LONDON Show announced

LONDON Show announced

C3BkIiiXcAQ-6Ik.jpg-largeThe Pistoleros London show has been announced and is in aid of bringing awareness to the issues surrounded by mental health through a charity Barry has been working with over the last 3 years “Tonic Music For Mental Health”.
One of the charities patrons 2 tone legend Terry Hall (The Special) will also join the band on the night to play a special DJ set.
The legendary 100 club on Oxford street has been chosen as the venue and will take place on April 27th

Tonic Music for Mental Health presents: Dub Pistols, Terry Hall (DJ set) & Millie Manders & The Shutup.

Tonic’s debut fundraising gig in London features Dub Pistols – part of their 20th anniversary tour, Tonic’s very own patron Terry Hall for an eclectic DJ set & support from Millie Manders & The Shut Up.

Tonic is a not-for profit organisation (company no: 08093898) established in 2012. We are honoured to have both Terry Hall & Kevin Cummins as our patrons. Tonic raises awareness and challenges the stigma often associated with mental illness through music and art based events, gigs, workshops and support.

Tickets: £25 Advanced + BF / £30 On the Door

Doors: 7:30pm – 1:00AM

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

15095599_10154745778461726_3124217274685954707_nWe’re extremely excited to announce Dub Pistols will be appearing at the award winning festival, CAMP BESTIVAL located in the beautiful setting of Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
Camp Bestival is the biggest and best family festival in the Uk curated by Radio 1′s Rod Da Bank the massive line up includes our good friends Madness, Leftfield, Mark Ronson and the Cuban Brothers plus a whole host of other massive acts.
The Pistols will be playing on Sunday 30th July tickets are on sale now

Ticketline // 0844 888 4410

Head over here for full ticket info:

Feel free to call or email Camp Bestival HQ with any questions or for further info: 020 7379 3133 /

‘Best Family Festival’ UK Festival Awards 2014, 2013, 2010 & 2009
‘Best New Festival’ UK Festival Awards 2008

Dub Pistols 20th Anniversary Tour

Dub Pistols 20th Anniversary Tour


Get set for Dub Pistols’ very special 20th Anniversary Tour. Tickets available from now, with more dates to be added in the coming weeks.

Dub Pistols interview: it’s no secret that I liked to party and still do

Dub Pistols interview: it’s no secret that I liked to party and still do


Henry Lewis caught up with Dub Pistol’s legendary party starter Barry Ashworth for, to find out how he keeps the energy high as his group celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Read the full, no holds barred interview here on

Soho Radio

Soho Radio

13316994_10209853711926190_2623245912612802782_oDub Pistols monthly show on Soho Radio is now up online for you to listen back to , London Calling is “Barry Ashworth’s monthly show that goes out on the second week of each month, Tuesday nights from 6pm -8pm.
Packed with great music and special guest DJ mixes. This month joining Barry in the studio was Mc Profit talking about his new album “True Colours” and special guest DJ mixes from Mexico’s finest Junglist “Isaac Maya” and Reggae mash up king J-Star both dropping killer mixes.
So turn on tune in and drop out

DUB PISTOLS Nominated for 2 awards

DUB PISTOLS Nominated for 2 awards

bob_logoIts been an amazing year for the Dub Pistols which has seen them play sell out shows and festivals around the world and now to top that off they have been nominated for 2 awards.
The bands leader “Barry Ashworth” has been nominated by DJ Magazine for it’s “Best of British” awards in it’s “Soldier of the scene” category in recognition for his work promoting electronic music around the world for over 30 years, please show your support and vote using the link below

The Band have also been nominated for a Bass Music Award in the best video performance category,

The Dub Pistols – What Could Possibly Go Wrong

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Please help raise the final funding of £7500 required to complete and release the Dub Pistols documentary “What Could Possibly Go Wrong”.
‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong’ is a documentary that charts The Dub Pistols’ extraordinary journey from chancers to hot property to epic f**k-ups to unlikely triumphs…

Led by indefatigable south-Londoner Barry Ashworth, The Dub Pistols have lived every rock ’n’ roll cliche more vividly, knowingly and hilariously than almost any other British band. They’ve burned through record labels, band members, and hundreds of thousands of pounds with their almost heroic devotion to hedonism. Yet they have worked with heroes like The Specials, Busta Rhymes, Horace Andy, Madness and Gregory Isaacs, and have recently released their best album to date – ’The Return Of The Pistoleros’ out now on Sunday Best Recordings. And, after surviving 19 years, The Dub Pistols are busier than ever, having reinvented themselves as the ultimate Festival band, the go-to act to get a big crowd dancing.

“What Could Possibly Go Wrong, is about everything that’s ever happened to us, all the ups and downs, the victories and disasters,” says Barry. “I call us the most successful unsuccessful band of all time — and the hardest-working lazy b******s in the world. Sometimes I can’t believe we’re here, but we’ve survived and we’re doing better than ever.”

The finished documentary will be premiered in spring 2017.


Dub Pistols have been nominated for Best Video Performance at this years BMA Award, please show your support by voting using the link below

Bad Uncle Barry Beer

Bad Uncle Barry Beer

cfkSC5z1.jpg-largeThe Three Fiends Brewery have honoured dub pistols bad boy Barry Ashworth by bring out a brew in his honour . “Bad Uncle Barry” has already won a gold Camara award and is now available to buy online and will also be available at selected venues on the bands UK tour

We Love Beer

‘Forever Fiends’, they said, as they raised their glasses of rancid, foul-stenching ale. ‘How can thee forever be my fiend when thee buys be nowt but rancid, foul-stenching ale?’, asked one fiend. ‘Aye, fair point’, responded t’others. So they decided to take off their flat caps and do summit abart it.

Arned wi’ usual Yorkshire ingredients of a positive attitude, elbow grease and good honest hard graft – plus t’other ingredients for making ale – they went abart brewin’ up some magic and not just from their backsides this time. T’ingredients came together, helped along by their fiendship, and thee is now drinkin’ t’result.

Three Fiends sixth core beer called “Bad Uncle Barry” is being keenly awaited by ale enthusiasts who follow one of Huddersfield’s newest breweries. BUB is a 4.2% West Coast Pale Ale which is revitalising beer and fully loaded with hop-bursting flavours.

Beers named by Three Fiends always have a fiendish or a fiendship theme and we are delighted to produce our newest beer in collaboration with Barry Ashworth from Dub Pistols. For those who do not know Barry then he is bad – very bad. As Three Fiends, we are big fans of Dub Pistols and we could not be more delighted to have produced one of our best beers to date in the name of a musical legend.

To fiendship…. We like beer. We like good beer. We brew beer we want to drink and want our friends to drink. We hope you enjoy drinking it with your fiends too.

Order yours online here

London Calling

13403864_10154154902733326_558024958332391718_oBarry Ashworth returned to Soho Radio on Tuesday evening for his monthly “London Calling” show.
Joing him in the mix were funk legends “Fort Knox Five” and up and coming reggae DJ Capitol 1212
Also feat on the show the was new music from DJ Vadim, Flex, 2 Bad Mice and much more
You can now listen back online, just click on the link below