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Dub Pistols to play UK’S First Pop up Festival alongside Lee Scratch Perry

THE UK’S first pop-up festival has added a slew of extra bands, DJs and musicians to its line-up The Chronicle can exclusively reveal.

The Outside:Inside festival, supported by The Chronicle, will feature a month of performances when musicians, poets, artists and theatre groups take over venues around Reading town centre in July, turning disused spaces, shops, bars and restaurants into artistic havens.

The ecletic festival, run by promoter and The Guide columnist Jack Hepplewhite and supported by Reading CIC, is back for its fourth year.

New additions to the line-up – which already boasts Lee Scratch Perry and The Fall – are renowned beatboxer Beardyman, dub band Dub Pistols, American rock band Hayseed Dixie, drum and bass legend Andy C and independent alt-folk band Tom Williams and the Boat.

Among the many local acts set to play during the festival’s run from July 9-30 are alternative teenage band Peers, experiental rhythm-driven group Amys Ghost, singer-songwriter Ben Marwood and electro duo Midimidis.

In addition to the music, there will be comedy from Experimental Rabbit Foot Comedy Club, poetry by Poejazzi and art from Jelly Open Art Zone.

A third wave of performer annoucements is expected at the festival’s free public launch party at the Oakford Social Club on Friday, April 29, featuring Kid Carpet, Benin City and Dan Le Sac.

Dub Pistols Live in Birmingham June 3rd

Dub Pistols will be live in Birmingham on June 3rd 2011 @ Adam & Eve Street Party, joining the Dub pistols will be Dub Mafia & Dj Narrative


Adam & Eve 203 Bradford St, Digbeth
Birmingham, United Kingdom



To celebrate the gig of the year, we have closed the road for ya, so expect Jerk chicken BBQ, Circus performers, outside bar and fancy dress just for the sake of it !!!

++++++Limited early bird tickets are available for a bargain bucket price of £10- obviously this is ridiculously under priced so ticket price will increase. Get them while they’re cheap !!!

Sandsifter 1st Birthday:Dub Pistols Live :Zion Train:Dylan Rhymes:Freerange:BBSS

Sunday the 29th of May is going to see all the stops pulled out as the SandSifter celebrates its first birthday under new management…
Situated on the grounds of the Sandisfter in the dunes of Gwithian Beach there will be 2 stages ( in Circus bigtops !) of music to enjoy along side of a Big bar tent and BBQ …. The main stage will be show casing live Dub , reggae and funk music all night with 2 massive international headliners and 2 of the best reggae bands outta Cornwall ! 
Stage 2, will be nothing but dance music for those of you that feel the need to dance abit harder! …. 

RUNNING FROM 8pm to 2am 

Tickets are £16 + bf 


get them here …

Ticket outlets….. On sale from 20th april 
Truro – Quintessential 
Falmouth – JAM 
Helston – Fallen angel
Hayle – Down the Line Surf Co 
Camborne – Lost In Music
Penzance – West Penwith Music
St Austell – Ouch
Newquay – The Korner Kabin
sandsifter – 1 Godrevy Towans
All other places call paul on 07527689188 

Coach and Event ticket packages available or Coach only if you already have your entrance ticket.

Prices start from as little as £6 for return coach.

Tickets are available online @

or by calling the

HOTLINE: 07779 23 28 54

Coaches are running from:-

Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Redruth, Helston, Falmouth, Penryn, Tremough Campus, Truro, Newquay, Bodmin, St Austell, Liskeard, Launceston, Looe, Saltash, Wadebridge, Padstow, Bude.

Please visit
Or telephone JON – 07779 23 28 54

Camping ,, 
there will be no camping on site but here are 2 local camp sites that a bus will be running from …

Gwithian Farm Campsite 
Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5BX 01736 753127 ..

Church Town Farm Camping Site 
19 Churchtown Rd, Gwithian, Hayle TR27 5BX 01736 759497




21-24 April 2011 – The Clapham Grand Theatre, Clapham Junction, London SW11 1TT. (opp. Clapham Junction train station).


The Dub Pistols play Day 2 of The London Intl Ska Festival (Friday 22nd April) at the beautiful 111 year old Clapham Grand Theatre.

Also performing on Day 2 are:  reggae legends Dave & Ansel Collins (reforming for the first time since the 1970’s to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the global no1 hit ‘Double Barrel’, plus one-off reformations from 80s ska-stars The Loafers and the Hotknives… from France we have Les Ejectes and from Germany Skaos.  Djing the night will be Gaz Mayall (Gazs Rockin Blues), Jim Cox & Greedy G.


We are pleased to offer an exclusive £10 discount to the first 30 Dub Pistols mailing list subscribers who buy tickets through … 

The normal price is £39.50 plus booking fee.  We are delighted to offer these Day tickets for a bargain price of £29.50 (including booking fee)


Email with DUB PISTOLS OFFER in the subject box.  And you will be sent details of how to pay for your tickets.  Please note to take advantage of the offer you will need a Paypal account.  

