Libertines reunite for Leeds
2010-03-29 by Adam Knott EMERITUS | 37 Comments

Shambolic UK indie-rockers The Libertines are due to perform at major UK festivals in Leeds and Reading this summer in their first full reunion since the band split in 2004. The group will play the main stage second-from-headline slot at Leeds on Friday 27 August and Reading the following day.

Pete Doherty told NME: "We're going to get together, play songs which have been collecting dust in the garage. People want to hear them, so we’re going to give them a run. We'll be playing them like we’re playing them for the last ever time."

Leeds and Reading's main stage headliners are Blink-182, Arcade Fire and Guns N' Roses. The first set of official lineup announcements can be found at http://www.leedsfestival.com/lineup/

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Knott-
Emeritus
March 29th 2010

10194 Comments


reckon they wouldve had a headline slot if the organisers were more than 30% sure doherty would turn up

mutatedfreek
March 29th 2010

7351 Comments


Lol.

mutatedfreek
March 29th 2010

7351 Comments


In all honesty though, this is good news. Reading here I come.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
March 29th 2010

17119 Comments


i dunno what you brits see in that cunt

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Greggers
March 29th 2010

2375 Comments


We don't see anything; he IS a cunt.

mutatedfreek
March 29th 2010

7351 Comments


But kinda musically talented if and when he wants. Tbh I prefer Barat by a long shot, but he works best with Doherty so I stick by my opinion of this being a good thing.

Knott-
Emeritus
March 29th 2010

10194 Comments


im with ross

SLA92
March 29th 2010

61 Comments


Good news,whatever this site says i think some Libertines tracks are good.
And anyone who has dated Kate Moss deserves respect.Yes,even someone like Pete Doherty.And hes kind of talented.

sspedding
March 30th 2010

4715 Comments


o gr8. Will give that a miss.

ART36
March 30th 2010

155 Comments


"reckon they wouldve had a headline slot if the organisers were more than 30% sure doherty would turn up"

I'd be in complete agreement if GNR weren't one of the headliners lol

Knott-
Emeritus
March 30th 2010

10194 Comments


good point :P

Nikkolae
March 30th 2010

4394 Comments


good news are good, lovely to see they get together even if its just for leads, i wish they would put out a new album though :/

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2010

20825 Comments


Awesome line-ups. Sounds like fun.

Auldy
March 30th 2010

351 Comments


QOTSA as well

porch
March 30th 2010

8390 Comments


Worthless band

jimmyisjonny
March 30th 2010

207 Comments


Up the Bracket is a pretty good record. Their self titled was kind of average. Some of the demos of earlier tracks are decent.

Iai
Emeritus
March 30th 2010

3553 Comments


Absolutely the most fucking awful line-up in Reading Festival's history.

SmurkinGherkin
March 30th 2010

1769 Comments


So going to bottle this piece of shit

Dogget
March 30th 2010

781 Comments


Never got into this band but everyone on the site will be all excited about this so it'll still be cool. Line up is sweet

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2010

7237 Comments


Not too impressed with the lineup so far still think im going though.

SmurkinGherkin
March 30th 2010

1769 Comments


Dude the tickets went on sale last night...i seriously doubt there's any left.

bryn
March 30th 2010

19 Comments


libertines are awwwwesome guyss

warchest
March 30th 2010

52 Comments


pete doherty????ewww...

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2010

7237 Comments


Dude the tickets went on sale last night...i seriously doubt there's any left.


I bought tickets last night




nickobretto
March 30th 2010

121 Comments


Pete Doherty is shit

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2010

709 Comments


I'm going but it isn't the best lineup i've ever seen, GnR's are going to be a bit shit with it just being Axel.

Also Doherty is the biggest shithead in the world of music, my mates spent alot of money to go see Babyshambles and guess who didn't turn up.

supertouchox2
March 30th 2010

1062 Comments


awful line up this year, so many better festivals in the UK and Europe to go to.

Knott-
Emeritus
March 30th 2010

10194 Comments


well in fairness when i was a lowly fresher and went to see babyshambles he was fucking good so

Knott-
Emeritus
March 30th 2010

10194 Comments


although i do agree he's a total cunt

also i agree with iai lineup is shit, blink rules tho

Mr. Lizard
March 30th 2010

632 Comments


Yeah lineup is fucking terrible although if I did go i'd probably just stay in the lock-up

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2010

7237 Comments


some great bands but a lot of mediocre ones too. pretty sure it'll get better once more bands are announced but yeah, other festivals have far better headliners

yetanotherprofile
March 30th 2010

180 Comments


Worst line-up ever at reading. Blink, Arcade Fire and a Guns N Roses tribute band featuring Axel Rose. Aweful.

VS AC/DC, Megadeth, Motorhead, Deftones, Aerosmith, Lamb of God, Them Crooked Vultures and Rage. I know where i'm going. (Download)

SmurkinGherkin
March 30th 2010

1769 Comments


reading>>>>>>>>download

Brokenjewel
March 30th 2010

1247 Comments


Download dicks on Reading this year. Can't wait for Coheed.


But in general, back in the day, Reading has the better range.

Brokenjewel
March 30th 2010

1247 Comments


Oh, and fuck Pete Doherty and The Libertines. Overrated anus dribble.

SailAway
March 30th 2010

20 Comments


Wish they could come to the USA haha. Anyway splendid news, hope more comes out of it.

Knott-
Emeritus
March 30th 2010

10194 Comments


Blink, Arcade Fire and a Guns N Roses tribute band featuring Axel Rose. Aweful.


yeah cause blink and arcade fire are shit

oh no, no wait, no, they're awesome

also learn to spell safe



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