Win tickets for Rompa’s Reggae Shack – Snowbombing Warm-up! on the Sat. 31st March @ Bar A Bar. With a top dubwise lineup including Barry Ashworth, Shumba Youth & Donald Hayden (Positive Vibes), DJ Dark Fattie Boom Boom and more – This is not to be missed!

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DUB PISTOLS Announced for Lounge on the farm 2012

The DUB PISTOLS have been confirmed for a record breaking 4th appearance at Lounge on the farm festival in Kent
Heres what LOTF had to say “Lounge favourites and all round festival super-group The Dub Pistols return to the farm for a record 4th year (even more than Example!) whilst DJ Zinc also cannot seem to keep away from us as he returns for a second year running. Swedish pop oddball and one of the most exciting acts on the circuit, Niki and the Dove will headline the Sheep Dip stage and we are also incredibly excited to be welcoming none other than Roni Size, Mr Reprazent himself, who’ll be joining us on the Sunday in what is a in incredible Hoe Down Dance line-up!


Golden Down Festival may be new on the scene but already organisers have confirmed a whole host of diverse and world-class acts, including Four Tet, Roots Manuva, Lee Scratch Perry and Kerri Chandler.

The festival will take place from the 15th to the 17th June in Black Bush Valley on the Matterley Estate. Complemented by Hampshire’s beautiful hills and plush woodland the festival will be an incredible artistic playground, and promises party-goers a feel-good three days featuring a mix of eclectic acts and genres.

Organised by likeminded festival-lovers with a simple mantra to put on a brilliant festival done to the highest standards, Golden Down promises to be an intimate three day getaway, with a capacity of only 5,000. Although it won’t change your life it will certainly be a magical, musical Mecca that is a must… provided you are over 18!

Taking the festival back to its glorious roots, the event has a prominent musical narrative, with guests being carried through from day to night with contemporary and good-time tunes and acts. Artists will play from noon onwards and continue into the festival’s late night celebrations. However, the entertainment doesn’t stop there as revellers can enjoy Golden Down’s delights well into the early hours of the morning.

A handpicked selection of brilliant musicians will warm up the festival site during the afternoons; Submotion Orchestra, Floating Points, Lucy Rose, Stealing Sheep, Slow Club, Portico Quartet, Time & Space Machine and Adrian Sherwood (DJ Set) are all confirmed.

As evening dawns the next wave of enviable artists take to the stage, with Friday welcoming Ghostpoet, The Herbaliser, and ethereal headliner Four Tet. Saturday evening will see MOBO award winner Roots Manuva headline, with many more acts to be announced. Occupying the evening slot on the final day of the festival are Apparat and Dub Pistols, who are headed up by the legendary Lee Scratch Perry.

Late night at Golden Down will showcase some of the best DJs in the Dance Tent, including house legend Kerri Chandler, tech/house aficionado Portable, and the forward thinking Pearson Sound; along with ‘footsteppin’ Julio Bashmore, self-confessed ‘Galactic Funk’ DJ Space Dimension Controller, Leeds supremo Midland, and the genre-bending Ben UFO.

As well as crafting the perfect party atmosphere, chill out time at Golden Down will be unparalleled. There will also be a broad selection of fantastic bars on offer supplemented with award-winning fresh food at fair prices, plus big welcoming camp sites, plenty of toilets and washing facilities.

Line-up…more TBA!
Lee Scratch Perry
Roots Manuva
Dub Pistols
Four Tet
The Herbaliser
Kerri Chandler
Pearson Sound
Julio Bashmore
Space Dimension Controller
Lucy Rose
Submotion Orchestra
Floating Points
Portico Quartet
Slow Club
Adrian Sherwood
Stealing Sheep
The Frown

DUB PISTOLS return to Blissfields

Dub Pistols will once again grace the main stage at one of the UK’s best kept festival secrets, Blissfields is set in the Hampshire countryside not far from Winchester and run by Paul & Mel Bliss 2 of the nicest festival promoters you will ever meet, its a boutique festival which pay a huge amount of attention to detail.

Dub Pistols will be playing on the saturday afternoon so bag yourself a ticket and head on down.

Blissfields Festival returns in 2012 to Winchester, Hampshire on the weekend of 29th June to 1st July.

Ticket Options –
Adult: £74.00 + Booking Fee
Youth: £49.00 + Booking Fee
Under 6: Free No Booking Fee
Family Ticket (2 Adult + 2 Youth): £210 + Booking Fee
Buy 9 get 10 Adult Tickets: £666 + Booking Fee
Thursday Camping: £16.00 (No Booking Fee)
Live-in Vehicle Pass: £35.00
Car Park: £10.00


Second wave of BoomTown bands: DUB PISTOLS , NATTY, THE BEAT, & more

The first round of acts was announced earlier this month, including the likes of ALBOROSIE, TANYA STEPHENS and THE SKATALITES.


