Jig at the Rig (Reclaim the Power)

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16 March

Calling all fighters of fracking and climate champions!

Swing into spring and warm up for an exciting summer of action with a massive dance off at the gates of the Preston New Road fracking site. On Friday 16th March Reclaim the Power will be dropping a live Ceilidh of resistance in the tracks of Lancashire’s drilling trucks and mixing it up with the legendary tunes of Pete the Temp, local poetry, a pub quiz and hot food from the community kitchen.

Time and again, local communities have shown the shale gas industry it has no social license to frack in the UK. With a long winter behind us and fracking proposed to start soon at PNR, it is now more important than ever to show the locals of Lancashire some love and support – and a great opportunity to learn more about their audacious summer plans and how you can get involved.

Together we’ll send a clear message to fracking company Cuadrilla and their investors: we are powerful, resilient and wide awake, and we will not let you frack Lancashire. The Rolling Resistance in July 2017 showed how strong we are when we work together. Now join us – if enough of us make it to the gates, we can shut the site down for the day!

This will be a spring-themed, family-friendly demo. Everyone is welcome, so come along and invite your friends! Bring your instruments, poetry and passion for justice. Come as you are or dress to impress in your finest Easter bonnets, wigs against rigs and anti-fracking fascinators. Please use #JigTheRig when you share.

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Transport to Preston New Road and accommodation
Travel has been organised from Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, London. Please fill in a travel form at this page to book your place:

Feeling inspired? Can’t wait to show Cuadrilla who’s boss? Then stay over and join us for the weekend as we discuss our Summer action plans so we can hit the fracking industry where it hurts. Reclaim the Power’s national gathering is happening on Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th March in Blackpool. Facebook event page

For those staying all weekend to get involved with anti-fracking summer plans, and who find camping a challenge this time of year, a few indoor accommodation places are available for a small donation. Maple Farm and Camp of New Hope will be available for hardy campers!

Audacious summer plans?!
From April to June (that’s right, for 3 whole months!) the locals of Lancashire are calling on anti-frackers from across the country to join them and take action when it hits the industry the most – when they start fracking. They have a beautiful plan for different groups to take turns to roll out an action a week, called the United Resistance. For more information check
and come along to our magical mass demo!

Event Details

Location Preston New Road