Win Tickets to Solefest

Win Tickets to Solefest

19095366_10155444518102094_4076275452674988211_oSolfest is an established award winning family festival, overlooking the sea, nestled between the mountains of The Lake District and Southern Scotland.


Solfest will take place over the August bank holiday weekend the 25th, 26th and 27th at Tarns near Aspatria. It boasts 9 stages plus an extensive kids area, walkabout entertainment, storytelling, open mic and loads of other entertainment.
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DGPIMP9UQAEz3w6Dubs drummeister Jack Cowens takes time out to gives a few tips on preparing to play a show at major festivals to the students at the institute of contemporary music performance
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Barry Ashworth on Soho Radio

Barry Ashworth on Soho Radio

20507820_10154942834092055_3076251967537654495_oBarry Ashworth will be joining Mark Jones on his BACK TO THE PHUTURE Radio Show on Soho Radio. Wednesday 2nd August 2-4pm as usual. Barry will be playing and talking about the music that has inspired him to do what he does and more, tune in and drop out!

Beat-Herder review

Beat-Herder review

20121376_1928531610498968_7344513776778881617_oLast weekend the Dub Pistols had the honour of closing the main stage at the amazing Beat-Herder festival, read the full review of the festival below

“With regards to the main stage acts, Sunday was the real highlight. The always brilliant Toots and the Maytals provided the momentum for a blistering set from Dub Pistols that drew the biggest crowd of the weekend and saw the festival off in style”.

Full Festival Review

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival

20294416_10155475688883326_4099110148345153777_nDub Pistols return to camp Bestival this week and have been given the honour of closing the festival on Sunday night in the big top. The boys will be onstage @ 22:15pm after Leftfield finish on the Main stage.
Camp Bestival is the premier family festival in the UK which takes place from the 27th – 30th July @ Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
Other acts performing this year include Madness, Leftfield, Mark Ronson, The Cuban Brothers, Kate Nash & Dj Yoda amongst others
For full info just follow the link below

Soho Radio Show

13316994_10209853711926190_2623245912612802782_oDub Pistols Barry Ashworth returned to his monthly show on Soho Radio last night, you can now listen back to the whole show online @mixclouds just follow the link

Win 2 tickets to see Dub Pistols and Madness

Win 2 tickets to see Dub Pistols and Madness

MADNESS square DUB PISTOLS compThe Dub Pistols are joining Madness on Stage in Kent this August and are giving away to 2 tickets to celebrate
Simply sign up to the mailing list using the form on the right of this website (if you’ve already signed up then that’s fine too) and then head over to and share the post that announces the competition.

We’ll cross reference the shares and subscribers (so make sure you do both and the shared post is set to public so we can see it) and will announce the winner on 11/6/2017.

Good luck!

Win a pair of weekend tickets for The Beat-Herder Festival 2017

Win a pair of weekend tickets for The Beat-Herder Festival 2017


Fancy going to see the Dub Pistols and a whole host of other top acts at The Beat-Herder Festival this summer? Well here’s your chance to bag yourself a pair of weekend tickets in our latest competition.

Simply sign up to the mailing list using the form on the right of this website (if you’ve already signed up then that’s fine too) and then head over to and share the post that announces the competition.

We’ll cross reference the shares and subscribers (so make sure you do both and the shared post is set to public so we can see it) and will announce the winner on 31/05/17.

Good luck!



crazy-diamonds-tour-poster-a3NEW ALBUM SET TO DROP IN AUTUMN ’17

Big, big news coming out of Dub Pistols HQ today, with the announcement of the band’s 7th studio album titled ‘CRAZY DIAMONDS’, due to be released in Autumn 2017.

The album features some huge names and will be showcased at festivals across Europe such as Camp bestival, Beat-Herder, Electric Castle, Nass Festival, Kaya Festival, Shindig Weekender, Godney Gathering, StreetMasters and Beautiful Days.

Keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground across all the social media platforms, as the guys will be announcing further details and running competitions weekly, especially for you guys, to win free tickets to festivals and other goodies.


Tickets for the Crazy Diamonds Tour are now on sale, click the links below to get yours.