First come first served!


For full 4 day line up/tickets go to

or check us out on facebook at


Pistols to play the closing party of The Legendary Maria am Ostbahnhof in Berlin

After 13 years at two different locations more or less across the street from each other, in the very heart of Berlin, The Maria am Ostbahnhof, regarded by many to be one of the most important and seminal subculture locations in Germany or indeed any where else, is getting ready for a three day long rave which will end with the club finally closing its doors, for the last time ! The ground where it stands has been sold, the building will be demolished and in 2012 work will start on erecting a new Hotel complex. 

The founder of the club Ben Di Biel, and Corin Arnold ( ed2000 ), worked together in two previous locations before the Maria, both illegal hot spots in the immediate post “fall of the wall” Berlin, where they also lived in the same squat together. Due to a trust and respect built up between them over former years, Eds idea to stage a big event on the clubs first new years eve 98/99 , called “Tonight were gonna party like its 1999” was taken on board. Back then it was all about Big Beat and the emerging Nu Skool Breaks scene. No one else would host this sound. Ben Di Biel immediately said, “Lets Do It” !
The event blew up beyond any expectations. By the second try out in March 99, it was called Dangerous Drums, and when that night was also a runaway success Maria offered itself as a permanent homebase for the event. In April 99 Dj Vela came on board and put the whole show on the efficient and professional tip that set it up to run as it has until today !

Now 13 years later, dangerous Drums is Marias longest running event series, and has happened more than any other party in the club . The 50th time Dangerous Drums rocks the Maria will be on Thursday May 19, as the kickoff event to the final three day rave at this hallowed venue. For this very special night, there could only ever be one very special guest ! Mr Barry Ashworth of the Dub Pistols.

Barry is the most invited international headliner to Dangerous Drums in its 13 years. He is also the only non Berliner to have been taken onboard as a Resident. That is really saying something, when one considers that amongst the artists who got their first ever gigs in Berlin at Dangerous Drums, are Vini (RIP), Dj Icey, The Plump Djs, Soul of Man, Elite Force, Meat Katie, Rennie Pilgrem, Evil 9, Kode 9, Horsepower Productions, Ben and Lex, Lee Coombs, the list is very long !

And Barry can even take a large part of the credit for the party series having got further than its 40th event, when after a heavy giging schedule in the days and weeks before he went down with a serious case of total exhaustion, and still turned up to play as he had promised to. Without a doubt, at what was a tipping point for the whole Dangerous Drums project, without Barry the night could well have bombed, and we might not be where we are today , getting ready to host him for number 50, at what promises to be one of the true milestone events in the history of Berlin Club Life. 

Maria is closing. For three days we will be celebrating what we have all achieved and experienced in over a decade of cutting edge party culture at this outstanding location, and on Thutsday May 19 Dangerous Drums will kick the whole thing of in fine style, with the perfect Headliner for such an auspicious occasion . The Dub Pistols front man Mr Barry Ashworth , together with Mc Sir Real. Theres still time to get a cheap flight

Dub Pistols Live in Brighton this Saturday

The Dub Pistols will be playing the Live and Unsigned Tour at The Hove Centre in Brighton on Saturday 16thApril. The punk, dance, reggae duo will be taking to the stage as special guests.

Dub Pistols will be rocking Brighton with a selection of their best hits and tracks, including offerings from their latest album Rum & Coke and will be supported by all the best original talent Live and Unsigned has to offer.

To purchase tickets for the Live and Unsigned Regional Final Showcase Tour and see Dub Pistolsvisit find out more about the Dub Pistols

Dub Pistols Compile new Midnight Sounds Album


The first in a new series from Roots Records, bringing in guest compilers to pick the choice sounds from the Hit Sound and Midnight Rock catalogue.
· First up is the legendary Barry Ashworth from The Dub Pistols, picking artists like Anthony Johnson, King Tubby, Barry Brown and Jah Thomas. For fans of Soul Jazz, Blood & Fire and Greensleeves Records.


1. Words Of My Mouth – Al Campbell
2. Blow Mr Hornsman Blow – U Brown
3. African Jump – Bongo Herman
4. She Afi Come A Me – Anthony Johnson
5. I’ve Got To Go – George Nooks
6. Rain Dub – Roots Radics V Scientist
7. General 007 – Jah Thomas
8. Movements Of Jah – Barry Brown
9. Palaving Spree – Ranking Toyan
10. Steal Away Girl – Sugar Minott
11. History Of Jamaica – Early B
12. Long Time Dub – King Tubby V Roots Radics
13. Ready For The Love – Angela Stewart
14. Ram The Session – Bobby Melody