Carl Barat to go solo at Glastonbury
United Kingdom | 24 June 2008
Carl Barat has promised to play songs by his former band The Libertines when he takes to the Left Field stage at Glastonbury.
The Dirty Pretty Things frontman will play a rare solo set in the 3,000-capacity venue on Sunday night, taking to the stage at around 8.30pm.
A last minute addition to the bill as part of the Real Fits charity night, the singer has promised a set consisting of songs by both his current band, and previous fix The Libertines.
Barat has only just recovered from acute pancreatitis and will play the Sun Jam Festival in Bern on Saturday night before flying in to Bristol on Sunday afternoon.
Mark Donne, from Real Fits, told Virtual Festivals: "Carl's agreed to do a 40 minute acoustic set which he says will be half Dirty Pretty Things songs and half Libertines songs. A lot of it should be from the Up The Bracket days, so it should be a special night."
A number of guest collaborations are also in the pipeline with John McLure from Reverend And The Makers and Sam Duckworth from Get Cape Wear Cape Fly both wanting to get involved on the final night of the festival.
Mark added: "Billy Bragg is organising the billing and it's already fairly congested, but we'd like to get as many willing acts involved as possible and there are many who want to perform, so we'll see on the night."
Real Fits is just one of several charities and campaigning groups who will be hosting music and discussion in the Left Field. The organisation encourages young people to express their voice via journalism.
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