As they gear up to celebrate 20 years of unhinged lunacy, the Dub Pistols return with their seventh studio album Crazy Diamonds, and a tour which will take in the Watering Hole at Perranporth.

One of the hardest working bands in showbusiness, Barry Ashworth and his motley crew have added a much-needed swagger to the UK dance scene in recent years and their new album finds the band at their uncontrollable, bass-driven best. A rampant mix of dub, reggae, ska, punk, breaks, beats and drum ‘n’ bass, the album is a full-on dub-quaking extravaganza, built for big fields and summer sound systems. It also happens to feature some of the biggest names in the game including dancehall dons Beenie Man and Cutty Ranks, reggae singer Earl Sixteen, hip-hop act Too Many T’s, seminal MCs Navigator and the Ragga Twins, and long-time collaborator Lindy Layton.

Proudly working class as a band, the Dub Pistols have been tearing up venues and festivals throughout their career. Inspired by the Second Summer of Love, the band were founded by ubiquitous Londoner Barry Ashworth in 1996 and have been at the forefront of beats culture ever since.

The band’s reputation as an explosive live act has seen them turn into super-tight festival regulars, headlining stages at some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Glastonbury, Bestival and Beat-Herder, and they have won numerous plaudits along the way. Recent live guests have included vocalists Rodney P, The Specials’ Terry Hall and Neville Staple, Sugardaddy horn-blower Tim Hutton, rap wünderkid T.K. and scratch maestro DJ Stix.

The Dub Pistols will be at the Watering Hole in Perranporth on December 9, for more information go to