The Libertines to play Hyde Park on July 5?

Barat and Doherty both on board for reunion show

Photographer: Shirlaine ForrestVirtual Festivals on 22 April 2014

The seminal British indie band defined the early noughties with their 2002 debut album, 'Up the Bracket', and its self-titled follow-up. Their infamous bust ups, addictions and general day-to-day dysfunction was widely reported in the press and, after breaking up in 2004, the band has only reformed once, to play a pair of shows at the Reading & Leeds Festivals 2010.


Click here to read our review of the show where lead duo Pete Doherty and Carl Barat had to go offstage to curtail the crushing at the front of the audience.

Many high profile promoters have wanted to book The Libertines over the years, including Isle of Wight's John Giddings, talking to Virtual Festivals in 2010, and Michael Eavis back in 2011.

A picture of London’s Hyde Park was posted on the band’s official Facebook page at the end of last week and The Libertines’ management has been pointing reporters towards the photo when asked for comment.

Carl Barat put the rumour mill into overdrive by reportedly telling Gigslutz that an imminent reunion was “very much a possibility” and that fans should “keep the [Saturday] 5th July free”.


Black Sabbath, Tom Jones, McBusted and have already been announced to play Hyde Park in Central London this summer for a series of shows called Barclaycard British Summer Time.

Tickets for the other Barclaycard British Summer Time shows are currently on sale at the following prices:

Friday 4 July: Black Sabbath, Faith No More, Soundgarden, Motorhead, Wolfmother, Soulfly and more - £69 plus £7.59 booking fee

Sunday 6 July: McBusted, Backstreet Boys, Scouting for Girls, Diversity, The Vamps, Lawson, 5ive and more - £49.50 plus £5.45 booking fee

Saturday 12 July: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Lucy Rose and more - £60.00 plus £6.60 booking fee

Sunday 13 July: Tom Jones, Boyzone, Little Mix, 10CC, The Bootleg Beatles and more - £35 plus £3.85 booking fee

Click here to buy British Summer Time tickets.

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