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Pre-glasto round-up

Bits of news scattered everywhere and not a bit of order!

Let's recap the last thingies:

Babyshambles will play at the forthcoming Moonfest festival, set to take place on August 29-31 in Wiltshire.The bash, set near frontman Pete Doherty's country home, will also feature Brandon Block, Ozric Tentacles and Heaven 17 on the bill. Babyshambles will play on the Friday (August 29) of the event.

More acts have been added to this year's T4 On The Beach.The one-day festival, taking place at Weston-Super-Mare on July 20, had already announced acts including: Adele, Sam Sparro, The Pigeon Detectives, Lightspeed Champion, The Hoosiers, Scouting for Girls, Robyn and The Feeling.They will now be joined by Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo, Dirty Pretty Things and Five O'Clock Heroes, whose set will see supermodel Agyness Deyn joining them onstage too. There are still more acts to be announced. Tickets for the event are now sold out.

No info about Peter's solo set (Friday, Park stage) or possible guests (Peter is usually a last minute chap when it comes to making up his mind). We'll do everything to keep you informed ASAP.

Carl (Sunday) said he'll play a mix of DPT and Libertines songs (the latter particularly from Up The Bracket). No info about guests either but many speculations (Jon McClure and Drew, also playing on Sunday, above all). Let's hope Alan McGee is distracted enough by Glasvegas (the best band who ever put their feet on earth, no, in the whole universe, and also in the dark matter etc etc etc) and let Carlos perform his set the way he likes to.

There was a terrible review of Tired of England I found yesterday in the net. Practically it destroyed the song and the whole band from start to finish, with no mercy at all, not even for a poor convalescing sod (kidding). The rating was 1/5. I'm not posting it, I'm not a great fan of Romance at Short Notice, but that was really too harsh.

We should hear something about the record sales tonight shouldn't we? The mid week chart? Innit?

I can swear on what remains of my honour (which is very little) that I'm not the person who's calling The Sun every morning with exclusive news on the Libertines reunion. And I don't feel like asking Adrian who that person is and how much truth there is in what The Sun is reporting. I don't think anybody in the whole world wants new songs written by Peter and Carl more than I do (bar Peter and Carl, of course) but the secrecy that's around the boys at the moment and the lies we are being told every day (not by Adrian of course, who's one of the very few honest people working in the biz) makes everything very hard to believe.

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