A firm bill. Like a duck’s bill.

There is now a firm bill in place for Dan Rhodes’ imminent one-off variety show at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square. Taking place in their Spiegeltent on Friday 16th August at 9 o’clock ’til 11, it will be free to get in and there will be all kinds of important things like a bar and an interval, so there’s no need to worry. The other acts will be:

Richard James, who does this kind of thing,

Neil Forsyth, who does this kind of thing,

and top secret surprise guest

Stewart Lee , who does this kind of thing.

All are top notch. Rumour has it that Rhodes will be DJing, which sounds like good news for fans of Thin Lizzy and early Sugababes B-sides. It’s a smashing venue – get there on time for a decent seat. Official details live here.

This is Rhodes’ second and final public appearance of 2013. He’s been keeping a low profile lately, but this recent photograph appears to show him doing a writerly chin-stroke on a tram in Llandudno.

IMG_1091_2Happy reading.