Dub Pistols @ Glastonbury 2015

Dub Pistols @ Glastonbury 2015

Glade-Stage_2015_1200x900Dub Pistols are set to play the most famous festival in the world this friday on the amazing Glade stage at 3pm. Its always one of the highlights of the festival season and last year saw them take the roof off the area

The Glade was spawned from the Avalon Field back in the late ’90s. In 1999 the Avalon stage featured acts like Squarepusher, Banco de Gaia, Electric Groove Temple, System Seven and Dreadzone. These shared the stage with more traditional world music and folk acts like Pops Mohamed, Peat Bog Fairies, Martin Carthy and Roy Harper. It was a proper eclectically mixed festival stage and exemplified the buzz and excitement of the blending genres of music at the time.

Glade-Sunset-2Michael Eavis recognised the Avalon stage music was moving away from its usual pure ‘folk’ music and he and Luke Piper, the area organiser, decided to start a new area further along the railway towards the Other Stage. Using the small triangle of poplar trees and mature woodland tucked below the embankment they named it the Glade.

Inspired by new cutting-edge music and technology they designed and built unusual stages and structures to fit the space and experimented with surround sound, projections and visuals in a totally new way. The stage hosted relatively unknown and underground acts as well as the likes of Orbital, Eat Static, System 7 and The Orb. True to the ‘free party vibe’ The Glade Lounge tent has always had a core psy trance and chill out programme. The Avalon crew still run Glade as well and it’s now a whole area. In 2011 it hosted the Sprit of 71 to mark the first Glastonbury Fayre in 1971.
In 2014, two new venues – the Spaceport and The Spike – were introduced to the Glade area. Spaceport plays on the extra-terrestrial, futuristic and virtual-reality with some nightclub glam thrown in for good measure. The stage and bar is actually inside a spaceport terminal and its great interstellar soundproofing gives the full benefit of an amazing late night line-up.

The Spike, hidden in another woodland space nearby has been decked out with a bandstand, walkways and bridges. Like Yoda’s Den it’s an enchanted ferny dell with twinkling, fairylights and lush coloured washes in a swirly mist of dry ice smoke. A haze of Spike cocktails will reveal some of the most unexpected highlights of the festival (Aphex Twin played last year until 3 o’ clock Sunday morning).

Check out the Glade Area Glastonbury Facebook page.

Dub Pistols Barry Ashworth will also be making an appearance on the GreenPeace stage on thursday night at midnight a DJ set not to be missed

Dub Pistols Nominated for Best Live act AIM Awards

10624921_740626472653210_7092639576089784808_nDub Pistols have been nominated for a second time for Best live act at this year AIM awards
Vote for the AIM Best Live Act 2015 Now!

No surprises here – most of us live and breathe for live music, which is why we’re so excited to be hosting the AIM Best Live Act award again for 2015, in Association with Jack Daniel’s!

Each year, the AIM awards highlight the best and brightest independent artists who have toured in the last year, and we’re stoked that we have the opportunity to join in on the round of applause for all of them.

We spend a lot of our time outside the office at gigs big and small. It never gets old, don’t get us wrong, but it does mean that when we see an act that puts in a little something extra, we take notice. This year’s list features 56 incredible independent artists as the nominees for the Best Live Act of 2015. These are artists that have made us cry, scream, and dance till we’re drenched with their live show.

Now it’s your turn – you know that enthusiasm you’ve got when you’re trying to get an artist to come back out after their encore, in hopes that they might sing just one more song? Channel that feeling – and use it to digitally cheer them on with your vote!


Now in it’s fifth year, previous winners of the award include Enter Shikari, The Prodigy, Frank Turner and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. This year, the nominees include Future Islands (who will play their 1000th show next month), now-defunct The Knife (R.I.P.), and every music blog’s Best of 2014 favourites The War on Drugs and Run the Jewels, alongside 52 other outstanding acts.

Voting is open now, and runs through until the 29th June. The final nominees will be released in August, with the grand victors of this year’s Best Live Act in Association with Jack Daniel’s award announced at the AIM Awards ceremony in London on 8th September 2015.

Lemonfest Live review

Lemonfest Live review

Dub Pistols recently hit Lemonfest hard read the full review bellow

Review by Steve Muscutt

Photography by Bruce Benson www.241photography.co.uk

So, it was time for the main act of the evening, we were fortunate enough to see Dub Pistols in Exeter in 2014 and they absolutely raised the roof back then, so how would they sound on an outdoor stage in what was looking like a very wet evening….well, read on to find out!

From the moment the lone trumpet player took to the stage to play the opening notes of their first track to the moment they took a bow and left the stage, they had the place bouncing, I don’t mean a couple of people bobbing their heads, I’m talking about the whole place jumping about! Dub Pistols are THE party band and if you have ever heard any of their material you’ll understand why, they rock! Effortlessly fusing Dub, Jungle, Hip Hop, Disco & Electronica they have been dazzling audiences all over the world for years. As well as being the driving force behind the band, Barry Ashworth is also a renowned DJ who has graced many turntables in countries such as Australia, Singapore, Serbia, Dubai, Thailand, Germany, Croatia, Italy and France. We chatted to Barry earlier in the day and I asked him what kept the band so tight and on form as every time we have seen them play, they look like they’re having a right royal knees up on the stage, he politely declined to answer the question, must just be a good heady dose of adrenalin, energy and the desire to give the crowd a kick ass show that they’ll be talking and reminiscing about for many months to come. Highlights for me included some of their legendary tracks such as ‘Mucky Weekend’, ‘Back to Daylight’ and a few lifted form their new album ‘Return of the Pistoleros’, released on June 1st which is available now as a signed CD or LP via Rob Da Bank’s label Sunday Best Recordings.

