MAMA Group Plc announced the completion of the acquisition of Mean Fiddler Holdings Limited, the company which operates the meanfiddler.com website and the Jazz Cafe, Borderline and Garage venues. Mean Fiddler Holdings Limited is also the largest shareholder in the GAY and GAY Late venues. These businesses join MAMA Groupï¿½s existing live music venues: the Hammersmith Apollo, the Forum in Kentish Town, and the 9 (soon to be 10) venues in the Barfly network.
Mean Fiddler Holdings Limited no longer operates the Astoria or the Mean Fiddler venues on the Charing Cross Road. The Mean Fiddler venue will shortly be changing its name [to Astoria 2]. Mean Fiddler Holdings Limited also is no longer involved in the Leeds, Reading, Homelands or Latitude festivals, although these events will continue to use the ï¿½Mean Fiddlerï¿½ name under licence.