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Channel 4 are filming shows by acts including Muse, Coldplay and Badly Drawn Boy...

Coldplay, MUSE, Badly Drawn Boy, DOVES, JJ72 and BABYBIRD are among the bands playing a series of free gigs across the country in August.

Channel 4 are filming a 12-part television series, ‘The Barfly Sessions’, at various venues between August 1-4. The show will be aired as part of the ‘4 Later’ series, and is scheduled to start broadcasting on August 23.

All the filming will take place in small pub or club venues, and tickets for the shows are free, but limited.

The full list of gigs runs: London Camden MonarchColdplay, Muse (August 1), Badly Drawn Boy, Babybird (2). Leeds CockpitDelgados, JJ72, Clinic (3). Liverpool LomaxDoves, Elbow, Action Spectacular (4).

The Coldplay show is scheduled for the afternoon, with Muse playing “early evening”. In addition, the showtime of the Badly Drawn Boy filming is yet to be confirmed, while Babybird will also play in the afternoon.

Applications for tickets for the shows are limited to two per person, and should be requested by submitting an SAE to: Barfly Sessions, 109x Regents Park Road, London, NW1 8UR.