Greetings mammals and feathered friends!
Another weekend of strong sunshine - looking forward on the two-weekly forecast it looks as though we are going to have nice sunny days to jump around in the fields of the Grassroots Festival. There are still tickets available and they can be bought from the Glass Onion on Burghley Road between 10am and 10pm 7 days a week, or from the Muddy stand at Unity on Thursday in Lisboa.
So what's on this week?
Tuesday night is open mic/jam night at the Comet, Garton End Road, Dogsthorpe. A diverse range of musicians are gathering every Tuesday to play together and see the new week in in style. Entrance is free.
Pixie Folke Club is at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road, up the stairs next to Curry Masters) on Wednesday night. Brought to you by the team behind Pixie Skin this is a free folk jam session till 11pm with open mc starting afterwards.
Alternatively, or in addition to, Music Jam (hosted by James "Evil" Chadwick) is at Xoo Bar (downstairs from City and County Club) on Wednesday from 8pm. It's an open mic session so bring your instruments and tunes. Entrance is free.
Unity at Lisboa is holding a ska and reggae special this week, with the Gangsters playing live and hosting a jam session for you all to get up and join in on. Sterret (from Gangsters) is celebrating his birthday with us this week too so come along and wish him a happy one. DJ Urb will be kicking out the ska beats to keep skanking into the early hours. Entrance is free.
Radius (formerly known as Tara Suite) is the exciting new venue just opened above the Solstice. This Friday they are bringing London based band Big Eye Am to Peterborough - the band plays an eclectic and energetic set with elements of rock, punk, soul and funk fused into a bright and fun sound. Local support comes from Groove Cartel and Point of Origin . Entrance is £4 on the door and doors open at around 8pm.
It's time for the long-awaited final of the Fidds Band of the Year competition - which has relocated to larger venue the Verve (just round the corner on Cathedral Square). Point of Origin, Kulak, Irene Rae and Buckle Street will all be playng their hearts out on the night attempting to take the trophy and prizes. Entrance is £5, and it's likely to get very full so get there early to avoid disappointment - and don't forget that your votes count! DJ Urb will be on the decks during the event.
If you are after something a little beatier Hanky Panky are playing underground Techno in Bogarts Beer Garden from 3 till 11pm, entrance is free so why not?
Just round the corner in Lisboa Dizzy Funk are celebrating their 5th birthday, serving up deep house wonders for your listening and dancing pleasure - entrance is only £3 before 12pm and £5 after so get there early!
Deep Roots are keeping things mellow with their regular Sunday sessions in Lisboa. Doors open at 6pm and entrance is free so get down and get groovy.
Later on sunday, Rich from Unity is still hosting Acoustic Sundays at Solstice, with a good line-up of three acoustic performers on offer each week. Music runs from 9pm till around 11:30 and the night is a lovely and relaxed way to finish your weekend. Entrance is free.
Get your Grassroots tickets people! This is going to the event of the year in this area and is not to be missed. It will only cost you £25 including a year's worth of membership to Muddy Promotions, unless you leave it too long and buy your tickets at the door, where you will end up paying £10 more. Get on board the party bus!
Peace love unity and respect.