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Get Loaded in The Park 2008: Iggy Pop & The Stooges headline

The Stooges

Story by Jack Foley

IGGY & The Stooges have been confirmed as this year’s headline band at Get Loaded in the Park 2008, taking place on Clapham Common on Bank Holiday Sunday, August 24.

Now in its fifth year, the festival is delighted to announce an eclectic line-up of acts across several stages, with rock veteran Iggy Pop proving to be a real coup.

Having reformed Iggy & The Stooges in 2003, the band features original members Ron (guitar) and Scott Asheton (drums), plus Mike Watt on bass and Steve Mackay on Sax.

Back on the road since then, Iggy & The Stooges have smashed Reading & Leeds, played at Hammersmith Apollo – their first London performance since 1972 and brought the roof down at last year’s Glastonbury!

Joining them on the main stage this year will be Brit-pop heroes Supergrass and gypsy punk kings Gogol Bordello. Supergrass will be bringing back the spirit of the 1990’s and bringing fans right up to date with their highly acclaimed new album Diamond Hoo Ha, while NYC’s multi-ethnic gypsy punkers Gogol Bordello will showcase the unique talents of Ukrainian visionary Eugene Huetz, whose unpredictable antics on stage have made a huge star.

The XFM stage will be headlined by Brit Award winner Kate Nash and will include sets from Sheffield’s Reverend & The Makers, The Maccabees and Ipso Facto – spiritual cousins to the Horrors and the UK’s coolest new girl-group. The radio station’s cult presenters John Kennedy and Eddie Temple Morris will also keep the entertainment following.

Finally, Beth Ditto’s Gossip will headline the Together/Timeout Dance Stage, along with Belgium’s finest 2manydjs (returning for a second year) and The Presets, Modular’s uber-slick electronic duo.

The line-up so far is

Main Stage
IGGY & THE STOOGES
SUPERGRASS
GOGOL BORDELLO

VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

XFM Arena
KATE NASH
REVEREND & THE MAKERS
THE MACCACBEES
IPSO FACTO
HOSTED BY
JOHN KENNEDY &
EDDIE TEMPLE MORRIS

MANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Together/Timeout Dance Stage
GOSSIP
SOULWAX
MYLO (DJ SET)
THE PRESETS
BOYS NOIZE
STREETLIFE DJS
UNION DJS

4th Stage to be announced soon!!

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