Give Festival

Dub Pistols have been confirmed to headline this years Give Festival 2019.
The boys will play a live show on Saturday night and if that isn’t enough Barry will be dropping a special Disco set on Sunday in the tree House.

The freedom and intimacy of a private garden party – with the production value of a festival
3 Days of getting deeply connected in sensational Arcadian parkland, set amongst ancient oaks and stretched out along the banks of the river Avon

“Come together and become One; Think with an expanded mind, Feel with an expanded heart”

Group Photo – Saturday 17:00-18:00 In front of the House
REMEMBER: the theme and colour are more GUIDELINES than RULES – It’s a party – wear what you like – The more wild, weird, revealing and culturally diverse the better!

Theme: ‘Heart of the Forest’
Talking to Nick & Lucy Fothergill, the owners at Stanford Hall they gave us a fascinating insight into the Celtic tribes who once populated the lands on which Stanford now stands

Apparently it’s strategic significance at the heart of the country enabled the CORITANI people to trade with the Romans rather than be immediately annihilated

We liked the idea of the modern GIVE! tribe – who now use the land to celebrate unity – honouring the ancient tribe for whom this land was once home

With that in mind we’ve been working on a plan to decorate and develop the Woodland Shelter, nestled in the trees near the UV garden, to resemble a Coritani dwelling

Throughout the weekend Bards, Minstrels and Poets will be performing specially composed odes, rhymes and acoustic musical treats, with the occasional accompaniment of a pop-up mead bar

Don’t be shy – New additions to the tribe keep things FRESH
Download link to a Hi-Rez pdf of the Poster/Flyer for you to share: CLICK HERE

Bring stuff to GIVE away . . .
Please bring a few small, thoughtful treats – bracelets, badges, crystals, sweets to give away to random people you meet over the weekend

Clean, funky clothes – to swap?

If your clothes no longer become you, they should be coming to us…

Too wide for your strides?
Too small for your dress?
Too pissed for your platforms?
Not looking your best?
One person’s fashion faux-pas is another person’s fashion delight…

Start thinking ‘spring cleaning’ and clear out your ‘beloved-no-longers’ ready for Give.

You know which ones they are and you know they’re going to look better on someone else – you never know what might replace them!

Proceeds to Amnesty International in memory of Richard Taylor/Dick Sarto

Pimp your camp
We’d like to encourage every group of friends to create something special at their camp; a structure or installation, flags, a shrine; anything, that gives you the chance to make something fun, beautiful or silly with the friends you’re camping with

Go Deeper
Got an idea for an ART INSTALLATION? Bring it to GIVE!

Maybe you already have a piece – Maybe you have a concept you’d like to build – or an area of the grounds, river or woods you’d like to unleash your creativity on

Dub Pistols In Chesham

This weekend the Dub Pistols return to UK Festival action. The band will make their second appearance at the fantastic family festival Buryfields.
Also on the bill are the legends Stereo Mc’s and Tom Robinson as well as a host of other bands and comedians
for more info

Barry Ashworth in Berlin

This Sunday Dub Pistols founder and DJ returns to Berlin to drop some bass heavy beats

9. June @ Badehaus Berlin
Doors: 23.00h


DnB-Jungle-Breaks-Dubstep Floor:
DUB PISTOLS DJ SET (Barry Ashworth / UK)
PHANTOM WARRIOR (Katana Audio / LionDub International)
JIMI HANDTRIX (Serendubity / Bass Odyssey)
MC SOULTRAIN (Railroad Entertainment)

Dub Floor:
ROOTS DAUGHTERS (Julie Oneness + Jahminta Zulu)

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 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