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The Muddy camp is getting all excited just now as tickets for the Grassroots festival have just become available. They will be on sale at the all day and all night Grassroots Equinox Party that will take place at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road) on Saturday 25th March. Only 12 weeks to go to the Festival itself - time to get Muddy!
Festival HQ (formerly the Glass Onion, Burghley Road) is taking shape as well. If any of you have a spare hour or two that you could spend helping get the building ship-shape and ready for full use by our community would be gratefully received. Just ring the two bells on the back door anytime between 10am and 10pm and someone will be more than happy to find you something to do. A grassroots movement such as is being built here at the moment can only work with lots of positive energy injected by a lot of people. Karma sees to it that it all goes around.
So to, what's on this week:
Unity have got a fantastic line-up for you at the Fidds this Thursday. It's the debut performance of new acoustic band The Round Corners, as well as the Unity debut for Cambridge based Dear Old Blighty and hip-hop/beatbox duo Flo-motion. Just to round things off they have old favourites Opaque and world-record-breaking DJ Urb to finish the night. Doors are 8:30 till 1am and entrance is free before 9:15 and £3 after.
It's also the Final of Bogarts DJ of the Year competition - which is taking place in Gem Wine and cocktail bar (next door to Bogarts) and utilising their beautiful Mackie rig for a booming night. Entrance is free.
Playskool return to the Fidds for another session of psy-trance/house/hard acid trance on Friday. Entrance is £2 before 10pm and £4 after. Always a good friendly vibe. Kick out is 2am.
Also on Friday The Audio Collective continue their weekly run of hard dance/breaks/drum & bass sessions at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road). The event runs 8pm till 1am.
There's a triple bill of live music fun at The Boys Head on Oundle Road on Saturday night, featuring Point Seven Pistol, The Remote State and Rebel Radio. Entrance is free and things are due to kick off around 8:30.
Fidds is gonna have its foundations rocked by the System Abuse crew on Saturday, presenting the second of their "new breed" events showcasing new and up-and-coming drum and bass DJ's and MC's alongside the more established and successful bods from the boro. Entrance is £3 and doors are open 8pm till late.
On Sunday Deep Roots are running their second session of chilled out and funky grooves to relax you through your Sunday. This event will take place at Lisboa, complete with comfy sofas to kick back on while you nurse your Sunday-head.
Point of Origin are playing in Heat no. 1 of Fidds band of the year competition on Sunday afternoon as well. Other bands in this heat are The Waheys and Fake Exterior. Doors open at 4pm and entrance is £4. Please come along and show your support.
The summer is creeping up on us fast now, it's nearly time to get out into the fields for those outdoor festivals and parties that make you feel connected to our fair planet and free your mind of the caging of walls and ceilings. The Muddy crew are getting ready for a big and busy one, time to get involved and help make a positive mark in this area.
Peace love unity and respect.