The reggae-heavy festival takes place on 9-12 August 2012 at the Matterly Estate in Winchester.

Tier three weekend tickets are now available at £109 (plus £5 eco deposit), get them here.


Tickets are now on sale for the DUB PISTOLS “Worshipping the dollar” UK tour

New album “Worshiping the dollar” out May 2012 on Sunday Best Recordings

21 April – Electric Palace, Dorset

27 April – Falmouth Pavilions, Falmouth Cornwall

28 April – Pheonix, Exeter

4 May – Fibbers, York

5 May – World HQ, Newcastle

11 May – Electric Brixton, London

19 May – Hertford Corn Exchange

25 May – Boileroom, Guilford

26 May – Soul Cellar, Southampon

31 May – Lakota, Bristol

1 June – Volks Festival, Plymouth

2 June – Strummerfest, Manchester

3 June – Kaya Festival, North Wales

4 June – Hullabaloo festival, Cheltenham

15 June – Ravenstonedale festival, Cumbria

16 June – Glade festival

17 June – Golden Down festival, Devon

22 June – Rock Oyster Festival, Cornwall

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DUB PISTOLS Confirmed for Camp Bestival 2012

Camp Bestival have announced that the Dub Pistols will play the main stage at this year’s Camp Bestival, alongside artists like Jimmy Cliff and Rizzle kicks. Acts so far confirmed include:

Jimmy Cliff / Dub Pistols/ Rizzle Kicks / Adam Ant & The Good The Mad and The Lovely Posse / Little Dragon / The Gruffalo / Bellowhead / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / The Cuban Brothers / Breakfast With Henry (Henry Rollins Spoken Word) Deliliah / Spector / Lianne La Havas / Stooshe / P Money / Youngman / Jaipur Kawa Brass Band / DJ Yoda & The Transiberian Marching Band / Jaipur Kawa Circus / Clement Marfo & The Frontline / Scroobius Pip / Random Impulse / Frankie Rose / Liz Green / 3 Bonzos and a Piano / Prince Fatty / We Were Evergreen / 2:54 / Gabrielle Aplin / Pearl And The Beard / Blues Brothers UK / Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo / The Moonflowers / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / Duke special / This Is The Kit / Folk Idol presents The Folk Olympics

Festi-holiday frolics ahoy, the time has come to unveil the first of the myriad magical treats we have in store for July 26-29 at Camp Bestival 2012! Of course, we’ve got a seriously hip-shaking musical line-up at the best family festival holiday around but that’s not the only thing that will be keeping you on your toes as our Bang on theme, we’ll hosting our own Olympic shin-dig with a screening the opening ceremony live in the Big Top on Friday night complete with a Camp B torch! And our favourite wallies Lost & Found will also be back as the loveable Camp Bestival Blue Coats to host our 2012 Silly Olympics. From pea shot-put to their signature binocular football, you’ll be going Olympics-crazy for their games! And, as ever, Lulworth Castle will be brimming with incredible spectacles, moments of pure joy, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family with over 100 free things for kids to do and lots and lots of brand new attractions at our landmark fifth Camp Bestival!

Rob da Bank says: ‘’I can’t believe it’s still only January yet my heads firmly entrenched in a field in Dorset in July thinking about all the mighty musical offerings and other fun and games we have lined up for Camp Bestival. From Chic to Hot Chip, Jimmy Cliff to Little Dragon and Mr Tumble to Rizzle Kicks it’s another very diverse line up reflecting all the different ages and tribes that descend on Lulworth Castle each year! I hope to see you there’.

As firm favourites of our entire crew, we are extremely pleased to announce that Hot Chip will be making their debut headline appearance at Camp Bestival. And things are set to get funky fresh on Saturday night with Camp Bestival’s Saturday Night Fever! So get your glad rags on for a disco spectacular the likes of which has never been seen on Dorset’s Jurassic coastline with Kool & The Gang dropping the Jungle Boogie, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers taking us on an epic journey through one of the most booty-shaking back catalogues known to man – watch Mr Nile Rodgers himself talking about coming back to Camp Bestival! – and there will be dazzling glitter ball behaviour from the Earth Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay.

It’s not all about our astounding music line-up though because we have more festival exclusives than you can shake a stick at for Camp Bestival 2012, including the one and only Mr Tumble! We can almost hear the rumble of anticipation from our youngest audience members already!

