Mar 2014 10

Asian Dub Foundation, Vivienne Westwood, and more join anti-fracking benefitWe Need to Talk About Fracking, the first major anti-fracking benefit, will be hosted in London at the Rollerdisco on March 12, with live performances from Asian Dub Foundation, DJ sets from Gavin Turk, Mark Stewart, and DJ John Pandit. Asian Dub Foundation will be premiering songs from the forthcoming album The Signal and the Noise.
Guest speakers are currently being added, with punk fashion forerunner Vivienne Westwood among the speakers. “It is clear that we are not being told the whole truth about fracking in the UK when we are told that it is safe. In fact, there are several potential threats to our countryside, our water and our health,” says Westwood.
The event will see the launch of the UK’s first anti-fracking beers. The Hop Fuzz Brewery will launch beers ‘What The Frack?’ and ‘Fracking Hell’ with labels designed by the Head of the Tate Bob and Roberta Smith. “Our main concern is with the speed at which fracking has been approved by officials, leading to the potential risk of errors occurring underneath the water table in the Kent countryside,” says Daryl Stanford, managing director of Hop Fuzz brewery. “This in turn could pose dire consequences to our water supply, which we rely on to produce our beer.”
We Need to Talk About Fracking is a growing coalition of popular culture figures, scientists, and respected organizations that are coming together to challenge the claim that fracking is as “safe” as we are being told and calling for a more independent inquiry into the technology. This benefit will be the first in a series of high profile events under the We Need to Talk About Fracking name. Tickets are £12 in advance or £12 on the night, subject to availability. We Need to Talk About Fracking has several events that they will be rolling out over the next few months and into the summer.


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Zak Vaudo (Chaostar)

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