The London band will close the main stage on Saturday night, following their phenomenal show at Off The Tracks Spring Festival in May
Festival director Andy Cooper says: “Dub Pistols’ performance in May was one of the most memorable we’ve ever had – more than two hours, with four encores. We thought long and hard about the Saturday night headline act for the Summer festival, but in the end there was no doubt and we’re proud to welcome them back.”
Dub Pistols’ founder Barry Ashworth says: “It’s fantastic to be invited back to headline Off The Tracks so soon. The response we got from the crowd at the May festival was off the scale and we’ve been buzzing about it ever since.”
Off The Tracks Summer Festival, celebrating its 24th anniversary in 2012, takes place in a beautiful Derbyshire countryside setting at Park Farmhouse, Isley Walton, near Castle Donington, from August 31-September 2.
Friday night is headed up by The Beat, Dodgy and Banco De Gaia. The weekend line-up also includes Rory McLeod and the Familiar Strangers, Edward II, Phantom Limb, The Lucky Strikes, The Beekeepers, Wille And The Bandits, The Roughneck Riot, Moon’shee and more.
Off The Tracks rounds off a busy summer for Dub Pistols, who are touring and playing festivals in support of their critically-acclaimed new album ‘Worshipping The Dollar’, released on Sunday Best Records.
Dub Pistols have always added a much needed rock’n’roll swagger to the UK’s dance scene. Chewing up hip-hop, dub, techno, ska, reggae and punk and spitting them out in a renegade futuristic skank, they consistently defy genres.
Their genre-mashing abilities have led to remix work for artists as diverse as Moby, Crystal Method, Limp Bizkit, Bono, Korn and Ian Brown, and seen them work with hip hop legend Busta Rhymes.
In recent years the band has mutated from a studio based duo into a fully-fledged live act often featuring the talents of guest vocalists Rodney P or Specials front man Terry Hall. Their Glastonbury appearance saw Neville Staple from The Specials join the Pistols live on stage for the encore ‘Gangsters’.
Off The Tracks offers more than 40 artists on three stages, impromptu acoustic sessions as well as 80+ real ales, ciders and perries, excellent camping facilities and a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. Food on offer includes venison reared in the venue’s own historic deer park.
Published on 10 July 2012 by Wayne Feltham