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Doherty does Disney at Meltdown
Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty is set to sing a song from Mary Poppins
Pete Doherty, Nick Cave and Shane MacGowan have been lined up to sing a range of classic Disney songs at Jarvis Cocker's Meltdown festival in London.

Cocker, who put the line-up together as artistic director, will be singing The Jungle Book song I'm the King of the Swingers.

Speaking to the BBC's David Sillito, he said: "I think Disney songs were due a bit of makeover."

The week-long event will take place at the Royal Festival Hall.

The venue has recently undergone a refurbishment to improve its acoustics.

Jarvis Cocker
Cocker has chosen all the bands for the event

Former Pogues singer MacGowan will sing Zip-a-dee-doo-dah from Song of the South, while Doherty is set to perform Chim Chim Cher-ee from the film Mary Poppins.

Motorhead will open the festival on 16 June, with Iggy & The Stooges and The 13th Floor Elevators also performing at the event.

Previous Meltdown directors include Patti Smith, Morrissey, David Bowie and Nick Cave. KPM Allstars, formed to commemorate the 60th birthday of the library music label, will perform TV theme music on 17 June.

The KPM Allstars' line-up includes the writers of the music which introduced Grange Hill, News at Ten, Countdown and Grandstand.




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