Semarang Ska Foundation was hold on 17 October 2015 at GOR Tri Lomba Juang Semarang. Before the actual festival begins, there were Meet & Greet with the guest stars and welcome party on 16 October 2015 at Entertainment Plaza Semarang. Continue with city tour around Semarang on 18 October 2015 after the festival end.
The line-up for SSF 2015 so massive. They managed to bring international names to perform this year. They are:
- Yanto Brothers
- The Siscandens
- Be Seven Steady
- Pingkel Standing
- Exocet Re69ae
- Orkeska Gathel Budoyo
- Jazz NgisorRingin
- Semarang Reggae Community
- Surakarta Ska Selection (Solo)
- Kudus Ska Allstar (Kudus)
- Purwokerto Ska Allstar (Purwokerto)
- Jakarta Ska Allstar (Jakarta)
- Bandung Mari Berdanska Allstar (Bandung)
For the guest stars, they invited:
- The Red Stripes (Hongkong)
- Gerhana Ska Cinta (Malaysia)
- Roy Ellis a.k.a Mr. Symarip (Swiss)
On 16 October 2016, the organizer hold a press conference for media on the afternoon at Entertainment Plaza. Representatives from SSF 2015, Entertainment Plaza, Gerhana Ska Cinta and Roy Ellis himself present for the press conference. They talked about the event and the preparation they made. After press conference, Mayor of Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi, stop over to Entertainment Plaza and had an informal conversation with Roy Ellis.
The crowd getting more hype with the performances from Aimee, Gerhana Ska Cinta (Malaysia), and The Red Stripes (Hong Kong). Around 9 PM, Shaggydog performed on stage and asked the crowd to sing and danced together. The final performance, Roy Ellis a.k.a. Mr. Symarip, came up on stage. He greeted Semarang and received warm welcome from the crowd.
At the end of his performance, Mr. Symarip asked some of the audiences to come on stage. It is a signature from Mr. Symarip who always want to share the joy of his music to his fans. At the end of his performance, Mr. Symarip said his gratitude to the audience for the love he received that night.
Music knows no boundaries. Music unites people, no matter what is the genre they liked. We support our friends at Semarang Ska Foundation as the organizer of SSF 2015. We were honored to be part of the event. See you at Semarang Ska Foundation 2016!