-14)

Supernova is back -- to the beach -- and better than ever in 2020!

Supernova International Ska Festival (June 13-14)

Supernova is back -- to the beach -- and better than ever in 2020!

$53,593
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330
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 2 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Supernova Ska Fest is coming back in 2020 with your help! Better yet, we are moving it down to the beach at Oozlefinch Brewery on historic Fort Monroe National Monument, located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay on June 13-14, 2020. In an attempt to make the festival more sustainable, we are launching this Kickstarter to fund the world-class bands and sound that we're bringing, along with some amazing stretch goals to make it even more unforgettable. 

Historic Fort Monroe National Monument, site of the 2020 Supernova International Ska Festival, in Hampton, Virginia.

Our 100% mom and pop festival prides itself on a mix of legendary artists and up-and-coming bands alike. Foundation ska musicians like Derrick Morgan and Doreen Shaffer have joined other waves of ska bands like The Aggrolites, The Pietasters, The Suicide Machines, and The Skints.

 We have another amazing line-up planned for 2020. We are proud to announce that we will have three of the greatest bands in the world in 2020.  Hepcat is first band to announce with more this weekend. We will share the full list once the Kickstarter is finished. The Kickstarter also comes with stretch goals to unlock more bands from around the world that you've loved all your life.

Please support independent bands and music festivals. We look forward to seeing you at the beach next year! Thank you!

The 2020 Supernova International Ska Festival welcomes Hepcat to the area for the first time in more than 20 years (Graphic Design by Ian Boly)

 Western Standard Time and Greg Lee last year at Supernova (Video courtesy of Vincent Cannizzaro) 

Greg Lee from Hepcat with The Aggrolites, The Pietasters, and The Scotch Bonnets (Photo courtesy of James Walker)
The Suicide Machines last year at Supernova (photo by Arete Sophist)
The Skints at Supernova (James Walker photo)
The festival will be at Fort Monroe. The former Army base has a 200 year old stone fort, a moat with foot bridges, a lighthouse from 1803, and beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay

Risks and challenges

For those who came to Supernova in the past, the weather has been the biggest risk and challenge. The outdoor festival is rain or shine and unfortunately no refunds will be given because of weather.

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    32 lanes of bowling with your favorite bands. This event will take place on Friday, June 12 from 10pm-2am and will include an additional performance by The Slackers and 4 hours of bowling.

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