Those exclusives just keep on coming as we are jumping for joy to be welcoming Fantastic Mr Fox! Shrek and Princess Fiona from Shrek The Musical are making a spectacular return exclusively at Camp Bestival! Better yet, this time they will be bringing their wise-cracking sidekick Donkey with them for an exclusive Camp Bestival sing-a-long!

In yet another festival exclusive, the lovely people at English National Ballet have chosen Camp Bestival as their FAVOURITE festival and we are delighted that they are coming back for the 4th year to host brilliant ballet classes and much more!

Food is bigger and better than ever at Camp Bestival 2012 with lashings of lovely grub on offer, our tummies are already rumbling in anticipation. We are beside ourselves with excitement to announce that we’ve got the country’s finest young chefs, street food vendors, bakers and mixologists all under one roof in the Young British Foodies Tent! Winners of the nationwide search for the most talented Young British Foodies will be joined by the YBF all-star foodie judges to create a never-been-done-before, spectacular eating experience.

We are also extremely honoured that the author of ‘Supper Club’, food blogger and chef, MsMarmitelover will once again host The Underground Restaurant, an extraordinary theatrical dining experience at Camp Bestival. The theme and decor will be shipboard, pirate, South Seas with a creative adult and children’s menu. Better yet, you will able to gather up a delectable selection of edible goodies for making your camp meal at the new Underground Farmers Market! From cheeses, chutneys, sausages and fresh bread, this gypsy style encampment will be your ultimate onsite grocery stop!

With a jam-packed weekend on the cards there be live performance aplenty with a staggering line-up that includes reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, Brightonian hip-hop wunderkinds Rizzle Kicks and Adam Ant & The Good The Mad and The Lovely Posse plus Little Dragon, Bellowhead, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The Cuban Brothers, Breakfast With Henry (Henry Rollins Spoken Word), Deliliah, Spector, Lianne La Havas Stooshe, P Money, Youngman, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Dub Pistols, DJ Yoda & The Transiberian Marching Band, Jaipur Kawa Circus, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Scroobius Pip, Random Impulse, Frankie Rose, Liz Green, 3 Bonzos and a Piano, Prince Fatty, We Were Evergreen, Gabrielle Aplin, 2:54, Pearl And The Beard, Blues Brothers UK, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, The Moonflowers, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Duke special, This Is The Kit and Folk Idol presents The Folk Olympics.

And there will be plenty of action on the ones and twos with Warm & Electric Minds teaming up to present sets from Horse Meat Disco, The Revenge, Mark E. Tim Goldsworthy, Auntie Flo and Warm & Electric Minds residents. We’re also incredibly excited to announce David Rodigan MBE Presents Ram Jam! We can’t wait to give him some signal! Plus there will be lots of hands in the air escapades from The Japanese Popstars, Jaguar Skills and his Amazing Friends, Camo & Krooked, Greg Wilson, Zed Bias, Shellac Collective, Mosca, Ben UFO, Stopmakingme and the Balearic Brothers to keep the party rolling.

The Gruffalo show is also back by unprecedented demand, with a magical theatrical adventure on Sunday morning on the Castle Stage. And there’s even more! Being 747 will be performing their new scientific rock opera ‘The Clockwork Universe’ and we’ve also got masters of slapstick comedy The Bopps!, featuring Housemartins founder Stan Cullimore.

Hold onto your hats for the amazing new Wall of Death! Our daredevil ‘Hell Riders’ will astonish you with their terrifying motorbike tricks, zooming in circles around their vertical Wall of Death whilst barely holding on! Jaw-droppingly amazing!

Stefan Gates The Gastronaut is another new recruit who will be demonstrating his fantastic gastronomical experiments in the Little Big Top. And we’ve got circus treats galore! Wookey Hole Circus are all under the age of 18 and are an unbelievably gifted bunch making their Camp Bestival debut in 2012! Plus Square Peg Circus will be gracing us with their new spectacular outdoor show, ‘Rime’.

More brand new stuff comes courtesy of Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals, plus we are mega excited to announce our very first Summer Panto: Beauti and the Beast of Lulworth Castle! Another Camp Bestival premiere is the brand new Roundhouse Street Variety Show a specially devised show featuring 20 young performers (all aged 12 – 16 years) who have created a variety show like no other!

Camp Bestival wouldn’t be the same without bedtime stories from the wonderful Howard Marks, so be sure to rally the kids into sleepy-mode with the help of his dulcet Welsh tones.

What’s more, the Ovalhouse’s Truth About Youth London will performing a unique theatre show called ‘Bussin It’ on a real double decker!

