Babyshambles gearing up to Get Loaded

United Kingdom United Kingdom | | 03 July 2006

Get Loaded In The Park takes place at Clapham Common, London, on Saturday, 26 August, with the festival then upping sticks and heading to Cardiff's Coopers Fields for the Sunday.

Tickets cost £30. Buy them here.

Babyshambles headline the London show with Graham Coxon, Buzzcocks, Lily Allen, The Cuban Brothers, British Sea Power, Adamski, Badly Drawn Boy, Green Velvet and Tiga just a few of the acts also playing. Click here for the full lineup.

The new Babyshambles CD features a brand new song ‘Beg, Steal Or Borrow’, plus a live version and a dance remix. The artwork has been designed by singer Pete Doherty and will be exclusively available to Get Loaded In The Park (London) festival goers, who will also gain access to a secret website containing interviews with the band, screen savers, and brand new photos. 

One of the organisers from Get Loaded said: "This offer is for a very limited time only, so make sure you grab yours before some scallie gets one and sticks it on Ebay! The new music is sounding amazing by the way and the boys can’t wait to take to the stage at Clapham Common this summer."

Apparently, Babyshambles themselves came up with the idea of the free CD as a thank you to fans for sticking by them. The band play their only UK festival date at Get Loaded In The Park and have been busy in the Get Loaded studios at London club, Turnmills, writing and recording new material that will get an exclusive airing during their Clapham Common headline show.

A statement from the band said: “It’s really great to be recording again. The song we’ve chosen for the CD itself is particularly apt, because there’s a very poignant part in it where it changes key and Pete sings an emotional line with reference to the current situation. It’s the idea that if you choose to change your direction in life then you can turn anything around, but it takes a lot of resolve. The song is about what we want to happen now as a band.”

Get Loaded will also be hosting a number of invite-only Babyshambles gigs at Turnmills in July and August to showcase brand new material from their forthcoming album, including the new track ‘Beg, Steal or Borrow’.

The exact dates of the shows won’t be known until right at the very last minute and fans will be given the opportunity to win tickets through Virtual Festivals and at the official site here.

‘Beg, Steal Or Borrow’ can be heard exclusively on Get Loaded’s new MySpace page:

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Photographer: Sara Bowrey

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