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Mongrel to headline No Passport Necessary festival

The multi-cultural festival takes place in London this May

Mongrel's band arrangement has certainly got us all talking, with a line-up comprising of ex-Monkey Andy Nicholson, Babyshambles' Drew McConnell and The Reverend. But are they actually any good? We watch from afar as they take to an old pub stage in London this week for a public no-frills jamming session to find out. Get the verdict in this week's NME. Pic: James Quinton
Mongrel have been announced as headliners of the No Passport Necessary festival, which takes place at the London Roundhouse on May 4.

According to organisers the one-day festival - priced at £15 per ticket - aims to bring together and celebrate the different cultures that exist in modern Britain.

Other artists on the bill include Latin jazz pianist Alex Wilson and his Salsa Con Soul Orchestra, Asian alternative band Swami, reggae artist Tippa Irie, 'fluteboxer' Nathan Lee, hip hop/rock/reggae band Zoe Appleseed and Latin-ska band Size Nine.

See Myspace.com/nopassportnecessary for more information.

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