Breaking news suggests that indie icons The Libertines are set to reform and play this year’s Reading and Leeds festival in August.
The Libertines conquered the nation before collapsing into a messy heap back in 2004. Inspiring a generation of young kids to pick up a guitar and follow those dreams, the band remain icons.
Now reports in The Guardian suggest that The Libertines are set to reform for a headline slot at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival. It would represent the first time the band have officially performed together since 2004.
However in the years since then songwriting team Carl Barat and Pete Doherty have performed together a few times, notably at a benefit concert last year.
With rumours mounting of a possible re-union, it now seems as if The Libertines have decided to patch up their differences. The Guardian cites an un-named source who confirmed the news, claiming that the indie stars will receive a jaw-dropping £1.5 million for just two headline slots.
According to British tabloid The Sun, The Libertines are considering making the re-union permanent if the shows go well.
The news comes as welcome relief for Pete Doherty. The singer was recently arrested following the death of friend and film maker Robin Whitehead. Accused of supplying drugs, the singer is currently working on a new album with Babyshambles.
Carl Barat, meanwhile, is working on a solo album whilst adding to his acting repertoire with a series of low key roles.
Reading and Leeds take place between August 27th – 29th.