Iggy And The Stooges Get Loaded In The Park...
Cult rockers Iggy And The Stooges have just been announced for London's Get Loaded In The Park one day Festival.
The PR blurb reads....
"Returning for its 5th year of indie-crazed-rock and electro-jackin-dance, Lock N Load Events presents London’s definitive inner city festival Get Loaded in the Park as we swagger back into town on Bank Holiday Sunday 24th August 2008 for another epic encounter on the capital’s finest field – Clapham Common. Get Loaded’s award-winning festival hit heady new heights last summer with a critically acclaimed line-up boasting The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, M.I.A, The Wombats, Dirty Pretty Things, The Go! Team, Yoda and 2manydjs amongst many others. Nominated at the UK Festival Awards for Best Medium Sized Festival, GLITP07 was widely acknowledged as the best Get Loaded yet!
5 years on from that hedonist debut day of getting loaded on the Common - where we devilishly reformed the Happy Mondays, Get Loaded in the Park 2008 has again upped the ante to deliver our strongest line-up EVER, packed full of festival exclusives, iconic geniuses and the best of the nu-skool brigade. Spanning more musical genres than ever before and offering you the ultimate festival experience right bang slap in the middle of your back yard... ladies and gentlemen, this summer it’s time to GET LOADED IN THE PARK.
It is our great honour and pleasure to announce that Iggy & The Stooges are this year’s headline band at Get Loaded in the Park and will be closing the curtain on this summers show. In Iggy Pop, you have one of the world’s all-time greats. The quintessential front man; an innovator and a leader. Having reformed Iggy & The Stooges in 2003, ‘The Stooges’ 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! Having celebrated his 60th Birthday in April 2007, Iggy Pop remains one of the greatest ever musical icons. With The Stooges, the albums ‘The Stooges’, ‘Fun House’ and ‘Raw Power’ and singles ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ and ‘No Fun’ (all recorded between 1967–1974 during their first spell together) stand the test of time as pioneering (alternative) punk rock recordings. Loved and renowned for his wild stage antics and touted to be the original founder of the ‘stage dive’... we welcome Iggy & The Stooges to the Common this August Bank Holiday weekend for what should be a truly unforgettable and magical day."
You can find out more information, including ticket details over at the Get Loaded website.