Welcome To The Dark Ages

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will have completed their The Twenty Three Year Moratorium on 23rd August 2017. The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will be marking this completion in a number of ways.

Firstly with the publication of their novel 2023. 2023 will be published by Faber & Faber on 23rd August. All review copies will be delivered on or after that date.

Secondly, over three days in the UK city of Liverpool, they will host:

Liverpool: Welcome To The Dark Ages.

The three days are the 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2017. The titles of each of these three days are:

Day One – Why Did The K Foundation Burn A Million Quid?

Day Two – 2023: What The Fuuk Is Going On?

Day Three – The Rites of MuMufication.


There will only be 400 tickets available.

There are no guest lists.

There are no press passes.

Every one of the 400 ticket holders will be expected to be Volunteers.




WARNING: The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu in any of their various past, present or future guises will not be performing music.


The Graduation Ball

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will be throwing a Graduation Ball, following the events of Welcome To The Dark Ages.

This Graduation Ball will be for all of The Volunteers who have graduated to The Dark Ages.

This Graduation Ball will be at the Invisible Wind Factory.

The Invisible Wind Factory is many things.

One of those things is a nightclub.

The Invisible Wind Factory’s doors will open at 22:00 on Friday the 25th of August.

The address of the Invisible Wind Factory is 3 Regent Rd, Liverpool L3 7DS.

There will be guest DJs – DJ Food and Greg Wilson.

There will be the world premier screening of the 69 minute director’s cut version of the film 2023: What The FUUK Is Going On? by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu.

There will be the one and only performance by Badger Kull.

Badger Kull will be performing their one and only song.

Their one and only song is Toxteth Day of the Dead.

Although this Graduation Ball will be free for all of The Volunteers who have graduated to The Dark Ages, there will be a limited number of tickets for the general paying public – £10 entrance fee.

Tickets are available HERE

On the guest list will be Vladimir Putin + 1, the Little Perch, The 23 Sparrows, and Tat’jana & Kristina. But no one else.

This Graduation Ball will last as long as it lasts. Or until the last of the Little Perch have been kicked out and thrown back into the Mersey.

Be there at the Birth.

And remember:

‘Life is the gateway drug to death’


The Ice Kream Van Kometh

Midnight – Bold Street – Liverpool

To celebrate publication of their novel 2023 (Faber & Faber), The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will arrive in their Ice Kream Van at News From Nowhere on Bold Street in Liverpool at 23 seconds after the clock strikes midnight on the 22nd of August. Or to be more accurate at 00:00:23 on Wednesday the 23rd of August.

They will climb out of their Ice Kream Van and enter the shop.

News From Nowhere is a bookshop. It will be the first bookshop in the world to sell copies of 2023.

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will then sell and stamp copies of 2023  to all those that are there and are in need of a copy of the book.

Books will be limited to one copy per customer.

When the last customer’s copy has been stamped The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, will leave the shop; climb back into their Ice Kream Van; drive away and disappear.

2023 has been described as ‘a utopian costume drama set in the near future written in the recent past.’

No review copies of this book are available until the day of publication.

News From Nowhere is a not-for-profit radical and community bookshop run by a workers co-operative. It is located at 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY.

Books can be pre-ordered by calling News From Nowhere on 0151 708 7270 or by email: nfn@newsfromnowhere.org.uk.


Why Did The K Foundation Burn A Million Quid?

A Public Hearing, The Black-E, Liverpool, 23rd August 2017

In the early hours of 23rd August 1994, Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond, then operating under the name The K Foundation, burnt £1,000,000 of their own money, in an abandoned boat house on the Isle of Jura. The money was all the cash they had left from their careers in the music industry. The burning was filmed by a man named Gimpo, and written about in the Observer by a journalist named Jim Reid.

People wanted to know why the K Foundation burnt the money. Cauty and Drummond did not have an adequate answer. Cauty and Drummond felt it was for others to tell them why. Cauty and Drummond signed an agreement to stop trying to explain the burning of the money for a period of 23 years. This was done to provide adequate time for others to tell them why they burnt the money. The agreement took on the name The Twenty Three Year Moratorium, and was backdated to the night of the burning. This moratorium will be complete on 23rd August 2017.

On the evening of 23rd August 2017 a public hearing is to be held at The Black E in Liverpool, to find out if there is an answer to the question. This public hearing is to be chaired by the artist Tom James. A panel of five people will be brought together, to each explain why they think the K Foundation burnt the money. The panel includes: Jeremy Deller, artist; Ann Pettifor, economist; Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler; Annebella Pollen, art historian; and Clive Martin, journalist.

Various witnesses to the original burning and subsequent events will be called for testimony. These witnesses include: Gimpo, Jim Reid, Mick Houghton, Chris Brook, Angie Sammons, Craig McLean and John Higgs. Note: neither J Cauty nor B Drummond will be amongst the witnesses, as they have nothing further to add.


We want to tell you a story, but we don’t know where to begin… Read our Welcome To The Dark Ages feature in Issue 80 of Bido Lito!.