Former Happy Mondays star Bez is planning to stage a week-long 'bed-in' with his girlfriend to protest the British government's shale fracking techniques.

The dancer and activist and his girlfriend Firouzeh Razavi will begin their John Lennon-inspired protest on 9 February (15) at the posh Motcalm Hotel at The Brewery in London.

Bez, real name Mark Berry, says, "Where John Lennon and Yoko Ono holed up for a week in the Presidential Suite at the Hilton Hotel Amsterdam for their 'Bed-in for Peace' on March 25, 1969, Firouzeh and I are compelled to do our 'Bed-in against Fracking' which has been thrust upon us all undemocratically.

"No one in Britain wants Fracking. But the government is, against the will of the people, trying to force it upon us all. And we're not having it."

Bez admits the fact his bed-in will include Valentine's Day (14Feb15) is not lost on him, adding, "It's taking the hassle out of what to do for Valentine's Day. We're not getting out of the bed for the entire week."

Bez will also be joined in bed by a variety of guests, who will either visit his suite in person or Skype in to chat with him and Razavi.

The bed-in comes just weeks after the dancer's bid to become an elected member of Parliament for Salford, England fell flat when he failed to register a new name for his political party.

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