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December 15th 2018 – 2 RUDE return to The Fleece!

We can’t wait to return to The Fleece in Bristol on December 15th; it’s one of our very favourite venues and we hope it’s going to be another sold-out gig! Tickets are available here!

The Fleece Dec 15th 2018

November 17th 2018 – THE SPECIALS LTD Norwich support slot cancelled

Unfortunately our SPECIALS LTD gig supporting Radio Clash at Epic Studios in Norwich has been cancelled. This was the promoter’s decision and we are very sad to not be playing at this amazing venue. Please contact them if you need any info regarding refunds –


September 29th 2018 – 2 RUDE headline the Mod & Ska Festival in Cardiff!

Festival season may be winding down, but we still have some big gigs to look forward to in the coming months! Of course one that stands out is our upcoming performance at the third annual Mod & Ska Festival held at The Tramshed in Cardiff. Last year we headlined the event, and now we’re coming back to do it all again! And as always the event is also raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, so what more encouragement do you need? Make sure you grab yourself a ticket now while you can! Check our gig list for all the details!

Tramshed Sept 29th small

July 13th-15th 2018 – Another mini-tour for 2 RUDE!

Forget the World Cup final – for the 2 RUDE boys this weekend only means one thing – it’s mini-tour time! We’ll be playing 5 gigs across 3 days and travelling all over the country to do it. Luckily it all starts in our own backyard as we perform at Party At The Park in Newport on Friday the 13th, not once but twice! We’ll be doing our SPECIALS LTD set on the main stage before appearing on the Time Tunnel stage with our classic set of 2-tone ska hits! We’ll also be sharing the bill with some big names like Soul II Soul, Aswad and Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Club, so head to for more info about the festival.

Party At The Park July 13th

On Saturday afternoon we’ll be appearing once again at 80’s Fest in Sale, just outside Manchester. This marks our third appearance at the festival and it’s one of our very favourites! Visit for more details. After a quick stop in Leicestershire for a private booking Saturday evening, we finish off our weekend with a slot at Dartford Festival on Sunday afternoon. Once again we’ll be sharing the stage with some big names, including From The Jam and Ultravox’s Midge Ure! Visit for more info. Needless to say we are super excited about every single one of these shows, and we hope we can see you somewhere along the way!

Dartford Festival July 15th

June 23rd 2018 – 2 RUDE turning Barry Island into ‘Skarry’ Island!

We are so excited to be playing at Barry Island Sports & Social Club once again! Doors open at 6.30pm for a spectacular show which also features Bad Manners tribute band THE SPECIAL BREW! Tickets are just £10; contact Karl on 07746514901 to get your hands on some! Tickets are also available from the club itself or from Mojo King in Cardiff market. Hope to see you there!


June 30th 2018 – 2 RUDE to open Festival Too in King’s Lynn!

We feel incredibly lucky to be playing at so many amazing festivals this year! The latest one added to the list is Festival Too; a massive free festival held every year in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. We are super excited to be playing on the very first night – Saturday June 30th. Other headline bands appearing at the festival include Pixie Lott and The Darkness, so it’s a great honour to share the stage with them! There will be music, there will be fireworks, there will be good times! If you’re not from that area, don’t despair! Check our gig list – we may be coming to your town very soon!


April 14th 2018 – Off to the races with BAD MANNERS!

We are very excited to be playing with the legendary BAD MANNERS once again, this time at Chepstow Racecourse! Saturday April 14th marks this year’s Grand National at Aintree but the Chepstow Racecourse will be hosting a 7-race card of its own, culminating in a spectacular performance from Busta Bloodvessel and his band. We’ll be providing live music all through the day in the build up to the main event that evening, starting from 12:45pm. So if you fancy coming down for a flutter on the horses and partying the day away, grab yourself a ticket now!


October 1st 2017 – 2 RUDE win ‘Best Original Song’ at Newport City Radio’s Love Live Music Awards!

We’re still coming back down to Earth after our song ‘Time is Running Out’ won ‘Best Original Song’ at the Love Live Music Awards. We are over the moon and to everyone who voted and voted for us over all those weeks, we must say a massive THANK YOU!!!

The song features on our EP of original music called ‘Cool Down’ and it will be available to buy at our upcoming gigs!

Best original song

June 4th 2017 – 2 RUDE perform at the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff Bay!

We’re only just coming back down to earth after what’s been an extraordinary weekend for the city of Cardiff and Wales in general, because we were very lucky to be right in the thick of it! We were asked to play at the UEFA Champions Festival, which took place in tandem with the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff last weekend. The afternoon after the game, we took to the festival’s main stage outside the Wales Millennium Centre to entertain the crowds enjoying the final day of the football-themed festival. The weather wasn’t on our side, but we still had a lot of people brave the elements and watch us play! It was incredible experience for all of us, and we’d just like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone involved with the organisation of the festival (especially the security team) for making it exciting and above all safe.