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Noel Gallagher’s Teenage Cancer Trust 2013: Halfway to a dream lineup

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Did you Brits and Europeans out there (or very lucky Americans) get your tickets for the 2013 Teenage Cancer Trust gigs today? With such a stellar lineup, I would have been in line overnight to secure my seat. Well, I would have been online overnight, because who really queues up outside a real box office anymore?

Here’s the lineup:

19 Ryan Adams, Plus special guest Beth Orton
20 An evening of comedy with Russell BrandNoel Fielding and very special guests
21 Primal Scream
22 Kasabian
23 Noel Gallagher, Plus special guests including Damon Albarn &Graham Coxon
24 Rizzle KicksLabrinth

Do you see that?! Ryan Adams is enough to get my attention, but the inclusion of Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon — on the same night as Noel — is extra gasp-worthy. All in all, a very good week of music (and comedy). To make this my dream lineup, I’d replace Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth (uh, who?) with a stronger finish. Jarvis Cocker seems like a natural choice to accompany his legendary peers. Beady Eye would be amazing for a rock ‘n roll commencement, but hilariously unlikely. To really make my dreams come true, I’d go out with an Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane double header, who would appeal to the young crowd as well as old fogies like me.

What about you? Who would you add to the lineup to make this the best Teenage Cancer Trust yet?