Man, what an evening/night (and for some, morning) that was! It was great seeing all of you people dressed up, smiling, dancing and drinking, good times
A big thanks to everyone for coming out, and ofcourse to all who helped make this THE ska party of the year!
All info you need, be it timetable, food, drinks, shuttle, hotel, ... is updated on the site. Tickets are available until 30/10 at midnight, but keep in mind that some presale points close on Sunday and/or Monday. If you do have other questions, check the contact section below.
Hope to see you next week!
With only 2 weeks to go, you can check the final time schedule at in the bands section. Besides that we also updated the shuttle info and we have a new contest up for the next week through Aalst.tv As for the posterspotting contest on De Lijn busses, all 5 tickets are gone!
Hardtickets are now available in all presalepoints in Aalst, Gent, Asse, so check tickets for more info. Meanwhile, also the annual contest of De Lijn has started. Get more info on that in the deals & contests section.
Ska people of the world!
Here we are once again with the line-up of our annual Skalloween party. We proudly present you 5 instead of 4 bands and are happy to tell you that the afterparty is completely free. At the same time, we are launching presale tickets as well, but only online tickets for now. Hardtickets can be expected in a few weeks! Exact date will follow. So, check out the bands, have a look at our partners (expect some actions in co-op with some of them), check out the facebook-page and the 2017 event.
Roklijf 4, 9300 Aalst
Trein: The train station of Aalst is on the line Oostende/Gent/Brussel/Leuven/Hasselt
Bus: Take bus Line 4 (Nieuwerkerken – Hof Zomergem). There is a stop at 100m from the venue
Tuesday 31 October 2017
VOODOO, astrostuff, clowns, BV's, tv-sterren, cartoons, …
GO CRAZY! BE ORIGINAL!
The skanker with the best costume gets a load of drink tokens and a spot on our 'Wall Of Fame'
Major road construction is going on around the venue, causing some streets to be closed for traffic. When coming from the E40 highway, better take “Oude Gentbaan” > “Roklijf” instead of “Boudewijnlaan”. From the other direction (Dendermonde) better take "Asserendries” > “Welvaartstraat” > “Naarstigheidstraat” > “Roklijf” instead of taking “Boudewijnlaan”.
After the Mexican experiment last year, we are back with our own DIY catering! Expect more traditional food for a fair price, also vegetarian.
As usual, beer, soda, water, cocktails, and from this year on, also a non-alcoholic cocktail.
Your costume is all set, but you lack some face paint? Don't worry, we have 2 make-up artists at your disposal, for free, in the tent in front of the venue. They will paint your face in any theme you want between 19.30-21.30 and 22.00-00.00
In case of issues with online tickets, the fastest way to get help is contact Ticketscript yourself, without us as intermediary, although you can always put us in CC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include screenshots if possible. For other questions or problems, contact, mail rocknload[a]telenet[dot].be
|20:00 – 20:30||Auwguerke|
|21:00 – 21:30||Kolonel Djafaar|
|22:00 – 22:40||Airplane|
| 23:10 – 00:00
||Inner Terrestrials (uk)|
|00:30 – 01:30||Àlaská|
|01:30 – 02:30||Radio El Topo|
|02:30 – 04:00||Zorro FM|
|04:00 – 05:00||Mental Dandy & MC Boom Boom Sammy|
Being the pioneers of the UK dub punk sound and going strong for about 21 years, it’s crazy to think that these Londoners never played Skalloween. Well, here they are and it’s about fucking time! Their stomping mix of dub, punk, ska, folk and general anarchic danceability will get your feet moving in a jiffy!
We ‘re not gonna beat around the bush, it’s hard to find a skaband in our area! So when one of the only “local” skabands decides to do an exclusive Summertime Expedition, we made our conclusions. It might not be summer in October, but the guys were more than happy to steamroll their Àlaská-train straight to Aalst for one last stop!
Setting our Kickoff party on fire last year was the perfect warm up for the real deal this year at Skalloween. The goal of this 10 piece party squad from Brussels is pretty simple: HAVING FUN! Whatever time, place or crowd, the enthusiasm on stage convinces even the most hardline skahater!
The seasoned Skalloween visitor knows we offer our stage to local Belgian ska talent and this one ain’t no different. Since 2016 they developed their ska/Afrobeat/jazz sound, which resulted in receiving the “Podiumprijs Jonge Wolven 2017” only recently. If you love that groovy brass, big band sound, don’t miss this one. Funny fact: it’s their trumpet player’s 3rd appearance on Skalloween (with different bands)
We love pickles! We even tried to book that other Belgian skaband named after it, but since they weren’t up for it, we contacted these guys from Balen. Although being pretty young guys, some of them have already earned their stripes in skabands before. Soooo, expect 6 youngsters sweating their asses of to get your asses moving!
In the year that Thunderdome is celebrating 25 years of hardcore, the Paul Estak from Oilsjt and his loyal MC can’t stay behind. We are very happy to call ourselves MC Boom Boom Sammy’s favourite festival to play, so after doing their goodbye show a few years ago, we can’t wait to have them back on our stage with an exclusive reunion. Prepare for loudness, prepare for hardcore, prepare for the ultimate party!
All belgian skapunklovers must know El Topo by now, right? Apart from organizing amazing skagigs, El Topo Fest and importing loads of great UK bands in our country, these guys also spin the tables once and a while. Cause you can never get enough ska and reggae!
Goodbye ska, welcome hits. Yes, this is about the time that we turn this place into a singalong and dance party with your favourite 80’s, 90’s and whatever hits. We leave this to the trustworthy hands of the Zorro FM Soundsystem.
After 2 years being the “surprise act” in between the bands, we thought we’d finally give them the credit they deserve and put them on the actual line-up, although they will still play in between the stage bands. Streetact, ska, Balkan are the keywords, don’t miss it!
VVK until 30/10
PRESALE: 10€ - AT THE DOOR: 15€
Carnavalswinkel Liebaut (Koolstraat 62)
Café The Vulcano (Rozemarijnstraat 3)
Café De Geniepegen Drauk (Sint-Jorisstraat 25)
Café Cosa Nostra (Rozemarijnstraat 10)
Stock Americain Stockoma (Brusselsesteenweg 339,1730 Kobbegem)
Café Den Aap (Vlasmarkt 14)
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