Welcome to The Unfair ground…That is, if a welcome is what you are expecting? We are a collection of side shows, dance venues and sculptures. A perverse examination of the hopes and fears found in the worlds of traveling amusements. Something wicked this way comes as the unfair ground rolls into town. Mutant dolls juggled by perverse clowns, a modern satirical take on amusement. Roll Up! Roll Up! For the strangest show on earth!
2010 sees a new field from the team that brought you Trash City. Who since debuting at the Glastonbury Festival in 2007, have became a critically acclaimed cult sensation, hailed as one of the most exciting and innovative events to hit the UK festival scene in recent years. Trash City was a genre-bending, definition-defying result of a collaboration between the very best of the UK creative underground. Just when you thought Glastonbury couldn’t get any stranger, wilder, or mind-bendingly entertaining, they go and turn it up to 11.
This is Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome-type entertainment, interspersed with the kind of visual, aural and interactive enjoyment that busy little minds looking for kicks and thrills can only dream of’ Clash Magazine.
Join Glastonbury legends the Mutoid Waste Co. at their party at the end of the world, featuring their latest sculptural lunacy:The Hellcopter. The nightclub of your wildest nightmares in the form of a Royal Navy helicopter crossed with a preying mantis – dare you attempt to blag your way into the secret members lounge hidden inside? Also presenting their mechanical menagerie of mythological beats: The Unnatural History museum, PLUS daily Wacky Races mutant vehicle parades!
The brave can take a stroll down Sam Haggerty’s & The dotmasters Joker’s Sideshow Alley, where the lucky can win a limited edition Happy Doll, or indulge in the hedonistic delights of The Acid House hosted by Happy Mondays mainman / Celebrity Big Brother alumni Bez (maracas optional). And if you’re still looking for trouble, you can always pick your way through the aircraft graveyard and prop up the bar in the company of an undead aviator at the Apocalypse Hotel, or slip on your blue suede wellies and get down with the robots in Reverend Sharky’s Church Of The Holyroller, playing anything from Voodoo Swamp Blues to Jungle!
Culture vultures can visit the MuTate Britain tent, who will showcasing the very best of UK Street and Underground Art, plus beats and visuals from the hottest DJ and VJ names (including secret slots from some VERY special guests!) and if you’re seeking something more gentle you can always find a warm welcome with the lovely people at Strummerville, keeping it down-home with acoustic music and good company in the glow of the campfire.
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