The Libertines have announced that they will be headlining the second night of British Summer Time at Hyde Park on Saturday 5th July. This is the first time the band have played together since the Reading/Leeds festival in 2010.
Support comes from The Pogues, Spiritualized, Maximo Park, The Enemy, Swim Deep, Reverend And The Makers, Wolf Alice… Tickets go on sale on Friday 2nd May at 9am.
The Libertines debut single, What A Waster, which Peter Doherty described as being “the most self-explanatory song in the history of pop” was set free in June 2002.
Up The Bracket was released as a single in September and hit the Top 30 and was followed by their debut album, also entitled Up The Bracket (produced by Mick Jones - The Clash). Time For Heroes was unveiled in January 2003 and saw them performing on T.O.T.P for the first time.
Their fourth single Don’t Look Back Into The Sun ensued in August 2003 and was produced by Bernard Butler (Suede). A second album, The Libertines, was released in August 2004 and entered the UK album chart at Number One, spawning the top 10 singles Can’t Stand Me Now and What Became Of The Likely Lads.
Both Peter Doherty and Carl Barât have gone onto have highly successful solo careers as well as with their respective bands - Babyshambles and Dirty Pretty Things. Peter Doherty, who is currently on tour in Europe, released the highly acclaimed third Babyshambles album, Sequel To The Prequel, last year. Carl Barât has just formed a new band, recruited via the internet, called Carl Barât & The Jackals, who release their debut album in September.
The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell– drums.