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Richard Jobson Books (UK Delivery Only)

Posted on November 14, 2020 at 8:30 AM

Visit the Richard Jobson Store today grab and yourself some great reading material. Stock is low so be quick.UK ONLY. 



Posted on November 13, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Given the current situation, we ask you to understand and respect our decision to postpone Scarborough Punk Festival 2021 until March 26/27, 2022.

It's becoming increasingly unlikely that the government will allow this event to go ahead early 2021 under the current restrictions placed on the UK, and the Scarborough Spa venue isn't planning on a re-opening until the next financial year (April 2021) which would fall just outside of the date for SPF.

We have looked at dates further into 2021, and due to bands availability, alternative festivals/events happening in the UK, and the current Covid situation, we don't feel like there is a suitable option.

We have therefore taken the decision to push the festival back until March 26/27 2022.

We appreciate that most have been waiting a long time for this event, but we ask you to stay with us, and trust that we have made the right call. Our safety and health must always come first.

All tickets bought for 2020/21 will remain valid for the festival in 2022, and we have secured the FULL line-up, with the addition of some extras, including an extra band for the Sunday, and extended set times for the Saturday.

We will be releasing more information soon with new ticket links and more cheap weekend passes, so please bear with us a little longer, and of course, if you would prefer to receive a refund for the festival, we will honour all refunds from your point of purchase. But we must ask that you trust in our decision and allow for tickets to roll over until 2022.


The Skids (Sat headliner) | The Wildhearts (Sun headliner) | Discharge | Anti-Nowhere League (Official) | 999 | Peter And The Test Tube Babies | The Varukers (official) | Hung Like Hanratty | The Vibrators | The Ramonas | Pizzatramp | Mau-Maus | Vomit | Menace77 | Anti-System | Hot Rockets | THE KINGCROWS | Satanic Malfunctions | Warchrist | BEAR AWAY | Active Minds

Thank you,

BTH Scarborough


Limited Edition Skids Lyrics Hand Written and Signed by Richard Jobson

Posted on November 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Due to the interest in the add-ons, and by request, Richard has kindly agreed to hand write and sign lyrics to The Saints are Coming, Into the Valley and Masquerade.

These will be limited availability and only available in Skids Store. More details to follow.

Gin To The Valley

Posted on November 7, 2020 at 1:50 PM

There are only a few bottles left of the Limited Edition "Gin To The Valley" Each bottle is individually numbered and initialled by Richard Jobson. 

To get your bottle, please email

Skids Unplugged Rescheduled Shows 2021

Posted on October 21, 2020 at 7:20 PM

Above, are the new dates for the Skids Unplugged Shows which have been rescheduled from February 2021.

Original tickets remain valid with remaining tickets available from the usual outlets.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Happy Birthday

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 11:10 AM

60 Years Young Today Happy Birthday Richard

Still Dancing

The Absolute Game 40th Anniversary / Richard Jobson's 60th Birthday Party

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 2:55 PM



Come and join the double celebration.


The 40th anniversary of the classic album THE ABSOLUTE GAME and the 60th birthday of Richard Jobson.


Exclusive acoustic versions of tracks from this milestone album and from throughout the SKIDS back catalogue.


And if this wasn't enough, every ticket comes with a exclusive free download of The Skids cover of "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by Iggy Pop. This will be sent the week after the show.


This live streamed show is being broadcast to you from the very building that the SKIDS rehearsed in back in their formative years.


Please note: If your ticket includes any ADDONS, you will be contacted to finalise your purchase via Instructions will be sent by THE SKIDS, after you complete your order.


By selecting any ADDONS you are agreeing for LOOPMANIAC to share your data with THE SKIDS who will be solely responsible for fulfilling your order by post.




Scotland: Sun 1st NOV, 8:00 PM


Amsterdam: Sun 1st NOV, 9:00 PM


New York: SUN 1st NOV, 3:00 PM


Los Angeles: SUN 1st NOV, 12:00 PM


Sydney: MON 2nd NOV, 6:00 AM


The Absolute Game 40th Anniversary

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:20 PM

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Absolute Game, we are delighted to announce that we have commissioned some stunning merchandise which will be available in the Skids Store very soon.

Demand for the new merchandise is of the scale, so, get in there quick.