Pete Doherty Gatecrashes Party

Babyshambles, Franz Ferdinand and others swap guitars for decks at dance festival

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Gatecrasher’s Summer Soundsystem 2007 is to feature indie rockers swapping their guitars for decks at the May dance event.

Hellraiser Doherty is to swap guitars and drugs for a headline slot spinning records as part of the Gatecrasher event at Lotherton Hall, Leeds on May 27.

Doherty will top the bill in the Teenage Kicks Powered by VK Arena with a host of other artrocking indie stars. Artists taking part are Ordinary Boys’ Preston, Franz Ferdinand’s Paul Thomson, Ross and Jaff from The Futureheads and Belle and Sebastian.

The Gatecrasher event hosts eight arenas in total, and global DJ superstars will be at the helm throughout the night – including Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, and Mr Scruff.

Gatecrashers MD Simon Raine says: “There has always been a unique crossover between the world’s of dance and indie music and we want to celebrate this at Summer Sound System in a way that is unique and fits with the whole dance festival culture. There is some quite anarchic about members of coolest UK bands becoming DJs, you never know what musical style or sound may come up with!”

Tickets are on sale now priced £37.50 from the club’s website here


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