Are you a rock star in the making? Well you can now head to Rob da Bank’s Youth Club to find out! This project, set up on the Isle of Wight in partnership with the Youth Trust, is coming to Lulworth to offer up a brilliant selection music and arts workshops

Plus you can now get (nearly hitched at Camp Bestival in our Big Love Inflatable Church! And we’ve also got dancing with bells on! Hot stepping around Lulworth Castle, catch our troops of Morris Dancers jingling and stick bashing in trad English stylee.

And when all that fun gets too much and you’re in need of a glorious oasis of calm, look no further than our newly expanded healing area, Soul Bird Gardens. With massages, wood fired hot tubs, relaxation and mediation with the David Lynch Foundation, this is our favourite place to shake off the world and unwind.

Or shop till you drop in the new Secret Emporium for some seriously classy retail therapy! With the hottest milliners, jewelers, fashion designers and artists this side of Jupiter, you can hand pick some goodies from some of the best British designers.

And don’t forget, there are plenty of camping options too from Camping Plus to Tipis, Yurts, Podpads and beyond there’s something for everyone. Check here for the down low.

With some much amazing stuff going on and lots more to announce you’ll have to hurry to make sure you grab your tickets for this year’s Camp Bestival and amazingly everyone who buys their Early Bird tickets before February the 8th will be entered into our spectacular Camp Bestival Tombola with 100 festi-tastic prizes to be won from a Luxury Furnished Tipi in our Boutique Campsite to lots of Sunday Best goodie bags – click here for more information

And don’t forget to check for all the up to the minute news about our fifth Camp Bestival!

Ticket Info:

Ticketline: // 0844 888 4410

Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) – £180

Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Friday) – £170

Adult Tickets are for anyone aged 18 or over on 26/07/2012

Age 15 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) – £105

Age 15 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Friday) – £100

Age 15 to 17 Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 15 to 17 on 26/07/2012. These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30 *

Age 11 to 14 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) – £90

Age 11 to 14 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Friday) – £85

Age 11 to 14 Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 11 to 14 on 26/07/2012. These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30 *

*NB : All teens (aged 11 to 17) MUST camp in the same area as their families with a maximum of 2 teens per adult (over the age of 30)

Age 10 and Under Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – FREE (but ticket still required)

Age 10 and Under Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 10 and under on 26/07/2012. These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21

Advance Car Parking – £10 per car (or £15 cash on arrival)

Campervan Ticket – £80 per vehicle

Clash Music DJ Mix Podcast – Barry Ashworth

A man of many talents, Barry Ashworth, does this business with this week’s DJ Mix.

Whether as the Dub Pistols lunchpin, Westway records boss, in demand DJ or under the ‘re-ignited’ Rumblefish monker with Will Hensel, Ashworth always gives it 100%. A fact we at Clash love him for (And that memorable trip to Barbados).

So, need a soundtrack to kick off a whole heap of trouble? Ashworth is your man with this hour long, relentless mix that’ll justify its place on your iPod as soon as you hit play.

Listen to the mix above, download it for later enjoyment below, or grab on iTunes HERE.

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Barry Ashworth/Rumblefish Tracklist

1. Dub Pistols Intro
2. Shake The Pressure – Marten Horger Remix
3. Lick The Rainbow – Krafty Kuts Rerub
4. Hey Boy Hey Girl (Far Too Loud Refix)
5. Up To No Good – Fak y#ah! Re bounce
6. Energy Vibration Original Mix
7. Watch The Club Go – CRISP BISCUIT
8. Dr Gonzo Anthem (waxlife presents Gonzo Breaks mix)
9. Listen To This mastered
10. Come Together – Elite Force, Herve, Primal Scream, Deadmau5
11. Jack Beats – End of Love
12. Who do you Love – Peo de Pitte
13. Internet Friends- Knife party
14. Love in Motion (Frenzy rub) – SebastiAn feat. Mayer Hawthorne

Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series on iTunes HERE or individually on HERE

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The DUB PISTOLS will be hitting the road to promote their new album “Worshipping the dollar” out soon on sunday best, full ticket info to follow


21 April Electric palace, dorset

27 April Falmouth pavilions

28 April Exeter Phoenix

4 May York Fibbers

5 May, Newcastle, World HQ

11 May London, Electric, Brixton

19 May Hertford corn exchange

25 May guildford boileroom

26 May Southampton Soul Cellar

31 May Bristol Lakota

1 June volks festival Plymouth

2 June Strummerfest manchester

3 June Kaya festival, north wales

4 June Hullabaloo festival, Cheltenham

15 June Ravenstonedale festival, Cumbria

16 June Glade festival

17 June Golden Down festival, Devon

22 June rock oyster festival, cornwall