The Libertines to play festivals in 2010

The Libertines will play festivals next year, according to co-frontman Pete Doherty.

The Babyshambles singer has already set the wheels in motion for reunion shows, telling NME that drummer Gary Powell and bassist John Hassall are keen to play together again, he just has to convince songwriting partner Carl Barat.

"It's going to happen, you know," said Doherty speaking about The Libertines playing festivals, "I spoke to John Hassall, he's well up for it."

“[Gary] said he would [play the shows],”
Doherty also added.

The singer also jokingly said that if Barat wasn’t interested in reforming than he’d look for a replacement. "I'll put an advert in NME: 'Carlos lookalike required',” he said.

Earlier this year, Doherty revealed that The Libertines were offered a substantial amount of money to headline Reading and Leeds 2009.