What started off as a project 18 years ago with various musicians jamming over the top of Barry’s output has slowly but very surely metamorphosed into a super tight, festival loving live machine that has fans the whole world over coming back for more year after year. They arrived, the played, they conquered, all hail Barry Ashworth and Seanie Tee and what is becoming one of the finest back lines of musicians in the industry, go forth and buy their new album, hell, buy all of their albums, they’re all brilliant and I bet you’ll be up and grooving to the output in no time at all! They left the rain soaked stage to rapturous applause and cheers, no doubt looking forward to playing more festivals throughout the land in the coming months….


Pistoleros Remixes Exclusive

Pistoleros Remixes Exclusive

the-return-of-the-pistolerosThe Amazing remix package of Dub Pistols latest single “Pistoleros is now available exclusively on beatport, featuring remixes from the amazing jungilist that is “King Yoof” to the Reggae tinged “Jinx in Dub” mix to the glicht hop mix by WBBL and the hip hop beat inspired “General Narco” mix, every mix is a must for all inspiring DJ’s
Grab them now exclusively on Beatport


Pistoleros Birmingham show ticket offer

Pistoleros Birmingham show ticket offer

11014963_439042152937056_8708624831144907090_nDub Pistols @ Alfie Birds This Friday (5th June)…… New Ticket Promotion Available Here

Ticket Promotion: Buy 3 get the 4th Free!!! Tickets cost £13.20



Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols)
“Its been many years since i last played Birmingham, last time I broke my leg on stage. I can’t wait to come and party hard Pistols Style in Birmingham”

It is going to be one hell of a show this Friday at Alfie Birds.
Don’t forget to grab your tickets for £13.20 or group bookings 4 tickets for the price of 3.
Click here for tickets.



10646815_740627089319815_3369946303252310640_nDUB PISTOLS will be up in Nottingham tonight Live in the bar @ Rough Trade Records to promote their new album Return of the Pistoleros
Doors are at 7pm admission is free so come down meet the band and enjoy the ride
Rough Trade Nottingham
5 Broad Street, NG1 3AJ Nottingham, United Kingdom

New Album Special offer

New Album Special offer

11329779_10153289825238326_8286400916067739122_nDub Pistols Release “Return of The Pistoleros” tomorrow June 1st on Sunday Best Recordings
you can download the digital version for a special price of £5
This amazing offer terminates in 48 hours so grab yours here now:- smarturl.it/dubpistoleros

Dub Pistols New Album Number 3 in the charts

Dub Pistols New Album Number 3 in the charts

FullSizeRenderWith only a few days to go until the release of our new album “Return Of the Pistoleros” we are currently number 3 in the pre order charts, a massive thanks to all of you that have already supported us and ordered a copy and for those that haven’t yet now is the time to do so and help us get a good chart position.
new album “Return Of The Pistoleros” incoming June 1st! Pre-order http://bit.ly/1JuKQaO

Signed Albums

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London Dingwalls show Review

London Dingwalls show Review

246b8e_8a2369e2d181488c890ff4c65656c7ff.png_srb_p_640_354_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Review for Concentus music
words Vidisha Vansal

Dub Pistols made London Camden Dingwalls dance crazily the whole night, as they kicked off their much awaited 2015 tour The Return of the Pisterols, performing a fusion of hip-hop, dub, ska, jungle set with some bonus reggae riffs thrown in. The big band on stage consisted of lead singer Barry Ashworth giving an energetic performance, along with the musicians, which included a very prominent performance from the trombones, giving the band a completely different, unique vibe than any other band currently touring. Even the man in the sombrero brought out to warm the crowd and take part in the performance added a unique spark to the band’s concert.

The Dub Pistols were surprisingly dance-floor friendly; something unexpected of music from live bands. The reggae riffs with the guitars and the tunes from the brass had the crowd grooving, with every person in Dingwalls dancing madly along to the music, proving the intense energy that Dub Pistols brought to their performance. The heavy bassline was reminiscent of the pure, live band music that is really what defines music in the first place, yet Dub Pistols successfully were combining this with their special, electronic dub feel (as hinted at by their name).

Dub Pistols are one of the true survivors of their genre, starting out in the 1990s yet still selling out nationwide tours, delivering what was expected of them and more. The crowd went crazy with each song, and was composed of evidently long-term and dedicated fans who were singing along word for word, tone for tone, going particularly wild for the closing jungle song “Mucky weekend,” chanting the lyrics “Oh no here we go again” with the song at top volume. Dub Pistols as well attracted a really young, fresh, crowd loving the ska musicality and dub beats, showing their fan-base to be ever-growing, appealing to a wide range of musical tastes.

The Dub Pistols caught its audience for the whole evening delivering a two hour set, with an only growing level of energy, leaving the audience buzzing and in love with the musicality and dance rhythms made from the ska, jungle songs about boozing, ecstasy, and all that illicit stuff, proving themselves to be one of the UK’s most unique bands.

Dub Pistols’ album The Return of the Pisterols will be released 1st June 2015, and is available for pre-order now!
To find out more about the band, and hear some more of their music, visit dubpistolsmusic.co.uk

Full Review http://www.concentusmusic.com/#!Dub-Pistols-The-Return-of-the-Pisterols-REVIEW/c1kod/55460d0d0cf23d01646c43cb