Greetings heads, arms, legs and feet.
It's been a week of shake up in the Muddy camp with Unity having to relocate at the last minute on Thursday. Big thanks to everyone who made their way to Lisboa at the last minute and big thanks to the staff at Lisboa for making us so welcome with so little notice.
There seems to be some confusion as to where people can buy there Grassroots Festival tickets - just so you all know you can buy your tickets between 10am and 8pm at the Glass Onion on Burghley Road in the town centre. The front doors to what was the pub are not being opened yet, but if you knock on the back doors or ring the door bells you will find friendly muddy folk who will be able to help you out. You can also purchase tickets from any of the crew at Unity every week.
Alternatively you can download the membership form from http://muddypromotions.org.uk and send it completed with a cheque for £25 (£5 membership/£20 tickets) made payable to Muddy Promotions to 2 Burghley Road, Peterborough, PE1 2QB.
So, what's gwanning in the area?
Things are hotting up at the open mic session at at the Comet (Garton End Road, Dogsthorpe). Entrance is free - take your instruments and voices.
Music Jam continues at Xoo Bar with Beck Goldsmith in the headline slot . The rest of the night is an open mic session hosted by James Chadwick. Entrance is free and doors open at 8pm.
Unity has moved into its new home at Lisboa, 24 Lincoln Road. The event will now be FREE all night long, and when the Unity acts have finished DJ Urb's late night session begins to take you through to the early hours. This weeks huge line-up includes local rock heroes Soretooth playing unplugged style for the first time. Cambridge punk band "Bomb Factory" are also coming along with maximum attitude and social comment. "Fuel for the Fire" are a brand new indie band who will be making their debut performance at Unity. Acoustic act for the night will be local singer/songwriter Jules Morgan, who mesmerised the crowds at the Grassroots Equinox Party with her soulful songs. Unity would like to thank the Fidds for providing a home for the last 8 months, and the staff at Lisboa for being so welcoming.
The System Abuse crew are making their way to Poland to hold an overseas System Abuse event this Friday. While most of us will unfortunately be unable to turn up in person we'd like to wish the Abuse crew a fruitful and fun filled trip. If you are tempted to get a last minute flight to join them email the boys via http://www.systemabuse.co.uk
Audio Collective continue their weekly run in Lisboa on Friday night with a mix of hard dance, drum & bass and breaks. Entrance is free and the event runs 8pm till late.
The Folkwit Records Tour comes to Solstice on Saturday, with Folkwit artists Bailey, Jinder, Andy Whittle and James Chadwick and many more playing between 3pm and 11pm. Entrance to this event is free.
Muddy Promotions and Lisboa present a one-off event called One World Vision, in aid of St Theresa's homeless shelter on Saturday night. Doors are 9pm till 5am and live music will begin around 11pm to allow all you Folkwit fans to make you way to the next party. Point of Origin will be supporting the wonderful Tammy Garcia . DJ's from Deep Roots/Sunday Skool, Playskool, & Unity will serve up a mix of global grooves and fusions. Entrance will be a mere £2 with all profits going to St Theresa's.
Daytime on Saturday is also your chance to get hands on with the arts side of the Grassroots Festival. Turn up at the Glass Onion any time after 1pm and you'll find the members of the Muddy Arts collective beavering feverishly and fretting sweatfully. All help and creative energy is appreciated.
Deep Roots are serving up chunks of funk and laid back grooves for your Sunday soul at Lisboa from 6pm till late on Sunday. Entrance is free, and for the first time Lee Wyatt will be taking to the decks with a manifesto of playing music "to commit crimes to and detect crimes to".
There is a new contact email for general enquiries for the Muddy crew. You can get hold of us all on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Have a great weekend.
Peace love unity and respect