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UK Tour dates announced

With a new album in the bag the boys have announced their winter UK Addict tour
Tickets now on sale

Friday 4th Oct Allendale Centre Wimbourne
Saturday 5th Oct Bocabar Glastonbury
Thursday 17th Oct The Globe Cardiff
Friday 18th Oct The Brewery arts centre, Cumbria
Saturday 19th Oct The Duke of Cumberland Whitstable
Friday 1th Nov The Boileroom Guildford
Friday 8th Nov Manchester Academy Manchester
Saturday 9th Nov Fibbers York
Saturday 16th Nov O2 Academy Oxford
Thursday 21st Nov Sub 89 Reading
Friday 22nd Nov Concorde 2 Brighton
Friday 29th Nov Hare & Hounds Birmingham
Saturday 30th Nov Corn Exchange Dorchester
Saturday 7th Dec Exeter Pheonix Exeter
Friday 13th Dec Jazz Cafe London
Sat 14th Dec Club 85 Hitchin

Soho Radio

Barry Ashworth London Calling show is back on Soho Radio today. Joining Barry and his partner in crime Terry Hooligan in the studio are Bazza Ranks and the legendary Mc Dynamite. There is also a special Dj mix from DJ Vadim
Tune in from 6pm UK time

Dub Pistols Dj show

The Dub Pistols Dj Barry Ashworth & Mc Sir Real head to Bristol tonight to drop a Jungle set its going to be another roadblock

Hats Off

Fan of the week has to be Dawn West for this amazing creation, hats off to you girl xx
#wheresyourheadat #muckyweekender

Wilkestock Festival

Dub Pistols Barry Ashworth has been added to the line up at this years Wilkestock Charity festival
30th Aug – 1st Sept 2019 – Join the revolution of the small, friendly festival packing a huge punch!

Yes we started small (just 30 people in a field!) and have grown like many other festivals, however, the home grown ethos and donating all profits to charity has never changed. What started off as a place for the various bands in our family to perform some 10 years ago has snowballed massively, through huge generosity of many people’s time and skills to create something we thought would never be possible. Back in 2007 with a small stage made out of milk crates borrowed from the local milkman and some scraps of plywood the Wilkestock era was created.
Many years followed, cobbling together equipment and people’s time all on a shoestring has created something incredibly unique to the UK festival scene. Gone are the milk crates, but the enthusiasm and passion strongly thrives more than ever. Here we are, in 2019, selling out of early bird tickets and gearing up for our 12th year. We can’t remember much about the first few but I guess that is a side effect of the many festival antics the Wilkestock field has produced! We are again donating all of the profits to charities close to our family’s hearts, Leukaemia Research (Beating Blood Cancer) and Keswick Mountain Rescue.


Dub Pistols Barry Ashworth will fly out Thursday to take part in the greatest show on snow Snowbombing. This years is the festivals 20th anniversary so Barry as been invited out as one of the events royalty having been a regular since the event started.

Dub Pistols will play 2 DJ shows on Friday

13:00 – 1400 @ Rompas Reggae Shack

23:00 – 00:00 @ Fun Haus

Snowbombing is a week-long festival of world class DJs and bands, in the idyllic alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria


Dub Pistols to Play Fringe Festival Maidstone

Organisers of the ninth Maidstone Fringe Festival have added an extra day to this year’s event to fit in extra acts.

The annual music event will now run from Wednesday, May 1 to Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, filling the town’s pubs, clubs and music venues with a range of diverse live acts.

Opening on Wednesday, May 1 will be Dub Pistols, playing Gallery in Bank Street on Wednesday, May 1.

With a new album, due out later this year, a documentary and their own festival, Barry Ashworth’s merry gang are like a 21t century equivalent of The Specials and the 2-Tone movement, which reflected the multi-racial nature of the UK’s inner cities back in the day. The ban play a riotous collision of drum & bass, hip-hop, ska, dub and punk

Dub Pistols in Europe

Dub Pistols are about to head off for a few live dates in Europe

25th April Tamanoir, France

26th April Freedom Sounds Festival, Cologne, Germany

27th April Querbeat Festival, Unterwaldhausen, Germany

3rd May Tres Athens, Greece,

5th May Erdhezeti Festival, Pristina, Kosovo

8th May Lucern Music Bar,  Czech Republic

Portsmouth Review

Dub Pistols – Wedgewood Rooms 2019

Oh no, here we go again… it’s the annual Dub Pistols at the Wedgewood Rooms Review. Only this time around, the mighty Pistoleros had something extra special up their sleeves. Thanks to Beats and Swings along with the Wedgewood Rooms, the legendary Ragga Twins were coming to Portsmouth.

Last year’s Wedgewood Rooms show was a superb yet crazy diamonds Saturday night, the previous being an epic 2-hour affair. Then there was the Dub Pistols appearance at Victorious, very much one of the Sunday highlights, ending a mucky weekend. The Pistols having had the festival crowd dancing in the mud and rain, while there was a threat of it having been cancelled altogether.

As for the annual return to the Wedge, Dub Pistols were ready to get the Portsmouth crowd jumping once again. Fronted by Barry Ashworth and MC Seanie Tee, the pair feed off each other brilliantly, while clearly lapping up the admiration from the crowd.

I’ve said it before, but Barry Ashworth and the Dub Pistols clearly love coming to Portsmouth, and so they should. With the performance in full swing, a couple of big numbers were put out early on in the set, before it was time to mix things up a bit.

Dub Pistols featuring the Ragga Twins

Introducing MC’s Deman Rocker and Flinty Badman to the stage, better known together as the Ragga Twins. Having already featured on the Pistols “Mad on the Road” this was, of course, a fantastic live track, but the energy, in general, was off the scale. Both Barry Ashworth and Seanie Tee remained on the mic, as all 4 vocalists bounced off one another as if this was a regular occurrence.

However this wasn’t your average gig, in fact, that’s what makes Dub Pistols such a great act, there’s always something new to appreciate. The moment Beats and Swings announce the Wedgewood Rooms show, you know it’s going to be one of the gigs of the year. Just when booking tickets, there’s still uncertainty of what you’re going to get. Sometimes there’s been Rodney P instead of Seanie Tee, other times both and then tonight it was all about the Ragga Twins.

The Dub Pistols are already a contradiction of styles, with influences of rock n roll mixed with drum n bass, breakbeats and plenty of dirty bass lines. However, throw in a couple of London’s finest jungle MC’s and you’ve got one hell of a party. As to how the Dub Pistols are going to top the Wedgewood Rooms show next year, well that’s anyone’s guess.