Pick up a Return of the Pistoleros t-shirt and a Checkers t-shirt for the very special price of only £25 (whilst stocks last)
Head over to the store now.
The Dub Pistols Killa Sound Tour has been announced, kicking off this November. Click the red links below for the tickets available so far.
6TH NOV THE PHOENIX, EXETER
7TH NOV WATERING HOLE, PERRANPORTH, CORNWALL
11TH NOV JAZZ CAFE, LONDON
13TH NOV CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON
14TH NOV CHEESE AND GRAIN, FROME
19TH NOV THE FLEECE, BRISTOL
20TH NOV MADNESS HOUSE OF FUN, BUTLINS
21ST NOV ELECTRIC PALACE, BRIDPORT
27TH NOV TRADES CLUB, HEBDON BRIDGE
28TH NOV PICTUREDOME, NORTHAMPTON
5TH DEC MANCHESTER ACADEMY, MANCHESTER
11TH DEC CLUB 85, HITCHIN
DUB PISTOLS leader Barry Ashworth has been nominated for a life time achievement award at this years BASS MUSIC AWARDS, if you think he deserves it plus vote below using the link
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2015 SPONSORED BY ON THE RISE MUSIC
THE BASS MUSIC AWARDS 2015 IS UPON US…WHO’S SMASHING THE CLUBS? WHAT ALBUM DO YOU HAVE ON CONSTANT REPEAT? WHAT EVENT OR FESTIVAL IS BREAKING NEW GROUND? HAVE YOUR SAY AND VOTE NOW FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015.
* IT IS BMA POLICY THAT A FORMER WINNER OF A CATEGORY CAN NOT BE ENTERED INTO THE SAME CATEGORY THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THIS IS TO KEEP THINGS FAIR FOR OTHER ARTISTS/ORGANISATIONS.
2013 Winner – THE PRODIGY
2014 Winner – GOLDIE
Dub Pistols “Real Gangster” remixes are now available exclusively on beatport
This is the second single taken from the bands “Return of The Pistoleros” album out on sunday best
The First single “Pistoleros” went to number 1 in the Reggae sales chart and the glitch hop sales chart.
The latest remix package is bigger than ever with the likes of Gaudi, Father Funk and Jadel getting let loose on the tracks.
grab yourself a copy and get dancing
The DUB PISTOLS have been confirmed to headline WILKESTOCK 2015
Wilkestock Charity Music Festival is fiercely independent and dedicated
to raising money for two charities, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
and Keswick Mountain Rescue.
Wilkestock began its life as an outdoor party for a few friends in 2006 by brothers Tom and Olly Wilkes. Having grown through word-of-mouth and due to the great success of the event, it’s got a bit bigger since those days. Seven years on and the festival still retains it’s home-grown ethos and commitment to championing new, local and international artists. Last year attracted over 1,500 people to the Wilkes’ brother’s fields of Watton, Hertfordshire with more increases on attendance expected year on year. Gone are the days of a few friends camping in a field over night with a sprinkling of local bands, Wilkestock is even bigger than ever and the festival has extended to three action packed nights, split over a number of stages and venues due to popular demand and lots of acts wanting to get involved.
Last years festival had something for every mood spread across the 5 very different stages listed below, this year promises to be even bigger!
The Main Stage
Showcasing the best local talent alongside big UK names.
Every day we present a smaller, more intimate acoustic atmosphere second to none.
Mutual Party Dance Stage
On Saturday night the Mutual Party crew will be pumping the very best drum and bass and dub-step through the night.
Ellaguru is an intimate, acoustic and mesmerizing music stage. This Hay Barrelled haven will cater for the real music lovers & listeners. Hosted and enjoyed by JoCee & Pixie Lott. Grab a bean bag, bring a beer and relax to this incredible crop of talent!
NEW! The Bangorang Stage
We welcome you to a weekend of Bangoranging beats and breaks from a plethora of electronic genres. We aim to keep you suitably satisfied for a stomping good time.
Friday night Wilkestock is proud to present the house music event for clubbers with a fanatical sense of fun for hats. Dress appropriately!.
Old Skool Rave
Saturday night brought you Slipmatt and 2BadMice last year. Don’t miss this years amazing line up!
House of Hog
Saturday night come and get a little bit ridiculous with the HogSozzle resident DJs.
Rock-up & Rinse Stage
Everybody gets a chance to play live at a festival! Register at ‘The Lodge’ and you could be on stage that day. (see ‘Line-up’ for more information)
We’ll be showing movies during the daytime if you want to kick back with that outdoor living room vibe!
Chill-out in Tipi Town
The perfect chill-out zone early morning, throughout the day and all night.
There are places to buy mouthwatering food on site from BBQ to Indian to Caribbean to Hog Roast including a fully stocked, reasonably priced licensed ‘Ski Lodge’ bar with a new addition of the huge 360 degree bar which is not to be missed! To emphasise the Wilkestock fun factor there are lots of crazy things on the day to see and take part in such as an on site cinema, street entertainers, bouncy castles, slides, bungee run, sumo suits, old skool vendors/games, dance tent, chill out DJ/band and teepee area, food and vintage stalls.
Wilkestock is fiercely independent – there are no sponsorship deals, corporate influences, inflated prices or hidden charges. The festival runs on a completely non-profit basis as it has for the last 7 years.
Dub Pistols have been put forward for this weeks Steve Lamacq Rebel Playlist on BBC Radio 6Music.
Please show your support and vote Dub Pistols “Real Gangsters”
Rovin’ Fest in Cheltenham
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July 2015
With more than 70 acts, three stages, camping, and a children’s fun fair, Rovin’ Fest is a three-day musical extravaganza for the whole family to enjoy.
Gloucestershire music lovers will be flocking to the brand new family event Rovin’ Fest between Friday 17 and Sunday 19 July 2015, for three days of stunning performances from an eclectic mix of artists.
Supporting local charity Winston’s Wish, the Subtone Promotions festival promises a diverse array of performers and musical genres designed to suit everybody’s taste, including funk, jazz, hip-hop, soul, rock, and reggae.
The brilliant line-up features an impressive list of established music acts, such as multi award-winning Dub Pistols, star of The Voice Celestine, and chart-topping band The Hoosiers, alongside unmissable up-and-coming talent.
With a host of Gloucestershire favourites also playing, including rock band Knebakeye Alley, Subtone legend Paul Sixtus, and Cheltenham punk rock band The Crack, Rovin’ Fest will aim to represent the best in local music talent.
Adults can rest assured that younger festival goers will be highly entertained at the Kids Kix tent, which will be home to a bouncy castle, a Top of the Pops disco, music and dance workshops, and a second-hand toy market in aid of Winston’s Wish.
With a full bar, plenty of food stations, and onsite camping available, guests can enjoy the full festival experience at Rovin’ Fest this summer.
By Kathryn Godfrey
Rovin’ Fest 2015
Cheltenham RFC (Formerly Smiths RFC Rugby Club), Newlands Park, Cheltenham, GL52 3PE
Friday 17 July 2015; Saturday 18 July 2015; Sunday 19 July 2015
Arena open from 6pm on the Friday, from 8am on the Saturday and Sunday; camping site opens from 1pm on the Friday.
Tickets prices vary, contact organisers for details.
Dub 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.
Michael 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 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.