Dub Pistols Confirmed for Watchet Festival 2018

Dub Pistols Confirmed for Watchet Festival 2018

watchet_festival_logo-1THE first bands have been announced for the Watchet Music Festival 2018.

The popular festival is returning to Parsonage Farm after a year break on August 24-26 2018.

This week the organisers have announced four bands joining the line-up for the festival including reggae, rock and roll, punk and folk.

From The Jam, which is lead by bass player Bruce Foxton of British mod/punk heroes The Jam.

The festival organisers say they received more requests for From The Jam & Dub Pistols to be booked than any other artist.

Renowned British reggae band Aswad will be performing their adventurous fusion of musical styles including dancehall, funk, hip-hop and dub.

British rock ‘n’ rollers The Dub Pistols will also be returning, while Ferocious Dog will be bringing their mix of punk and folk to the main stage having first performed in Watchet in 2012.

They will be joining Faerground Accidents, Jack Humphries, Kioko, Mesh, RSVP Bhangra and there are still many more acts to be confirmed

With over half of all publicly available tickets sold before a single act was announced, Watchet 2018 is set to continue the festival’s tradition of completely selling out in advance.

A spokesman for Watchet LIVE, the Community Interest Company which organises the festival, said: “Those wishing to camp on site are particularly encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as possible, as more than 70 per cent of camping tickets have already sold out.

The organisers are also looking for volunteers to help out with stewarding, helping to put up and dismantle the stages, rubbish collecting, on-site maintenance and marshalling.

Volunteers work a maximum of six hours per day and will get free tickets to the festival. If you are interested email volunteer@watchetfestival.co.uk.

To find out more information about Watchet Music Festival visit www.watchetfestival.co.uk.

Guildford Sold Out

Guildford Sold Out

crazy-diamonds-tour-fb-page-v2-sold-outThe bands show in Guildford at the Boileroom this Friday has now completely sold out making it 5 shows in a row.
The Band roll into Southampton on Saturday at the 1865 club, grab a ticket now before they go.


Guildford Ticket Alert

Guildford Ticket Alert

crazy-diamonds-tour-poster-sold-outWith just over a week remaining we are down to the last 20 tickets for our show in Guildford at the Boileroom, you have been warned!

The Boileroom presents:
The BOILEROOM, Guildford, GB
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 7:30 PM
Entry Requirements: 18+
Tickets https://www.theboileroom.net/events/2017-11-17-dub-pistols-the-boileroom

T- shirt day on BBC6 Music

T- shirt day on BBC6 Music

14907628_10154567989513326_5175057484912641434_nIts T-shirt day on BBC6 Music, so if you have a pic of you in a dub pistols tee just post it on Facebook or twitter @bbc6music and #tshirtday to show your support you can also request a song.

London Calling Show online

London Calling Show online

13316994_10209853711926190_2623245912612802782_oThis months “London Calling” show hosted by Barry Ashworth on Soho Radio is now online for you to listen back to. Joined in the studio by Trojan Records legend Sir Earl Gateshead the show is packed full of the finest Reggae, Dub, hip hop and broken beats just click on the link below


Leeds Selling out

Leeds Selling out

crazy-diamonds-tour-poster-sold-outThe Crazy Diamonds tour has kicked off with 3 sellout shows in a row. This week the band head to Leeds for a show at the Brudenell Social Club, over 90% of the tickets have already been sold so grab your whilst you still can before this show hits sellout




22886251_10155738177103326_4615466777993856127_nBonjour Pistoleros!! We’re in #Paris Tonight! See you there! #CrazyDiamondsTour OUI OUI! @dubpistols New Morning (Officiel)
Event page: http://bit.ly/2ghTEKO
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Come meet the boys

Come meet the boys

flyer 3Crazy Diamonds is ALMOST with you and we are so excited for you to hear it!! Don’t forget to get come see us/PARTY with us at any of these two Record shop in store dates! with special give aways ;)
Rough Trade Nottingham // 31ST OCTOBER
Buy Here -> smarturl.it/roughtradeCD
Banquet Records // 2ND NOVEMBER
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Golden Ticket

