Perennial festival favourites Dreadzone will be appearing at Sound Knowledge on Wednesday, February 22.
The elecro-dub-rock veterans will be playing a short set at Thirty8 cafe in support of their brand new album Dread Times, before signing copies in-store after the performance.
The performance will give the fans a rare chance to see the band in an intimate setting.
Put together by former members of Big Audio Dynamite, Dreadzone have carved out a twenty-plus year career that's seen them championed by the late John Peel, support Oasis at their legendary Knebworth concert and release a string of inventive, genre-mashing albums including 1995's massive Second Light.
Dread Times is the group's eighth studio album and was recorded at Mick Jones' Bunker Studio, featuring writing from long time collaborator Don Letts.
The performance starts at 6.30pm and attendance is free by registering at www.facebook.com/SoundKnowledgeMarlborough/
The first rehearsal: Frazer Blaxland (standing - Jesus) with Ben Tanning, Edward Maurice, David Maurice, Alison Shelby & Pauline BerrymanRehearsals are underway for the Marlborough Community Passion Play which will take place in the town on Easter Saturday, April 15 from 4 to 6 pm. Spectators will not have to pay to watch the performance.
Frazer Blaxland, the professional actor who will play Jesus, and those members of the community who have been allocated speaking parts, met on Sunday for the first read through of the script written by Helen Stokes.
Helen, who is the play's artistic director, believes that “The retelling of the most famous story in Western culture will bring the community together and it will be a fruitful experience for all those involved.”
Volunteers are still required to assist in a variety of ways. Teams of stewards are needed on the day.
They will receive basic Health and Safety training, be dressed as Roman soldiers and will be required to attend the rehearsals in the week prior to the performance.
Planning the moves... The team behind the production: Back row - l to r: David Wylie, Liz Woods, Martin Milner, Charles Joseph, James Seddon, Louise Seddon Front row: Hugh de Sarum, Andy Tatum, Nina Woolrych, Noel Woolrych, Helen Stokes, Vincent Stokes
The costume department are looking for donations of fabrics in neutral shades, fake fur and leather, old tie-backs, tea towels, sheets and anything else that would be appropriate for middle eastern costume of that period.