As local community fights against exploratory work...
Steve Mason

With current gas and oil supplies becoming more and more difficult to extract, the issue of 'fracking' or experimental drilling is becoming central to British life.

In the Scottish town of Falkirk, residents have become concerned by Dart Energy's plans to drill for coal bed methane gas on farmland and under homes.

Local group Concerned Communities of Falkirk (CCoF) are aiming to have legal representation at an upcoming enquiry, but need funding to do so.

De-Fence Records (the electronic/left field wing of Fence) have unveiled plans for a benefit gig. Gastonbury takes place at the North Star Bar in Falkirk on February 27th, with tickets available via online silent auction.

The line up is already looking tempting, with Steve Mason set to perform an acoustic set. Joined by James Yorkston, King Creosote and Ross Fairweather, the live music will be accompanied by DJs Dave McLean (Django Django) and OnTheFly.

Steve Mason: "This [Public Inquiry] will be the test case for the rest of the UK. It’s very important."

Fancy grabbing a ticket? Click HERE.

For more information on the Concerned Communities of Falkirk (CCoF) click HERE.

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