HOMELESS NAMELESS

Organisers are still refusing to confirm or deny the line-up for the three-day festial, scheduled for Milton Keynes in July...

Organisers of THE BIG ISSUE FESTIVAL, scheduled to take place during late July at the MILTON KEYNES BOWL, are remaining tight-lipped about rumours suggesting PRIMAL SCREAM, THE CHARLATANS and BASEMENT JAXX, among others, are set to appear.

Peter McDonald, organiser of the event, slated for July 27-29 at the 60,000-capacity venue, said: “We have so many acts who want to do it and are currently working out the final line-up, working out around 40. Some of the names that have been mentioned are correct, some are not. And we have a number of big-name DJs confirmed – we’ve already had to increase the capacity of the dance tent to 10,000.”

Roxy Music, Dave Stewart and DJs Carl Cox and Pete Tong are also rumoured to be among the certainties.

Other acts said to have been approached, or who have expressed an interest in being involved, include Neil Young, Oasis, Radiohead, Coldplay and Bob Dylan.

The event is set to raise £1 million for the Big Issue and associated homeless charities.