Musicians rock out against fracking

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A music festival in support of an anti-fracking campaign will rock out later this month.

Gastonbury will feature Steve Mason, King Creosote (pictured), James Yorkston and Ross Fairweather with all proceeds going to Concerned Communities of Falkirk.

The group is pulling out all the stops in an effort to raise £50,000 by March to pay for a legal team to take on big drilling companies at a public inquiry. Gas methane extraction is currently proposed for a site near Airth.

The event is being organised by Gav Brown from DeFence Records - who has also released an EP ‘Apathy for Destruction’ with Viva Stereo, Jonnie Common and On the Fly to benefit the cause.

Gastonbury, on Thursday, February 27, will be held in Northstar, Vicar Street, Falkirk and is limited to 120 tickets which will be raffled off by silent auction in a bid to raise as much as possible for the cause.

Northstar owner Colin Green said: “The line up is amazing, everyone that is into music will be keen to come along to see these artists in an intimate setting. We are happy our space can be used for such an important cause.”

Bidding on tickets closes tomorrow (Friday). To bid, or purchase an EP visit www.de-fencerecords.com