Golden Ticket



We will be giving away 5 GOLDEN TICKETS that will be randomly selected to anyone that has PR-Ordered our new album ‘Crazy Diamonds” If you are a lucky winner you shall receive this in your album package on release day. Each Ticket will give you 2 x tickets to a gig of your choice for any of our shows during the “Crazy Diamond Tour”
For a chance to win Pre-Order your album NOW -> http://smarturl.it/CrazyDiamond…
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Music Muso Interview

Music Muso Interview

2+-+credit+Chris+DavisonWe chatted to BARRY ASHWORTH of DUB PISTOLS about their new album and UK tour….
After seeing Dub Pistols at various festivals throughout the Summer, we wanted to catch up with and chat to the charismatic (and super handsome) front man Barry Ashworth about the release of their forthcoming new album Crazy Diamonds (due on Oct 27th) and the UK tour that follows it, here’s how we got on….

Firstly, congratulations are in order as you recently got married, how was the day and where did you end up spending your honeymoon?

It was a fantastic day, surrounded by family and friends. We went to Marrakech for our honeymoon which is an amazing place!

On October 13th (which happens to be a Friday) you release your 7th Dub Pistols album ‘Crazy Diamonds’, you’re clearly not a superstitious man?

Well the release date has been moved back a couple of weeks now to the 27th of October so maybe I am after all?

You collaborated with a number of artists on the new record including Beenie Man, Cutty Ranks, Earl Sixteen and UK Hip Hop legends Too Many T’s, what is it you like about these and what did you feel they could bring to the party?

I have been lucky enough to work with a few legends in my long career and this just continues that list. Beenie Man, Cutty ranks and Earl 16 are reggae royalty. The Ragga Twins and Navigator Old Skool and jungle legends. These are the artist that have inspired me to make the music I’m making. Add to that the future of UK hip hop Too Many T’s and the Dub Pistols party rolls on.

The 15 date UK tour kicks off on Oct 14th in Poole and takes you around the country, are there any places that you’re really excited about visiting again?

The tour has been selling faster than any of our previous tours so I know every night is going to be good but I’m really excited about The o2 Academy show in London as we have the Ragga Twins, Mc Navigator and our friends Kioko joining us. It’s going to be a massive night at my favourite London venue. The Brighton date at Concorde 2 is always one of the liveliest nights on our tour. There is something about Brighton I just love. Manchester Soundcontrol will always be a great party, we have so many good friends up there now it kinda feels like home. Just thinking about these shows now has got me in the mood to get back on the road.

You mentioned that you’ve got some special guests planned at the London show at the O2 Academy on 7th December, are you planning any more for the other dates?

I’m sure we will have other guests along the way but there isn’t anything I can confirm right now

The tour finishes on December 16th in Birmingham, are you planning anymore shows this side of 2018?

After we finish the live shows on the 16th, I will carry on and do a few DJ shows ending on 23rd of December on the Isle of wight.

Have you been able to showcase much of the new album material over the Summer? if so, how has it been received?

We have played at least 5 tracks off the album at various shows throughout the year and they have gone down a storm which is amazing considering it would have been the first time the crowd has heard these tracks.

Looking back over the year, what has been the highlight so far?

It’s been another amazing year for us which started in New Zealand at Splore festival which has to be one of the most beautiful locations for a festival anywhere in the world. I think if I had to pick one show as the stand out it would be closing the Main Stage at Beat-Herder festival. It’s without doubt one of the very best festivals in the UK / World so to be given the honour of closing it was very special.

Have you found the recording process gets easier the more you do it?

Not really. It’s still the same, sometimes you have a good day and everything just falls into place and sometimes you have days when nothing works out but you just keep chiselling away and a track which started in one place will end up being something completely different.

Lastly, what would be the perfect Christmas present to give to Barry Ashworth?

The perfect Christmas present is to be home with the family my new wife Ilona, our daughter Amiah and the 2 furry kids Bilbo and Lilah. That is the perfect present

We’d like to thank Barry Ashworth for sparing the time to chat to us and we wish him all the very best for the both the album launch and the UK tour. We’ll be at the show in Plymouth on December 1st to capture the mood, watch this space for a write up and some live pics soon after!