The Libertines walked out onto the Pyramid Stage at 8:25pm to a surprised and rapturous welcome from the sold-out crowd at Glastonbury.
The band, who had never played the Pyramid Stage before, said “it was always something we wanted to do and it lived up to all our expectations - very exciting.” They would also like to thank Festival Republic for agreeing for them to play prior to their headlining appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August.
The nineteen song set at Glastonbury included three songs from the bands new album - Gunga Djin, Anthem For Doomed Youth and You’re My Waterloo. The Libertines have already left Glastonbury by helicopter and are flying to Russia tonight to play at the Ahmad Tea Music Festival in Moscow tomorrow.
The band’s last sold-out UK dates were at Alexander Palace (3 shows - September) and Hyde Park Calling (July). The Libertines will also be headlining at T in The Park and the following festivals through the summer and beyond:
Summer Arena Assago
9th Ireland Dublin 3 Arena
10th-12th Scotland T in The Park Strathallan Castle
30th-30th Reading Festival
Rock En Seine
Tempelhof Airport Lollapalooza
Festival Corona Capital
An announcement will be made on The Libertines new album next week.
The Libertines are Peter Doherty – vocals/guitar, Carl Barât – vocals/guitar, John Hassall – bass guitar and Gary Powell– drums.