14 Oct Mr Kyps, Poole
03 Nov Sound Control, Manchester
04 Nov The Shed, Leicester
10 Nov Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17 Nov The Boileroom, Guildford
18 Nov The 1865, Southampton
23 Nov Concorde, Brighton
24 Nov Nest, Bath
25 Nov Level 3, Swindon
01 Dec The Hub, Plymouth
02 Dec The Factory, Barnstaple
07 Dec Islington Academy, London
09 Dec The Watering Hole, Perranporth
15 Dec Club 85, Hitchin
16 Dec Hare and Hounds, Birmingham


17973538_1505487099462307_8504143602419003688_oThats right the boys are Returning to Bristol one of their favourite cities to play the amphitheatre as part of VEGFEST UK on May 21st.
Tickets are on £6 in advance so grab them before its too late

One of Europe’s biggest vegan events VegfestUK makes its return to the Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square in Bristol on May 20th 21st 2017.

Beginning all the way back in 2003, VegfestUK Bristol has grown and grown into what is currently the UK’s largest vegan festival which seamlessly combines a vegan paradise of food, shopping, entertainment, information and fun during daytime, with a selection of headline musicians in the evenings. The event regularly draws around 14,000 visitors overall, and everyone is welcome, regardless of their current diet or lifestyle choice.

Highlights of the event include:

- headline music after 6pm
- 180 stalls packed with free samples and special offers (before 6pm)
- 15 caterers with a fine selection of global vegan cuisines (all day)
- live acoustic music from 2 stages (before 6pm)
- vegan cake cutting session in celebration of Animal Aid’s 40th anniversary (at 12:45pm on the Main Stage)
- Talks on Easy Veganism (before 6pm)
- Talks on Light Veganism (before 6pm)
- Talks on Deep Veganism (before 6pm)
- Cookery Demos (before 6pm)
- Kids Cookery Classes (before 6pm)
- Kids Entertainment (before 6pm)
- Walkabout Entertainers (all day)
- therapists and masseurs (before 6pm)

plus more TBA. All exhibits are 100% vegan.

Headliners on the Main Stage (Saturday):

- Robin S
- Danny Rampling
- Rozalla
- Nick Holloway
- Chris Cross
- Bristol Rock Choir

Headliners on the Main Stage (Sunday):

- Dub Pistols
- ZionRuts
- The Scribes


The event is open from 11am – 11pm on Saturday and from 11:30am – 9pm on Sunday.

Admission to the whole event is by both advance tickets and tickets on the gate.

People with Disabilities, wheelchair and mobility scooter users and parents with pushchairs are welcome to arrive at 10.45am Sunday, 45 mins ahead of opening, for 45 min priority access to marquees.

Advance tickets cost £6 per day and £10 for the whole weekend (subject to booking fees)

Limited amount of tickets on BUY ONE GET ONE FREE and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE for limited periods only.

Tickets on the door: £10 (adults) / £4 (concessions*) – subject to availability

* Concessions tickets holders must bring ID to the gate for the door people. Concessions include

- Over 60′s
- Students with NUS Card
- Claimants
- Those with disabilities (carer comes free), and are welcome to come to the head of the queue for early admittance

Please note students especially must have valid ID issued by their place of study to obtain Concession ticket, and will be scrutinised closely. Students should have bonafide student ID card with photo and name to enable access on concession ticket

** Ticket includes access to all areas of the event (both daytime and evening)

Kids under 16 FREE (must be accompanied by adults)

Tickets to Club Night 11pm – 2am Saturday May 20th – £5 (subject to booking fees)

To buy advance tickets (to VegfestUK Bristol 2017 / Club Night on Saturday), visit

Please note we do not allow posts for resale of tickets on this page

VegfestUK also organises 3 other huge events in 2017:

VegfestUK Brighton – March 11th 12th 2017 at Brighton Centre,

VegfestUK London – October 21st 22nd 2017 at Olympia London (West & Central Halls Level 1 and Conference Centre), 2017 website to go live from late-March 2017 at

VegfestUK Trade – October 20th 2017 at Olympia London (Central Hall Level 1), website to go live from late-March 2017 at

There are plenty of other quality vegan festivals too – see for full details

Look out for the latest vegan news around the globe on the Vegfest Express online vegan magazine

Follow VegfestUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @VegfestUK, and on Youtube